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As a kid growing up, I was always told “Greens are Ninja Turtle food”. If we wanted to be strong and cool (or just be a ninja turtle for that matter), we had to eat our green vegetables. Oh and the fact that dessert wasn’t allowed to be eaten until the vegetables were gone probably had something to do with it too. But that’s besides the point.

And, well, I’ve eaten my fair share of green vegetables over the years and I’ve yet to see any transformation. Just saying.

But anyway, hoping to come to the green rescue is the Amazing Grass Organic GreenSuperFood Whole Food Energy Bar. According the the wrapper of the bar, it is organic, raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy and soy free, and has no sugar added.

It had a slighty fruity smell, almost like a date. The bar was very dense, but also soft to chew. The taste was pretty fruity, and surprisingly sweeter than I had expected. It reminded me sort of like a raspberry flavored fruit leather, but softer, and definitely not as sweet. It also reminded me of what the inside of a fig newton tasted like, but again, not as sweet. The tiny pieces of walnuts that were in the bar I liked, because it added a bit more flavor.

Overall, not too bad, but not my favorite. It was lackluster for me, but the nutritional facts were impressive. Chock full of awesome ingredients, such as organic dates, organic wheat grass, organic flax lignans and more. I felt as if it truly was a bar from nature, and green inspired. However, it wasn’t so good as to where I would buy it again (although I recieved this sample for free). And even though it was sugar free, I felt like I wanted to drizzle icing on it. Curse my sweet tooth. 2 1/2 stars

Have you ever watched the Ninja Turtles? Which one was your favorite? Leonardo was mine =)

Amazing Grass offered to send me a some of their Orange Dreamsicle Drink Powder to try for free. I accepted, and got this in the mail a day or so ago.

This powder has a whole bunch of stuff in it! According to the label, there are things like the “Amazing Grass Green Food Blend”, “Antioxidant Blend”, “EFA Fiber Blend”, “Digestive Enzyme & Active Culture Pre & Probiotic Blend” and more. I liked it especially because of the “Green Food Blend” which had things like “Organic Wheat Grass” and “Organic Spirulina” in it, which are things I don’t consume on a normal basis.

After my workout this morning, I wanted to have some with my meal. It suggests to “mix 1 scoop with 6 oz. of water, juice or your favorite milk”. I opted for water at first, so I could see what it really tasted like.

Here’s what it looked like when I opened up the tub.

Silly me. For some reason I expected an orange color, since it was called “Orange Dreamsicle”. Hah.

With water, it mixed easily. It was kind of “piecy” in consistency. It had a very mild sweetness, and actually DID remind me of an orange creamsicle, but was no where as sweet. I wanted to try it some other way. Conveniently, I had been eating a Pineapple Chobani, and decided to mix some in.

Not too pretty, but pretty tasty.

It was certainly a unique flavor with the Chobani, but I kind of liked it!  I think next time I try this, I’ll use it in a smoothie or with some milk as suggested instead of water. 3 stars

1 scoop is 30 calories, 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

What was your favorite ice pop as a kid? I always liked those Strawberry Shortcake pops =)

*Last few days to enter the “Organic Chocolate Indulgence” Giveaway!* 🙂

After a workout, there’s a few things I crave. Protein, to fuel my hard worked muscles, something sweet, to reward myself for a hard workout, and something healthy, to treat the body good and give it what it deserves. So, what better way to indulge after the gym than with an all natural Amazing Grass GREEN SuperFood Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar? 🙂

Amazing Grass sent me some products to try, and one of them was the GREEN SuperFood Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar. Combining two of my favorite things, chocolate and peanut butter, I certainly was excited for this.

This bar is all natural, gluten free, and according to the wrapper, made with organic peanuts, dates and green foods. According to the website, “We’ve taken our alkalizing Green SuperFood, with antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables and combined them in a bar that will satisfy your hunger and deliver nutrients to your body the way Mother Nature intended…unprocessed, organic and delicious.”

So I opened up the bar, and certainly was happy. It looked like a chocolate covered bar, and pretty thick too. I took a bite, and was actually quite surprised. The chocolate on top was smooth and sweet, I actually thought it was milk chocolate but the ingredients say it’s a “Dark Chocolate Coating”. The inside of the bar is, well, GREEN! They weren’t kidding about the “GREEN” part! I didn’t really taste too much peanut butter flavor, more like just a hint of peanut, but what I really tasted was a fruity flavor. It almost reminded me of chocolate covered raisins- but in bar form. It was tasty, though! Definitely a dense and chewy bar, it provided a sweet and slightly salty taste that certainly satisfied.

Overall, I give it 3 1/2 stars. It certainly was satisfying, and I liked the chocolatey coating on the outside. I really liked that it was made with organic ingredients, and contained the Green SuperFoods! However, I do wish it had more of a peanut butter taste, and slightly less fat per bar. Otherwise, I think it’s a great treat after the gym, or anytime!

Hey, if you want to buy these or other Amazing Grass products for yourself, you can click on the picture below!! 🙂

1 bar is 270 calories, 14 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.

Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Dates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Peanuts, Organic Rice Crisps, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Adidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Natural Flavor, Peanut Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt
Organic Dark Chocolate Coating: Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor

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