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Friday, September 10, 2010

Amazing Grass Product Review & Giveaway

Hubby and I had the opportunity to try out some Super Foods and Whole Food Bars from Amazing Grass (HERE). I’ve read about their products on other blogs and was intrigued. Hubby is really into breakfast shakes and I am always interested in adding new meal bars to my rotation. They are both an easy way to get fueled during a busy morning with the kids. Meal bars are also very portable. You can store them in your desk drawer and not have to think about preparation before work.

The Amazing Grass mission is “to help people lead healthier more active lives by achieving their full potential through better nutrition. We strive to educate the world by spreading the word about the amazing benefits of cereal grasses. Amazing Grass will spare no resources or expense to produce nutritionally superior products with the highest quality organic cereal grasses available anywhere in the world.” Their vision is “to enhance peoples lives by connecting health, nutrition, and the environment.”.


I often “THINK” I’m eating healthy, by watching my portions, and looking at fat, protein, carbohydrate and calorie content. But, in reality, I am usually fueling myself with a lot of junk. I’m not checking out the ingredients. Amazing Grass allowed me to take a step back and think about what I’m fueling my body with.

Having a child in daycare and another in elementary school, it is essential that mommy stays healthy! When the kids bring something home, mommy can’t catch it, too. With flu season right around the corner, any parent can surely benefit from the immune-boosting support herbs and friendly pre & probiotics in their products.

Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Drink Powders (available in Chocolate and Natural) are Certified Organic. 100% vegan. These powders mix easily with water and will help you meet your recommended 5 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables … in just one serving!! You can also mix it into smoothies or in fruit juice. It also has been reported to taste well in milk. Visit the Amazing Grass website for some delicious recipes.

I mixed the drink powders with both water and milk. They seemed to mix more easily with the skim milk than the water and tasted better with the milk as well. I expected this to be the case. The packaging includes a tip that the powder dissolves best when mixed with one ounce of water prior to adding milk. I did not try that. I preferred the chocolate powder over the natural flavor. Also what I expected. It didn’t exactly taste like chocolate milk, but it tasted fine. At only 35 calories a serving, it was a nice change from plain skim milk. I also tried this heated up (like hot cocoa). It was a really nice afternoon treat for fall. Hubby tried out the chocolate powder and didn't like it so much. He's use to his super sweet protein shakes (think peanut butter or cookies-n-cream).

Whole Food Energy Bars (available in Peanut Butter Protein, Chocolate, Berry and Natural) are convenient and portable. They are unprocessed, alkaline, organic and gluten-free. The bars are filled with 2/3 of a serving of the Amazing Grass Green SuperFood drink powder. Since the human body is designed to get nutrition from whole foods, the body is able to efficiently and rapidly absorb the nutrients in Green SuperFood and quickly convert them to energy to fuel your body. Perfect for your workouts.

I ate one of these bars as a snack one day and another as my breakfast (with a banana and coffee). My first impression of the bars was that the texture is a little different than what I’m use too and the inside of the bar was green (again, a little different). The bars were not as sweet as the bars I typically eat. But, they weren’t a turnoff. I think my palate could adjust. The bars were higher in calories (over 250) than my typical meal replacement bar. But, the one I ate for breakfast kept me filled up for the entire morning (along with the banana). I typically reach for a snack around 10 am to tie me over until lunch, but I didn’t. I still felt satisfied from breakfast.

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62 comments:

  1. 1st entry!!! yay.
    i am a follower.
    i have never tried Amazing Grass but i have heard really good things about it.
    i hope i win!

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  2. I'm a follower. Never tried the stuff, but it seems to be all the rage in the blogging world.

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  3. and I think it's amazing that just one serving gives you the antioxidant power of 7 serving of fruits and vegetables. That's a lot of antioxidants.

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  4. I like that the Kidz SuperFoods is 70% organic.... cool!

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  5. Ok, I am loving the wheat grass and the fact that in one serving you can get your daily allowance of green veggies in!

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  6. I already love the Pomegranate Mango Infusion flavor of their Amazing Meal. Tastes great in fruit juice!

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  7. I'm horrible about eating my vegetables. I like that this could help supplement the nutrients I'm missing.

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  8. I'm a blog follower!

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo.com

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  9. I'd love to try the Green Superfood Energy. It would probably be good to drink before running.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo.com

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  10. The turn on for me about the products are the fact that they could help sustain my energy for my runs. Sometimes I find that I just don't have enough energy to get through longer runs.

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  11. I'm a fan of theirs on facebook now :-)

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  12. I'm a follower. I've seen these all over the blog world and I've been dying to try it.

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  13. I would love to try the Berry Green SuperFood.

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  14. I'd like to get more veggies in by using Amazing Grass (even though in my mind I'd be thinking I'm eating grass clippings, lol!).

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  15. I like the they give you your daily serving of veggies/ fruit and sound like a good protein shake.

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  16. I love that in one serving you get a full days worth of veggies!!!

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  17. I like that they have prebiotics

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  18. And I really would like to try their vanilla chai. Sounds so indulgent!

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  19. I can't remember how I found your blog but I'm glad I did. I'm now a follower.

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  20. I Liked on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/jill.ficklingconyers

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  21. I'm now a fan of Amazing Grass on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/jill.ficklingconyers

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  22. posted on my blog sidebar www.girl-running.com :)

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  23. I want to try the Berry Superfood! 5 fruit servings?? count me in!

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  24. I like the Green Superfood Energy. I always need more energy plus this has 7 servings of fruits and veggies, perfect!

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  25. What I think is fabulous (or could be)...the vanilla chai amazing meal

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  26. I have been wanting to try the amazing grass original and the chocolate. I have been trying to eat smoothies in the morning and have head great things about it!

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  27. Amazing Grass is organic. NICE :)

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