I was lucky enough to attend a Whole Foods event recently here in New York, and in the process of discovering a great number of awesome people whose companies are dedicated to making our lives healthier from the inside out, I quite literally stumbled across Todd and Brandon from Amazing Grass.The company is based out of San Francisco but the grasses are all grown on an organic farm that has been part of Brandon’s family since the 1920’s.
In general, it is not my style to eat a lot of supplements, or meal substitutes because my goal is to help all of us get back into the kitchen and reconnect with our food and ingredients. But it is undeniable that grasses, especially wheat grasses, are good for helping boost our immune systems and detoxify our bodies from some of the not so great things we put in it, thus giving us more energy and ability to fight off diseases, and yes, that’s a nutshell version. In their words:
Another beauty benefit of Amazing Grass GREEN SuperFood is its role in balancing pH and detoxifying. Many foods, the air we breathe, and the stress of our everyday lives creates acids in our body. The consumption of meat, dairy, fruit, and processed foods leave our body‟s pH in an acidic state, slowing metabolism and draining energy. Wheat Grass and many of the other greens in Amazing Grass GREEN SuperFood are alkaline, and they help neutralize acids and bring the pH top a healthier state.
“It is important to get out of an acidic state because the body retains water in the fat cells to help dilute these acids,” says Amazing Grass co-founder Todd Habermehl “By restoring alkalinity and neutralizing acid production your body can improve metabolism and its ability to defend against disease, irritation and illnesses that can effect beauty.”
Awesome, it’s going to help keep me clean on the inside and on the outside.
I tasted four of their grass drinks which come in both 8 oz tubs and individual packets and even the one that wasn’t flavored had a really nice clean green taste to it. I must admit that not only did it add pep to my step, I became more interested in drinking it, rather than the glass of wine I had in my hand.
The biggest surprise was this product:
Brandon said he developed as a way to get his 3-year-old daughter to drink GREEN SuperFood which also provides, fiber, probiotics and antioxidants. Even though the color of this was still a green brown (as it should be) when mixed with rice milk, and I swear this is true, tasted exactly like an orange creamsicle. Amazing Grass also has a whole line of whole food energy bars which have no added sugar, are raw, cold-processed, soy and dairy free as well as vegan.
We all get caught out without nutritious food in our day-to-day lives and carrying these bars and/or an individual packet of one of the many flavors of GREEN SuperFood is a great way to make sure that you, even in moments of desperation, are able to put something good into your body, something that it will thank you for.