The ABC’s of Using Your Greens Powder
A common question I often get is:
“How are you supposed to use Incredible Greens?”
The truth is that you can use it in pretty much whatever way you enjoy it best. This can include eating it raw or adding it to other foods where you may or may not taste it.
It can literally be used in anything, but as a general principle I usually use Incredible Greens under the following circumstances:
- In dishes that are either sweet or creamy
- In dishes that already have a strong color/flavor so that Incredible Greens doesn’t overpower the taste
1). Mix It With Water. Your satisfaction with this will obviously depend on how you feel about the mild grassiness of IG’s flavor, but it mixes well and has a fairly neutral taste.
2). Add it to smoothies. Probably the classic way to use a greens powder. In most mixes you won’t even know it’s there. To get started, here’s a recipe for a green tropical smoothie that tastes great with Incredible Greens. The smoothie from above was made by Kristi from Sweetly Fit.
3).Mix it with juice. Have a juicer? Adding about 1/2 scoop of Incredible Greens to 4-6 ounces of juice (fresh or canned) typically works well. Here’s one of my favorite recipes to help boost your energy.
4). Add it to pancakes or other batter. In pancakes and french toast a scoop of Incredible Greens typically goes unnoticed. Above is a video recipe of my favorite pancake mix. (Made by yours truly!) It’s got no flour, fills you up, and tastes great. Depending on the recipe they may or may not change the hue of the food.
5). Green Eggs and Ham! Adding about 1/2 scoop of Incredible Greens to scrambled eggs will give your eggs a colorful hue to your breakfast and help you relive your favorite childhood book! The wonderful Heather Powers actually put this idea into action!
6). Mix it with almond milk. The mild sweetness of most plant milks combined with the slight sweetness of Incredible Greens usually go well together. In my opinion their after tastes are complimentary as well. However, Incredible Greens might clump up a little bit in the mixture.
7). Mix it into your oatmeal. Oatmeal is a great place to fortify your diet. Incredible Greens will change the hue, but the taste goes well with the oats, especially if you add in some milk and/or raisins and nuts.
8). Use it as a broth in soups. This is one of my favorites. If a recipe calls for vegetable broth substitute a scoop of Incredible Greens instead. You probably won’t notice a difference at all.
9). Sprinkle it into tomato sauce. The texture, color, and flavor of Incredible Greens will usually overwhelm the flavor characteristics of Incredible Greens, thus making it invisible.
10). Use it in cake and brownie batter. Creamy and sweet mixtures will usually crowd out the presence of a greens powder. If you’re looking for healthy ways to go down this road here’s a famous recipe for vegan brownies by Lindsay Nixon.
11). Massage it into burgers and sausages. I wouldn’t have thought of this one, but a friend of mine who’s a tried and true meat lover thought it was a good idea. In the same way you’d use meat tenderizer, sprinkle/massage a little bit of Incredible Greens into your meat before you cook it.
12). Make A Milkshake. Since Incredible Greens is slightly sweet adding it on top of a little bit of ice cream will work fine. With some fresh fruit on top it’ll almost be like eating a salad 🙂 The picture above is from Kristi at Sweetly Fit (again). This is her delicious banana-cado milkshake.
13). Add it to fresh fruit. I’d recommend making sure the fruit has a little bit of moisture/juice with it, to make sure it gets absorbed well.
14). Mix it with skillets and pan fried dishes. If I’m cooking bulgur, lentils, quinoa, or some other grain that also includes a liquid I always a little bit of Incredible Greens as a base. Here’s a facebook album of one of my favorite skillets.
15). Mix it with yogurt. Half a scoop to a fruit flavored yogurt is recommended. Based on feedback I’ve heard it’s best to stay away from chocolate concoctions.
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18). Add it to hot water Drink tea or coffee? Add half a scoop of Incredible Greens to hot water in the morning as a substitute.
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General Tips To Use Incredible Greens
Hopefully this list will be enough to get your imagination going. If you’re venturing out on your own and need a few guiding principles then here’s what I’d keep in mind:
- Due to the stevia added to Incredible Greens it’s slightly sweet, so it typically goes well with fruit or other sweet dishes
- It has a grassy/malty after taste which might be a problem with lighter/broth flavored dishes. For this reason it’s a good idea to added to dishes that are either thick, saucy, creamy or sweet.
- Any dish that’s lightly colored will probably have its hue changed with Incredible Greens. Whether or not you think this is cool or unappetizing is obviously a personal thing.
For the most part all the different ways I use Incredible Greens fall into one of the above categories.
However, I’m always open to new ideas.
How do you use Incredible Greens? Are there any ideas I’m missing?