Best Greens Superfoods Detox Drinks – Full Review (updated 2018)
Greens supplements are popping up all over the place so I wanted to look into just how popular they really are, if you even need them, and which ones I found to be the best. I also list the 3 worst greens supplements for me because I don’t want you to make the same mistakes and waste your money!
Why Supplement with Greens
Getting enough greens and superfoods is hard and you could spend all day trying to get in a variety of both and have no room left to eat anything else.
Even if you focus on just eating veggies all day, chances are with the nutritional decline of food in the past few decades, you might still come up short on hitting all of your nutritional needs. Foods are not as nutritionally dense as they used to be, and you would need to eat more of the same foods to get the same amount of nutrition as a few decades ago.
Superfoods and greens supplements are packed with so many vitamins and minerals all in one place, that it would be crazy not to take them to help you get what you need more easily!
What’s in Greens Superfoods
What is in your superfoods supplement varies from brand to brand. Some only include popular superfoods and leafy vegetables while others offer a variety of plants.
Some popular ingredients in green supplements include:
- Greens – wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, kelp
- Superfood roots – Turmeric, ginger, beetroot
- Herbs – mint, lemon grass, ashwagandha
- Fruits – açaí berries, cherries, blueberries, pineapple, monk fruit, lemon, coconut
- Veggies – broccoli, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, kale
- Enzymes or probiotics
Can Green Superfood Supplements help with Detoxing?
Veggies and superfoods assist your body in its natural detoxing process through nutritional support so your body can do what it needs to do. They also assist with providing antioxidants that latch on to harmful substances in our bodies and flush them out so they cannot build up and cause disease further down the road. In both cases greens superfoods assist your body in its natural detoxing process.
If your body is not getting the proper nutrition it needs every day, with the right vitamins and minerals, then it’s not going to be running at optimum levels. This means your body’s functions are not at their peak and can begin to decline, and you sacrifice essential functions like being able to effectively detox. That’s where superfoods and greens supplements can assist in the detoxing process.
Now that you know what greens superfoods can do for you, let’s take a look at which ones you might want to consider adding to your day.
How do Green Superfood Supplements Taste?
Typically, greens don’t taste that great.
Once I began tasting greens supplements, the only thing crazy to me was that people actually could stomach the taste enough to take them daily.
So I started testing quite a few because I needed to find one that I liked.
So the best part? I’ve done all the spit takes for you. And I’ve narrowed it down to my top 3. I tested close to 10 different brands, but only 3 came close to being manageable with taste and only one of them actually being so damn delicious I couldn’t believe I wasted so long choking down gross ones.
Top 3 Green
My Top 3 Greens Superfoods Picks
Pick Number 1 : Detox Organics
Description- Chocolate superfoods with digestive support.
Pros – This mixes well in water and tastes like chocolate with just a slight greens taste at the end. But, if mixed it with almond milk, the greens taste is gone and tastes just like chocolate milk. So that’s how I take it. I drink it every day in a superfoods smoothie or just mixed with ice cold almond milk. And it’s delicious. Plus, if you are a chocolate-aholic like me, you’ll find this satisfies your chocolate cravings too.
Cons – When it first came on the market it kept selling out, so it was hard to come by. They now always have it in stock on the website and on Amazon so there is no more wait to get the product. While this is one of the pricier products, the bundle deals are amazing and the auto-ship (subscribe and save option) pricing drops it down the one of the cheapest when you order it this way.
Pick Number 2 : Athletic Greens
Description- Greens superfood product with a fruity/vanilla taste
Pros – This has a very mild greens taste and one of the only ones that wasn’t heavily flavored that I found I could drink. I can put it in a smoothie and cover the taste for the most part. So, if you are a regular smoothie drinker, this might be a good one for you. This taste is on the fruity/vanilla side.
Cons – This was the most expensive greens supplement I tried. It was about the same serving size as all the others I tried, but at about $30 more per package. I think that you can get the same greens/superfoods/detoxing value from one that is a little less pricey.
Pick Number 3 : Greens Capsules
Description- These are capsuled greens powders. Usually spirulina and chlorella are the main ingredients in these.
Pros – No taste! There is no green taste when you take these, but don’t go sniffing them. They do have a very green odor. Good thing thing you can get them down without tasting the greens and gagging. I used these for a very long time before finding Detox Organics and being able to add my greens to a shake.
Cons – The greens in these capsules is very limited. They are also large pills and you have to take a few to get the amount that is going to be effective, and you must buy the greens you want separately. So, I bought Spirulina and Chlorella. If you want turmeric, beetroot, and those other superfoods the big superfoods tubs offer, then you’ll end up taking a lot of pills. For me these worked because I was specifically looking for only two greens.
My Top 3 Worst Greens Supplement Picks
These picks are based on taste and mouthfeel as I know they all provide great nutrition. But if I can’t get them down, it does me no good!
Pick Number 1: Organifi
This one got my thumbs-down rating because of two reasons. I didn’t find that it mixed well with water, no matter how hard I tried. It still felt gritty when I drank it. The other issue is that I feel they try too hard with the minty taste to cover up the greens, and that flavor combination was just too much for me. I would try to cover it in a smoothie, but the minty taste really puts off anything I would mix it with.
Pick Number 2: Amazing Grass
This is another one that did not mix as well as I wanted. I do not enjoy drinking gritty water. The taste of the regular one is very earthy. Possibly the earthiest tasting greens supplement I tried. It also could not be covered in a smoothie so it was a no go for me.
Pick Number 3: It Works!
This one has the taste nailed…until the end. While this has great flavor (I went with the berry), I found that the after taste of the sweeteners they used were overpowering. It sat in my mouth even after trying to wash it out with water. This was discouraging. I ended up throwing it out because no one I tried to give it to would drink it because of the after taste. I’m not sure if they’ve changed their formula since then, as I tried it over a year ago, but people have said it tastes better now. So maybe it’s something I will explore again in the future.
Easy ways to take your green superfoods everyday
I am all about adding in better foods and supplements to my diet, but if you don’t take them, they won’t do you any good. Here are a few ways that I take my green superfoods everyday.
- Detox Organics mixed with ice cold unsweetened almond or cashew milk. You can also try the unsweetened vanilla flavor, and this had become my favorite.
- Mixed in with my morning superfoods smoothie. I add Detox Organics to my drink which also acts like a meal replacement. It’s boosted with more calories to keep you full and protein that keeps you feeling full for longer.
- Baked into cookies. Now this one isn’t for everyday. But when I get a cookie craving, I love to make them at home from scratch. I bake my Grainless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and I use Detox Organics to replace the massive amount of Cocoa that the recipe asks for. I know I’m adding in a variety of nutrition which makes me feel great. And they taste amazing.