Sun is Shining Green Superfood (SSGS) made by a company called Sunfood, is a greens-based, wild-crafted, raw superfood drink powder. In addition to superfoods, it contains a probiotic and digestive enzyme profile. This Sun is Shining Green Superfood review examines the product label, the taste and texture of the product as well as the overall value based on the potencies of the ingredients vs. cost.
Product Name: Sun is Shining Green Superfood
Company Name: Sunfood
Product Description: greens-based, superfood powder formula
Rating: 8.2 out of 10
SSGS has a superfood panel that is broken down into three sections: land vegetables, algae and sea vegetables.
This section contains a total of 15 superfoods. Many of the usual suspects, including wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, dandelion, oat, kale, burdock root; all excellent and common superfood drink ingredients. SSGS has some uncommon ingredients as well. For instance, Stinging Nettle Leaf –an extraordinary “cure-all” herb, horsetail, ginger and nopal cactus – which is a tremendous source of antioxidants and acts as an anti inflammatory; these are not commonly found in superfood drink formulas.
In addition, broccoli juice powder, spinach juice powder, kale juice powder and parsley juice powder make this superfood panel very comprehensive.
Algae & Sea Vegetables
SSGS has spirulina and chlorella for the algae section and kelp and dulse as the sea vegetables.
This is an excellent collection of superfoods and I love the use of the vegetable juice powders instead of just the vegetable powders. The phytonutrients are found primarily in the juice of the plant.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.4
SSGS also includes a probiotic and digestive enzyme panel in their formula. Frustratingly though, they do not disclose the potencies of the probiotics and enzymes. There is no way to tell how many milligrams of each enzyme or total probiotic. It could be 50 mg or 500 mg.
One would have to assume that if they had a large amount of these they would want to advertise it. Instead, the entire label simply reads, “Sun is Shining Blend 10 g”.
This is disappointing because the superfood section is extremely impressive. It’s possible that they just wanted probiotics and enzymes to appear on the label for marketing purposes without wanting to disclose the amounts.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 7.1
Sun is Shining Green Superfood is intensely grassy and that’s fine with me. It will probably be a bit of a problem for others. The texture is a little gritty but I’ve had a lot worse.
As always mixing these superfood powders with juices or making a health smoothie with fresh produce is definitely the way to go. Invest in a good blender. You will be using it a lot. (I’d be lost without my blender.)
TASTE SCORE: 8.1
The value of SSGS is decent. There are 45 servings per container and it costs $79.95. That’s approximately $1.78 per serving. At 10 grams of total nutrition per serving, that’s about par for the course. Not an exceptional value but not a bad value. Also, the probiotics and enzymes are hard to factor into the value equation because we have no idea how much of each are in the formula.
VALUE SCORE: 8.0
PROS & CONS
- Superb superfood panel with some unique ingredients
- Use juice powder for many of their superfood ingredients which make them more potent
- Includes probiotics, enzymes
- Surprisingly, the amount of probiotics and enzymes are not disclosed
- Only 10 grams per serving is not a ton of nutrition
SSGS is a good product with a couple of problems. The superfood panel is exceptional and it appears that no short-cut was taken in formulating this part of the product.
The website claims “the best probiotic formulation ever put into a superfood formula” and yet they don’t disclose how much probiotics are in it. Strange. The same applies for the enzyme section.
But even still, 10 grams of nutrition with a very impressive list of superfoods, many in the form of juice extracts, all for under $2 a serving makes this a very good product.
SFD OVERALL RATING: 8.2 out of 10