Eat Live Run - A Food Journal of a Baker with a Healthy Mission
They really drive a pretty large bargain here, promising that mixed only with water, Amazing Grass WILL taste good. I will put them to the test with that one.
“Amazing Grass Green SuperFood allows you to get the best nutrition any time of day, everyday. We’ve hand selected the most nutritious vibrant vegetables, cereal grasses, algae, anti-oxidant rich fruits probiotics and immune boosting support herbs and created a delicious tasting powder that can be mixed easily with water. For those that haven’t acquired the taste for greens, we’re confident your taste buds will love our Amazing Grass Green SuperFood!”
The most organic greens per gram of any leading Green SuperFood.A delicious drink powder to help you achieve your recommended 5 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Naturally balanced source of antioxidants, B- vitamins, carotenoids, phytonutrients, enzymes, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids.Sustains energy naturally and boosts your immune system. Featuring Sambazon Organic pure Acai Powder, high in antioxidants. Organic Maca, revered for mental clarity, vitality and stamina. FOS ,a pre biotic from chicory root. New enhanced digestive enzymes and pre and probiotic active culture blend. 100% Vegan. No Soy Lecithin fillers.
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood is a perfect blend of alkalizing greens, antioxidant rich whole food fruits and vegetables, immune boosting support herbs, and friendly pre & probiotics. The powder mixes so easily with water; you’ll wonder how essential green nutrition could taste this good.
Read about all the ingredients in Amazing Grass. Pretty crazy stuff, no?!
Now THIS got my wheels turnin’—- “Try the Amazing Grass 30 day challenge. Pay careful attention to how you feel mentally and physically before you start taking Amazing Grass. Take the recommended amount of our products twice a day for 30 days. If you don’t feel healthier, we’ll give you your money back.* “
Anybody with me?? I have definitely noticed an increase in my energy levels on the days when I previously choked down a glass of dirt Green Vibrance. I’m on a mission to eat as clean as possible and have the most energy as possible to help me with my athletic goals, so I am going to do this challenge. I know this stuff can be pricey, so to help out Eat, Live, Run readers Amazing Grass has generously extended a 15% discount. Just enter the code EatLiveRun at the online checkout.
When I received these products and was reading up on them all, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Amazing Meal blend has a whopping 10 grams of protein PLUS greens in it!!!! That freakin’ rocks! This would be the ultimate addition to any smoothie or shake and I can’t wait to try it. Review on that product this weekend.
This morning before work I was excited to try my first Amazing Grass product to kick off my 30 day challenge!
I chose the berry flavored greens for a “gentler” approach to drinking dirt greens. I decided to be hard-core again this morning and mix it purely with water because, as the Amazing Grass people claim, “it tastes great with just water!”
I am VERY pleased to announce that this was a MUCH milder “greens experience” than my prior experience. There was no strong “algae-ish” taste that I felt was present in Greens Vibrance. Granted, I tried the wussy version (berry flavored), but I was happy with this product and managed to get down the entire glass with no gagging sensation. I still think that this would be much better in a smoothie or freshly squeezed juice, but it wasn’t dreadful plain.
This morning I also (and hesitantly due to prior experience) dug into the bars that Amazing Grass sent me—-
I played it safe and tried a chocolate flavored one—
Now, I will admit that I was VERY nervous about this bar. I mean, the combination of greens in a bar form just DOES NOT sound good to me. Anyone?! I decided that I must try it though….I mean the company went through the trouble to send them for me and is obviously proud of their products. I thought I had to give it a fair shot at least and then I would never eat it again if I hated it. So, I went in for the first bite…..or, rather, nibble. The tiniest nibble ever!
And……..to my utter delight and surprise, IT WAS GOOD! Seriously! And I am totally not just saying this. It really was good! The texture was like a Milky Way bar and I loved the dark chocolate coating. I could not tell AT ALL that there were “greens” inside and instead I tasted dried cranberries and almonds. It was actually delicious. I brought one to work to give to my co-worker and my dad also tried one this morning….both said the exact same thing! They both said that they expected to have to spit it out because, well, it is greens and chocolate……..but then they actually loved it!
This bar had 230 calories and was very nutrient dense. There was zero crash mid-morning and I was left feeling satisfied all the way until breakfast, 4 hours later! Way to go, Amazing Grass! I am a tough critic and it totally passed the test.
So……all that being said…….who’s with me?! Anyone up to the 30 day challenge? I have felt SO energized all day long and not consumed a single drop of caffeine. For the first time, I don’t even NEED a mid-afternoon Friday nap! I am incredibly impressed and feel pretty passionate about the results here. If I can still feel full of energy after being up since 3 AM and working 9 hours, you can too! Try it!
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