My friends would never guess from looking at me. My family isn’t attuned to the tell-tale signs. But each morning I dump it surreptitiously into my smoothie; in the afternoon I take it straight up in filtered, room temperature water. The murkier the better and if the stuff tastes like freshly mown grass – I’m in heaven. I’m a green powder junkie. I’ve worked my way through more green powder brands than John Mayer has bedded starlets. Why do I like green drinks so much? Remember when all looked hopeless for Popeye – Bluto was about to win Olive Oyl’s heart – and then he’d greedily gulp down huge cans of spinach? Popeye’s biceps would bulge with anvils and soon his arms would be rotating like crazy windmills and he’d knock Bluto into orbit. Same thing for me. Only my biceps bulge with Dyson vacuum cleaners and my arms are whirling dervishes of Swiffers.
When Oriya Organics asked if they could send me samples of two of their products I said something along the lines of, “Bring on Bluto!” By the way, they didn’t ask me to write a review and they certainly did not pressure me to write a good review.
One of my complaints about some green powder brands is that they put weird stuff in there – stuff that I don’t want – like sweeteners and flavorings. If I want that stuff in my drink – I’m a big girl – I’ll add it myself. And some brands can’t guarantee their powder doesn’t contain animal products. Oriya products are 100% vegan, non-GMO, raw, organic, have no artificial ingredients, sweeteners or funky preservatives and wacky fake flavors. Just powdered green goodness – beautiful as the smell of freshly mown grass. Time to knock your day into orbit.
PS Thanks to Oriya, if you order from their website and use the coupon code (through April 30) unrefined you’ll get a free shaker bottle, free shipping and a 10% discount!
Here’s the lowdown:
Superfood Protein Medley contains:
Sprouted Chia Seeds
Sprouted Brown Rice Protein
(21.2 ounces; 24 servings per container)
SuperGreen Medley contains:
(8 ounces; 28 servings per container)
Superfood Protein Medley is soft-green in color and has a light, slightly sweet flavor, but I found it a bit gritty mixed with just water. This works better in a smoothie – though there is a powdery mouthfeel that remains. You’ll notice that “one level scoop” is a lot more than one scoop of the SuperGreen Medley powder.
SuperGreen Medley has a deeply green color and a flavor to match – really nice. It’s refreshing on its own and disappears like magic in smoothies.
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