Kylea’s Total Living Drink Greens (TLDG) is a nutritional powerhouse. It is SFD’s #1 rated superfood drink. There’s not another product quite like it. The only “true” competitor to the TLDG is LivingFuel SuperGreens. But overall, we have TLDG rated slightly higher.
The Total Living Drink Greens is a “nine-in-one” superfood, greens-drink that can be used as a supplement or even a meal-replacement for convenience or for weight management.
Product Name: Total Living Drink Greens
Company Name: Kylea Health & Energy
Owner(s): Joseph Costello
Product Description: Complete superfood green drink with protein, greens, antioxidants, probiotics, digestive enzymes, amino acids, herbs, vitamins & minerals.
Rating: 9.6 out of 10
The essence of the TLDG is the greens-superfoods section. Here’s a list of the fruit and vegetable superfoods: Alfalfa, Fenugreek, Barley, Carrot, Broccoli, Lecithin, Chlorella, Brown Rice, Wheat Grass, Apple Juice, Bitter Melon, Pineapple and Dulse. The total amount of these in each serving is just over 13 grams. That’s a lot of produce! More than I’ve seen in any green drink products.
The TLDG uses juice extracts for the produce. This is rare. Juice extracts means that instead of taking the actual produce and powderizing it, they take the powderized juice of the produce. The phytonutrients of any fruit or vegetable are largely found in the juice. This is why “juicing” fruits and vegetables is so much better than just eating raw produce because you would have to eat literally pounds of produce to get the nutritional equivalent of a glass full of juiced produce.
The TLDG claims that each full serving provides the equivalent of 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables. Because they use juice extracts, nutritionally speaking, this is accurate.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 10
The TLDG claims that each scoop is like taking nine different supplements. The “nine categories” of nutrition in each serving are:
Protein, Greens (from juice extracts), probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs (emphasis on cleansing and energy), antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
TLDG claims that one-scoop provides “everything you need to establish a baseline of nutrition for the body”.
Let’s examine this:
First, you get just under 12 grams of protein in each serving. It’s a high-quality isolate protein and though this is not a lot of protein compared to sports-nutrition protein powders, where you can get upwards of 25-35 grams per serving, 12 grams is excellent and makes each serving a true “meal replacement”.
The probiotic panel alone contains over 295 mg of probiotics. The average probiotics supplement you would buy at the store contains on average 150 mg – 250 mg.
Same thing with the digestive enzymes… The TLDG contains 450 mg of five different enzymes. This is the same or more than you would get from a $20 digestive enzyme product.
The antioxidants in the TLDG are also excellent. Again, there are enough quality antioxidants and potency levels that it would match a $20-$25 antioxidant supplement you would purchase separately.
The herbal section of the TLDG. You get over 1,200 mg of very powerful herbs with an emphasis on cleansing and to increase energy.
Finally, as if you were not getting enough vitamins and minerals from the green juice extracts, the TLDG has a very comprehensive vitamin and mineral panel to make sure you are getting everything you need –and then some.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 10
There are two ways to approach this. If you are used to “green drinks” or juicing vegetables, then you will find the TLDG to be a very pleasant tasting superfood, green drink. However, if you are new to all of this and haven’t tasted these types of products, then you may need to adjust to the pungent taste of not only this product but all green drinks. The TLDG tastes like you’re juicing fresh, raw produce. And in reality, because they use juice extracts, you pretty much are drinking the juice from raw produce.
It’s texture is decent but my recommendation is to blend it with ice cubes and fresh juice, like apple, cranberry organge or even pineapple juice. This will help to disguise some of the more dominant greens flavors such as wheatgrass and broccoli. But overall, the TLDG tastes pleasant. I also discovered that the more you use it, the better it tastes.
TASTE-TEXTURE SCORE: 8.5
The TLDG is simply the best value in the supplement industry.
For a 1-month supply canister (30 full scoops) or a 2-month supply if you are using a half scoop daily, it costs $89 -$99. It is a 2.6 lb canister. So that means that each serving of the TLDG is 38 grams of nutrient-dense superfood! That is 119 calories of pure nutrition that you can even use as a meal replacement. So basically, it is right around $3 per serving. Let me break down the value here:
The protein alone is almost 12 grams. An average protein powder supplement with approximately 25 grams of protein per serving can run you $30 easily. So you cut this in half and the value of the protein alone per month in the TLDG is $15.
The green food in this drink is 13 grams. That is a very significant amount. Also, it’s not vegetable powder but vegetable juice extracts, meaning, it is the most valuable and most expensive type of greens. You could spend $60 per month for just a greens drink.
For the amount of probiotics you get in the TLDG you would pay approximately $20 for a similar product.
The TLDG has the five important digestive enzymes and you would spend at least $20 for a similar product.
Same here. To get the quality of antioxidants and similar potencies, you’d spend at least $25 on a similar product.
The herbal section of the TLDG are thoughtfully added to promote cleansing and detoxification and to increase energy levels. You would easily spend $25 to replace just this section.
Vitamins & Minerals:
The TLDG did not take any shortcuts with the vitamin and mineral sections. To replace these in a separate product you would spend around $15-$20.
Let’s add this up:
- Protein: $15
- Greens: $60
- Probiotics: $20
- Digestive Enzymes: $20
- Antioxidants: $25
- Herbs: $25
- Vitamins & Minerals: $15
So what’s the value? You’d spend over $180 per month by buying 7-8 different products to get what’s in the TLDG for $99.
VALUE SCORE: 10
PROS & CONS
- Most complete superfood drink formula I’ve ever seen
- Very few superfood drinks have added protein
- The greens are juice extracts as opposed to vegetable powder
- The probiotics are high potent
- The antioxidants are high potent
- The digestive enzymes are high potent and comprehensive
- You rarely find a superfood product that includes an herbal panel like this
- The price of the Total Living Drink Greens is ridiculously low for what’s in it
- The TLDG does not include Omega Fatty Acids
- The taste is not like eating pudding but this is common among green drinks
- The TLDG does not have any other sizes or individual packets
The Total Living Drink Greens is the best superfood drink I’ve ever tried. Period. It carries the highest ranking on this site and is the overall #1 recommendation. You can take one scoop daily and not need to take any other supplements with the exception of an omega fatty acid supplement. The taste is not the best of all the products that I’ve tried and the reason is because they use juice extracts –which is the same as juicing- and they refuse to compromise the efficacy of the formula by adding harmful sweeteners. The Total Living Drink Greens is the product that I personally use.
SFD OVERALL RATING: 9.6 out of 10