Greens powder is a supplement that helps you achieve your daily intake of vegetables. You will see this being consumed most commonly in the form of green smoothies!
The craze behind greens powder is all about the nutrients it holds for your body. Greens powder is known as a “Superfood” that keeps your body healthy, wards off disease, high in phytonutrients, a good source of fiber, provides digestive assistance, and helps to heal tissues.
What is Greens Powder?
Greens powder is a supplement that helps you achieve your daily intake of vegetables and can be mixed into water or other liquids.
The green hue comes from the 25-40 different ingredients it contains generally from dried leafy greens and other vegetables, seaweed, grasses, other high-antioxidant fruits, and herbs, as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes, and can taste a bit grassy and bitter.
The ingredients are generally dried and then grounded into a powder. However, some ingredients have been juiced, dehydrated, sprout, or ferment, which increases the vitamin levels and helps break down the compounds that can interfere with mineral absorption.
- Greens powder is often vegan, as well as non-genetically-modified and organic, but be sure to always check the labels of the brands you are purchasing to verify this.
What is in my Greens Powder?
Greens powder is typically low in calories, but high in certain minerals and vitamins such as selenium, iodine, chromium, vitamins A, C, and K, and contain plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Leafy greens: Spinach, kale, collards, parsley
- Seaweed: Spirulina, chlorella, dulse, kelp
- Other vegetables: Broccoli, beets, carrots, tomatoes, green cabbage
- Grasses: Barley grass, wheatgrass, oat grass, alfalfa grass
- High-antioxidant fruits: Blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, acai berries
- Nutritional extracts: Green tea extract, grape seed extract, ginkgo Biloba extract
- Probiotics: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis
- Plant-based digestive enzymes: Amylase, cellulase, lipase, papain, protease
- Herbs: Holy basil, astragalus, echinacea, milk thistle
- Mushrooms: Maitake mushroom extract, shiitake mushroom extract
- Natural sugar substitutes: Stevia leaf extract, monk fruit extract
- Extra fiber: Rice bran, inulin, apple fiber
Health Benefits of Greens Powder
There are many benefits to taking green powder regularly including: being high in phytonutrients, a good source of fiber, providing digestive enzymes, healing tissues, reducing inflammation, and helping to keep the heart-healthy.
- High in Phytonutrients: Phytonutrients are necessary for sustaining human life and preventing diseases. Phytonutrients also help slow down the aging process.
- Good Source of Fiber: Fiber is essential for proper bowel movements, keeping the colon healthy, decreasing the risk of other cancers and diabetes, and removes toxins from the body.
- Provides Digestive Enzymes: Enzymes help with the digestion of food. Proper digestion of food doesn’t happen without enough enzymes, and when we age, we naturally produce fewer enzymes.
- Heals Tissues: The chlorophyll found appears to stimulate the growth of new skin tissue in wounds, therefore, aiding in the healing of tissues.
- Reduce Inflammation: Reduces inflammation internally and externally by stabilizing the body’s natural PH.
- Keeps the Heart Healthy: The antioxidants, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll work together to keep the heart healthy and the arterial wall strong. These compounds also help protect against cardiovascular diseases, lowers cholesterol, and stabilizes blood pressure.
How to Use Greens Powder
Using greens powder is very easy since it comes in the form of a powder. All you need to do is use 1 to 2 scoops (whichever is recommended) of our Wild Organic Super Greens Superfood Powder Blend and mix with water or your liquid of choice.
Wild Foods Green Powder Recipes
Here are some of our favorite greens powder drinks to get you started!
Green Pineapple-Mango Detox Smoothie
1 cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% organic)
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple (diced)
1 small mango, peeled and diced
½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup ice
Coconut & Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl
½ cup frozen banana (sliced)
½ cup frozen or fresh peaches (sliced or diced)
1 cup spinach
½ cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% organic)
3 tablespoons almonds or another nut of choice (slivered, optional for topping)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
½ ripe kiwi (diced, optional for topping)
Green Tea Latte
1 cup soy or almond milk (fluid)
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon Wild Matcha #2 Ceremonial Grade From Japan
2 tablespoons sugars (granulated) OR 1-2 packets of organic sweetener
Greens powder is packed full of nutritional value and provides many health benefits that when taken regularly can no only support our bodies, but our minds and our moods.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is Matcha?
Matcha powder is a type of green tea powder produced in Japan.
Is Matcha the same as Green Powder?
No. Matcha is a green tea in the form of a powder, whereas green powder is a supplement that helps you achieve your daily intake of vegetables.
Which one is better for you: Matcha or Green Powder?
Both are great for you and you should be incorporated into your daily routine!
What is the difference between Matcha and Green Tea?
Matcha and green tea have different flavor profiles, cultivation and preparation methods, and even health benefits.