What are superGREENS?
What are superGREENS supplements?
SuperGREENS supplements are veggies, fruits, algaes and/or grasses that have been compacted and distilled into powdered form.
They typically contain an assortment of nutrient rich foods like barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa, herbs, vegetables, legumes, and fruits.
Greens supplements can function as a serving of fruits and vegetables, and contain vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients. (https://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-greens-supplements)
Youve seen them on the shelves in your local supplement or WholeFoods store and you most likely have seen people drinking them and wondered if they were for you, and if so, why are they important?
Why are greens supplements so important?
PR supplement's superGREEN can help a diet that is low in fruits and vegetables.
Many think they are taking in adequate amount of fruits & vegetables which is 5 or more servings each day but in actuality its
- Less than 1% of men & 4% of women ages 18 to 24
- Less than 6% of men & 9% of women ages 25 to 34
- Less than 14% of men & 16% of women ages 35 to 49
- Less than 24% of men & 22% of women ages 50 to 64
Basically, almost everyone is coming up short. (https://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-greens-supplements)
So unless you are carrying a full load of fruits and veggies with you in the trunk of your car, you're most likely not meeting your 5+ servings a day!
How do you use PR supplement's superGREEN? Why! in a shaker bottle or protein shake of course, heres a handy step by step for you: (be sure to have a blender!)
Pick a liquid
- Almond milk (unsweetened)
- Cow’s milk
- Soy milk (unsweetened)
- Hemp milk (unsweetened)
- Iced green tea
Less liquid = thick shakes. More liquid = thin shakes.
Aim for 4-8 oz per serving.
Pick a protein powder
- PR supplement Whey protein Isolate
- PR supplement Grass Fed Whey
- Pea protein
- Rice protein
- Hemp protein
Some protein powders contain thickeners, which will increase the thickness of your shake. Find the protein supplement that you like best.
Aim for 1 scoop per serving (20-25 g protein).
Pick a veggie
- Dark leafy greens: Spinach / Swiss chard / kale
- Pumpkin / sweet potato
- Beets / beet greens
- Cucumber / celery
- PR supplement's superGREENS
Spinach is usually your best bet, as it is virtually flavorless in your Shake. Canned pumpkin is great too. It goes well with PR supplement's Vanilla Whey (either ISOPRO or Grass Fed Whey) When using beets, try roasting them and removing the skin first. Beets pair well with PR supplement's Chocolate (either ISOPRO or Grass Fed Whey). If you add celery or cucumber, you’ll need to use less liquid in your shake.
Aim for 1 fist-sized portion per serving.
Pick a fruit
- Pineapple / mango
- Powdered fruit supplement
Toss in a banana to give the shake an excellent consistency. Dates go a long way, as they’re very sweet (and make sure to get rid of the pit first!). Apples are easy — simply remove the core and slice into wedges. You can use fresh or frozen fruit.
Aim for 1 cupped hand-sized portion per serving.
Pick a healthy fat
- Flax, hemp, chia seeds
- Peanut and nut butters
When blended well, nuts and seeds give the shake a nice, rich consistency.
Aim for 1 thumb-sized portion per serving.
Pick a topper (optional)
- Cacao nibs / dark chocolate
- Oats / granola
- Ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)
Cinnamon is good with vanilla and pumpkin. Add oats if you need extra carbs, yogurt if you want a smoother consistency, and ice if you used fresh fruit.
For all of these, a little goes a long way.