Fruit and vegetable blends are a fast-growing trend, and for good reason. They’re ideal supplements to help increase your intake of a whole host of vitamins and minerals in a simple and tasty way — with none of the fuss or expense of meal prep. They’re convenient to add to your protein shake or fruit smoothie to inject a quick shot of health to your diet.
Whether you’re living with the shame of not loving kale as much as Instagram says you should, or simply don’t have the budget to be getting five portions of fresh fruit and veg into your diet every day — we’ve got your back with a brand new blend.
Enter Total Nutri-Greens — our improved and upgraded superfood supplement.
What is Total Nutri-Greens?
It’s going to take more than a fancy name to have you convinced on this, right? Don’t worry, we have the facts and figures to back up exactly why this reformulated blend is well worth giving a try.
Firstly, Total Nutri-Greens is packed with 26 all-natural fruit, vegetable, and food extracts.
That might sound like a lot to squeeze in, but these ingredients have been expertly dried into powder form, meaning that in some ways you get more from this blend than you would the real deal. For example, the amount of kale that’s been condensed into 500g of our powder is actually equivalent to over double that (1151g) of fresh kale.
And the benefits that come from these extracts are just as bountiful — we’ll break them down below:
Essential vitamins play a vital role in many of the body’s functions and are key to good health — and now it’s never been easier to get your dose of them. Total Nutri-Greens is loaded with healthy extracts that deliver a quick vitamin hit:
The blend is absolutely brimming with vitamin C from ingredients such as pomegranate, kale, spinach, broccoli, blackberry, and elderberry extracts. This mighty vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost the immune system and keep the nervous system functioning as it should.
It doesn’t just take care of things on the inside either — vitamin C is involved in collagen formation, which is an important protein in the body that helps to keep your skin, teeth, gums, nails, and hair healthy and strong.
With rice flour, AncienTrim, kale, spirulina, and barley grass powder, you also get a serving of the B vitamins — thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and vitamin B6. These work best as a group and are involved in many processes including your metabolism, psychological function, and red blood cell formation.
The kale, pomegranate, broccoli, spinach, blackberry, and alfalfa grass powder in this blend are all sources of vitamin K — which plays a key role in maintaining healthy bones and normal blood clotting.
Beta-carotene is a red/orange pigment that’s found in many fresh fruit and vegetables — think bright carrots, peppers, and sweet potatoes. It’s sometimes referred to as ‘provitamin A’ as it’s converted by the body into vitamin A.
Vitamin A is needed for normal vision (hence the myth that eating carrots will help you to see in the dark), and also plays a role in maintaining the immune system and healthy skin.
Total Nutri-Greens contains carrot, spinach, and kale powder which are all good sources of beta-carotene.
So that’s the vitamins covered, but there are still so many other essential micronutrients to shout about. Total Nutri-Greens also packs in:
Iron is a super-important mineral that you need in your diet — in fact, if you don’t get enough you could be at risk of developing iron deficiency anaemia. This can cause serious health problems as it means not enough oxygen is transported around the body, and symptoms range from tiredness, to breathlessness, and heart palpitations.
Total Nutri-Greens contains spirulina and spinach powder, which are both excellent sources of iron.
With kale, spirulina, barley grass, and beet powder, this blend also provides manganese which plays an important role in the formation of connective tissue, the maintenance of healthy bones, and supporting your metabolism.
The kale, barley grass, and spinach powder in Total Nutri-Greens are all a source of phosphorus, which is actually the second most abundant mineral in the human body.
Phosphorus is essential for cellular growth, helping with the normal function of cell membranes, and is also vital for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
The spinach powder in this supplement is an excellent source of magnesium, which helps with normal muscle function, normal protein synthesis, and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
It doesn’t stop there. As well as providing you with all of those essential vitamins and minerals, Total Nutri-Greens also contains anthocyanins from the blackberry, blueberry, and bilberry extracts included.
Anthocyanins are the pigments that give many plants their red, blue, and purple colours — and are therefore found naturally in many fruits and berries.
There’s still research to be done to determine the exact role of anthocyanins, but it’s widely accepted that they seem to have antioxidant properties — meaning they can help to prevent damage from free radicals, which can prevent the effects of aging.
Studies have also shown that anthocyanins could also help to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular heart disease, such as high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis.
Many of the extracts in this blend provide fibre — barley grass, pomegranate, and blackberry just to name a few. Fibre is a really important part of your diet as it helps to maintain and improve digestive health and keep your bowel movements in check.
It can help to control blood sugar levels, and has also been linked with lowering cholesterol levels, which can in turn lower the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Okay, we know that chlorophyll probably doesn’t immediately sound like something you want to be eating, especially as its main reputation is for being the reason why plants are green. But trust us, this pigment has some surprising health benefits for humans too.
There’s research to suggest that it can improve liver detoxification by helping to remove toxins in the body. Other studies have shown that it’s a good anti-inflammatory and can slow the rate at which harmful bacteria reproduce — making it good for healing wounds and preventing infection.
The ingredient in Total Nutri-Greens that provides chlorophyll is alfalfa grass powder, which is also used widely in traditional medicine.
When Should I Take Total Nutri-Greens?
Surely after all of those benefits the only thing left to do is decide when you’re going to get some of this superfood goodness in your diet.
You can enjoy Total Nutri-Greens any time of the day, however with so many energy-boosting ingredients — like green tea extract and fatigue-reducing vitamin C — it’s great to have in the morning to get your day off to a good start.
Available in Unflavoured, Peach & Mango, Raspberry & Cranberry, or Grapefruit flavours — you can enjoy the all the best bits of eating your greens without it leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Add the unflavoured to your usual shakes and smoothies, or mix up one of the fruity versions with water.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add to your pancake mix for a super-healthy savoury stack, as pictured below.
What you waiting for? Go get those greens.