Updated October, 2019
Living Fuel Super Greens (LFSG) is one of the top superfood green drinks in the marketplace. Living Fuel is an exceptional company and they offer a tremendous product line. This Living Fuel Super Greens review will provide the facts about this remarkable product.
LFSG is a complete all-in-one product that covers all the basic nutritional needs of the body. It contains, protein, superfood greens, probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
LFSG can be used as a supplement or a complete meal replacement for convenience or weight loss. Pound for pound (or in this case gram for gram) LFSG is one of the finest superfood green drinks in the marketplace that we’ve found. It is also very similar to Total Living Drink Greens and Shakeology. These are very similar products both in ingredients and quality.
Product Name: Living Fuel Super Greens
Company Name: Living Fuel
Owner(s): KC Craichy
Product Description: Complete superfood green drink with protein, greens, antioxidants, probiotics, digestive enzymes, amino acids, herbs, vitamins & minerals.
Rating: 9.4 out of 10
The superfood greens section is nothing short of amazing. Quality ingredients, organic and extremely high potent. Each serving of LFSG will give you almost 30 grams of organic produce and seeds from some of the healthiest food known to man.
One big drawback to LFSG and one of the reasons it does not carry the # 1 ranking on SuperFoodDrinks.org is the fact that it uses vegetable and juice powders as opposed to juice extracts. What’s the difference? Vegetable powders are derived by taking raw produce and freeze-drying them and then powderizing. It is the powder of the whole plant. Juice extracts are derived by first juicing the produce and then freeze-drying and powderizing the juice.
Phytonutrients are highly concentrated in the juice of produce. This is why juicing raw produce is so beneficial to your health
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.2 out of 10
This is an intense superfood drink product with a lot of ingredients. There are nine panels of nutrition in every serving. These are protein, greens, probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. I would also add one more here even though LFSG does not designate this on their label -the omega fatty acids. The chia seeds in the superfood section are a tremendous source of omega fatty acids.
LFSG provides 20 grams of protein in each serving. (NOTE: each serving is 2 scoops and there are 14 scoops per canister. This will be important later for the “value” section.) They use an organic protein blend of brown rice and yellow pea which is an extremely high quality (and expensive) protein source.
LFSG also provides a very good probiotic profile, complete digestive enzymes, antioxidants and a very well-rounded herbal profile. They add the amino acids that are not readily available in a normal diet. The formula is rounded out by a comprehensive and quality vitamin and mineral section.
All in all, LFSG is a top-notch superfood product and with 250 calories per serving, can be used as a meal replacement. And you simply would not be able to prepare a meal that would contain more nutrient-dense calories than LFSG.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 9.8 out of 10
As with most “greens-based” superfood drinks, taste can be a problem for those who are not used to them. Some people are used to juicing wheat grass, kale, spinach, broccoli and such and therefore, don’t mind superfood drinks that are naturally sweetened with stevia and other extracts. LFSG‘s uses stevia and vanilla as sweeteners.
LFSG does have a very strong “earthy” taste and the vegetables are definitely pungent. Personally, I like the taste but there are many, many others who will not. It is virtually impossible to cloak the taste of raw organic produce. There’s no amount of stevia that will solve this.
As far as texture, LFSG can be problematic. The good news is that LFSG uses whole chia seeds in their formula to provide the omega fatty acids. The bad news is that whole chia seeds can be tough to get down. Chia seeds are highly absorbent and can hold 10 times their weight in water. When saturated they enlarge and turn slimy -really slimy. When I first tried LFSG and had to chew the chia seeds it had the feel of eating fish eyeballs. (No, I’ve never chewed fish eyes.) It was hard to get used to this.
Overall, the taste and texture is average. With LFSG and other similar greens-based products, I’ve found that after a period of time of using them consistently, not only does the taste seem to improve, the body seems to crave it. This is because the cells are being nourished and the body is being sustained.
TASTE SCORE: 9.2 out of 10
LFSG is a decent value for what you get. At 250 calories per serving, you are getting a complete meal -a profoundly nourishing meal. Like Total Living Drink Greens LFSG is a very good value but people who fail to really examine and understand the label, may initially think it is expensive.
A 14-serving canister of LFSG costs $75. That breaks down to $5.36 per serving. If you were going to try and replace everything that’s in it by buying separate products you’d be spending twice this, at least. You would be having to swallow dozens of capsules too. But still, LFSG is the highest priced product per-serving I’ve reviewed.
VALUE SCORE: 9.3 out of 10
PROS & CONS
- Very high-quality, 20 grams of protein per serving
- Exceptional superfood panel with quality, organic ingredients and very high potencies
- Complete probiotics, digestive enzyme, antioxidant, amino acid and herbal formula
- Additional vitamins and minerals to ensure a complete formula
- Enough real food that LFSG can be used as a meal replacement for convenience or as a weight-loss tool
- A tremendous value at $75. I’ve seen lesser formulas that cost twice as much
- Chia seeds provide the omega fatty acids which is often missing from superfood drinks
- The taste is very strong and will many people simply won’t drink it
- The chia seeds, although a great source of nutrition, make it extremely unpleasant to drink because of the texture
- The superfood produce is organic but is derived from juice and vegetable powders instead of juice extracts
- LFSG only comes in a canister which is less convenient than individual packets
Living Fuel’s Super Greens is one of the best superfood drinks in the marketplace. I’ve used the product and it has increased my energy levels and provided tremendous health benefits. It is a product for anyone who wants to achieve higher levels of health and energy and can also be a fantastic weight management tool when used as a meal replacement.
The taste can be troublesome for many but the health benefits should overcome this.
I wish that they would use juice extracts instead of vegetable and fruit powders but this would probably add $30 to the cost of the product.
The company has a full line of products and they are all excellent and of the highest quality.
SFD OVERALL RATING: 9.4 out of 10