My husband and I use our Vitamix to make green smoothies using a combination of fresh kale and/or spinach mixed with various fruits like bananas, raspberries and blueberries. When I was asked to receive the PINES Mighty Greens Superfood Blend for review, I accepted. The thought of having a all of the nutrients of the leafy greens we use in our green smoothies combined into one powder was appealing. Continue reading to see what I think of the PINES Mighty Greens Superfood Blend.
PINES Mighty Greens is described as “…a great tasting, dark green food that you can mix with water or juice, or add in to just about any recipe. It’s a simple and effective nutrient-dense, dark green blend of organic wheatgrass and organic alfalfa combined with other nutrient-dense superfoods.”
I’m going to be honest, the taste and texture of the PINES Mighty Greens Superfood Blend took getting used to. The taste was very green compared to the smoothies we make. I found that if I didn’t drink the Mighty Greens Superfood blend quickly – I’m talking a minute or two after mixing it with water – the powder settled at the bottom of the glass. Whatever settled at the bottom of the glass was very grainy in texture, and didn’t feel too good going down. It almost felt like I was swallowing sand. I did, however, find a way around it by adding a banana to it, and then putting it in my vitamix to blend. It tasted much better after that.
I felt better after drinking the PINES Mighty Greens Superfood blend; more energy, fuller longer, etc. And, without being too gross, lighter. Yes, this stuff cleans you out! It’s like an instant cleanse. I kid you not. I didn’t expect it.
The PINES Mighty Greens Superfood Blend contains stevia as a sweetener, which I am not a fan of. Stevia just leaves a weird after taste in my mouth that I don’t like. I prefer my food products or beverages to either have regular sugar, honey or unsweetened.
Overall, the PINES Mighty Greens Superfood Blend, although it contains all of the nutrients of dark, leafy greens, is easy to use, and is low-calorie, it isn’t something I’d personally run to re-purchase. At $37.50/ 8oz, it’s priced pretty high for a product in this category, especially since there are other products on the market that I’ve tried that I like and use, but costs less.
Ingredients: Organic wheatgrass, organic alfalfa leaf, organic hemp protein, organic Rebaudioside A (stevia).