Green health supplements are well known within the fitness industry for promising all the nutrients packed into a highly concentrated drink or tablet. This week I wanted to tell you about Lean Greens, a green powder supplement described as a vegetable hack for people who don’t like vegetables and/or don’t have enough time to always fit in the right nutrients.
I’m instantly suspicious of anything in powder format but I was consoled to read a number of wholesome and recognisable ingredients which feature in Lean Greens; including spirulina, ginseng, wheatgrass and blueberry extract. As a vegetable eater, I wasn’t sure about how or where this product would sit within my life, however, there are definitely days where I struggle to eat as many greens as I’d like. Lean Greens helps assist you in hitting that 5-a-day veg count, in exchange, it also promises to reduce bloating, give you more energy and reduce cravings – so how did I get on during my two week trial?
Lean Greens two week trial
The product packaging recommends mixing three scoops of Lean Greens powder with water for a concentrated drink of greeny goodness, before quickly consuming the drink. Admittedly, I found that Lean Greens on it’s own was quite difficult to drink, the taste is quite neutral and has a distinctive smell which might not appeal to all. Nevertheless, the neutral flavour means that it can be mixed into other drinks. Personally the taste didn’t work for me so I worked around this by adding a spoonful of powder to a smoothie in order to reap the rewards of the drink within the flavours of a banana and berry smoothie.
When to drink
Finding a good time to drink Lean Greens was tricky as it wasn’t a drink I was used to having on a regular basis. When drinking straight with water I recommend having it before a gym session, I tried this a couple of time and really felt like I had some extra energy when I was knocking out a few HIIT sessions. When drinking with something else, try incorporating it within breakfast, it always felt like it was a good thing to have at the start of the day rather than at the end.
Of the three main benefits of drinking Lean Greens, I noticed a reduction in bloating and a boost of energy during the days when I consumed Lean Greens in the morning. It’s worth noting that the days I consumed Lean Greens were also days when I was going to the gym and eating well so always be mindful that you need to uphold a healthy lifestyle for Lean Greens to truly work. I didn’t feel like my appetite had been curbed but it could well be that I need to try a more intensive daily intake to see this happen.
I feel like the two weeks of drinking Lean Greens has only scratched the surface of what it’s effects are, I’ve been reading rave reviews of people who swear by this product so I’ll be inclined to trial it for a little longer to see if it helps contribute towards curbing appetite.
If you want to try out Lean Greens with me you can use a special discount code of GOLDEN10 on the Lean Greens website. Let me know how you get on!
I received a 500g pack of Lean Greens in exchange for an honest review of the product, all of these views are my own.