What goes into the Perfect Super Greens Blend?
- Lots of interesting Greens, particularly those in vogue such as Kale and Matcha.
- Make it taste good. Many people are wary of Green drinks due to taste. Clever use of naturally sweet and sour fruits and vegetables can overide any bitterness coming from the greens.
- Make it a substitute for juicing and as simple as putting a teaspoon/tablespoon into a glass of water.
- Includes some intriguing foods from Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
The following recipe is simply a guide to help those of you interested in creating your own Super Greens Blend.
Your idea for a Greens Blend may be entirely different, otherwise add and subtract from the below to come up with your very own, improved, Custom-made Greens Blend!
15% Organic Kale Powder – in recent years here in Australia, Kale a vegetable of the brassica family (a relative to brocoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc) has become wildly popular. It is truly a superfood, containing not only an extraordinary nutritional profile but some unique qualities such as 18% protein and high iron content, meaning it gets label “vegan beef” or due to it’s high calcium content, a substitute for cow’s milk.
15% Organic Wheatgrass Powder – no greens powder is complete without it. Wheatgrass powder benefits include it’s ability to increase red blood cell count, cleanse the blood, along with the organs and gastrointestinal tract and stimulate metabolism and thyroid function.
15% Organic Alfalfa Powder – comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning “father of all foods”. Similar to Kale, alfalfa has a high protein content (18-24%) which is highly digestible (80-90%). In addition, alfalfa includes the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Finally, alfalfa is an excellent source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
30% Fruit Powder – options may include Lime fruit powder, Lemon powder, Mixed Berry Powder, Lucuma powder, Strawberry powder etc. At 30% the fruit powder will form the dominant flavor.
10% Beetroot Powder and or Inulin Powder – both beetroot powder and inulin powder introduce some natural sweetness. Beetroot is perhaps most noted for being a good source of iron and folate (naturally occurring folic acid), which inulin is referred to as a prebiotic as it’s a type of fiber that can only be broken down in the lower GI tract.
5% Organic Matcha Powder – In recent times matcha has really caught on, as the “latest and greatest” in superfoods. Aside from having overall an extraordinary ORAC score, it contains a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins, which is believed to have cancer fighting properties.
5% Organic Spirulina Powder (5%) – arguably no greens powder is complete with it. Spirulina benefits are vast; it has the highest content of protein gram for gram of any known food (65-70%) including all of the essential amino acids, and 10 of the 12 non-essential amino acids (all of which is 80-90% digestible). It is low in carbohydrate (10-15%), and fat (5%) whilst high in valuable essential fatty acids such as GLA which is the precursor to the body’s prostaglandins – master hormones that control many functions. Finally, organic spirulina is a particularly rich source of calcium, magnesium, zinc and trace minerals.
5-10% – Herbs / Spices – foods such as Turmeric powder, Ginger powder, Ashwagandha powder, Siberian Ginseng etc may form of your blend, imparting a “food as medicine” slant to your product.
2% Monk Fruit Powder / Yacon Root powder / Stevia Leaf Powder – depending on how much natural sweetness is imparted from your other ingredients, will determine whether you also include a natural sweetening powder.
For more details please refer to our How it Works page.