Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Review and Giveaway: NewGreens Berry Drink

This year, it is my goal to completely eliminate pop from my diet. It's no easy task. After 28 years of drinking 3-4 cans of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi a day, I am finally down to just one can a day this month. I will do this for one more month before not consuming any pop starting on November 1st.

This month, I am looking for healthy alternatives to pop. I've tried filtered water (I have a Britta container in the refrigerator that filters water from the well) and cucumber-lemon water so far this month. So, NewGreens came at the perfect time. 

I needed another "go to" and I have found it! NewGreens is a complete superfood drink. According to Pure Prescriptions, the NewGreen Berry formula has 54 individual antioxidants, enzymes, and key botanical ingredients.

I tried the NewGreens Berry formula which has more than 15 servings of fruits and vegetables per scoop

The package of New Greens and cup.

The package says that it is "a special blend of five proprietary formulas that contain all-natural and healthy organic ingredients to support:
=> body repair and longevity
=> immune system health
=> optimum digestion
=> body detoxification
=> maximum vitality
=> mental clarity."

With all these health benefits, I would think that having New Greens at least once a day will help me feel a lot better than I was when I was drinking pop and/or just water.

The mix comes in a 10.58 ounce (300 gram) package along with a reusable cup. With markers on the sides of the cup in both milliliters and ounces, it is very easy to measure out the liquid. I used filtered water to make my drink. However, juice, milk (e.g., rice, almond, soy) also could be used. 

Adding the mix to the filtered water
in the cup provided by New Greens.

Initially, I stirred the powdered mix into the water. However, there were little bits of mix that were floating on the top. So, I put the lid onto the cup and shook it vigorously. That did the trick. It foamed up, and then settled down a lovely deep red color. 

One delicious serving of New Greens is 10 ounces.
The bottle holds 20 ounces of liquid, 
so once I was done drinking the New Greens in the morning,
I filled it up with filtered water to measure how much water 
I was drinking during the day.

The flavor of NewGreens Berry formula is delicious. It's a sweet, berry flavor. Yet, it is not at all overly-sugary in taste. In fact, the only sweetener I saw listed on the package is stevia. (Stevia has no calories, no carbohydrates, and a zero glycemic index which makes it a great natural alternative to sugar and chemical sweeteners. Stevia is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar.)

NewGreens has a refreshingly complex taste with all the different fruits. Some of the familiar fruit that is in NewGreens Berry Drink include: acai, organic cranberry, organic blueberry, organic pomegranate, black currant, boysenberry, organic red raspberry, organic strawberry, blackberry, organic pear, organic apricot, and papaya.

In addition to the fruit, there were a variety of vegetables: carrots, spinach, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, tomato, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, celery, and cucumber...to name a few.

I liked that there is a combination of nine traditional herbs and extracts to help with energy - without the negative effects from caffeine. This is important to me as I transition off Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi which has caffeine. To have something natural that helps enhance my energy and stamina will be critical during the next few months.

The package says that NewGreens is a dietary supplement, so it's not a replacement for eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Nonetheless, there would be no way I could get such a variety of organic fruit, vegetables, herbs, and fiber each day into my diet - or that of my daughters.

The cup itself is great as a water bottle once I finished drinking the NewGreens in the morning. With the measurements on the side of the cup, I know exactly how much water I am consuming during the day.

Many thanks to Pure Prescriptions and Tracey at Don't Mess with Mama for giving me the opportunity to review NewGreens; and providing a lucky winner with a 30-day sample of NewGreens (a $44.97 value). 

** Disclosure: This review reflects my words and opinions. Although I was not paid to complete this review, I did receive a complimentary product for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. Rather, I was encouraged to write an honest review. Regardless, I recommend products or services I have used personally and believe will be good for my readers. **

Now...one lucky reader will receive a 30-day sample of NewGreens Complete Superfood Drink of her/his choice (up to $49.97 value).

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21 comments:

MommyOf2 said...

I'm assuming you wanted this as a comment but it didn't say. I sadly really don't take care of myself the way I should :(

MommyOf2 said...

I would choose Berry

Robyn Osborn said...

I don't take very good of myself either. I feel so much better when I go to CURVES and when I am NOT drinking pop!

Happy I found you through the Swap Ideas Day!

Vonnie Bailey said...

One way of taking care of myself is that I go on a detox at least twice a year!

Vonnie Bailey said...

I'd like to try the Organic NewGreens!

Anna Murphy said...

(I'm afraid I didn't understand some of the entries, like what is my comment posted under. But here goes.)
To take care of myself, I drink lots of water and take some vitamin supplements, like Bcomplex, calcium, D3, sometimes magnesium when I can choke it down LOL. I eat fresh fruit and try to add fiber to my diet because my cholesterol is high. I don't eat a lot of meat.
For flavor, I think I would start out with the green which is supposed to have a minty flavor.
I wish it had more fiber per serving.

Candace M. said...

One way I take care of myself is getting enough sleep at least 8 hrs and sometime nap with my children.
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Hobbies on a Budget said...

I try to drink my coffee and start my morning with 20 min of quiet time on the computer with just a lamp - to have a slow relazing start to the day

Teh Doll said...

I eat healthy! And try to stay active.

Marti Parks said...

I stay active and try to add lots of fruits and veggies to my diet.

Marti Parks said...

I think I would choose the Original.

Aquarian Bath said...

Berry sounds good. I take care of myself by taking herbal infusions.

Aquarian Bath said...

Berry looks good :)

jcwega27 said...

try and get plenty of excercise
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Lynette Paige said...

I drink lots of water and try to get 8 hours of sleep a night. Quit drinking sodas and that really made a difference in my life!

Lynette Paige said...

I'd like to try the Berry flavor!

Stephanie said...

Drink water and walk.

Stephanie said...

I would pick organic.

ziezo said...

I drink loads of water and have limited myself to one cup of coffee in the morning.

Maria Soto Robbins said...

Great giveaway. I try to eat healthy & reduce the amount of gluten in my diet...but my cholesterol is still high:(

Andréann said...

sounds really great, I would love to try it!