Foodie Challenge: Going Green!
You know that I’m a firm believer that nothing beats a healthy, balanced, “just-eat-real-food” diet.
But sometimes it really does help to supplement!
That’s why, this week we’re going to explore “greens powders”!
Greens “superfood” powders pack multiple servings of veggies and fruits into a single scoop that you can mix into a smoothie, juice or plain water.
Some also contain pre- and probiotics, vitamins, herbs and other substances to support your immune system, gut health and even improve your skin and hair.
There are literally thousands of different greens powder products on the market,
and finding the perfect one can seem overwhelming.
Here are some guidelines to help:
🥦Make sure it’s organic (and pesticide free)
🥦Make sure it has a high amount of antioxidants. (One way to do this is to be sure it has a variety of greens… this can include wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa and kelp, etc.)
🥦Buy brands that certify their products by a third-party lab such as NSF or Informed Choice, which test each product to make sure they contain what they actually claim on their labels without any contamination by things like heavy metals.
🥦You should know what each item on the ingredients list is – they should be recognizable veggies and greens!
Some great plants to check into include Amazing Grass, Juice Plus, Barlean’s and Garden of Life.
👉If you’re not so into the green powders for this challenge, that’s ok! You can still participate! Your mission is to include an EXTRA serving of greens EACH DAY this week!
Are you going to go green this week? If you chose a powder, let me know in a comment below which one! If you’re adding a serving of whole greens, GREAT! Let me know your fav green of choice in a comment below!