If you don’t have time to cook or don’t love the taste of raw veggie juice, green juice superfood powders are a good substitute… sometimes. Green superfood powders are easy to prepare and convenient but while you don’t want to make them a permanent substitute for veggies, at least you can get the benefits of raw juicing when you’re on the go.
It’s important to note that not all green powders are equal. Unfortunately, some come loaded with sugar to mask the sometimes strong taste of kale and spinach and if you’re busy you might not want to scour the labels. We did that for you! Here are the top 10 green juice superfood powders to mix up in your Vitamix blender.
The Best Green Juice Superfood Powders I’ve Found
Amazing Grass Green Powder
From a small family business in Kansas, this product is organically grown under strict green and eco-friendly practices. It’s vegan, Kosher, and non-GMO and comes in a variety of flavors to satisfy everyone. This is a fairly pricey product but if supporting small businesses is important to you, then it’s the right choice!
From the manufacturer: “all natural and organic ingredients include organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella (cracked cell-wall), organic broccoli, organic pure acai from Sambazon, organic maca, organic carrot, organic beet, raspberry, rose hips, pineapple, green tea, acerola cherry, organic flax seed powder, apple pectin fiber, F.O.S. (from chicory root), L. acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, siberian eleuthero root and peppermint.”
AMRAP Nutrition Supergreens Powder
This product contains 11 flash-dried green superfoods including chlorella, wheatgrass, and spirulina. Its designed to supplement high-protein diets, as its alkalizing properties balance the body’s pH levels (too much protein can acidify the body, which causes cellular damage). It is designed to increase vitality and energy, promote more efficient nutrient absorption and protein synthesis, detoxify the body and support the immune system. It contains no added colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers. Comes with a 90-day money back guarantee.
Athletic Greens Ultimate Daily
This 75-ingredient concentrate contains all natural substances that support the body in many ways. Since the body changes on a daily basis – for example, some days you’re more stressed than others, and some nights you sleep better than others – this formula supports 5 core areas of health:
- Nervous system and immune system (vitamins, minerals and prebiotics and probiotics to support the body’s systems)
- Digestive system and liver (natural enzymes support the digestive system, enhance the absorption of nutrients, and assist the liver in removing toxins from the body
- Management of blood sugar (minerals and essential fatty acids for optimal energy)
- Hormone and neural support (adaptogens to relieve symptoms and effects of stress, normalize sleep patterns, and reduce physical and mental fatigue)
- Antioxidants and superfoods (equivalent to 12 servings of fruits and veggies, to promote healthy aging)
The ingredients (too many to list here, but completely transparent on their website) are highly bioavailable, paleo, keto, and vegan-friendly, dairy and gluten free, and contain less than 1g of sugar per serving. The company says the formula is always evolving in response to new scientific findings.
Green Foods Green Magma
Green Foods has been a recognized name in the health food industry for over 40 years. Its products do not contain fillers, yeast, GMOs, wheat, sugars, or any animal by-products. Green Magma is a nutrient-rich whole food made from organic barley grass juice, which helps to improve the body’s alkalinity.
This phytonutrient-rich superfood mix comes without the bitter taste associated with some green powders, and contains all of the so-called “superfood grasses.” However, aside from barley grass and a proprietary mix of vitamins and minerals, this is is not as complete a nutritional profile as found in some of the other green superfood mixes.
Hebepe Green Super Food Powder
This raw and gluten-free product uses only naturally grown whole food ingredients that can replace one serving of fruits and vegetables. This high-fiber powder aids digestion, detoxes the body, and boosts the immune system. The product contains maltodextrin as an easily-digestible sweetener – some users object to the fact that maltodextrin is a processed additive, even though it is sourced from starchy foods such as potato, corn, or grains.
From the manufacturer:
- High potency cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, spinach, wheatgrass, and others).
- Antioxidant-intensive berries.
- Chlorella, algae high in protein.
- Flaxseed and apple pectin provide the fiber needed to keep your body functioning at its best.
Organifi Green Juice
What’s not to love, when a green juice is this potent? The proprietary blend contains:
- Moringa: rich in amino acids to support cellular health
- Chlorella: this green algae is protein-rich and contains polyunsaturated fats
- Mint: aids in digestion, prevents cramps, promotes healthy sleep, and whitens teeth
- Spirulina: high in protein, iron, and calcium
- Beets: high in manganese and folate; used for centuries to detox the body
- Matcha green tea: high in antioxidants; curbs the appetite, reduces stress and regulates hormones
- Wheatgrass: high in antioxidants and vitamins, regulates blood sugar, and reduces inflammation
- Ashwagandha: this adaptogenic herb (root) helps ease the stress response and supports hormonal health
- Turmeric: contains powerful antioxidants; anti-inflammatory
- Lemon: reduces the appetite, and alkalizes the body
- Coconut water: high in potassium, this naturally sweet beverage also has antioxidant properties
The formula contains 12 superfoods per serving, a 100% money back guarantee, and the company guarantees fast results.
Peak Performance Greens Powder
Rated as one of the most palatable of the green powders we reviewed, this product comes from a company known for quality. The pesticide- and GMO-free ingredients are raw, clean, farm-fresh, paleo and vegan, and this green superfood powder contains no artificial ingredients and a small amount of stevia to sweeten things up.
This powder is intended for on-the-go performance-minded individuals. It contains over 25 alkalizing organic vegetables and fruits, including sprouted greens. It is rich in antioxidants from all organic ingredients including barley grass, kale, spirulina, wheatgrass, and spinach. It comes with a 100% money back guarantee. The only con to this product is a fairly high salt content (23mg); however, salt is a necessary supplement for athletes who sweat out essential minerals.
Smart Pressed Organic Greens
Rated as one of the most delicious superfood powders, this product received the Top Superfoods award in 2017. It contains the adaptogen ashwagandha, probiotics, as well as over 22 certified Kosher vegetable blends.
From the manufacturer: “Ingredients Certified Organic Cold Pressed Grass Blend (4000 mg): Certified Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, Certified Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder, Certified Organic Alfalfa Leaf, Certified Organic Oat Grass. Certified Organic Farm Fresh Vegetables Blend (2068 mg): Certified Organic Carrot, Certified Organic Kale, Certified Organic Spinach, Certified Organic Broccoli, Certified Organic Cabbage, Certified Organic Lemon Juice, Certified Organic Celery, Certified Organic Parsley, Certified Organic Cilantro, Certified Organic Beet Root, Certified Organic Dandelion Leaf, Certified Organic Triphala, Certified Organic Ashwaganda, Certified Organic Aloe Vera, Certified Organic D. Prebiotic, Probiotic and Enzyme Blend (1215 mg): Certified Organic Brown Rice Syrup Solids, Probiotic Blend (L.gasseri, B.bifidum, B.Longum), Enzyme Blend (Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase). Certified Organic Superfood and Sea Vegetables Blend (160 mg): Certified Organic Chlorella, Certified Organic Kelp, Certified Organic Dulse, Certified Organic Spirulina. Other Ingredients: Natural Peach Flavor, Certified Organic Guar Gum, Monk Fruit Extract.”
Teatox Life Green Powder
Barley grass is the key ingredient in this product, which is designed to detox and alkalinize the body. It is raw, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Its high protein content and higher levels of calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium (essential for optimal organ and muscle functioning)
Due to the fact that this product is focused only on barley grass (which does have amazing health benefits), it does not provide a complete nutritional profile, unlike some of the other green superfood blends. However, for a fast, efficient detox, this is an outstanding product.
Touchstone Essentials Super Green Juice
Over 44 nutrients make up this potent superfood green powder, which also contains no added sugars or additives.
Its probiotic complex supports digestive health, which is the cornerstone of health and wellbeing. The only con to this product is that some consumers report a bad aftertaste – which, if you like the product’s ingredients, can easily be disguised by blending it into a smoothie (add a banana and an apple, and you’re good to go!).
From the manufacturer: “Super Greens Alkalizing Blend: Organic Barley Grass Juice, Organic Alfalfa Grass, Organic Oat Grass, Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Kamut Grass, Organic Broccoli, Organic Cabbage, Organic Kale, Organic Spinach Detox Energizing Blend: Organic Spirulina, Organic Chlorella (cracked-wall), Organic Dulse, Organic Sea Kelp, Organic Eleuthero Root, Organic Ginseng, Organic Matcha Green Tea, Organic Cilantro, Organic Milk Thistle, Organic Parsley, Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Rhodiola Rosea Extract, Organic Turmeric Root Digestive Support Blend: Organic Flax Seed, Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Guar Gum, Enzyme Blend (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase and Lipase), Probiotic Blend (Bacillus Coagulans, Lactobacillus Gasseri, Bifidobacterium Bifidum and Bifidobacterium Longum) Super Antioxidant Immune Blend: Organic Pumpkin, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet Root, Organic Tomato, Organic Lo Han Berry Extract, Organic Acerola, Organic Black Currant, Organic Blueberry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Raspberry, Organic Strawberry, Organic Cordyceps Mushroom, Organic Maitake Mushroom, Organic Shiitake Mushroom, Organic Tremella Mushroom, Organic Turkey Tail Mushroom Other Ingredients: Organic Raspberry Flavor, Organic Apple Flavor.”
Now that you’re overwhelmed with choices…
Which one is best?
Due to the differences in green powders and the varying levels of micronutrient support they offer, it’s difficult to say that one is “better” than the rest. However, the most complete nutritional profile may be your best bet for supporting overall wellbeing, since relying on ONE superfood (or just a few) won’t give your body the most complete nutritional support.
And so, the top contenders are:
- Athletic Greens
- Smart Pressed
Which one you choose depends on your palate… and your wallet!