Thank You, Amazing Grass

After seeing Amazing Grass make an appearance on a myriad of food blogs, I really wanted to try it for myself. I went to Whole Foods and didn’t see it. So I contacted the company and asked if they would send me a sample. Teri Jo responded and said they’d be glad to. She also pointed me to the store locator part of their website and come to find out, they seem to sell it at every WF except for the one that I went to!

Here’s my loot:
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4 bars – 2 chocolate and 2 regular
6 packets of superfood powder – 2 berry, 2 cocoa and 2 regular
3 packets of wheatgrass
1 shaker thing

Sweet! I had half of the chocolate bar for dessert tonight and it did not disappoint. I’m really looking forward to trying the powders in breakfast smoothies. I’m getting sick of egg sandwiches every morning and have come to the realization that I don’t really like oatmeal (I know, blasphemy in the blog world) so I need a new breakfast.

According to the Amazing Grass website –
“What do Amazing Grass products do for me?
Life’s daily functions, such as digestion, stress, exercise, and the consumption of processed foods, coffee or alcohol all form acid. When your body’s pH is in the acidic range, it retains water to dilute the acidity and stores fat to protect the body’s organs from the acidity.
Amazing Grass wheat and barley grass has a high alkalizing effect, which helps restore the balance between acidity and alkalinity in our body. Most processed foods are acidic, and when we consume too many of them, the acidity-alkalinity balance is upset. Our cells cannot effectively function if our body is out of balance. Prolonged acidity can lead to stress of our body’s cells and organs and ultimately may lead to illness and disease. Cleansing and detoxifying our body will balance the acidity-alkalinity ratio resulting in rejuvenated cellular activity. After our body’s pH levels are balanced, you will notice an increase in energy, stamina and less need for sleep. Consuming Amazing Grass may also lead to a decreased craving for junk food, sweets and may limit overeating.

Amazing Grass has many live enzymes that help aid in digestion and other bodily functions. In addition to the live enzymes, Amazing Grass is also high in naturally produced anti-oxidants that neutralize free radicals and protect the skins’ connective tissues. There are many testimonials from wheat grass consumers that have noticed an improvement of their skin’s complexion and overall appearance.”

I’ll take it!

I had some peppers that I needed to use up for dinner so I made the Poblano Stuffed Peppers from my Cooking Light cookbook except I substituted a yellow pepper for the poblano. Check out the cheesiness.

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About a week ago or so, I called my bootcamp instructor complaining that I wasn’t getting the results that I want. He had me keep a food diary for a week and today he went over it with me. He said that I wasn’t getting enough protein; that if I added more protein to my meals, I’d be satisfied with smaller portions. I don’t know though. It seems like there are always two sides to the protein question. One says protein, protein, protein and the other says that most people get too much protein anyway.

What is your opinion on protein?

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2 responses to “Thank You, Amazing Grass

  1. I want to try that Amazing Grass SO badly!

    For myself, I only feel satisfied if I get protein at every meal. Well, that’s not true…I could eat platefuls of pasta and get real full (but I try not to). 🙂 But I definitely try to get some at every meal, whether it’s meat, tofu, cheese….and I snack on almonds, too – it really helps to keep me full, and it only takes a few!

  2. The medical research is mixed at this point (it always is in the nutrition world, quite annoying really); what we do know is that weight loss occurs with caloric reduction. So basically, any plan will work as long as you burn more than you consume, big duh, right?

    A “protein good/carbs bad” mantra was crammed down my throat at a young age so I still have hints of “carb fear” even though I know better now. There are quite a few research studies showing that protein increases satiety and it helps preserve muscle mass BUT people don’t need the extreme levels that some personal trainers/body builders push. I encourage protein at meals and snacks because it helps most people stay full, but if you look at what I eat, I don’t always follow that rule at snacks because I’m so burned out on protein in general.