Healthy Beauty- Supercharged Add-ins!
This week I wanted to talk about some things I have been adding to my drinks to give them an extra boost of awesome :) Two things in particular- Amazing Grass Green Superfood Powder, and Dr. Brandt Antioxidant Water Booster.
In the past, I had read about how amazing Barley, Wheat, and Alfalfa grasses can be for you. I remember going to Whole Foods, finding a powder you mixed with a drink, and bam! you get all the goodness found in those grasses. Well, I can definitely say that drinking that was not as easy as I thought it would be. Even in a smoothie, the taste made me feel like I was a cow eating from a pasture, blah!
I found this particular drink powder on Amazon when I was bored and scrolling through the best sellers list for health food (isn’t it amazing how easy it is to get lost in the world of Amazon? I don’t know what i’d do without it!) This was really close to the top, and the fact that it had a 4 1/2 star rating had me curious, considering my last attempt at using a superfood powder was really bad. A lot of the reviews said that the taste wasn’t bad at all, and that they “could literally feel more energetic after the first sip”. I thought this would be a great addition to my smoothies, so I decided to give it a try.
Now, I’m not saying I would go and drink this with plain water, but in the realms of superfood drinks, this is not bad at all! the powder has acai in it, which I think helps to mask the grassy flavor a bit. I have been adding two scoops into my smoothie I talked about last week (I’ve also switched it up- took out the pear, added a kiwi, some strawberries and some flax seed and protein powders). They aren’t kidding about the energy! Adding that little scoop has made a huge difference to how I feel in the mornings.
The next thing- Dr. Brandt’s Anti-oxident water booster. I remember reading about this in a magazine and thinking it was so cool, I went to Sephora that day to pick it up! I think I’ve gone through two whole bottles at this point :) One dropper-full of this liquid has the amount of antioxidants as 15 cups of green tea! I don’t like tea, which is the main reason I wanted to get this. I have the pomegranate flavor, and usually mix it with a glass of Strawberry-Kiwi crystal light. I LOVE how it tastes with the Crystal light, but not so much on it’s own with just water. Green tea just has so many health and beauty benefits that I couldn’t pass up trying this, since I doubt I’ll be drinking green tea regularly any time soon (and never 15 cups in a day, sheesh!)
Do you guys use any add-ins or supplements to amp up your health? What do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!