Do you believe in love at first bite? Sometimes, I do. Sometimes, I don’t. Amazing Grass falls into the latter category but I eventually fell in love.
The first time I bought their Amazing Meal, I ordered the original flavor since that’s all that they had left in stock. I enthusiastically threw it into a smoothie when it arrived. And my smoothie tasted like…grass. Not the chocolately flavor others raved about. (Yeah, I know…I didn’t have the chocolate flavor so….)
I tried it a couple more times but really didn’t like it. It sat in my fridge for a while. Then I pulled it out one day when my body was craving veggies. I mixed it with some milk and a tablespoon of cocoa, trying to recreate the chocolate version. And that’s when love settled in. I then tried it in a smoothie again, but with a dash of orange juice. Voila! Love again. Perhaps my taste buds had matured during the few weeks that the Amazing Meal matured in my fridge, but I think I just needed to find a way to incorporate it with flavors I enjoyed.
Now, I like the earthy flavor it adds to things and sometimes don’t even notice it.
If you are new to Amazing Grass, their products contain fruit, vegetables and many antioxidants (along with other health-promoting ingredients, depending on the product). And their drink mixes and bars make it easy for you to get the health benefits of many superfoods.
If you are an Amazing Grass newbie, I recommend starting with their Kidz SuperFood. We all know that most kids are picky, and they’ve created a product I think even your little ones would sip down and you should have no shame joining them. (I particularly liked the Wild Berry flavor.)
Amazing Grass protein superfood
Next, I tried the real Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion instead of my imposter version.
I threw the chocolate infusion into the blender with some cow’s milk, raw baby spinach, a frozen banana, some frozen strawberries, and of course, some flax. It was quite possibly the creamiest smoothie I’ve ever had. And I think the infusion had something to do with that. The chocolate flavor was present, but not overpowering.Can you see the creaminess? No? Well, trust me. [This little container used to say Amazing Grass on it. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it since I received it as a free gift with my first order of Amazing Meal.]
Next I tried one of their SuperFood Energy Bars.
I was pretty excited since I’d heard Ashley rave about them. I tried the chocolate variety first and thought eewww…and I put it aside. It was green inside. Weird. 🙂
Then a few minutes later, I found myself wanting another bite. Then another. Then another. And by the end, I’d added these energy bars to my grocery list.
I’ve also tried the Mixed Berry flavor with a similar experience. I didn’t like the first bite, but I saved the bar and snacked on part of it during a staff meeting that involved me with droopy eyelids. Honestly, I felt an energy boost. Not surprising with these stats and the ingredients.
And by the end of the day, I was looking forward to busting out the remainder for my pre-workout snack. I actually much prefer these bars to the sugary-sweet, overly-processed tasting granola bars that I typically see in the store. Even the “clean” brands. The bars are a bit surprising in taste compared to regular bars (e.g. granola, luna, larabar), but it’s a nice change.
So, if you’ve tried Amazing Grass products in the past and been turned off, try them again. Nothing has been instant love, but love has resulted in the end. And isn’t love all we need?
My Amazing Grass review + why I love their products:
- I like getting extra veggies in! Usually, I’m pretty good with my fruit and vegetable intake, but on the days I’m not, whipping up a Superfood blend is quick and easy.
- I genuinely feel like I have more energy on the days when I incorporate Amazing Grass products into my diet.
- They have excellent customer service. When I ordered from them the first time, I had some questions and I got a real-live person on the phone.
- They are non-GMO!
- They are vegan and gluten-free – even those with specific diets can eat/drink their products.