Superfood Spotlight: Vitality Blends
by Vickie Chin on Jan 22, 2021
Say hello to your immunity's new sidekicks!
Our NEW Green & Gold Vitality Blends are here to support, protect & defend your immune system: 24/7 - 365!
Our Green Vitality Blend is an advanced holistic formula designed to keep you feeling your best 365 days a year! We've combined organic camu camu berry powder aka nature's richest source of plant based vitamin C, with organic apple peel powder which is an amazing source of quercetin. Together, these work synergistically to protect and defend you daily! We've also added a blend of young, nutrient dense grasses which contain an abundance of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Don't worry - they're also free of any gluten!
Our Gold Vitality Blend contains the same powerful blend of organic camu camu berry and apple peel powder along with dual extract ginger and turmeric - both of which have been prized for centuries as herbal remedies for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Our Vitality Blends are delicately sweetened with organic lucuma powder, a superfruit native to South America which is itself a host to many minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Let’s take a deeper look at what’s inside each blend:
Green Vitality Blend
Alfalfa Grass Juice Powder:
Alfalfa grass is a good source of calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin C and vitamin K. It has shown to help lower cholesterol levels and control blood sugar levels.
Barley Grass Juice Powder:
Barley grass has shown its ability to strengthen the immune system, alkalize the body, increase energy, aid in digestion and more. Barley grass is a high source of Vitamin A and K and a good source of B2 and Iron - all of which contribute to a strong and healthy immune system!. Check out our barley grass juice powder here!
Kamut Grass Juice Powder:
Kamut grass is a good source of manganese, which helps promote strong and healthy bones, as well as phosphorus, which is important to kidney function, helping the body eliminate toxins and waste. Kidneys play an important role in detoxification which is vital to immune function.
Oat Grass Juice Powder:
Oat grass contains a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides which have shown to improve heart health and improve blood flow. It’s also a source of chlorophyll, iron, manganese and zinc!
Wheat Grass Juice Powder:
Wheat grass is a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, E and K as well as chlorophyll - almost everything you need to help boost your immune system! Wheat grass also helps the body eliminate toxins by supporting a healthy liver, which we’ve mentioned before is a very important role in strengthening your immune system. Check out our wheat grass juice powder here!
FAQ: Is it gluten free?
A: Yes! All of our grass juices and greens powders are gluten free and packed in a gluten free facility. All of our grass juice powders are harvested from plants that have not yet sprouted any seeds - therefore there is no gluten present when our grasses are picked.
Grass juice powders VS grass powders:
Our grass juice powders (barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass, kamut and alfalfa) are made from young, nutrient-dense grasses in their vegetable states. Compared to most other grass powders, which are made from grasses that have been ground into a powder, our grass juice powders are actually made from sprouted grass which have first been juiced in their vegetable state before being dried and turned into a powder. Nutrient dense grasses need to first be juiced in order to unlock the vitamins and minerals which also helps to promote optimal digestion and the assimilation of phytonutrients.
Our grass powders are made from truly raw, grass juice:
Once our young grasses are harvested and juiced, we utilize a proprietary low temperature drying technology that allows us to retain the natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients of the plants. Compared to freeze drying, the temperature in our drying process never exceed 41 degrees Celsius which results in less heat degradation of the vital nutrients found in the plants.
Gold Vitality Blend:
Dual Extract Turmeric Powder:
Turmeric contains high levels of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties. Our proprietary full spectrum extraction process gently extracts the full array of phytonutrients, offering the complete signature of the herb in its most potent and pure form. You can check out our full spectrum turmeric powder here or head here to learn more about our full spectrum powders!
Dual Extract Ginger Powder:
Spicy and warming, ginger should definitely be a go-to when you’re looking to prevent getting sick, but also for those times when it’s a little too late. Ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent AND combat cold and flu symptoms. This powerful root aids in digestion, reduces nausea and helps the body flush out harmful toxins. The warming, sometimes spicy taste of ginger also helps to break down mucus trapped in the lungs, fighting off the potential for infections. Our ginger extract has also undergone a proprietary full spectrum extraction process so you’re getting the full array of nutrients! Looking to stock up on some essential concentrates? Check out the bundle here!
Both Vitality blends contain vitamin C packed Camu Camu Berry Powder, quercetin rich Apple Peel Powder and delicately sweet and delicious Lucuma Powder.
Camu camu is a shrub found in areas of the Amazon Rainforest, specifically Peru and Brazil. This camu camu shrub produces berries resembling cherries, however despite looking similar to these sweet berries, camu camu berries are quite tart and sour in taste. This tart, sour taste is the result of the powerful concentration of phytochemicals, mineral and amino acids found in the fruit. Camu Camu is also nature’s richest source of plant based vitamin C! In each serving of both Vitality Blends, you’re getting 250% of your RDI of vitamin C which is one of the most essential vitamins for a strong, healthy immune system. Learn more about our Camu Camu Berry Powder here!
You know what they say... an apple a day keeps the doctor away! This saying pretty much sums up our feelings when it comes to prevention vs treatment. Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and are very rich in antioxidants. However, almost 40% of the antioxidants in apples are found in the skin! Apple peel powder contains nutrients that may assist in the prevention of chronic disease and also powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that everyone can benefit from. You can read more about the benefits of apple peel powder on our blog here!
Lucuma is South American superfruit that is more commonly found in North America in its powdered form. It’s nicknamed the ‘gold of the incas’ because of its traditional use as a remedy in South America for hundreds of years. Lucuma has a delicately sweet taste with notes of butterscotch and can be used as a healthy alternative to refined sugar, although its texture is powdered rather than granular. Lucuma is a relatively good source of double fiber which works as a PREbiotic to help feed your beneficial gut bacteria. It’s rich in antioxidants like vitamins A and C, can potentially help balance blood sugar levels and promote heart health.
How to use your Vitality Blends:
While both blends can be enjoyed with water, if you’re in a rush try taking them as booster shots! Mix 1.5 tsp with 1-2oz of water and down it to start your day on the right foot. Our green blend is a great way to start your day with some greens & vitamin C and our gold blend can be a warm and soothing way to wind down and relax your stomach in the PM.
As with all of our superfood powders, our Vitality Blends can help take your smoothie game to a whole new level. Check out these smoothie recipes:
Hulk Smoothie:1.5 tsp Green Vitality Blend
1 tsp chlorella
Handful of spinach
1 whole apple
Knob of fresh ginger
A few leaves of fresh mint
Coconut water or water to your linking
Big Bird Smoothie:
1.5 tsp Gold Vitality Blend
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 tbsp hemp hearts
Coconut water or water to your linking