Smart ways to get more supergreens into your body:
- Mix greens powder with coconut water or milk for a simple drink.
- Whisk into dressings.
- Stir into plain yogurt with chopped nuts.
- Make your own energy bars with a base of dried fruit and supergreens powder.
- Blend into your daily smoothie!
Spirulina is a freshwater blue-green alga that has been harvested from lakes for thousands of years.
- Apx. 60% protein by weight
- Loaded with nutrients, including vitamin K and iron
- Richer in beta-carotene than carrots
- Helps lower serum cholesterol
- The antioxidant phycocyanin in spirulina has been shown to halt the spread of cancerous cells
- May also improve digestive health
Part of the legume family, Alfalfa Grass resembles clover, with clusters of small purple flowers.
- Rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc & iron
- Provides healthy minerals and amino acids
- Excellent source of beta-carotene
- A source of protein
- Provides lutein, a potent carotenoid phytonutrient that helps protect eyesight by offsetting some of the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays
Wheat Grass is the form that young wheat plants take before maturing to produce seed heads & wheat-grain kernels.
- Can be grown at home and juiced
- Apx. 70% chlorophyll
- Impressive amounts of amino acids, beta-carotene, fiber, vitamins K, C and B, and antibacterial properties
- Shown to help destroy cancerous cells
- Processing used to make powders and capsules crack the walls of chlorella, releasing essential fats, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that otherwise would resist digestive enzymes.
- May have positive effects in fibromyalgia patients
Barley Grass is the shoots of the barley plant.
- Available in juice, power and capsule form
- High in essential amino acids, enzymes and vitamins C, E and K
- Packed with minerals (iron, calcium and magnesium)
- High levels of superoxide dismutase, a powerful antioxidant that scavenges cell-disrupting free radicals in the body
- Many experts advise those who are highly gluten sensitive to consume with caution
Detoxifying Supergreens Smoothie
by Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Makes 2 servings
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cucumber
- A handful of leafy greens
- 1 to 2 tsp. spirulina or chlorella
- Coconut water (or purified water)
- Stevia, to taste (optional)
- A sprinkle of cinnamon or cacao (optional)
Blend all ingredients together & enjoy! Experiment with adding hemp seeds for protein and maca powder for energy.