A scoop of green superfood powder contains many vegetables and superfoods. The powder may also contain probiotics and immune-boosting herbs.
As a general rule, it is better to get micronutrients from whole foods than from synthetic or isolated vitamins unless there is an underlying issue or if working with a doctor.
Marine SourcesMarine (water based) sources of greens include spirulina and chlorella. (And phytoplankton, though that is a different type and is not powdered). These types of green powders are very nutrient dense and often used supplementally for their benefits.
Moringa LeafMoringa has an excellent nutrient profile and it is often added to greens powders for this reason. It can be consumed alone or in tea form, but I prefer to mix it into green drinks.
Grasses (Alfalfa, Wheat, Barley)
Most people think of greens as "green powders." Alfalfa, wheatgrass, and barley grass contain fibre, vitamins A, C, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
Fermented Greens (Like Kale)I'm enjoying these new powdered greens. Powdered vegetables are shelf stable, easy to travel with, and more nutrient dense than traditional greens.
Green Superfood Powder BlendsThese are my favourites because they have the most nutrients. They contain more micronutrients, so a single serving is more nutritious.
It’s easy to get excited and want to start drinking all the green powders, but first, we must understand some of the facts and myths surrounding superfood green powders.