The idea of adding cold-pressed juice to our diet sounds like a pretty amazing and super healthy idea, right? But, then when we take a look at the costly burden of having tons of fresh produce on hand at all times, picking up a fresh cold-pressed juice at Whole Foods, or how much cleanup is involved, many of us are simply put off by the idea.
But, don’t let these things get in the way of you enjoying all the benefits cold-pressed juice has to offer! We have a solution to this problem.
Enter cold-press juice powder. We’re spilling on the details on what you need to know about making this a regular part of your diet and why it may keep tons of cash in your pocket and result in far less cleanup time spent in the kitchen.
The Green Side of Things ($)
Let’s talk money — while we think that investing in your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself, not all of us have an extra $7-10 to cover the cost of a daily cold-pressed juice or to keep dozens of apples, cucumbers, celery, lemons, or barley grass on hand every single day.
The good news is that with a greens powder, you may be able to cut costs down to less than $2 per serving.
But, there’s a catch — the greens powder must contain cold-pressed juice (more on why later), and be free from additives.
The good news? Daily Dose Greens will only cost you $1.60 per serving, and it’s made with high-quality cold-pressed juice, and none of the yucky ingredients your body doesn’t need.
3 Tips To Selecting The Highest Quality Cold-Pressed Greens Powder
Ok, so now that we have established that a greens powder is a much more cost-effective and convenient way to get that nutrient-dense cold-pressed juice into your diet, let’s take a closer look at three other key things to keep in mind.
Nº 1 - Avoid Maltodextrin
Maltodextrin is a powder that’s used as a thickener and is generally made from wheat, corn, rice, or potato starch. The problem? It’s highly processed, and with a higher glycemic index than table sugar, it can definitely cause some blood sugar spikes. This is literally the last thing you want to find in a product that you are enjoying to complement your healthy diet.
And, unfortunately, it’s found in tons of barley and wheatgrass powders, as well as powders that contain digestive enzymes as well.
The scary thing about maltodextrin is that it’s not required to be on food labels, so it can be hidden in lots of products, and we may not even know about it.
This is where choosing a product from a company that is transparent about their ingredients and stands beyond their manufacturing practices is key. Here are Daily Dose Greens, we were on a mission to create a product that contained ZERO maltodextrin.
So, when sipping on your daily dose of minty goodness, you can be sure that you are enjoying a greens powder that tastes good and is made without this processed ingredient.
Nº 2 - Whole Grass Powders v.s. Grass Juice Powders
There’s also a big difference between whole grass powders and grass juice powders. You’ll notice terms like “whole leaf” on products that contain the whole grass. These grasses have not been cold-pressed or juiced, leaving them harder to digest, and many contain fillers such as maltodextrin.
A greens powder that contains cold-pressed juice has been through a juicing process, making it much easier to digest and more available for your body to utilize. Cold-pressed juice powders are also carefully made to make sure the nutrient-density remains.
Nº 3 - It’s Cold-Pressed or Nothin’
If you find a greens powder that’s made with grass juice, but it’s not cold-pressed, skip it.
Many of the compounds and enzymes in natural plant foods (like barley grass) are super heat sensitive, so if it’s exposed to heat for too long or at too high temperatures, most of the nutrients and enzymes have been destroyed.
Hint — you may be able to tell when a product isn’t cold-pressed, because changes in aroma and flavor are often present when nutrient-dense foods like barley grass are exposed to high heat during processing — you know, those greens powders that you couldn’t possible get down or even get close to masking the potent grassy flavor?
This is where it pays to spend a bit more on cold-pressed juice powders that still retain the nutrients the body craves, and that actually taste good.
You want to be consuming a greens powder that, when mixed with water, resembles freshly pressed cold-pressed juice.
And, speaking of enzymes, you ideally want a product that uses whole foods for their enzyme source. Daily Dose Greens contains enzymes only sourced from natural fruit powders such as apple, papaya, and kiwi (whole foods for the win!)
Save Yourself Some Money & Do Your Body Good
Cold-pressed juice is expensive, and it can get incredibly time-consuming and messy if you are making it yourself. Save yourself some serious cash and do your body some good with a scoop of Daily Dose Greens to nourish your body with nutrient-dense cold-pressed barley juice and superfoods like spirulina and chlorella.
At only $1.60 per serving, your taste buds will be delighted by the refreshing mint taste, and your body and wallet will thank you!
Grab your jar of greens here and start enjoying your cold-pressed juice the tastiest, and most convenient way possible.