This is a simple, easy reconstruction of Elixir Greens. (elixirgreens.com)
1) Because my version is comparable but also less-than-half the cost.
2) Because my brother has been taking Elixir Greens and loving it. “Game changer,” he says. The ashwagandha, sea buckthorn, and maca in that are all adaptogenic and mood-enhancing. I’ve been taking ashwagandha in my adrenal support tea and felt that it’s a positive effect on my mood. My doctor approved. I also wanted to add maca back in, as my sister is having good effects with that.
As for sourcing, I ran it through Brain of Rachel and here’s what I just bought.
I bought this on Amazon for the main ingredient, Psyllium husk powder.
I am also buying Ultimate Superfood Fusion (powder) on ZNaturalFoods.com
[ HELPFUL TIP: In order to get to the $75 order for free shipping, I am buying 2 lbs of Ultimate Superfood Fusion. I added to my order: organic freeze dried strawberry powder which is great for making healthy, pink frosting or fruit dips. Mesquite powder because it’s low cost and I’m curious. You could add whey protein powder–perhaps goat whey? Or, you could also add pea protein and rice protein (together for the most complete amino acid profile for a vegan protein source). Perhaps you want some erythritol?]
So, mix up your 2 lbs of the Ultimate Superfood Fusion with 1 lb of psyllium. Find yourself a scoop that measures a 9 gram dose and mix it in milk beverage of your choice.
Alternative for Super Lazy friends:
Hey, you probably need the maca in the Ultimate Superfood Fusion. So, try to get some energy to follow the directions above. But, for a super easy protein shake I would recommend from Costco Orgain Vanilla protein powder +Greens.
Here’s the math I used for reverse-engineering Elixir Greens…
Elixir Greens components:
Psyllium Husk 2g 2000 mg
Flax seed 750 mg
Lycium / Goji 600 mg
Spirulina 500 mg
chlorella cracked cell 500
amla fruit 400
sea buckthorn 350
camu camu 250
pomegranate fruit 150
stevia leaf extract 125
cadamom seed 100
cayenne pepper fruit 50
TOTAL 4425 mg The sum of all other powders is twice the amount of psyllium
If you buy a pound of psyllium and 2 pounds of Superfood Fusion (see above) you pay about $70 for 3 pounds of powder, which is 1361 g
5.040740741 containers of Elixir Greens is 3 lbs. and costs more than $200
Our cost is $70 plus shipping and a little assembly time.