Athletic Greens (AG) is a green superfood powder drink with probiotics and digestive enzymes. A robust greens formula, with a high-energy brand, makes Athletic Greens a popular product. This Athletic Greens review will look at the label and determine the quality of ingredients and the real value of the product.
Product Name: Athletic Greens
Company Name: Athletic Greens
Product Description: Greens superfood drink powder
Price: $97.00 [now only $48.50] for a 30-day supply
Rating: 9.4 out of 10
SUPERFOODS – Athletic Greens Review
The raw superfoods section of Athletic Greens contains a lot of organic superfoods. It is an excellent profile and very-well-rounded. You have a good mix of the three types of superfoods… fruits & vegetables, grasses and algae. Spirulina, broccoli, wheatgrass, alfalfa, carrot, spinach, etc… I’m very impressed with the variety; a total of around twenty-seven superfoods just in this section.
Athletic Greens has some superfood ingredients that are not found in a lot of other products which makes it unique in this way. For instance, papaya, bilberry and beet are ingredients you don’t find on every green drink label. I really like the broad ingredient list.
In terms of potency, Athletic Greens has good potencies of the superfoods. With a total of 8.5 grams of raw superfoods, this is enough to have a positive impact on the body. Overall, the superfoods part of Athletic Greens is impressive.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.3
In addition to the superfood section, Athletic Greens contains a robust antioxidant and herbal panel. There’s a quality list of very good ingredients in this section for immune building, cleansing and energy. All told, there’s almost 3.5 grams of excellent, health-building nutrients.
Athletic Greens also includes 233 mg of digestive enzymes and a good, solid probiotics formula.
I always look for enzymes and probiotics in a superfood drink as they help the body absorb the nutrients and aid in caloric utilization.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 9.2
Let’s talk about taste and texture of Athletic Greens. Simply put, AG tastes amazing for what it is. As any green drink user knows, if the product uses quality superfoods such as green leafy vegetables, grasses and algae, it’s going to taste earthy, grassy and sometimes swampy. Athletic Greens does a good job of masking the pungent taste with a hint of chocolate. We put Athletic Greens as one of the best-tasting green drinks on the market. The texture is smooth and it mixes easily with whatever liquid you choose to blend it with.
TASTE SCORE: 9.7
We’ve been able to find an introductory offer for Athletic Greens for 50% off for only $48.50. This is by far the lowest price for Athletic Greens.
Up until recently, we’ve had a bit of a disconnect with Athletic Greens based on it’s high price. Let’s breakdown the math: the cost of Athletic Greens is $97.00. [As of recently, the initial cost of Athletic Greens is $48.50 if above and below links are used.] Each serving is 12 grams. There are 30 servings per container. The cost per serving at the normal $97 price is around $3.23! The cost per serving at the introductory price is only $1.62 which is a tremendous value.
Athletic Greens at 12 grams of nutrition is a decent mid-range product. (Mid-range meaning it is not as high in total nutritional potency as complete meal-replacement drinks like the Total Living Drink Greens and Shakelogy. And at $97 per 30-day supply it seems to us that there is better value out there. However, at $48.50 per 30-day serving, Athletic Greens is an excellent value!
Here’s another example: Living Green Supreme Food is one of the highest-quality drinks in the marketplace and similar to Athletic Greens. Each serving of Living Green is 8 grams per serving. The superfood sections are similar. Living Green Supreme Food is $1.25 per serving and Athletic Greens is $1.61 per serving at the special $48.50 price. But you do get an additional 4 grams of nutrition per serving with Athletic Greens.
We’ve been a little hard on Athletic Greens in the past because at $97 per 30-day supply, we’ve felt it was over-priced when compared to other, similar products. However, at $48.50 for a 30-day supply, we were forced to update our review and update the value score as well.
To order Athletic Greens at the 50% off introductory price, use this link.
VALUE SCORE: 9.2
ATHLETIC GREENS SIDE EFFECTS
Sometimes we are asked if there are side effects from taking Athletic Greens and other superfood green drinks. The short answer is rarely. Like anything that pertains to diet, if you overdo it, you may experience some problems and green drinks are no different. (You can develop yellow-orange skin from eating too many carrots for goodness sake.)
There are some things you may notice when starting on a green drink diet. These are especially true if you are used to a diet of processed foods and low on green leafy vegetables.
You may experience a noticeable difference in your bowel movements. This is completely normal and you should not be alarmed unless it’s a serious problem. Remember, Athletic Greens and other green drinks are loaded with vegetables and dietary fiber and this is going to move things along. But elimination through the bowels is the best detoxification we have.
Another potential Athletic Greens side effect is flatulence. This typically happens when someone first starts taking a new green drink and your body will get used to it.
The most likely side effect is you will start to feel amazing and have more energy levels than you’ve experienced in a long time.
PROS & CONS
- Exceptional superfood list that includes a very well-rounded blend
- Contains ingredients that are hard-to-find in superfood green drinks
- At 12 grams per serving, it delivers a potent amount of nutrition
- The taste is extremely impressive for a green drink
- Contains digestive enzymes & probiotics making it more comprehensive
- Superfoods are 100% organic
- Be careful of their auto-ship program. Some folks feel that this is not made clear
Athletic Greens is a great product. I’m impressed with the amount of ingredients, quality of ingredients and the antioxidants, probiotics and digestive enzymes. From a pure health-benefit point of view it is one of the better green drinks we’ve reviewed. And furthermore, it tastes great.
As we mentioned before, we’ve been honest with our opinion that at $97 per 30-day supply, you could find better value options elsewhere. However, at $48.50 per 30-day canister, we put Athletic Greens smack dab in the top-tier of our green drinks.
We receive a lot of comments and there are a lot of folks who absolutely swear by this product. And we get it… Athletic Greens is very good-tasting and a high-quality product.