Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spirulina & Barley Grass Juice Powder

I love the smell of coffee but I hate the taste of it and for that I am thankful. I'm glad I never fell into the coffee pool that I see so many of my friends drowning in.

I have my own version of a morning pick me up and I look forward to it every morning. My first 16 ounces of water each day is blended with 1/2 tsp of spirulina, 1/2 tsp of Just Barley and sometimes I add in 1/2 tbsp of decaf instant tea. I pour it over a huge glass of ice.

I use a classic Blender Bottle. I picked them up at iHerb and VitaCost.  Amazon.com has them as well. The bottles come with a steel ball that helps to blend powder into liquid. You just shake it and pour or you can take it with you. You can find them for $5 to $8 each

Note: if you haven't ordered from iHerb before, you can use my referral code for $5.00 off! Just enter in the code AWE648 .. sometimes you can get 410 off $40 .. so double check.

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I love the way drinking spirulina and barley grass just seems to wake up every cell in my body! I really notice it if I don't drink it first thing in the morning. I try to have 16 ounces of water before I have breakfast. It gets my body moving along .. much like coffee does for everyone else.

Not everyone likes the 'green' flavor but I love it and I crave it. I will say that I do not like the flavor of sea veggies like nori, seaweed and the like but I love the flavor of spirulina and BGJ! 

Spirulina

The folks over at Natural News have a fantastic article about spirulina so I'll let you head over there to read all about it, why it's good for you and why you may want to add it to your day!

The brand of spirulina I use is called Nutrex-Hawaii. There are other brands, of course, but I did some research and this is the one I decided on based on reviews and how it's grown and processed. It comes in powder or pill form. I like the powder because I actually love the green grassy flavor to it but some people don't. I also like that I can add the powder to a smoothie if I want to. 

The bottle says 1 tsp is a serving but I use 1/2 tsp so I should get about 300 servings out of one 16 oz bottle. On amazon.com you can get it for $25 to $28 with free shipping. I signed up for their subscribe and save plan and knocked an additional 15% off. You can adjust the shipping time to every 6 months and you can always skip the shipment if you want. It's a really easy way to save but you have to pay attention to your subscribe and save items so you don't get shipments you don't need! I have quite a few items on my account that way.

Barley Grass Juice Powder (BGJ)

I use the Pure Plant brand called Just Barley. Click the link to read about the history and benefits of BGJ. 

As always, I research various brands and I found this one to be the best reviewed. It's 100% organic and just barley grass with no additives or fillers. I've had other brands and they've tasted so horrible that I couldn't finish them. I love the taste of this but I like the green grassy flavor. I do tell people to give it a chance. I actually crave this now. You can always add it to a smoothie if you want to hide the flavor. I usually get this from iHerb or Vita Cost as they seem to have the best prices.

They have an 80 gram jar that has 80 1 tsp servings. I use 1/2 tsp so I get 160 servings.  I pay about $16 a bottle. 

As with spirulina, BGJ can be used in fresh juice or in a smoothie if you prefer.

1 comment:

  1. It's a really easy way to save but you have to pay attention to your subscribe and save items so you don't get shipments you don't need! I have quite a few items on my account that way.

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