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,