by Melissa Chichester
Unfortunately, most people do not eat enough fresh produce to meet these needs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables daily.
It’s important to focus on increasing your intake of fresh produce for vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, greens powders can help fill in nutritional gaps – and they’re easy to use.
Greens powders are dietary supplements. They are designed to mix into water, juice, or smoothies. Greens powders are green in color and usually contain an abundance of condensed leafy green vegetables.
Common plants in greens powders include:
Most greens powders have a fresh, grassy taste. Some are sweetened with monk fruit or stevia to improve the taste.
The way these vegetables are processed varies. Some are dehydrated whole herbs, while others may use extracts from the plants. This depends on the manufacturer and company. Because of this, the nutrition available in greens powders will vary.
Many greens powders are blends – however, some contain a single-source ingredient. Here are two greens powders to try made with multiple greens.
Puritan’s Pride Organic Greens is a USDA-organic, vegan, and non-GMO formula designed to supplement your intake of antioxidants. These greens offer a digestive blend of prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes in addition to organic fiber. It contains a variety of greens including barley grass, alfalfa grass, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, spinach, and parsley.
Green Source Life’s Greens® is a favorite with Puritan’s Pride shoppers. It contains more than 35 active ingredients condensed into an easy-to-mix powder.
Ingredients include green grasses, blue-green algae, sea algae, adaptogenic herbs, superfoods, and probiotics. Plus, 819 mg of our Green Source® herbal blend including alfalfa leaf, parsley leaf powder, bee pollen, milk thistle, bilberry, and many others.
Try it in one of our cleansing spring mocktails.
Most greens powders are made to mix into water or juice. However, greens powders can also be used in other ways:
If you’re looking to supplement your intake of green superfoods, consider adding greens powders to your wellness routine. Get creative and find a way you best enjoy them!