Although I have really been loving the North Coast Naturals Ultimate Daily Greens, I decided it was time to switch it up. I can be a bit of a supplement junkie, though my tastes and criteria have becoming more discerning over the years and I try to keep it a lot more simple. (Or, I can no longer afford to purchase a shelf full of supplements, or else I probably would try all sorts of other products… I’m a health food store junkie.)
I would not have developed my new love for the North Coast Naturals had it not been on sale… and today Brad King’s Ultimate Vegan Wild Greens was on sale. It says on the label that it is 100% Raw and Wild. The only sweet-ish ingredient listed is “Organic Flavours” which online I found out “comes from Elderberry”. There is no stevia in this formula, which is pretty much guaranteed to show up in most other greens powder mixes.
I was wary to try it straight up – acutally I’m always wary to taste a new one because some have been gag-worthy. I decided this morning to mix the 2 scoop serving with 2 cups of cold water and blend it up with 2 ripe bananas. Lemon would have been really nice.
It has a powerful green, almost bitter note to it. But I can see that I will quickly adapt to the taste, it blended very nicely – there was no grittiness, no aftertaste, no clumps of dry powder. It wasn’t immediately delicious, most likely as I have been accustomed to the North Coast Naturals blend with stevia.. and Genuine Health’s Greens+ formulas, which I also love, come with a heavy handed addition of stevia.
This would be really nice in a fresh citrus juice (orange, grapefruit, lime), I’ll be trying that next. And I think really nice in a raw cacao concoction, or thick and sweet hemp or cashew milk.
I am very intruiged by the addition of all the mushrooms: Cordyceps, Reishi, Nin-chang-chih, Himematsutake, Lion’s Mane, and Maitake. I haven’t gotten into using medicinal mushrooms much yet.
Will I buy this again? I’m really not sure… we’ll see how I feel after consuming it daily for a few weeks.
I just cannot get over something about the taste of this greens powder. And I haven’t begun ‘craving’ it daily as I have in the past with other green drinks. Usually after 4 days or so my body seems to ask for it and I relish drinking a tall glass. Not so with the Wild Greens. I’m struggling to think of ways to use it up, I really don’t like it. And this is one I won’t be buying again.