Spirulina is one of the most popular green powders on the market.
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So, all of these powders are from The Matcha Reserve which is a great online source for superfood products. If you’re looking for a green powder but still aren’t sure which one to get, maybe you’d like their Super Green Me blend. It’s got all of the green powders we talked about today, matcha, moringa, spirulina, barley grass, and it has wheatgrass in it which is one I didn’t even discuss today! Wheatgrass has lots of protein, great for energy, packed with vitamins ands nutrients. This blend is perfect for someone who just wants an all-in-one go to, green powder.
All of the powders I shared today can be added to smoothies, baked goods, teas, and many other creations. I love green powders because they make it easy to get beneficial minerals and nutrients without having to load up on veggies. They’re especially helpful for parents with children who aren’t fond of getting their greens in.
It can be used for its oil and the fibers are used to make many materials like clothing and even concrete. What I love about hemp is that hemp farmers say that its cultivation in general, hardly requires pesticides, herbicides or petrochemical fertilizers. It just happens to be one of those plants that lends itself to organic agricultural methods, and this makes hemp a comparatively safer plant source of protein in general.
Last, but certainly not least, is hemp powder. I don’t have one with me because I’ve run out but hemp powder is one of my favorites. Hemp protein powder is arguably the best vegan protein powder with 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids. It’s derived from the cannabis sativa plant but it has no psychoactive compounds like THC in it.
Pea Protein Powder. This is made with organic peas that have been dehydrated and ground up and it’s a great addition to baked goods or post-workout shakes. It’s rich in branched-chain amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. One serving of pea protein will give you almost half of your daily iron needs.
Next up is matcha! One of my faves. Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you make traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been dried and powdered. Because matcha is usually made from high-quality green tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. It’s rich in antioxidants which benefit the skin and help protect against cancer. Matcha does contain caffeine, almost the same amount as coffee but there’s an amino acid in matcha called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Many matcha lovers report that the nutrients and amino acids in matcha make it a much more enjoyable energy drink, than coffee. I love the earthy flavor of matcha and preparing it in the traditional way allows me to slow down and appreciate the green tea plant. The matcha from the matcha reserve is usda certified organically grown, hand picked and stone ground for optimal flavor and nutritional value. It’s really top notch with no added sweeteners or fillers and it’s actually grown in Japan, where matcha originates.
And now we have one of our less popular but equally beneficial greens, Moringa. This is a really giving plant ally; The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine. It’s been used for anemia, arthritis, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, stomach pains, headaches, and bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. It contains essential amino acids, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals like the previous powders I’ve mentioned. Something that stands our about moringa is that it is an anticancer agent and is highly valued in tumor therapy.
It’s also got antioxidants, essential amino acids, and beneficial enzymes. Like spiralina, barley grass is also a detoxifier, helping eliminate harmful heavy metals from the body and stimulating the eradication of waste materials like mucus or crystallized acids. It’s a powerful antioxidant and the enzymes help regenerate new cells so its a wonderful supplement for the skin.
It’s a beautiful deep dark green color which is perfect for dying foods like drinks or baked goods or getting that perfectly green smoothie bowl for your Instagram 🙂 Next up is barley grass juice powder. It comes from the barley plant which is amongst the earliest grown sweetgrass in the world. The discoverer of barley grass called it ‘nature’s best fast food’ attributing to its nutrient-dense profile and multidimensional benefits which were also the reasons for its popularity amongst the ancient Greeks and Romans. Apart from being used as livestock feed, recently it has been gaining a lot of popularity around the globe for its ability to cure a broad spectrum of diseases. It’s loaded with nutrients like vitamin a, almost all of the b vitamins, folate, vitamin c, vitamin e. Electrolytes like magnesium, phosphorous, potassium along with other essential minerals like zinc, iron, and calcium.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae usually derived from the ocean and many companies now grow and harvest their spiralina in their own ponds so that they’re biosecure meaning free of pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants. It is one of the, if not the most, highest source of plant-protein. Spirulina strengthens the immune system, supports cardiovascular health, and boosts energy levels. It is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients and is also a complete protein, meaning it contains essential and non-essential amino acids. To date, there are nearly 1,700 peer-reviewed scientific articles evaluating its health benefits. It detoxes heavy metals (especially arsenic), helps prevent cancer, eliminates candida (which is an overgrowth of yeast in the body (lots of us have it), it can help lower blood pressure, alleviate sinus issues and even offer neuroprotection to the brain.