Getting your kids to eat enough nutrient-rich, healthful foods is every mom’s battle at some point or another. Heck, even getting myself and my husband to eat enough nutrient-rich, healthful foods is a real struggle too! I often go through phases where I’m able to focus more on healthful grocery shopping and homemade meals, but there are other times where I don’t have the energy or the focus to make nutrition as much of a priority as I would like. Plus, sometimes there is the issue of running out of fresh produce before it’s time for my next shopping trip or having my produce spoil.
Activz whole-food powders is a great solution to this ongoing problem of proper nutrition. There are currently fourteen whole-food powders to choose from.
- Organic Blueberry-Acai
- Organic Coconut Water
- Organic Mango
- Organic Mixed Berry
- Organic Strawberry
- Non-GMO Raspberry
- Organic Beet Juice
- Organic Carrot Juice
- Organic Kale
- Organic Mixed Veggie
- Organic Pumpkin
- Organic Spinach
- Organic Sweet Potato
- Organic Wheatgrass Juice
Besides the great whole-food powders, Activz also offers a variety of other powders such as whey protein, rice protein, and a multivitamin shake along with vitamins and supplements for those who are wanting to pursue a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.
When my Activz powders first arrived in the mail I was curious about how nutritious they really were. Were these powders really nutrient packed or was it just clever marketing? (A valid question these days when the word “natural” is unregulated and therefore is getting slapped on basically any product in order to boost sales.) Here’s what I learned about Activz:
Powder Production Process:
Activz Dehydration Technology
- Dries freshly harvested fruits and vegetables using gentle wavelengths of natural light.
- Targets water molecules only, leaving heat-sensitive phytonutrient compounds intact.
- Locks in the full nutrition, color and flavor of the original produce for years.
Premium Whole-Food Ingredients:
- Derived from primarily organic fruit, vegetables and grasses grown in nutrient-rich soil.
- Free from harmful pesticides.
Better Than Fresh!!!
- Offers peak nutrition.
-Produce is harvested when ripe, then transformed into powder immediately.
-Typical grocery-store produce is harvested early to prevent spoilage en route to store.
- Elimanates prep step.
-No washing, peeling, slicing, chopping, juicing, etc.
-Easily and quickly added to any dish to increase nutrient value.
- Prevents food waste.
-Fresh produce lasts only a matter of days; Activz keeps full potency for years (if not eaten first!)
-Less spoilage = more produce per dollar spent.
-NO artificial ingredients. NO added colors, flavors or preservatives.
I was able to try out the Beet Juice Powder and the Greens Smoothie Blend. Both are products that you can simply mix with water and drink, however, with beet and green powders I’m more likely to mix them into something else so I can hide the taste (like smoothies, pancakes, muffins, soups, etc.) Some of the other powders I think would be great on their own just mixed with water, but I’m not a fan of plain beets or greens.
For the sake of reviewing this product fully I had my husband try out some beet juice using the Beet Juice Powder, since he likes straight beet juice. He said it tasted fresh and great! Much quicker and less complicated that buying fresh beets and using a juicer.
My favorite beet smoothie recipe that I tried:
- Frozen Mixed Berries
- Coconut Water
- Beet Juice Powder
My favorite option for the Greens Smoothie Superfood Cleanse was to put a scoop into a smoothie or to add a scoop to a chocolate protein shake. Even my two and a half year old, Cameron, approved of these options.
Favorite Greens Smoothie smoothie recipe:
- Frozen mango or pineapple
- Coconut Water
- Greens Smoothie Superfood Cleanse powder
Using the whole-food powders was nice because they are in easy-to-store containers and they are convenient and easy to use. There was no time or mess involved in peeling or preparing the beets or any greens to use.
My son also loves helping me make smoothies in the blender. He has deemed himself as the official “button pusher.” So making smoothies together is a great opportunity to have him help me out in the kitchen and to teach him about nutrition and the ingredients we are using. He also seems to think it’s cool how we can make smoothies in all kinds of different colors – a reason why it would be great to have a variety of Activz whole-food powders on hand!
The carrot juice powder would also be a great option for my family since my husband really enjoys a glass of fresh carrot juice, but usually just once in a while. With the carrot juice powder on hand he could make a glass whenever he wanted without having to worry about the excess going bad. I could also put some into a Ziplock bag for him to keep in his desk at work for the times when he needed a boost of energy and nutrition.
I loved getting to use the Activz powders and hope to add more to my pantry in the future!
Buy It: You can purchase Activz whole-food powders and other Activz products through Activz.com.