We are often asked, “What is the best green drink powder?” That’s why we built this site. We have the superfood drinks ranked with a score and try to index them in such a way that it’s easy to navigate.
One challenge we’re faced with in trying to rank green drink powders is that apple-to-apple comparisons are not all that easy.
Take Dr. Schulze’s Superfood Plus for example. It is a very good, well-respected product but is comprised of just superfood ingredients. It doesn’t contain probiotics, antioxidants, enzymes and other ingredients.
Contrast that with the Total Living Drink Greens or Shakeology. These are powerhouse formulas that contain superfoods, enzymes, probiotics, protein, herbs, antioxidants, amino acids and more. They are higher in calories and can be used as meal-replacements or weight loss smoothies.
The point we are making is trying to compare Shakeology to Dr. Schulze’s Superfood is difficult because Shakeology has so much more in it. But it’s also over three-times as expensive. But that does not mean that Dr. Schulze’s is not a good product, because it most certainly is. It would be like comparing a RV to a moped. Both are used for transportation but completely different modes.
With that being said, we’ll break down the best superfood drinks in three categories:
1. Meal Replacement Green Drinks
2. Mid-Range Green Drinks
3. One-Dimensional Drinks
The Best Meal-Replacement Green Drinks
There’s two products that stand apart from all others. What’s amazing is that there’s nothing out there that we’ve seen that even comes close, which is surprising do to the bourgeoning popularity of the superfood drink industry.
In our opinion, the #1 superfood drink product in the marketplace is the Total Living Drink Greens followed by Shakeology. Read the complete reviews, judge for yourself. They both contain superb superfoods, protein, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, herbs, probiotics, amino acids, and added vitamins and minerals.
The Total Living Drink Greens has the superfoods in the form of juice extracts. This means the 14 grams of superfoods is the juice of the produce, not just the vegetable powders that most products contain. The phytonutrients are found in the juice, not the pulp, so the potency levels are unbelievable. To date the Total Living Drink Greens has the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value we’ve ever seen -almost 155,000 per serving- according to the company’s website. And each serving is 38 grams! That is an enormous amount of nutrient-dense calories in one serving.
The taste is more pungent than others because of the juice extracts (stronger potencies) and because they chose not to use the types of sweeteners that would compromise the efficacy of the product. But for the level of nutrition you are getting, the taste is very palatable.
Shakeology is similar in concept to the TLD. It contains more nutrition per serving at 40 grams and has more calories at 140. Most of the other panels of nutrition are comparable. The main difference is that Shakeology is almost $30 more than the Total Living Drink.
These are true “meal replacement” drinks. Many people use them as weight loss smoothies or just a convenient way to eat a nutritious meal.
The Best Mid-Range Green Drinks
The green drinks in the mid-range category are not necessarily inferior to the meal-replacement drinks. It just means that they are lower in potencies and less expensive. These products are the industry’s most popular and the ones listed in this article are superb.
The #1 Mid-Range Superfood Drink in our opinion is Athletic Greens. This formula hits on all cylinders in the various categories that we use for our rankings. Twenty-seven organic superfood ingredients, high-potent probiotics and digestive enzymes and perhaps is the best-tasting green drink on the market. It is a little on the expensive side and in the past that has hurt it’s overall ranking on our site. Recently, Athletic Greens has become more affordable with their introductory offer.
The other top Mid-Range Superfood Drink in our opinion is Living Green Supreme Food. This is a remarkable product that excels in all categories; the amount and quality of its superfoods, the well-roundedness of the overall formula, including an extraordinary probiotic panel, and all at a terrific value. Though it’s a little less potent then some of it’s competitors, the ingredients are organic and the grasses are fermented which dramatically increases the health benefits.
Another top green drink in this category is Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance. Excellent product with superb superfoods and other nutrients. It contains enzymes and an amazing probiotic section as well. The list of superfood ingredients are broad and thoughtful. It is an extremely well-made formula and they list the amount of each ingredient on the label which is helpful and rarely done these days. Most products use the “proprietary blend” method and makes it impossible to know how much of each ingredient you are getting.
Each serving is 12 grams (which is a little higher than average in this category) so you are getting less than 1/3 the amount of nutrition than the all-inclusive products, but it is proportionately less expensive too.
The #3 Mid-Range Superfood Drink is a tie between Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw and Health Force’s Vitamineral Green. They are very similar products. They both have 10 grams per serving. They both have incredible superfoods that are organic and diverse. Dr. Jordan Rubin created Perfect Food Raw and he is well-respected and committed to excellence as is evident by his entire product line.
Dr. Jameth Sheridan of Vitamineral Green is like the Michael Jordan of the faw-food world. He is a legend and his formula is superb in many ways.
One Dimensional Superfood Drinks
The best product in the marketplace, in our opinion, that is exclusively superfood powder is Dr. Schulze’s Superfood Plus. It’s emphasis is on algae and though this contributes to its’ “swampy” taste, it is an excellent product. Dr. Schulze began making superfood products when Jimmy Carter was president. Yeah, Jimmy Carter. What’s extraordinary about that, is no one was doing anything like that back then. In those days, we were just hearing about the importance of taking a one-a-day multiple vitamin and this guy is creating a cutting-edge superfood formula. Amazing. They also make their own products in their own facility. Their quality-control and methods are superb and through the almost 4 decades, their reputation has never been tarnished.
One thing about Dr. Schulze’s Superfood Plus is that it is pricey. But each serving is 1 ounce, so you are getting quite a bit of nutrients in every serving.
We hope this helps and we encourage you to do your own research. These are our opinions and though we have a lot of experience in this area, find a product that works for you. The important thing, is to engage in a lifestyle where you are ingesting God-given nutrients that are found in superfoods.
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