Have Some Amazing Grass with that Smoothie! A Review

Amazing Grass Review
No Im talking medicinal marijuana here, but rather a great additive to green up your healthy breakfast smoothies. Amazing Grass makes various products that are bulked up on mostly of grasses, followed by spirulina, alfalfa, spinach and chlorella. Also in this mixture is Maca, which is a great botanical from Peru that provides natural energy. Here is their own description:

Green SuperFood is blended to perfection in a delicious tasting powder that mixes well with juice, water or your favorite beverage. One serving gives you the antioxidant equivalent of 7 servings of fruits and vegetables and helps you hit your daily quota. A full spectrum of alkalizing green super foods, antioxidant rich fruits, and support herbs unite with Acai and Maca to provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition. Complete with pre and probiotics and digestive enzymes to ensure rapid nutrient absorption and healthy digestion.

Their regular superfood pictured above has a great neutral flavor which makes it great for most smoothies. Just add a serving into just about any smoothie you can think of for a big boost of all the benefits of vegetables and fruit with out degrading your flavor. They also make several varieties that can complement some of your smoothies. Such as Chocolate, Berry, and Lemon Lime.

The first one I tried was Orange Creamsicle  (yes like the ice cream). When I opened the package and smelled I was concerned, smelled like grass. I then mixed it straight with rice milk and the appearance didn’t  improve my thinking either, but when I tasted it it was great. Just like the real thing! Since then I have been adding to my smoothies often.

If you want a little more out of your additive they also make Amazing Meal which will add 10 grams of complete protein and 6g of fiber to your smoothie. Comes in a plain flavor as well as Pomegranate Mango, Chocolate and Vanilla Chai (mmmmm)

Here is a Smoothie Recipe to Start You Out:

  • 1 cup soy milk (or your choice of a milk)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Original or Berry Green Super Food

Blend all together and enjoy. I’m sure ou will love Amazing Grass in your favorite smoothie or by itself mixed with your favorite milk, juice or water! If you can’t find them in your local markets you can order directly from their website AmazingGrass.com (with free shipping for orders over $75) or from the amazon links above.

Leafy Green Smoothie for Reduced Anxiety

Omega-3sThose that know me know I have bouts of general anxiety disorder (sometimes not so general) So i my reading on finding ways to reduce or eliminate my anxiety I have found that Omega 3s are quite helpful. In studies those that have increased their Omega 3s had shown a reduction in anxiety and depression. Most people get their Omega 3s from fish and fish oil tablets. A better way is in a smoothie!

No not blending your fish, but rather with dark leafy greens!  Leafy greens are a great source of Omega 3s, not as much as that fish but still a good source. Spinach and Kale along with Broccoli tops the list of good sources. Flaxseed is also rich in Omega 3s so that is why I try adding it to every smoothie I can!

Here is a great green smoothie to help with your anxiety and depression.

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 stalks fresh kale
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 large orange
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 2  bananas
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seed

Blend in the veggies with the milk first, then add each of the fruits and finally the flaxseed. Blend until creamy and smooth! Serves about 3.