As you may have picked up from our growing list of supplement guides, we’re pretty big on sports supplementation here at Take Fitness. They’re a simple way to hit your nutritional targets without shovelling food in your mouth every hour of the day, and they’re a hell of a lot more affordable too.
One area a lot of people struggle with is getting enough fruit and veg, along with the associated vitamins and antioxidants – and I include myself in that group! In an effort to combat this, MyProtein have produced Total Nutri-Greens, a product they describe as ‘a food blend containing 22 superfoods, whole foods, fruit extracts, vegetable extracts and superfruits’.
They were kind enough to send us a bag of the unflavoured powder to review – I always go with unflavoured, for some reason it seems incredibly difficult to find any powdered supplement that tastes good.
Soy Lecithin, Spirulina, Apple Fibre Powder, Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Powder, Oat Fibre Powder, Pomegranate Seed, Alfalfa Grass powder, Chlorella Broken Cell Wall, Soy Sprout Powder, Acerola Berry, Red Beet Root Powder, Siberian Ginseng, Carrot Powder, Tomato Juice, Astragalus Root Powder, Spinach Leaf, Broccoli Powder, Gingko Biloba, Green Tea Leaf, Grape Seed, Elderberry Whole Fruit Powder, Blueberry Whole Fruit Powder
So… yeah… a ton of good stuff in there that’d take forever to put together on your own. I’ll let you do your own Googling to find out the benefits of each individual ingredient but, needless to say, there’s plenty of ingredients with proven health benefits.
As described, it’s tasteless when blended with water/milk/juice and it blends well with no lumps – pretty much all you can ask for from a powdered supplement. So a perfect score on this front!
While it won’t bother the vast majority of sane people, the colour of nutri-greens might freak some people out a little. It’s probably best described as ‘swamp water green’, which to my mind says ‘this must be good for you’ but sort of freaked out my wife and son. Accept that it tastes much better than it looks and you’ll do just fine!
This wasn’t an area of supplementation I’d ever really considered before but after trying it out I’ll be adding it to my pre and post-workout shakes in the morning alongside the Iso:pro 97 whey, BCAA’s and creatine. It’s a great way to add some superfoods to your diet with very little effort – recommended.