Super Greens Review | Greens That Are Simple Yet Effective

In this Super Greens review, I will have a look at the superfood greens powder of the successful British brand The Protein Works. In fact, Super Greens is one of the 3 green powder products that they offer. All three are low calorie nutritious drinks that aim to boost your immune system, help your digestive apparatus and energize your body. So without further ado, let’s have see if they fulfill they promises and if Super Greens are worth your money.


Super Greens Review at a Glance

Super Greens powder review

Flavours: Apple & Lemon Twist, Tropical Punch, Mojito Classic, Mandarin Orange, Summer Berry Burst, and Unflavoured. Flavour availability will depend on the product.


Nutrition

Super GreensSG ExtremeDiet SG
Kcal/serving322537
Sugars (g)0.60.30.5
Protein (g) 2.42.52.6
Fibre (g)1.51.31.8
VeganYYY
OrganicNNN
# of Greens132013
AdaptogensYYY
ProbioticsNNN
Digestive EnzymesNNN
Unwanted IngredientsNoneNoneNone

As a whole, the best green powders are usually a mix of vegetables, greens, mushrooms and fruits. Consequently, they should be low in calories, but high in micronutrients (vitamins/minerals) and phytonutrients (antioxidants, lignans, anti-inflammatory compounds etc).

Therefore, looking at the ingredients and quantities is one of the most important things in green powders.

Ingredients

Core Greens Blend

All three green formulas share a similar core greens blend composed of: spirulina, kale, wheatgrass, spinach, broccoli, alfalfa, chlorella, beetroot, moringa, kelp, matcha green, grape seeds, and ashwaganha.

Only Super Greens Extreme has more with added ginseng, cambogia, Montmorency cherry, yerba mate, green coffee beans and black pepper extract.

Overall, this is a very solid mix with vegetables that are share among 95% of the green powders (kale, spinach, spirulina etc).

Adaptogens

These are non-toxic substances that can have neuroprotective, anti-depressive and stimulating activities. In this case, The Protein Work’s greens use ashwagandha.

This adaptogen, in turn, is great to enhance brain function and stress resistance.

Furthermore, both Super Greens Extreme and Diet use it in conjunction with yerba mate and green tea extract. Another two great mental boosters and caffeine sources.

Enzymes/Probiotics

None of the three green powders contains any digestive enzymes or probiotics. Personally, I don’t think these are necessary in a greens blend, since I tend to look for phytonutrients and nutrients instead.

Other Interesting Ingredients

Super Greens: None.

Super Greens Extreme:

  • Siberian Ginseng: Also an adaptogen that might be able to help with mental performance, reducing stress levels, and reducing blood cholesterol (RXList).

Diet Super Greens:

  • L-tyrosine: This is an amino acid that can act as a precursor to noradrenaline and dopamine. There is some weak evidence to prevention of cognitive decline and stress relief (SN Young, 2007).
  • Guarana: this herb is commonly used in weight loss drinks and to increase energy levels. It’s rich in antioxidants and caffeine.
  • Chromium Picolinate: this essential mineral (chromium) has key functions in blood glucose regulation; which might help you process macronutrients better.

All Ingredients

Super Greens Blend (80%) [Spirulina Powder, Kale Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Spinach Powder, Broccoli Powder, Organic Alfalfa Powder, Chlorella (Broken Cell Wall), Beetroot Powder, Moringa Powder, Kelp Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Grape Seed Powdered Extract (95% Proanthocyanidins), Ashwagandha Root Powder]

Sweetener (Sucralose)

Super Greens Blend [Spirulina Powder, Kale Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Spinach Powder, Broccoli Powder, Alfalfa Powder, Chlorella (sulphur dioxide), Beetroot Powder, Siberian Ginseng, Garcinia Cambogia, Montmorency Cherry Extract, Moringa Powder, Kelp Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Green Tea Extract, Yerba Mate, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Grape Seed Powdered Extract (95% Proanthocyanidins), Ashwagandha Root Powder,Black Pepper Extract]

Citric Acid, Flavouring, Vitamin C

Sweetener (Sucralose)

Super Greens Blend (64%) [Spirulina Powder, Kale Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Spinach Powder, Broccoli Powder, Organic Alfalfa Powder, Chlorella (Broken Cell Wall), Beetroot Powder, Moringa Powder, Kelp Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Grape Seed Powdered Extract (95% Proanthocyanidins), Ashwagandha Root Powder]

Flavouring, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Guarana Dried Extract, L-Tyrosine, Green Tea Extract, Yerba Mate, Chromium Picolinate

Sweetener (Sucralose)

Taste

Super GreensSG ExtremeDiet SG
Best Tasting FlavourTropical PunchSummer BerryTropical Punch
Taste4.5/54.6/54.5/5
Texture4.5/54.5/54.5/5
Easy to MixYesYesYes
Goes Well WithWaterWaterWater
The unflavoured version could be added to your protein powder or meal replacement shake.

For many, it all comes to taste. They are well aware of the benefits powdres like Super Greens can give them; but often they just taste wretched.

In which case, I am glad to tell you that Super Greens are pretty delicious. The flavoured greens drinks are fairly sweet; similar to what flavoured water taste like. The flavouring and sweetener overpower the greens, making it very refreshing and easy to drink.

TPW Greens review

In fact, even though the best tasting Super Greens looks dark green, the taste is quite joyous and enjoyable.

I would stay away of the unflavoured version if you are somewhat with a sweet tooth; or don’t like the idea of very green drinks (kale, spinach smoothies for instance).

Mix your greens differently, but enjoy the same benefits.

Price & Shipping

Another important factor when looking for your ideal greens drink is without a doubt the price. Well, good news. You won’t need to break the bank to buy Super Greens.

All three greens come in 3 sizes: 250g bags, 500g bags and 1kg bags. Unfortunately, there’s no special discount for bulk purchasing.

Super GreensSG ExtremeDiet SG
Per Serving£0.72£0.95£1.29

Furthermore, there are often discounts of 40% of more in these products; so you can get them even cheaper.

As far as the shipping goes, you will get free fast delivery to the UK (next day) and EU. You can also order from the US, but you will have to spend over £100 for free delivery (use GBP store).

Goes Well With

Diet Meal Replacement

  • Complete Food that provides you with all the nutrients you need.
  • Ideal to use for breakfast or lunch.
  • 200kcal, 20g of protein, all essential nutrients.
  • Available in 13 delicious flavours!

Wondershake Vegan Protein

  • Best vegan protein that I have tried.
  • Ideal to boost your protein intake or take after workout.
  • Increase the nutritional output by adding the green powders.
  • Silk smooth.

FAQ

What are Super Greens made of?

Super Greens are made of a blend of highly nutritious vegetables, superfoods and mushrooms. These contain micronutrients and phytonutrients that can boost your health and metabolism.

Is Super Greens vegan?

Yes, Super Greens is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Are Super Greens high in heavy metals?

No, they aren’t.

Why should I take Super Greens? Is it safe?

Yes, Super Greens is safe for the general population. It is useful to boost your greens intake, help your immune system, and boost recovery.

When is the best time to take Super Greens?

There is no right answer to this. Personally, I enjoy taking them in the morning with my meal replacement shake to ensure I have a great start to the day.

Pros/Cons

Pros
  1. Very competitive pricing
  2. Delicious and very beginner friendly
  3. 3 different variations with more/less ingredients to choose from
  4. No unwanted ingredients
  5. Only ~30kcal per serving
  6. Well balanced greens blends
Cons
  1. Lacks exact info on ingredient quantities
  2. Easiest to buy from UK and EU
  3. No probiotics or digestive enzymes

Verdict

All in all, in this Super Greens review there’s one thing that I’ve learnt: these are simple, yet efficient green powders. They have no extra bs ingredients. Instead they have a good base greens blend, and they are very affordable.

If this is not enough to convince you, then the taste will. Although, some might find the flavoured options too artificial or sweet; for most will be a drink to look forward to. Personally, I really enjoyed both Tropical Punch and Summer Berries.

From all 3 options, I would opt for Super Greens Extreme, since it gives you the extra ingredients (yerba mate and extra greens); and thus the most benefits. However, for those in a budget Super Greens will be enough.

In conclusion, The Protein Work’s green powders will provide you with an excellent boost without having to break the bank.

Super Greens

From £0.72/serving
4.55

Nutrition

4.5/5

Greens Blend

4.5/5

Taste

4.8/5

Mixability

4.8/5

Price

4.3/5

Pros

  • Flavoured options are very tasty and easy to drink
  • Tropical punch is delish
  • Simple but yet efficient greens blend
  • Very affordable
  • Only 30 kcal per serving

Cons

  • £100 threshold for US free shipping
  • No probiotics or digestive enzymes
  • Unclear information on quantities of ingredients
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