The Benefits of Greens Powders and How to Use Them

by Melissa Chichester

Consuming an abundant amount of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to receive the essential nutrients needed for good health. 

Unfortunately, most people do not eat enough fresh produce to meet these needs.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables daily. 

It’s important to focus on increasing your intake of fresh produce for vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, greens powders can help fill in nutritional gaps – and they’re easy to use. 

What are greens powders?

Greens powders are dietary supplements. They are designed to mix into water, juice, or smoothies. Greens powders are green in color and usually contain an abundance of condensed leafy green vegetables. 

Common plants in greens powders include:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Seaweed
  • Collards
  • Wheatgrass
  • Cabbage
  • Herbs such as parsley, echinacea, and holy basil 
  • Alfalfa
  • Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables 
  • Mushrooms

Most greens powders have a fresh, grassy taste. Some are sweetened with monk fruit or stevia to improve the taste.

The way these vegetables are processed varies. Some are dehydrated whole herbs, while others may use extracts from the plants. This depends on the manufacturer and company. Because of this, the nutrition available in greens powders will vary. 

Two greens powders to try 

Many greens powders are blends – however, some contain a single-source ingredient. Here are two greens powders to try made with multiple greens.

Organic Greens

Puritan’s Pride Organic Greens is a USDA-organic, vegan, and non-GMO formula designed to supplement your intake of antioxidants. These greens offer a digestive blend of prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes in addition to organic fiber. It contains a variety of greens including barley grass, alfalfa grass, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, spinach, and parsley. 

Green Source Life’s Greens® Concentrated Superfood Formula 

Green Source Life’s Greens® is a favorite with Puritan’s Pride shoppers. It contains more than 35 active ingredients condensed into an easy-to-mix powder. 

Ingredients include green grasses, blue-green algae, sea algae, adaptogenic herbs, superfoods, and probiotics. Plus, 819 mg of our Green Source® herbal blend including alfalfa leaf, parsley leaf powder, bee pollen, milk thistle, bilberry, and many others. 

Try it in one of our cleansing spring mocktails. 

How to use green powders 

Most greens powders are made to mix into water or juice. However, greens powders can also be used in other ways:

  • Add to smoothies 
  • Sprinkle on eggs or add to omelets 
  • Mix into dressings and dips 
  • Add to salad dressings
  • Mix into a refreshing mocktail or spritzer 

If you’re looking to supplement your intake of green superfoods, consider adding greens powders to your wellness routine. Get creative and find a way you best enjoy them!