Not to break any hearts here, but the product I am looking at for today’s Would Amanda Eat It? doesn’t actually exist yet – but with the success of its Kickstarter campaign, it looks like it will very soon!
My (very savvy and plugged in) cousin alerted me to Torani Plus Ups via text this morning – and it makes for a perfect review. Check the basics:
The Torani Plus Ups are powders – they come in three flavors, Harvest Veggie, Green Veggie, and Green Coffee – that you mix with water or your favorite beverage for an extra nutritional boost. The issue with my review today is that I can’t yet see the nutritional information and ingredients – but I will do my best to offer up a decent review!
- these appear to be basically pared-down veggies, converted to shelf-stable powders that rehydrate and provide a heavy dose of nutrients (something like juicing, but dry)
- there are no preservatives, additives, or artificial colors in any of the products
- the coffee doesn’t taste like coffee per se, so it can add a “clean” caffeine boost to your regular green juice or smoothie
- do we really need another way to eat veggies more “conveniently”? One might ask why one can’t just blend their veggies into a shake and get the full nutrient value…
- similarly, do we really need another way to supplement caffeine?
- again, I don’t know what all is in the powders so there may be some element of sugar content or caloric value that isn’t exactly clear yet
- guys, I’d be way willing to try these – and may even support the Kickstarter in order to do so!
- the fact that they are shelf-stable and portable means they’re really convenient for travel, which is a huge priority for me, and if they are in fact JUST veggies converted to powders – no problem!
- the recipes they post on the Kickstarter sound amazing – and truly clean & healthy
- well, again, if you want to eat more vegetables – how about just EATING MORE VEGETABLES? You can easily blend a mixture of greens into a smoothie or shake just as “quickly” as you can scoop a powder into one, and a big salad at lunch will likely hit more veggie servings than a powder anyway – but again, if the buzzword is convenience, this product has it in spades – and powdered veggies are still better than none!
Would you be willing to try Torani Plus Ups? How do you get your daily veggies?
I think that vegetables and fruits are better and healthier when eaten whole rather than when they are messed about. When eaten whole fruits and vegetables have enzymes that aid digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Exactly! But if someone doesn’t have access to whole foods this could be a better supplement than, say, a smoothie from Starbucks.
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Very true. Besides, anything is better than Starbucks smoothie 🙂
However I think that this sorts of food can make people become lazy eaters and too reliant on supplements. But, this said yours are a good idea.