Amazing? Why yes it is. But to be honest, after sampling numerous drink powders, from protein-packed to supplement-worthy, it is still hard for me to pinpoint the exact qualities that make this product so awesome. Perhaps it really is all of the raw organic greens that they pack into Amazing Grass Green SuperFood powder: wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella, and broccoli!
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is Dairy-Free and … well, Amazing!
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood isn’t protein powder. In fact, there are only 25 to 30 calories per serving. And it isn’t a vitamin supplement (update: some of the flavors do now have vitamin & mineral infusions, too). It’s a raw, vegan whole food supplement with the aforementioned powdered greens, powdered antioxidant-rich foods (like organic acai and green tea), fiber (from oats, flax seed, and more), digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics.
To keep it minimally processed and “raw”, Amazing Grass utilizes a very low temperature dehydration process that ensures the antioxidant and phytonutrient power remains intact. As an added bonus, it contains no added sweeteners, yet the powders have natural light sweetness to them. Here are the ingredients and nutrition facts for the Original, as a sample.
Ingredients: amazing grass green food blend (organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spinach, organic spirulina, organic chlorella (cracked cell-wall) and organic broccoli), amazing grass antioxidant blend (organic rose hips, organic pineapple, organic carrot, acerola cherry, green tea, organic acai, organic beet, raspberry and organic maca), efa fiber blend (organic flax seed powder and apple pectin fiber), digestive enzyme & active culture pre/probiotic blend, (f.o.s. (fructooligosaccharide from chicory root) and probiotic enzyme blend (lactobacillus acidophilus, portease (aspergillus oryzae), amylase (aspergillus oryzae), lipase (aspergillusniger), lactase (aspergillus oryzae) and cellulase (trichoderma reesei))
Nutrition (per scoop): 30 calories, 0g fat, 5g carbs, 3g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Tasting Notes for Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood also comes is a myriad of flavors. Thus far, I’ve sampled and taken notes on all of the following.
Merely opening the handy canister of the Chocolate flavor created a strong first impression. The fine powder was pleasant in appearance and my nose was immediately met with the most delightful, rich chocolate scent. As my official introduction to Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, I decided to run the chocolate version through a few tests:
Trial #1 – Chocolate SuperFood “Milk”: Giving in to a touch of sugar, I sampled a glass of plain rice milk (possessing a bit of evaporated cane juice) with a scoop of this Superfood. This was definitely a winning drink, and much closer to an “instant breakfast” experience than many other powdered supplements. It dissolved quite thoroughly in my drink with only a slight powdery finish. I could easily see myself polishing off the entire canister in an instant rice beverage fashion, but…
Trial #2 – The SuperFood Shake: …I was still holding out hope for some no added sugar goodness. Into my blender went 1 frozen banana, 2/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, 2 tablespoons almond butter, and 1 serving Chocolate Amazing Grass Green SuperFood. It was wonderful! The Superfood actually took my typical smoothie up a small notch, creating a rich chocolate flavor that the chocolate almond milk was unable to sustain alone.
Trial #3 – The Slim SuperFood Smoothie: Omitting the almond butter in the shake above turned out to be an excellent option for my last minute pre-workout breakfast. I was able to down this tasty concoction just a half hour before my workout; I didn’t sustain a single side cramp, and I had enough energy to keep me going until I arrived home. All in all, it was just 150 calories or so, just a few small grams of fat, and a load of nutrients.
Within minutes of receiving the Berry (Acai+ Goji)canister, I busted it open and dished a scoop into some ice cold water for both my husband and I. We had just finished our workout, so its arrival couldn’t have been more timely. I really didn’t expect much, since healthy drink powders with no added sugars aren’t usually the stuff dreams are made of … but, it wasn’t bad. It had a slightly sweet yet mellow berry flavor that I had no trouble polishing off. My husband said it tasted “wheaty, but not bad,” as he downed the entire glass. Trust me, the fact that he even finished it is high praise from my greens-hating husband. When consumed this way, the powder did tend to settle, but a few shakes as I gulped away kept it in the mix.
Like the Chocolate, I prefer the Berry Amazing Grass Green SuperFood as a smoothie perfecter, rather than a pure greens drink. One heaping scoop of the Berry adds brightness and just enough flavor to push my smoothie into yum. My current favorite smoothie for using the Berry SuperFood is this Amazing Pom-Mango Smoothie.
At long last I’ve found a refreshing flavor of Amazing Grass Green SuperFood that I love straight up with water! The Pineapple Lemongrass has the same amazing base ingredients, but the light, citrus notes made it pleasing as is. This is a winner for a delightful afternoon pick-me-up.
Though I still prefer the berry and chocolate flavor-wise, the Lemon-Lime Energy actually has a slightly sweet taste that adds some spring to my smoothies. As for that high energy infusion … I didn’t even notice a taste of matcha or yerba mate (thank goodness) but I did notice an almost immediate boost in my energy!
I first sampled it straight (with ice water) after a high energy workout. I was fatigued, but a scoop of this powder perked me up and actually kept me going long enough to make a nice dinner. Reportedly, caffeine (this boasts 85mg per serving) also helps with muscle recovery.
Nonetheless, like all Amazing Grass Green Superfood powders (thus far, read on…), I prefer it in smoothies rather than straight-up. For my first Lemon-Lime smoothie trial, it was morning, I was tired, and my stomach wasn’t yet awake. I chose a light blend of 1 cup watermelon, a handful of sliced frozen strawberries, a wee bit of water, and a scoop of Amazing Grass Green Superfood. Wow, not only did it taste great and go down easily, but it woke me right up! My brain felt sharper and I was ready to take on the day. I am not someone who can usually tolerate caffeine, but the overall blend seemed to work for me without creating the jitters or a corresponding crash.
I was happy to see that the Lemon-Lime is in their Shaker Sampler Cup (love this cup!), because some people might not think to try it otherwise.
More Facts on Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
Price: $29.99 per 8.5-ounce tub; available in larger tubs, single serves, and capsules
Availability: Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is sold in natural food stores and supplement stores. You can also order it online from Amazon.
Certifications: Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, oil-free, added sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Amazing Grass website at www.amazinggrass.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Nutrient-dense foods, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes and more
Amazing is the perfect word for this greens-packed supplement. Though raw, vegan, and packed with nutrient-dense foods, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes and more, it’s surprisingly delicious in smoothies or dairy-free yogurt.