If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of a good morning smoothie packed with greens! It’s my favourite way to get an abundance of fruits and veggies into my diet and a lovely way to get your digestive system fired up for the day.
Greens powders have been getting a lot of attention lately, so I wanted to highlight a few of the benefits of greens powders and why you might want to add them to your morning smoothie routine!
What is Greens Powder?
Greens Powder is a term used for nutrient-dense supplement powders packed with dehydrated or extracted leafy green vegetables, fruits and/or protein. They often include ingredients algae (spirulina, chlorella), wheatgrass, alfalfa as well as vegetables like broccoli and spinach, fruits like apple and berries, herbs like parsley and milk thistle, prebiotics and probiotics. They are usually designed for supplementation to add to water, juice or a blended smoothie or shake. They are often a good source of antioxidants and help to reduce inflammation in the body, depending on the quality and ingredients of the powder.
Why Should I Take Greens Powder?
It’s sometimes tricky to get an abundance of nutrients (especially foods like algae, herbs and certain vegetables) through food, which is where supplementation comes in. I love adding superfoods and supplements into my diet as a sort of “safety net” on top of my regular diet. Is consuming greens powder necessary to be healthy? No. Will greens powder contribute to good health? Quite possibly, yes! I think adding a greens powder to your morning smoothie can be really great especially if you are struggling with specific health issues that require more specific nutrients that are found in greens powders – I like recommending supplementing with greens powders for my clients who are looking to reduce joint pain or inflammation in the body, promote healthy skin or strong hair/nails, and so on. In the end, the decision is entirely up to you and your body – some people thrive off of greens powders and some don’t. Personally, I feel more satiated and satisfied when I add a scoop into my smoothies.
Which Greens Powder is Right For Me?
Look for a greens powder that is packed with green goodness, but not so much goodness to overwhelm your body. I recommend looking for a powder that doesn’t have any added refined sugars, sweeteners or additives. I have tried and tested a few greens powders and have totally fallen in love with this one from Botanica. I love the fact that it has no added sweeteners or stevia (I don’t like the taste of stevia) and that it’s made with super simple ingredients that you can find in plant foods. The way they make the powder is really great and you can read more about it here. Their blend is great for reducing inflammation in the body and is packed with antioxidants! I love this one, which is their Unsweetened Greens flavour, but this berry flavour is really delicious in my Berry Coconut Smoothie.
Disclaimer: I fell in love with Botanica Greens Powder, so I have teamed up with Botanica Health to share my love for their product. This post is sponsored by Botanica Health, but all opinions are my own, as always! Thank you for supporting companies that support The Pure Life.