If you're like me, and you're determined to make this year the year you'll eat better, exercise more, and get a solid eight hours a night, you're probably also up to your eyeballs in reviews and attempting to separate facts from fiction.
You know the drill. We need superfoods, super greens, massage, meditation, and yoga.
Oh, and don't forget to shut those screens down by 9 p.m. It's too much! It's nearly impossible to actually ingest all of the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals we need to maintain proper nutrition.
And that's on top of the protein, carbs, healthy fats, and probiotics. So, I won't say I like to cut corners, but if there's a healthy shortcut I can take, I'm all in. Enter Country Farms Super Greens.
Country Farms sells a wide variety of supplements, all of which are all natural, organic, and made from only whole ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, and superfoods.
They're also gluten- and GMO-free and vegan. They sell cider vinegar, probiotic, superfoods, and vegetable pills in the form of capsules. They also have a sprout and seed powder if you are looking to up your fiber intake.
If a drink mix is your jam, they offer beet, super reds,greens, plant protein, and cleanse varieties.
The mission is to help Americans supplement their diets with the proper amount of fruits and vegetables.
Bemoaning the over-processing of so much of our food chain, they aim to rectify our diets with the fruit and vegetable proteins and nutrients we're missing from our unbalanced, processed, high fat diet.
They claim that all of their powders are made from seed to supplement, taking care in the manufacturing process to maintain the purity and potency of the ingredients.
They closely monitor the humidity and temperature in the storage environment of their goods before shipping to maintain integrity. They also profess to develop their products with the aim of enhancing the wellbeing and vitality of their customers, without breaking the bank.
Company produces quick and to to the point promo videos - I love those.
While a sweeping generalization for sure, Country Farms is motivated by the statistic that only one in ten of us consumes the USDA-recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
It is designed to bridge the produce gap we're all suffering from. And more specifically, by "produce" here, aside from the fruits and veggies we all know and love, we're talking about superfoods: mushrooms, algae, berries, and grasses. They claim to provide 50 whole food ingredients, inclusive of phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes.
In addition to vegetables and fruit, it contains probiotics, and not only the green super foods, but the reds as well.
These are blended in optimal composition for maximum health benefits. They are low in calories, but boost energy, increase immune system health, and leave you feeling full.
All of this on top of aiding in digestion. There are two types to choose from for getting your greens groove on: drink mix and vegi-capsules.
Whether you like a glass of juice, a smoothie, or to wash your vitamins down with a quick glass of water in the morning, you won't be disappointed with taste or flavor.
The drink mix comes in four flavors: banana apple, chocolate, berry, and natural. Like most drink powder and meal supplements out there, you can just dash off a scoop into a glass of water, drink it with breakfast, and head out the door. The flavors are good on their own, and they mix well, so there's no grainy residue or weird aftertaste.
If you like a little more substance or style, however, you can mix it with your favorite beverage. It's particularly good in fresh juice or almond milk. That also increases the protein and vitamin count.
If you're not a drink mix fan, you can opt for the vegi capsules. These are easy-to-swallow and contain berries, kombu seaweed, barley, kale, alfalfa, and wheat grass as well. No measuring or sloshing around, just two to your handful of daily vitamins, and boom, just like that, you get 32 superfoods added to your day. And one less spoon to wash.
Aside from the fruits, vegetables, probiotics, yadda, yadda, what else are we looking at here? When a product claims to contain 50 whole food ingredients and 32 superfoods in every serving, digging deep is called for, right?
Well, this is where we run into a little bit of the murky. If you take a close look at the drink mix label for example, you'll see all of the ingredients they claim to be in there are actually listed, but they exist in relatively trace amounts individually.
So, you can see the aggregate amount per serving, but if you want to know exactly how much green cabbage you're getting in every glass, sorry. No go.
The vegi-caps tell the same story.
So again, you can see the total amount for the breakouts of each type of superfood. But if you want to see the amount for each ingredient, you are out of luck.
Again, yes, they are, but I'd like to know how much. I'm going for a pro on the aggregation, and I firmly believe the total amount is a positive and outweighs skepticism.
That said, they would be well served to dial back the overall number and show just how much of each ingredient you're getting in each serving.
As been mentioned in this Super Greens review - I give it a thumbs-up. It contains, as claimed, all of the things that we know we should be eating more of. Whole foods, probiotics, greens, fruits, and vegetables.
Whether you're into the drink mix or the supplement, it's an easy way to boost your intake of healthy vitamins and minerals. And it's readily available.
You can pick it up on Amazon or Walmart when you do your regular shopping, and we like the no-hassle factor too.