The colour of the season? Green! And I am not just referring to my Zara fashion haul last week. It seems everything is going green just in time for the leaves to be, well, not! What I’m referring to is the new line of greens+, the superfood boost I’ve been adding to my smoothie this season! You can also add it into your water, shake it up and go for easy on the run benefits. But what’s all this green talk this season and why should you care? Well if you want to keep your energy levels high through the winter cold, keep reading…. I recently tried out the Genuine Health greens+ superfood formula for the first time and I have to say I was very impressed. Not only is the mix healthy but the taste is mild, tasting great blended with my usual favourite combo of berries, banana and almond milk. But why add anything to an already healthy smoothie (even if it’s a super food mix that has zero GMO veggies)? You see, superfood actually does make you super (research shows I swear!) and I am not one to turn down an enhanced super energized version of myself, are you?
Yup, I write a blog about finding the silver lining….. The happiness found in working out and staying healthy have become a HUGE part of that. So, the idea that you can boost your energy by adding greens+ to your daily smoothie is pretty happy if you ask me. I have a lot of energy, which means I use a lot of energy… mostly on things like keeping others around me excited, hitting the gym, running a brand and working full time (yup plenty of you don’t even know I am still doing this!!)… and well, energy is power, literally and figuratively. Getting up early, staying up late when you need to and remaining focused, hard-working and in control are the keys to success. Staying healthy is the biggest part of that!
Greens+ is Canada’s first and only research proven superfood formula. All of us canuks love anything native to the land, and some good research that helps us understand these new health facts don’t hurt either. So what are the benefits of upping your intake of this synergistic blend of 23 plant based nutrients? Yup 23. Well for one, you intake plenty of natural plant based energy from the earth, keeping your body where you want it, strong and focused. Benefits include ingesting daily superfoods, enhanced performance, improved cardiovascular health, mood and cognitive function, digestive health, increased energy and vitality, and regulated pH acid/alkaline levels in the body.
Greens+ is known for having started the green food revolution (yes!). According to their website, research has been done on the mix proving it increases your energy and overall well-being (makes sense since green veggies make healthy bodies, and healthy bodies run healthy people!), provides highest Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) (this is basically a measure of how the body detoxifies with antioxidants!), promotes bone formation and osteoblasts (those single cells that together play the role of bone construction and reparation) and it also promotes the body to reach its highest Potential Renal Acid Load (sounds strange but is pretty much a measure of how acidic or alkaline the body is… more alkaline body is known as a less inflamed healthier body, just ask any vegan!).
Which brings me to the vegan side of the things…. Genuine Health created new vegan greens+ which is essentially very similar to the original formula, keeping all the benefits and the parts that appeal to health enthusiasts but removed any allergens, replacing them with ingredients like spirulina, broccoli sprouts, chia seeds and sunflower lecithin. The vegan formula also comes in two additional flavours, mango and acai all while being wheat free, gluten free, soy free and dairy free (sounds pretty good to me!!). Additional benefits of the vegan formula include awesome digestive health benefits.
Most people could use the extra greens in their diet, and almost everyone could use a little more energy. As we head into the greater part of the colder months, energy boost and balancing health are important components to staying in touch with your body. Cold weather, shorter days and lots of holiday munchies don’t necessarily add up to staying in line with your body’s ultimate health, so don’t forget to stay active and try out this formula. Fun idea, make smoothies with your best health buds and swap your recipes! (I know I will )