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What should you mix greens powder with?

What should you mix greens powder with?

If you are already invested in taking a daily greens powder supplement, you're ahead of the game. Your gut health, energy, and immunity levels will thank you! But particularly if it's your first time trying a greens powder, you may be asking what to mix greens powder with to make it taste as palatable as possible. 

First, you'll want to make sure the greens powder you select is of the highest quality. Look for the USDA Certified Organic logo on the packaging, which means the entire product has been verified non-GMO and grown without pesticides. You'll also want multiple super greens (we use organic wheat grass, organic alfalfa grass, organic barley grass) as well as sea greens (we use organic spirulina and organic chlorella.) 

Next, you'll want to plan on drinking your greens first thing upon waking. If you are new to greens powders, find one that tastes pleasant and prepare a "greens shot." This means using a small amount of liquid (about a cup or 8 oz.) and shaking vigorously (in a mason jar with a lid or a water bottle) or blitzing with a handheld frother. 

 

What Should You Mix Greens Powder with?

Now that we have all that established, back to our original question: "what to mix greens powder with to make it enjoyable?" Here are our five favorite liquids and greens powder combinations.

 

#1: Chilled Water + Lemon with Greens Powder

Using cold water makes a huge difference. We also love a splash of lemon juice (fresh-squeezed or from concentrate) to add a light acidity and balance out the earthy taste of the greens. 

 

#2: Coconut Water and Greens Powder

Coconut water is a great addition to greens powder as it can aid in hydration and de-bloating, too! As with our water, we prefer our coconut water chilled too.

 

#3: Fruit Juice and Greens Powder

If juice is a part of your morning routine already (fresh or bottled) than adding greens powder can be a great way to amp up the nutrients. We recommend picking one out with no added sugars.

 

#4: Almond Milk and Greens Powder

One of our favorite mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-ups is a greens latte. We mix a scoop of Greens Ritual with warmed and/or frothed almond milk (or try an iced latte) and it is delicious! Add a dash of sweetener (like maple syrup or monkfruit) as needed.

 

#5: A Smoothie with Greens Powder

If you are a fan of smoothies for breakfast, you can also simply add your greens powder in to your favorite recipe. Play with the combinations you like best. Our favorite is one with tropical fruits, like our Supergreen Smoothie

Protein Powder for Breastfeeding and Weight Loss?

Protein Powder for Breastfeeding and Weight Loss?

Is protein powder good for breastfeeding and weight loss? Yes! 

Protein is a critical macronutrient during breastfeeding. And protein powders that are USDA Certified Organic and filled with real, whole-food ingredients (and third-party tested for safety) are a convenient and delicious way to nourish your body and facilitate gentle, sustainable weight loss without compromising your milk supply. 

Important disclaimer: We believe in supporting both the mom and baby post-partum. We don't believe in stress-inducing diets or a rapid "snap back" to pre-partum habits. We believe in gentle and sustainable changes that help the body heal and help you feel amazing. We also believe in bio-individuality, so as always, please consult a Registered Dietician for specific advice. 

 

Protein is Essential During Breastfeeding

Getting enough protein is crucial for all women, but it is particularly important for breastfeeding moms to facilitate a consistent milk supply while feeling nourished and full (and not hungry all the time!) 

For women in general, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is a meager 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. According to Harvard researchers, however, this should be viewed as the minimum amount required to not get sick, and consuming up to double this recommendation can have positive health outcomes

Keeping this in mind, to calculate your non-postpartum protein needs, multiple your bodyweight in pounds by .36. This number is the absolute minimum protein your body requires. Now multiply that number by two to get a good healthy upper limit. 

According to the World Health Organization, women should consume an extra 25 grams of protein per day for the first six months of breast-feeding. This can of course vary from person-to-person, so if you're curious about your individual needs, working with a Registered Dietician can be a huge help. 

 

Protein Powders are a Convenient Breastfeeding Solution

If your increasing protein needs sound intimidating, protein powders can be a hugely helpful and convenient solution for meeting your goals without overdoing it on meat, eggs, and cheese.

Protein powders can also help combat sugar cravings by steadying your blood sugar levels. The right one can also pack in many nutrients and serve up a delicious and filling meal or snack (that you can consume with only one hand and take on-the-go as needed.) 

 

What to Look for in a Protein Powder when Breastfeeding

 

#1: Make Sure it is USDA Certified Organic 

Not all protein powders are created equal. Because they are unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you'll want to ensure that your protein powder of choice is USDA Certified Organic. This ensures what is on the label is actually what is in the product, and also means it meets strict regulations for farming and manufacturing. By definition, USDA Certified Organic products are Non-GMO.

Read more about why "USDA Organic Certified" matters.

 

#2: Check that it is Third-party Tested

Make sure the manufacturer uses an independent ISO 17025 certified laboratory to test for heavy metals, pathogens, and any major allergens you're concerned about. 

You'll also want to make sure they make the full ingredients list available and are transparent about their sourcing practices. 

See the full ingredients list for our Beauty Protein.

 

#3: Decide on Dairy Free, Gluten Free, etc.

Going plant-based with your protein powder is an easy way to cut back on animal products. You'll also want to avoid whey protein if you are concerned about dairy allergies. Look for gluten free products if that is a concern for you as well. 

 

#4: Look for Low Glycemic Sweeteners

You'll want to check for added sugars and opt for low glycemic sweeteners like organic stevia extract or organic monkfruit. These will help add a light sweetness without causing a huge blood sugar spike. 

 

How Protein Powders Support Weight Loss

Consuming protein helps you feel full. It helps curb "hunger" hormones while sending fullness signals to your brain. Eating protein, particularly at breakfast, is also widely researched and consistently shown to enhance satiety and reduce caloric intake later on in the day.

In addition to helping you eat less later in the day, eating protein at breakfast is also shown to help reduce belly fat. In fact, eating high-quality protein is inversely related to belly fat, meaning the more you eat, the less belly fat you will have.

Protein has the highest thermic effect of all macronutrients, meaning that your body expends the most energy (burns calories) to digest it. More than carbohydrates or fat.

Read more about protein powders and weight loss for women.

 

Our Favorite Breastfeeding Smoothie Recipe

Made with milk-boosting protein, flaxseed, and brewer's yeast.

 

The Cocoa Lactation Smoothie

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1/2 frozen banana

1 scoop Hint of Chocolate Organic Beauty Protein

1 tablespoon almond or sunflower seed butter

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon Brewer's Yeast

2-3 teaspoons maple syrup, monkfruit or stevia

 

How to:

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender until well combined. Add a handful of ice to thicken and continue blending until creamy.

 

More fun ways to Use Protein Powders when Breastfeeding

Make Protein Pancakes or Protein Waffles in batches and freeze for quick mornings.

Make Protein Muffins for a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack.

Try Double-Chocolate Protein Bars or Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars.

Triple or quadruple this grain-free granola.

 

How Do Subscriptions Work?

How Do Subscriptions Work?

The easiest way to start a new, healthy habit is to automate it. That's why we offer subscriptions on our products, to help you make the best health decisions possible with the least strain on your life. As with all good habits, consistency is key. Glowing skin and a healthy gut don't happen overnight, they require daily rituals.

Our subscriptions are super simple and designed to be transparent and easy-to-use. That means you yourself can cancel anytime, day or night, or update your items or item quantities. 

By selecting your shipping frequency, adding to cart, and checking out, you'll be enrolled in auto-shipping for your selected item(s). Your first order will be processed immediately, and the next one will arrive within your desired timeframe. 

To make any adjustments at all, simply log in to your account. If you do not yet have a login, you can request one here. Your subscription confirmation emails also have a direct link in them as well to manage your subscription.

Cancel anytime before your next order is billed to stop deliveries. Once an order has been placed, it is ineligible for cancellation but you are may cancel any future orders.

 

Still have questions? Email us at hello@skipwithorganics.com. 

Can I See the Full Ingredient List for Greens Ritual?

Can I See the Full Ingredient List for Greens Ritual?

Yes, you can! We're so proud of our USDA Organic Certified, vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and Non-GMO ingredients.

You can find the full nutrition panel on the Greens Ritual page in the second image at the top. Click on it and zoom-in to read. We've also included a full ingredient list here, too. 

And, because Greens Ritual bears the USDA Organic seal, you can trust all ingredients have been third-party verified and tested for safety (including heavy metals and pathogens) in an ISO 17025 certified laboratory.

 

Greens Ritual Ingredients

Organic Whole Food Greens Blend:

Organic Alfalfa Grass Powder

Organic Wheatgrass Powder

Organic Barley Grass Powder

Organic Spirulina Powder

Organic Chlorella Powder

 

Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend:

Organic Pineapple Powder

Organic Carrot Powder

Organic Vegetable Blend of Broccoli (stem and florets), Organic Broccoli Sprouts, Organic Tomato, Organic Carrot, Organic Spinach, Organic Kale

Organic Strawberry Powder

 

Stress + Immunity Superfoods:

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

Organic Parsley Powder

Organic Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract

Organic Turmeric Root Powder

Organic Beet Root Powder

Organic Seabuckthorn Powder

Ascorbic Acid (Excellent source of easily absorbed Vitamin C)

 

Digestive Enzyme + Probiotic Blend:

Bromelain Enzyme 

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Bifidobacterium Longum

Citric Acid (Derived from citrus fruits, aids in mineral absorption)

 

Low Glycemic Sweeteners: 

Organic Natural Lemon Flavor (Derived from real 100% organic lemons which have been condensed into extract and then spray-dried onto powder)

Organic Stevia (Leaf) Extract

Organic Monk Fruit Extract

 

SHOP GREENS RITUAL

Can I see the Full Ingredient List for Beauty Protein?

Can I see the Full Ingredient List for Beauty Protein?

Yes, absolutely! We're so proud of our USDA Organic Certified, vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and Non-GMO ingredients.

You can find the full nutrition panel on each product page in the second image at the top. Click on it and zoom-in to read. We've also included a full ingredient list here, too. 

And, because Beauty Protein bears the USDA Organic seal, you can trust all ingredients have been third-party verified and tested for safety (including heavy metals and pathogens) in an ISO 17025 certified laboratory.

 

Hint of Vanilla Beauty Protein Ingredients

Complete Plant Protein Blend:

Organic Pea Protein, Organic Hemp Protein Powder, Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein (we use a highly bioavailable mix that is easy on digestion)

Prebiotic Fiber for Gut Health + Digestion:

Organic Psyllium Husk Powder, Organic Oat Bran Powder, Xanthan Gum

Skin Superfoods + Vitamins:

Organic Baobab Fruit Powder (20x the antioxidants of green tea), Mushroom Powder (highly effective source of natural Vitamin D), Ascorbic Acid (excellent source of easily absorbed Vitamin C)

Probiotics:

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum (two of the most highly researched probiotic strains)

Low Glycemic Sweeteners:

Organic Monk Fruit Extract, Organic Stevia (Leaf) Extract, Natural Vanilla Flavour (derived from 100% real vanilla beans, condensed into extract and then spray-dried onto powder)

 

SHOP HINT OF VANILLA

 

Hint of Chocolate Beauty Protein Ingredients

Complete Plant Protein Blend:

Organic Pea Protein, Organic Hemp Protein Powder, Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein (we use a highly bioavailable mix that is easy on digestion)

Prebiotic Fiber for Gut Health + Digestion:

Organic Psyllium Husk Powder, Organic Oat Bran Powder, Xanthan Gum

Skin Superfoods + Vitamins:

Organic Baobab Fruit Powder (20x the antioxidants of green tea), Mushroom Powder (highly effective source of natural Vitamin D), Ascorbic Acid (excellent source of easily absorbed Vitamin C), Organic Cocoa Powder

Probiotics:

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum (two of the most highly researched probiotic strains)

Low Glycemic Sweeteners:

Organic Monk Fruit Extract, Organic Stevia (Leaf) Extract, Natural Chocolate Flavour (derived from 100% real cacao beans, condensed into extract and then spray-dried onto powder)

 

SHOP HINT OF CHOCOLATE

Are Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual Non-GMO?

Are Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual Non-GMO?

Yes. Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual are 100% non-GMO. 

This guarantee is part of why we make exclusively USDA Certified Organic products. Having this label ensures no GMOs are introduced anywhere in the process of planting or farming. 

According to the USDA:

"The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, and an organic soup producer can’t use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they aren’t using GMOs and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances, such as GMOs, from farm to table."

Are Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual Gluten Free?

Are Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual Gluten Free?

Yes. All of our USDA Certified Organic products, including Beauty Protein and Greens Ritual, are gluten free. 

 

Beauty Protein

Both of our USDA Organic Beauty Protein flavors do include "Organic Oat Bran Powder." We do this because Oat bran is a piece of the oat grain that is high in soluble fiber, promoting gut health. There is no wheat bran or any other kinds of bran included.

Oat bran is naturally gluten-free but can be contaminated with gluten during growing or processing. For this reason we also third-party test each finished batch for gluten at an ISO 17025 certified 3rd party laboratory. 

 

Greens Ritual

Greens Ritual does not contain any wheat or gluten. It does contain Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Alfalfa Grass, and Organic Barley Grass all of which are naturally gluten free as well. To ensure they are truly gluten free, however we also third-party test each finished batch for gluten at an ISO 17025 certified 3rd party laboratory.

 

 

In addition, to bear the USDA Organic seal on our products means all claims (including gluten free) have been verified by testing and/or documentation on any of our packaging or site.

 

Are Protein Powders Good for Weight Loss?

Are Protein Powders Good for Weight Loss?

One question we often get is "Are protein powders good for weight loss?" And our answer is always a resounding yes! Read on for five science-backed reasons protein powders are good for weight loss.

Just be sure to always seek out USDA Certified Organic protein powders that contain wholefood-derived ingredients from third-party verified companies.

 

#1: A High-Protein Breakfast can Help Reduce Appetite & Cravings

Consuming protein helps you feel full. It helps curb "hunger" hormones while sending fullness signals to your brain. Eating protein, particularly at breakfast, is also widely researched and consistently shown to enhance satiety and reduce caloric intake later on in the day.

Starting your day with a protein-based smoothie that also includes fiber, healthy fats, and greens/vegetables is an ideal way to stave off hunger and prevent cravings. That's why our USDA Organic Certified Beauty Protein is also made with prebiotic fiber. Try one of our signature recipes for a weight-loss-friendly start to your day.

 

#2: Eating Quality Protein is Shown to Reduce Belly Fat

In addition to helping you eat less later in the day, eating protein at breakfast is also shown to help reduce belly fat. In fact, eating high-quality protein is inversely related to belly fat, meaning the more you eat, the less belly fat you will have.

 

#3: Eating Protein Provides a Metabolism Boost

Protein has the highest thermic effect of all macronutrients, meaning that your body expends the most energy (burns calories) to digest it. More than carbohydrates or fat. 

High protein intake has been shown to boost metabolism and increase the amount of calories burned by 80-100 calories per day.

 

#4: Smoothies are Delicious

The simplest way to lose weight and keep it off is to ensure you're eating foods you actually enjoy. Be sure to choose flavors you love and work on making your "perfect smoothie" that isn't too thick, too thin, too sweet, or not sweet enough. (If you need help, check out our foolproof guide!) If you love chocolate, choose a chocolate protein powder, if you love tropical fruit, try a green smoothie, or if you love peanut butter, be sure to add some. 

 

#5: Smoothies are Convenient 

The easiest changes to make are the ones that naturally fit into your day. Whether you eat your breakfast on-the-go or at home, a smoothie is a great and convenient healthy breakfast option.

 

Oftentimes, the argument against smoothies for breakfast is that they are not filling enough. So, just be sure to add a healthy fat, protein, and some fiber. Generally, the thicker it is, the more satisfying it will be too. 

What do "USDA Organic," "Organic," and "Made with Organic Ingredients" Really Mean?

What do "USDA Organic," "Organic," and "Made with Organic Ingredients" Really Mean?

If you haven't been seeking out USDA Organic Certified protein powder or wellness supplements, you're not alone. While the Environmental Working Group (the EWG) ranks both vegetables ("The Dirty Dozen") and beauty products (through their "Skin Deep" database) on their safety and toxicity, there isn't a lot of accountability or education around supplements. Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) which means they can live in a largely unregulated gray space most of the time.

The simplest way to add a layer of accountability and safety is to find a third-party validated, tested product that abides by Organic standards. But even that can be confusing. Products might be called "Organic" but not be USDA Certified organic, meaning the whole product has not been third-party validated. Or they may say "made with organic ingredients" which means it is not entirely organic, but meets a 70% criteria. 

Here's a simple cheat sheet to help you decode your label. Or, read more about how the USDA Organic label is better for the planet, too.

LABEL WHAT IT MEANS
USDA
ORGANIC
All ingredients and suppliers are third-party verified Organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Contains 95% or more Certified Organic ingredients.
Suppliers must abide by strict USDA Organic farming practices:
—Prohibits use of synthetic substances, fertilizers, pesticides.
—Prohibits use of genetic engineering (non-GMO).
Takes into account ecological balance and sustainability:
—Farmers must use practices that support farm resources.
—Farmers must use practices that conserve biodiversity.
—Farmers must use natural materials that support healthy soil.
—Farmers must use natural materials that support clean water. 
ORGANIC Contains organic ingredients on label.
Not third-party verified.
MADE WITH
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
Contains 70% certified organic ingredients.
ALL NATURAL 🌷❤️🌈 (Your guess is as good as ours.)

How to Find a Keto Greens Powder

How to Find a Keto Greens Powder

Are all greens powders keto? No, not all greens powders are keto-friendly or intermittent-fasting friendly. You'll want to look for greens powders that are low in added sugar, net carbohydrates, and calories as well as made from high-quality, USDA Certified organic ingredients.

 

Benefits of Greens Powders on the Keto Diet

Greens powders can be a great addition to a keto diet. They provide the cellular nutrition your body needs without unnecessary carbohydrates. Finding a USDA Certified Organic greens powder means you're getting several servings of wholefood-derived fruits and vegetables, grown without any genetic engineering or pesticides. 

Greens powders are also great for those who practice intermittent fasting and are looking to maximize their nutrition, without disrupting a fast. To achieve this, look for greens powders that are under 40 calories per serving. Greens Ritual, our USDA Certified Organic greens powder is just 30 calories per serving.

 

How to Find a Keto Greens Powder

 

#1 HAS 1 GRAM OR LESS OF SUGAR

First, look at the ingredient list to see if sugar is listed. Be sure to look for it in all its forms, including: sugar, cane sugar, fructose and dextrose. If the label meets this criteria, next look at the nutritional panel for sugars. Ideally, the greens powder has 1 gram of sugar or less. Greens Ritual has just 1 gram of naturally occurring sugar.

 

#2 HAS UNDER 5 "NET" CARBOHYDRATES

Next, check out the carbohydrates and fiber content. To calculate the "net" carbohydrates or the impact to your blood sugar, subtract the fiber content from the total carbohydrates. On the keto diet, adding in fiber is critical and can help with digestion and elimination. You'll want this "net" carbohydrate number to be under 5 grams. Greens Ritual has 5 grams of total carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber, which means it has just 3 grams of "net" carbohydrates. 

 

#3 IS USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC

While it is true that organic food is not more keto-friendly than non-organic food, finding a USDA Certified Organic greens powder means that it is third-party verified. As supplements are unregulated by the FDA, you'll want to look for this certification to ensure the label and ingredients are accurate and have been verified by a third-party.

 

#4 HAS CRITICAL NUTRIENTS

Because you may be cutting out certain food groups on the keto diet, rounding out your overall nutrition is essential. Look for greens powders with a diversity of at least two high quality greens sources and at least five sources of fruits and vegetables. Greens Ritual has five sources of high-quality greens: organic wheatgrass, organic alfalfa grass, organic barley grass, organic spirulina, and organic chlorella. It also boasts 10 sources of fruits and vegetables alongside superfoods organic matcha, organic seabuckthorn, and more. 

 

Should You Take a Greens Powder while Keto?

Yes! Absolutely. Finding the right keto greens powder can improve overall nutrition and energy as well as cut down on sweet cravings. Just be sure to find a high-quality, third party-verified greens powder to meet your needs.

 

How to Add Greens Powder into Your Keto Plan

Simply shake up the greens powder with water and enjoy! Alternatively, add it to your favorite keto smoothie recipe.