Green Juice VS Superfood Powders

Superfood green powders are created with the intention of helping you meet your fruit and vegetable intake. They contain a blend of various fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients, designed to support overall health and well-being. In order to produce the powder, the ingredients are dried and then ground into a powder which is to be mixed into water or juice, ready to be consumed. At B.fresh, we have developed a green juice ‘Balanced Greens’, which also offers an easy way to get your intake of fruit and veg in, but whilst remaining fresher and more nutritious.

What is in balanced greens?

A Balanced Greens is comprised of 35% Apple, 27% Cucumber, 25.5% Spinach, 10% Kale, 1.5% Lime and 1% Ginger, pressed in our on farm juicery.

What are the benefits of drinking Balanced greens?

  • The Ginger in Balanced Greens supports digestion and the body’s natural defences.
  • Source of Vitamin K which contributes to normal blood clotting and helps keep bones healthy.
  • It is a source of Manganese which contributes to the normal function of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
  • Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds to boost nutrition intake & optimise health.
  • Rich in plant compounds that function similarly to prebiotic fibre to protect and feed beneficial gut bacteria and improve digestion.

What is in a superfood powder?

Ingredients vary between brands, however some core ingredients do remain similar such as Pineapple is often used for flavourings.

  • Baobab Powder
  • Barley Grass Powder
  • Chlorella Powder
  • Moringa Powder
  • Pineapple Powder
  • Wheatgrass Powder
  • Spirulina Powder

What are the benefits of drinking superfood powder?

  • Improves digestive health by providing probiotics and reducing acidity
  • Enhanced energy levels due to the abundance of minerals and vitamins
  • Improved blood glucose and cholesterol levels due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cell repair and regeneration due to the phytochemicals and antioxidants
  • Improved gut health and digestion due to the probiotics and enzymes

What are the differences between Balanced Greens and superfood powder?

Balanced Greens

Superfood powder

HPP process retains 96% of nutrients

Drying process can degrade important enzymes needed for absorption

Source of fibre to help with digestion

Minimal fibre content due to loss of nutrients in drying process

Made from whole, fresh produce

Gritty and grassy taste that some may find unpleasant

Pre-made, no mixing required

Needs to be mixed into water or juice so is less convenient

Not heat treated and natural

Undergoes more processing, making the end product less natural


Why should I switch my superfood powder for Balanced Greens?

In summary, it is evident why the use of superfood powders has become more apparent over recent years. They act as an easy way for the average consumer to get more fruit and veg into their diet quickly. Some superfood powders have also been curated with a certain health goal in mind too, for example, hormone balancing, gut health etc.

However, it is hard to ignore the gritty taste that many have said they cannot get past as opposed to the fresh and hydrating experience when drinking Balanced Greens. It is also important to note that concerns have risen around how nutritional the end product of superfood powders actually are due to the process. It is suggested that through the drying process, essential enzymes in the fruits and vegetables that are required for the absorption of vitamins and minerals into the body, are degraded. This implies that compared to drinking green juices, superfood powders allow for less nutrients to be actually consumed by the body. In addition to the fresher taste of green juices, the grab from the fridge and go concept of Balanced Greens is a lot more appealing to busy consumers due to the convenience, rather than having to prepare your powdered drink to suit your tastes. To conclude, one Balanced Greens makes up 1 of your 5 a day, however, a superfood powder does not contribute towards your 5 a day due to the vitamins and minerals being hard to quantify. Therefore, it is obvious that in terms of both health and convenience, a green juice (we suggest Balanced Greens), is the superior choice to get your daily greens in.

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