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Old 02-23-2011, 06:38 AM
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Thanks everyone. I am on a juicing fast and I go to the gym and work out, so that whey protien powder sounds like something I am going to add to my juices. I figure the green powder would be good to add just to give it some extra potency, espescially since organicaly grown veggies aren't exactly abundant in these parts this time of year.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:51 AM
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i looked up the greens 8000....

the only thing I don't like about it...is you don't know how much chlorella is in it....

it just says 2010 mg for 4 items...including chlorella...
Barley Grass Juice Powder (certified organic) Spirulina (certified organic) Alfalfa Concentrace Ionic Trace Minerals (certified organic) Chlorella (Japanese cracked cell)

there's no way to know if its all barley juice powder and a little chlorella.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:25 PM
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Thanks everyone. I am on a juicing fast and I go to the gym and work out, so that whey protien powder sounds like something I am going to add to my juices. I figure the green powder would be good to add just to give it some extra potency, espescially since organicaly grown veggies aren't exactly abundant in these parts this time of year.
I've done that-mixed whey and greens powder. I've even added a raw egg for some extra oomph.

I couldn't do a juicing fast, I'd fall out, but adding whey sounds like a good way to keep up your energy, especially if you're going to work out. I think you might faint on just juice! Taking whey after a workout is supposed to be good because it's quickly digested and will help with recovery and muscle growth.
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i looked up the greens 8000....

the only thing I don't like about it...is you don't know how much chlorella is in it....

it just says 2010 mg for 4 items...including chlorella...
Barley Grass Juice Powder (certified organic) Spirulina (certified organic) Alfalfa Concentrace Ionic Trace Minerals (certified organic) Chlorella (Japanese cracked cell)

there's no way to know if its all barley juice powder and a little chlorella.
Yeah, I agree, I don't like that. I take greens powder just to get a bunch of stuff but if I want to use chlorella for a detox I'll take it separately.
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Can anyone recomend a good quality green powder that I can add to my juices. I am going on a juice fast and I have read about adding these green powders to juices, but there are so many, and I'm not really sure what I should be looking for.
Many green powders contain 10 - 20 different 'green' foods in them. Many of these ingredients are of negligible value. What you want to look for is a green powder that's made from a high nutrient value grass, such as wheat grass or barley grass.

Barley grass is likely your best bet because its a much stronger alkalizer. It contains more calcium and potassium than wheat grass.

When looking for a barley grass powder you want to make sure its 100%. Many companies add brown rice and maltodextrin. These are cheap fillers that add calories but little nutritional value.

Also, you want to avoid magnesium stearate if possible. This is a trans fatty acid that's used in the manufacturing process to speed up the machines. It can coat the green powder with fat, making it harder for the body to digest.

Finally, look for a barley powder that is picked young, juiced, and cold-dried.

Hope this helps!
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I don't really think a green drink is necessary if you are juicing a variety of vegetables. Do you want the green drink for the added algae or herbs?

However, I have constantly read that Vitamineral Green is the best of the green drinks. If you want just a basic formula that is going to add some extras grasses and basic vegetables to your juicing, Amazing Grass is solid. You can get a 60 day supply on Amazon for less than $30 (if you subscribe and save). GreenDrinkReviews.com has information on a bunch of different green drinks as well as some red drinks.


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Most green drinks I have looked at, about 20 or so, do not contain sugar or substitutes. The ones I have found that are sweetened are done so with stevia.

There are plenty of whey products out there without sugar or substitutes. There seems to be a growing demand for them, rightfully so. Optimum Nutrition Whey 100% Gold Standard All Natural contains no sugar or substitutes. MRM Whey (hormone and BSE free), Healthy N Fit 100% Whey Pro Amino, and Jarrow Whey Concentrate are some other brands with no sugar/substitutes. Most of them are sweetened with stevia. You can always go for an unflavored version if you don't want stevia either. These brands are not organic or grass-fed though. Organic/grass-fed whey is outrageously expensive, I would buy it if I could afford it.


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pbd, does it have sugar or sugar substitutes in it..... My issue, is that I keep finding sugar or sugar substitutes in everything I want to buy.... I would love to find a good green drink and a good whey protein powder that doesnt have the added sugar and substitutes
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