Friday, August 20, 2010

Perfect Greens Review

It's been several weeks now and my jar of Perfect Greens original powder is almost gone. I make a smoothie for myself and my 2 year old daughter almost every day. We prefer banana and banana-strawberry.

Recipe for banana-strawberry smoothie:
~1 frozen banana, slightly thawed
~2 frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
~3 heaping tbsp of full-fat plain yogurt
~1/2 cup (approx) of raw whole milk
~1.5 tsp Perfect Greens powder
~.25 tsp powdered eggshell for calcium
~1 tsp lemon-flavoured cod liver oil (for vit D with the calcium) - I use Health First Cod Liver Oil Supreme plus Vitamin D in lemon flavour. It is totally non-fishy tasting and quite good.

Photo credit: blary54 from

I throw all these ingredients into a wide-mouth large mason jar and blend it together using my handy-dandy immersion blender. (Have I mentioned how much I love that thing? It's awesome for making hummus, soups, mixing ingredients for ice cream, and so much more. But it's especially good for smoothies, and really easy to clean. Mine has a stainless steel shaft, made by President's choice.)

The smoothie is thick and still slightly frozen. It's very filling and satisfying, especially if you use really ripe bananas. Basically, I buy bananas fairly ripe (already with brown spots) and take them home, wash them, and put them directly into the freezer whole, with skins on. That way, you can set them on your counter to thaw for about 20 minutes or so without a big huge mess if you forget about them. Then all you have to do is peel the end open and squeeze out the fruit. If you'd like a more frozen smoothie, don't let the banana thaw completely, of course. That's what I do.

Within five minutes of drinking the smoothie, I feel energized, like I just drank two or three cups of coffee. The energy lasts all morning, and with the fat in the yogurt and milk, plus the good fruit, I feel very full. (I generally don't eat breakfast - I follow the Intermittent Fasting theory and it seems to work for me.)

I rarely get sick these days, now that we're pretty much off of the standard crap diet (processed foods, etc) and go to the chiropractor regularly, so it's hard for me to tell if my health has improved. I do notice a general increase in energy.

Overall, I think the Perfect Greens is a little pricey, but if the ingredients do all they are said to do to support health, then it's worth it. It's amazing the money people will pay for things they don't need but avoid investing in their health.

So does anyone else have a review of Perfect Greens (or other superfood powder like Greens+ or Vega)? I'd like to hear your input.

1 comment:

  1. Edited to add 2 frozen STRAWBERRIES (instead of the 2 frozen bananas I had listed originally) - thanks for pointing that out!