Greens powders are an easy way to sneak in more veggies, antioxidants, and superfoods.
What are greens powders?
Greens powders are essentially dried forms of different vegetables and fruits that are ground into powders - they are literally green powders. The best greens powders also generally include ingredients such as whole food extracts or dehydrated juices from certain fruits.
A greens powder might contain more than just greens. Greens powders also often include fruit, berries, adaptogens, antioxidants, and other nutrient-dense ingredients.
Greens powders are available in an easy-to-take supplement form that mixes well with water and other liquids such as almond milk.
One of the main health benefits of a greens powder is that it's packed with vitamins and minerals! Many of us might find it hard to keep up with our daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables. These are our best sources of important nutrients that are absolutely essential for keeping the body running smoothly.
Getting a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals helps to boost energy levels, maintain your immune system, and is vital for a number of bodily functions. A greens powder can be a convenient way to include more of these important nutrients in your diet. All you need is to add one scoop of the greens powder to a liquid of your choice and you’re ready to go.
Another great advantage of greens powders is that they also often include other powerhouse ingredients that are known as “superfoods.” These are foods that are believed to be extra nutritious due to the high amount of healthy antioxidants and nutrients they contain.
Some well-known superfoods are blueberries, ginger, spirulina, chlorella, and kale. A green superfood like kale, for example, is high in vitamins A, C, and K and contains minerals like manganese and potassium.
That being said, the best way to approach holistic wellbeing is to take an all-rounded approach. This means striving to get most of your vitamins and minerals through diet and supplementing it with a greens powder. You'll get the most benefits of adding a super greens powder to your routine by combining it with plenty of rest, water, exercise, and well-balanced meals. It's also a good idea to seek out medical advice from a healthcare professional if you have any specific health concerns.
Key ingredients to look out for:
- DARK LEAFY GREENS: It’s called a greens powder for a reason! Some of the main ingredients in a greens powder are dark leafy greens. Some examples of these green superfoods include spinach, kale, wheatgrass, and alfalfa leaves.
- FIBER-RICH VEGGIES: Greens powders usually contain vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. These types of vegetables are not only high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients but also contain good amounts of fiber to give your digestion a boost.
- VITAMIN-PACKED FRUITS: There’s a reason why greens powders such as our Primal Greens are so high in vitamin C. They’re jam-packed with fruits like blueberries, pomegranate, and pineapple.
- NATURAL SUPERFOOD EXTRACTS: Ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, green tea leaf, and mushroom extracts give some greens powders an extra nutritional kick! Spirulina and chlorella also feature in many green superfood powder formulas because of their nutritional value.
- FIBER: Our gut has such an impact on our overall health. That’s why including digestion-boosting ingredients like natural fiber, chicory root extracts, and digestive enzymes in a greens powder can help to promote smoother digestion and more regularity.
- PROBIOTICS: These gut-loving, friendly bacteria known as probiotics can also help to support digestive health. Adding them to a greens powder formula brings many benefits to the gut and overall health.
Our delicious Primal Greens powder includes all of this and more to strengthen the body’s natural defenses and curb unhealthy cravings. It also contains probiotics, and boost gut health. Primal Greens is packed with vitamins and minerals that help you feel energized and ready to take on the day!
When it comes to busy mornings or a quick pick-me-up, it’s usually the most convenient to mix Primal Greens with a liquid such as water, juice, or your milk-of-choice. However, if you want to change things up, there’s plenty of creative ways to use Primal Greens at any time of the day.
11 EASY AND FUN WAYS TO USE PRIMAL GREENS
This is probably the most common way to use a greens powder. Simply add one scoop of greens powder to your blender with the smoothie ingredients and blend until fully combined. If you need some inspiration, why not try our 4-Ingredient Green Smoothie Recipe or this No-Veggie Energy-Booster Smoothie.
Want to make your smoothie more filling? Give smoothie bowls a go. Pour your smoothie into a bowl and add toppings like your favorite fruit, seeds, nut butter, or coconut flakes for a delicious and healthy breakfast. This Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl recipe also contains cacao powder for a nice chocolatey flavor and plant-based protein to help keep you satisfied for hours.
Sprinkle onto eggs
Don’t feel like eating broccoli first thing in the morning? Try sprinkling some greens powder on top of your scrambled eggs or omelet to sneak some veggies into your breakfast.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than pancakes loaded with maple syrup, chocolate, or other goodies. We all love to indulge occasionally. But did you know that you can also put a healthy spin on your morning (or afternoon) pancakes? Try our nutrient-dense Green Goddess pancakes topped with fruit or berries for a delicious, and healthy, start to the day!
Green oatmeal might sound a bit strange, but adding greens powder to your oatmeal is a great way to amp up the nutritional value of your steaming bowl of oats. Just stir in a spoon of greens powder after your oats have cooked and add your favorite toppings.
Greens powders are great for adding to energy balls. Although these are often made with protein powder, switching it up with a green superfood powder is a great way to work in the benefits of a green superfood like spirulina. Blend a greens powder with nuts, seeds, dates, or other dried fruits in a food processor until you can form small balls. Don’t have a food processor? Try this Easy, No-Bake Primal Greens Energy Bites recipe for a quick and easy gluten-free and protein-rich snack.
Stir into a vegetable dip
Have a movie night planned with your significant other? Why not go with veggies and a healthy dip? Mix in some greens powder into a dip of your choice for an extra-nutritious snack.
Blend into hummus
Made with chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and tahini, hummus is a nutrition powerhouse! Adding a little greens powder can help ramp up the nutritional content even more.
Add to salad dressing
Make your salad go the extra mile by mixing some greens powder into your salad dressing.
Sprinkle over roasted vegetables
Veggies on veggies? What could be healthier? Sprinkle a little greens powder over your oven-roasted veggies to get the perks of plant-based superfoods and adaptogens.
Add to soup
Did you know that Primal Greens mix well with both hot and cold liquids? That means that this versatile greens powder is also perfect for stirring into soups.
Make your evening drink a healthy, refreshing mocktail. There are plenty of delicious recipes out there for non-alcoholic cocktails that feature a greens powder as their main ingredient.
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