This past week, I've experimented with a new "Super Food" powder with a very funny name (at least to me it's funny). The product is called Amazing Grass. Yep. I'm not joking. More like snickering and remembering college.
Anyway, I've been interested in fruit and vegetable supplements for months. While I eat carrots, bananas, berries, apples, dried apricots and "tangelos" regularly, I don't eat enough of the green stuff overall. Since my buddy Bob is holding out on me with his own special fruit/veggie supplement connection (yep, I'm callin' you out, friend!), I've been searching for assistance on my own.
I ventured to the Whole Foods near my condo where I was greeted by "Dave" in the vitamins section. He had a propensity for calling me "bro" and saying things like, "You can really pound three of these a day and feel totally great, bro!."
Yep, I'm not joking.
After listening to my needs (something to help fill the gap between what I should consume for fruit/veggies and what I actually do), Dave immediately pointed to the Amazing Grass products. So, having a bad experience with "super food" that tastes like sewer sludge, I bought four sample-size packets (instead of the nearly $80 I spent trying Brazier's products) to see if I could get this stuff down: "Green," "Chocolate," "Berry" and "Energy."
Overall, I'm a big fan of Amazing Grass (cue snickering).
I noticed an energy boost when trying "Green," "Chocolate" and "Berry", though ironically I can't claim the same sensation for the "Energy" sample. I tried the energy sample this afternoon, so called because it has 85 mg of natural plant-based caffeine in it.
Sorry, but doesn't that last part sound a little like cocaine to you? Yeah, I was a little worried about that too. Apparently it gets its kick from yerba mate and matcha.
If "Energy" makes me perform like Macca I'm interested...but I'm not feelin' it.
That said, the "Green" Amazing Grass helped me fight off an oncoming head cold in less than 24 hours earlier this week. I was shivering and stuffed up at night on the same day I ingested the "Green" sample. The next day, I felt fine. Almost 100%.
Yep, I'm not joking.
As for taste, it's not the worst thing I've consumed. That's about the most ringing endorsement I can give. (I don't think they'll put that on the back of the box though.) The good (or bad) news is that each of the supplement samples I tried all tasted about the same, with the "Energy" supplement being arguably the best due to more of a green tea taste. But that's just my opinion. All I can say is that "Chocolate" doesn't taste like the chocolate we know and love. Neither does Berry.
How's this for a better tagline: Amazing Grass: "A taste you get used to!"
I'm going back to Whole Foods this weekend to make my Amazing Grass purchase. I'll talk to my bro Dave about which of the four options is the "best" for my needs/lifestyle. And I'll write back to let you know how I feel in the coming weeks or months.
I wonder if Amazing Grass will be a gateway to other Super Foods?
165 days and counting.