Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Amazing Grass

Have you ever tried Amazing Grass products? I have been wanting to try them for a long time now as I have read quite a bit about their health benefits. Also, I kept reading quite a few reviews, and there are different opinions out there… I wanted to find out for myself what Amazing Grass was all about. Several weeks ago, Amazing Grass sent me some free samples to try.

I didn’t have a chance to try them right away, but I finally ate the Green Super Food Whole Food Energy Bar yesterday.

It contained 220 calories, 8 g fat, 36 g carbs, and 5 g protein. Here are the ingredient (definitely lots of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds):

Organic Dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barely Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Acidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Organic Cashews, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Almonds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Dried Cranberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Dried Coconut, Organic Vanilla Extract.
“Okay, but how did it taste?" you ask. To be honest, I took the first bite and was seriously looking for a “green” taste, an unpleasant green taste. But there truly wasn’t one. The bar wasn’t too sweet, and I really enjoyed the taste. I could definitely taste the nuts and berries in the bar, but there wasn’t one flavor that stood out. I guess all the greens are “hidden” in the bar just like there is no “green” taste in green juice when you add an apple and some lemons to lots of greens. I can definitely see myself eating this bar again, especially when I need to grab something fast and haven’t been getting my fruits and veggies in. However, the bars are quite expensive, so I will probably eat them only once in a while.

Next, I think I’ll experiment with some of the powder samples I received to make some sort of a smoothie or shake. I’m not a smoothie/shake maker/drinker.

Questions: Do you have any suggestions on how to make a good smoothie/shake? Have you ever tried Amazing Grass products? If so, what did you think? Do you have any Amazing Grass recipes I should try? 

Be well,


  1. I love strawberry and mango smoothies. I think I can go for one right now.

  2. I'm really loving my Amazing Grass samples so far. My favorite is the Chocolate Amazing Meal in a smoothie with frozen banana & blueberries + almond milk. It's soooo good!

    Haven't tried the bars yet, but now I feel a bit better that they don't taste too "green." :)

  3. I have been dying to try them! I haven't gotten around to ordering any; I keep hoping to win some on someone's giveaway!

  4. I have not tried Amazing Grass but it sounds great! I like to freeze chunks of peeled mangoes, throw them in the blender with some lime juice and other nutritional boosters for a refreshing treat.

  5. I use the Amazing Grass powder in my pancakes....

  6. I've never tried Amazing grass products though I have heard of them. I love smoothies, usually just throw a banana, some yogurt, orange juice, and whatever other fruits are available :)

  7. I haven't tried any Amazing Grass products though I really want to! How does one acquire samples ;)
    I make my smoothies with spinach, bananas, almond milk, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and then whatever other fruit I have in my freezer!

  8. I've had Amazing Grass powder before, which I made into a smoothie...Eh. I never did like smoothies, so I gave it away. The bars look interesting, though!

  9. I dunno about the name. "Amazing Grass'' doesn't necessarily sound like something you'd want to pop into your mouth. More like something you'd want your lawn to be like! ;)

  10. I prefer the chocolate covered bar. I prefer to use fresh fruits and veges in my smoothies and add flax seeds and sometimes PB.

  11. I've tried the chocolate amazing grass mixed with almond milk and loved it (even my kids did!). I keep meaning to pick some up ...

  12. I enjoy the choc superfood alot! You can substitute it in place of cocoa powder, i.e. replace half the cocoa powder with the superfood.
    for instance in this recipe
    i developed for the AG choc powder. Any of my choc based recipes from donut holes to choc mousse you could use the choc superfood powder.

    LMK if you need more info!

  13. I didn't like the powder at first, but now that I have found a great smoothie combination for it, I love it! I have only had the PB and chocolate bars, and I love those too. They look green, but surely don't taste it!
    I do have a book that talks about the real benefits of wheat grass, and it turns out studies really don't show many. I don't think I will be spending my money on their products any longer, because the only real benefit is the probiotic and extra vegetable, in my opinion. I don't know if it's worth it!

  14. I've been wanting to try Amazing Grass out too! Glad to hear the bar wasn't too sweet. A lot of bars tend to be too sweet for me.

    You could make granola bars and add it to the mix if you won't want to use the powder in a shake.

  15. I've never used any of these products - thanks for the info, I've been curious!

  16. I love amazing grass products, I just wish they were slightly more affordable. Your really can't go wrong with any smoothie combo.

  17. I've only tried their chocolate covered bars, but I LOVE them.

    My favorite smoothie to make is:
    1 cup almond milk
    1 packet chocolate meal
    1/2 banana

    So good!

  18. I've not tried any of the Amazing Grass products, but have browsed the website several times. I wonder if you can buy these products in Canada, I've not seen them anywhere.