Green Drink Review

Several weeks ago we encouraged individuals to fill out a survey about what they think would be the perfect green drink mix. We took those results and fashioned them into an extensive green drink review and scoring system and are excited to finally release the results. We did not review green drink mixes that doubled as protein drinks. This list includes green drink mixes from retail and direct sales outlets. Do you consume a green drink? Is yours on this list? How do you think your green drink rated in our study? Check out the results below.

Please note: more detailed information follows this preview ranking chart.

RATING PRODUCT CPS
1. MusclePharm Organic Superfoods, score 2020 $1.20
2. Sun Warrior Ormus Super Greens, score 1805 $0.67
3. Essante Organics Earth Greens, score 1800 $0.65
4. Purium Green Spectrum Original, score 1800 $0.67
5. Nature’s Plus Organic Ultra Green Juice, score 1785 $0.93
6. Amazing Grass Green Superfood Original, score 1770 $1.00
7. Nikken Jade Greenzymes, score 1695 $0.74
8. Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw OG Green SF Original, score 1695 $1.08
9. Miessence Deep Green Alkalising Superfood, score 1695 $2.53
10. Organifi Green Juice, score 1690 $2.67
11. Axe Organics Super Greens, score 1670 $1.68
12. Purium Power Shake Apple Berry, score 1580 $3.33
13. Nested Naturals Super Greens, score 1535 $0.93
14. Divine Health Fermented Green Supremefood, score 1450 $1.10
15. Purium More Greens, score 1445 $1.33
16. Macrolife Macro Greens Superfood, score 1435 $1.43
17. Barlean’s Organic Greens, score 1340 $1.00
18. 1st Phorm Opti-Greens 50, score 1335 $1.83
19. Shakeology, score 1320 $1.75
20. Garden of Life Perfect Food, score 1315 $1.39
21. Abundant Naturals Abundant Greens, score 1220 $0.87
22. Arbonne Greens Balance, score 1200 $1.73
23. Isagenix Greens, score 1090 $1.69
24. It Works! Greens Blend Berry, score 875 $1.10
25. Le-Vel Thrive Plus Boost, score 870 n/a
26. Mõdere Green Qi, score 765 $0.76

INTRODUCTION


Please click a tab above to learn more about our review process.

OVERVIEW


We found as many green drink mixes as possible from retail and direct sales.

The CPS (cost per serving) was done using retail pricing, whenever possible. We did not use sale prices or representative discount prices. We wanted to keep pricing as fair as possible across the board. Will you be able to find a product at a lower CPS, of course. The CPS we provide is a starting place.

We used information provided with the product, on the brands website, whenever possible. There were a few products we had to obtain ingredients and/or nutritional facts from third party sites. Whenever we had to do this, we were careful to check the information on various outlets to do our best to ensure the information used was accurate.

There were a few discrepancies and we list those in the notes of the products they relate to so be sure to read the notes for the product you are interested in and/or feel we made an error.

We are more than happy to correct any errors. However, we will not take the “word” of someone, proof must be submitted. For instance, quite a few of the products did not state if the process to “turn them into a powder” was done through cool/low temperature processing, if this was not stated we assumed it was not so… if your product is, in fact, cool/low temperature processed (so that it is indeed raw) please submit proof of this and we will happily change the score for that product.

ORGANIC — we only gave credit for this if the product is USDA Organic Certified. This is a very different process than having some organic ingredients.

GLUTEN FREE — must be stated WITH THE PRODUCT on the products website. Also, please note that if a product is given credit for this it does not mean it is TRULY gluten-free. Some will use this term when they assume the ingredients should be free of gluten. ALWAYS check with the brand’s product support department and ask if the product is tested for gluten. Also, if you have Celiac, ask if the ingredients are not only tested but if they are processed using safe cross-contamination techniques and/or processed in a facility that is free of gluten. We make no guarantees that any product, we’ve given credit for claiming it is gluten-free, is actually gluten-free.

We understand not everyone agrees on what is actually a food additive, artificial sweetener, etc. We researched each ingredient that could be construed as any of those to determine its classification. It is okay if you disagree but we will not adjust scoring in those areas.

SCORING


Each product was scored EXACTLY the same way using the interactive, online form we designed HERE.

Certified Organic = 250 pts
Contains added vegetables (1 or more) = 105 pts
Contains Enzymes = 110 pts
Contains Prebiotics = 110 pts
Contains Probiotics = 110 pts
Gluten-Free = 105 pts
Grain Free = 110 pts
Dairy-Free = 110 pts
Soy-Free = 110 pts
Tree Nut-Free = 110 pts
Free of Added Sweeteners = 115 pts
Free of Preservatives = 110 pts
Free of Natural Flavors = 110 pts
Free of Food Additives = 110 pts
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes = 110 pts
Free of Artificial Flavors = 110 pts
Free of Artificial Sweeteners = 110 pts
Low Temp Processed (RAW) = 125 pts

Highest Total One Product Can Earn = 2,130
Lowest Total One Product Can Earn = 0

Scoring Range for Products Tested: High=2020 and Low=765

TIES: In the event of a tie between two products or more, the products were ranked by CPS (Cost Per Serving) with the best CPS listed first and so on.

ABBREVIATIONS

We may soon provide a sortable table and the following abbreviations will be used:

CO = certified organic
VEG = includes added vegetables
GF = gluten free
GRF = grain free
DF = dairy free
SF = soy free
TNF = tree nut free
E = includes enzymes
PE = includes prebiotics
PO = includes probiotics
S = no added sweeteners
NF = free of natural flavors
P = free of preservatives
FA = free of food additives
ACD = free of artificial colors and dyes
AF = free of artificial flavors
AS = free of artificial sweeteners
RAW = low/cool temp processed
CPS = cost per serving

MusclePharm

Details


BRAND: MusclePharm
PRODUCT NAME: Organic Superfoods
Certified Organic: Yes
Contains Added Vegetables: Yes
Contains Enzymes: Yes
Contains Prebiotics: Yes
Contains Probiotics: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: No
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Food Additives: Yes
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: Yes
COST PER SERVING: $1.20

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Spirulina, Organic Chlorella, Organic Sprouted Navy Bean, Organic Sprouted Lentil, Organic Sprouted Garbanzo Bean, Organic Broccoli Sprout, Organic Amaranth, Organic QuinoaTrim® Quinoa, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Millet, Organic Chia, Organic Coffeeberry® Fruit, Organic Acerola, Organic Acai, Organic Goji, Organic Pineapple, Organic Strawberry, Organic Raspberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Tart Cherry, Organic Elderberry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Broccoli, Organic Tomato, Organic Carrot, Organic Spinach, Organic Kale, Organic Acacia (Acacia Seyal) Prebiotic Fiber (200 mg), Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Protease 20,000 HUT, Amylase 1,000 SKBU, Lipase 100 FIP, Cellulose 1,000 CU, Organic Inner Filet Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) (Leaf)

Ingredients Link

Notes


This product contain ingredients that would not be keto or paleo compliant.

Used third party outlet to further research ingredients because website has them only for their “sticks” packaging.

Protein 1 g
Carbs 5 g
Sugars 0 g
Sodium not listed

SunWarrior

Details


BRAND: Sun Warrior
PRODUCT NAME: Ormus Super Greens
Certified Organic: Yes
Contains Added Vegetables: No
Contains Enzymes: No
Contains Prebiotics: No
Contains Probiotics: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: Yes
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Food Additives: Yes
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: Yes
COST PER SERVING: $0.67

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: Organic Whole Leaf Alfalfa Powder, Organic Whole Barley Grass Powder, Organic Whole Wheat Grass Powder, Organic Whole Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Organic Whole Oat Grass Powder, Dehydrated Organic Alfalfa Leaf Juice, Dehydrated Organic Barley Grass Juice, Dehydrated Organic Wheat Grass Juice, Dehydrated Organic Oat Grass Juice, Organic ginger root, probiotic blend (L-acidophilus, L-plantarum, L-casei, L-rhamnosus, B-lactis, L-salivarius, B-bifidum)

Ingredients Link

Notes


Protein 1 g
Carbs 3 g
Sugars 1 g
Sodium 32 mg

Essante

Details


BRAND: Essante Organics
PRODUCT NAME: Earth Greens
Certified Organic: Yes
Contains Added Vegetables: Yes
Contains Enzymes: No
Contains Prebiotics: No
Contains Probiotics: No
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: Yes
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Food Additives: Yes
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: Yes
COST PER SERVING: $0.65

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: All organic Ingredients: Barley grass, alfalfa leaf, wheatgrass, spinach, aloe vera 200:1, kamut grass, parsley leaf, lemongrass, kale, spearmint leaf, broccoli, cabbage, peppermint leaf, celery, and dandelion root

Ingredients Link

Notes


Protein 2 g
Carbs 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Sodium 0 mg

Purium

Details


BRAND: Purium
PRODUCT NAME: Green Spectrum Original
Certified Organic: Yes
Contains Added Vegetables: Yes
Contains Enzymes: No
Contains Prebiotics: No
Contains Probiotics: No
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: Yes
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Food Additives: Yes
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: Yes
COST PER SERVING: $0.67

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Alfalfa Leaf Juice, Certified Organic Barley Grass Juice, Certified Organic Oat Grass Juice, Certified Organic Wheatgrass Juice, Certified Organic Spirulina, Certified Organic Chlorella, Certified Organic Sea Kelp, Certified Organic Parsley, Certified Organic Broccoli, Certified Organic Cabbage, Certified Organic Kale, Certified Organic Dandelion Leaf, Certified Organic Broccoli Sprout, Certified Organic Dulse

Ingredients Link

Notes


Protein 1 g
Carbs 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Sodium 20 mg

NaturesPlus

Details


BRAND: Nature’s Plus
PRODUCT NAME: Organic Ultra Juice Green Powder
Certified Organic: Yes
Contains Added Vegetables: Yes
Contains Enzymes: Yes
Contains Prebiotics: No
Contains Probiotics: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: No
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Food Additives: Yes
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: No
COST PER SERVING: $0.93

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Cassava, Certified Organic Parsley, Certified Organic Turmeric, Certified Organic Fenugreek, Certified Organic Dandelion Leaf, Certified Organic Green Tea, Certified Organic Ginger Root, Certified Organic Coriander, Certified Organic Oregano, Certified Organic Cinnamon, Certified Organic Quinoa, Certified Organic Garlic, Certified Organic Flax Seed, Certified Organic Cloves, Certified Organic Fennel Seed, Certified Organic Broccoli, Certified Organic Spinach, Certified Organic Kale, Certified Organic Cabbage, Certified Organic Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Certified Organic Dulse (Palmaria palmata), Certified Organic Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus), Certified Organic Nori (Porphyra umbilicalis), Certified Organic Kelp (Laminaria digitata), Certified Organic Chlorella (Clorella vulgaris) (cracked cell), Certified Organic Icelandic Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum), Certified Organic Brown Rice, Certified Organic Guava, Certified Organic Holy Basil, Certified Organic Lemon, Certified Organic Amla, Certified Organic Annatto, Certified Organic Sesbania, Certified Organic Pineapple and Certified Organic Papaya (naturally supplying enzymes like bromelain and papain), Cellulose 500 CU, Hemicellulase 225 HCU, Xylanase 500 XU, Bromelain 225,000 PU, Papain 200,000 PU Probiotic Bacterial Culture (Bifidobacterium breve)

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Notes


Could not find this product on the company’s website. Used third party sources for ingredients.

Check with company to ensure their Vitamin E does not come from soy, as many tocopherols do.
Also, please note this product contains cassava and brown rice, which are not Keto or Paleo compliant.

This product does not contain a macronutrient breakdown label.

AmazingGrass

Details


BRAND: Amazing Grass
PRODUCT NAME: Green Superfood Original
Certified Organic: No
Contains Added Vegetables: Yes
Contains Enzymes: Yes
Contains Prebiotics: Yes
Contains Probiotics: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Grain-Free: Yes
Dairy Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Tree Nut Free: Yes
Free of Added Sweeteners: Yes
Free of Preservatives: Yes
Free of Natural Flavors: Yes
Free of Food Additives: No
Free of Artificial Colors and Dyes: Yes
Free of Artificial Flavors: Yes
Free of Artificial Sweeteners: Yes
Low Cool Temp Processed: Yes
COST PER SERVING: $1.00

Ingredients


INGREDIENTS: Organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spinach, organic spirulina, organic chlorella (cracked cell-wall), organic broccoli, organic rose hips, organic pineapple, organic carrot, acerola cherry extract, green tea extract, organic acai, organic beet, raspberry, organic maca, organic flax seed, apple pectin, F.O.S. (Fructooligosaccharide from Chicory Root), Lactobacillus Acidophilus, protease (aspergillus oryzae), amylase (aspergillus oryzae), lipase (aspergillus niger), lactase (aspergillus oryzae), cellulase (trichoderma reesei), peppermint, and silica

Ingredients Link

Notes


Amazing Grass is not USDA certified organic but does contain a lot of organic ingredients. Our pause with this product is that it contains the controversial ingredient silica (silicone dioxide). We found a large amount of mixed information/research concerning silica where some show it is completely safe and others do not agree. Our advice is to research this on your own and make a decision that you are most comfortable with.

This product comes in a wide range of flavors. Those flavors do contain natural flavors while this one does not.

Protein 2 g
Carbs 4 g
Sugars <1 g
Sodium 30 mg

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