Top 5 Superfood Drinks of 2020

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020

Want to find the top 5 superfood green drinks of 2020? You’ve come to the right!

When it comes to green drink powders, we are experts. Our team has tried at least fifty different ones and reviewed close to a hundred.

We have been on the manufacturing side of green drinks so we know what goes into making a quality product.

We have also sold green drinks so we know what people want, what people like in terms of taste and what they don’t like.

Before we dive into this year’s top 5 list, let’s give you some context so that you understand why we selected these particular products out of the many green drinks in the marketplace.

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Why Green Drink Powders?

We don’t need to go into why you should be eating fruits and vegetables, right? Let’s face it. Everyone knows this.

Dark-green, leafy, water-rich vegetables are the healthiest substances you can consume and yet, most people are simply not getting enough of these along with healthy fruits and berries in their diet.

This is exactly why green, plant-based powder drinks are enjoying such a rise in popularity.

Today, everywhere you look you see a superfood drink powder. And there’s a reason for that.

Conceptually, green drink powders work and people love them. But why?

For a lot of reasons, but unlike a lot of other supplement categories, green drink powders are uncomplicated in terms of science.

Other supplement categories like weight loss pills or skincare pills or brain pills rely on a certain degree of faith that the “magic” ingredients will in fact deliver results.

Green drinks, on the other hand, contain ingredients that we know are beneficial.

Broccoli, spinach, kale and wheatgrass for example, are known to be healthy because they have been researched and studied for many decades.

It makes sense that if you make a product that contains a number of these healthy ingredients then you will see results, right?

But what exactly does “results” mean? What are these green drinks supposed to do for you anyway?

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What Are the Benefits of Green Drink Powders?

Here are many of the benefit claims that most green drinks have in common:

  • Increases Energy
  • Supports Recovery
  • Improves Immunity
  • Helps Digestion and Elimination
  • Increases Alkalinity
  • Increases Mental Clarity
  • Stabilize Blood Sugar and Reduce Cravings
  • Natural Detoxing

(These are taken directly from marketing literature of some of the more popular superfood powders.)

Most of these companies are missing the biggest benefit and the most fundamental reason why people take these green powders in the first place. It’s three words…

Peace of Mind.

People know that they are missing the mark with their daily diets by not ingesting enough veggies and superfoods.

Most people don’t have the time or energy to buy and juice produce or even the time to make veggie smoothies every day.

Making a daily smoothie with superfood-rich, vegetable-rich powders however, is something most folks can wrap their heads around.

Simply put, people want to go to sleep at night knowing that they ingested enough quality nutrition and a scoop a day of a green drink powder mixed with juice or water is doable.

Peace of mind.

As far as all the other claims, it is important to understand that these claims are not always wrong but they are not always right either.

A green-drink powder is only as good as what’s in the powder. Profound, I know.

And this is where trying to find the best green drink powder gets tricky.

It is critical to understand that just because an ingredient known to have certain benefits appears on the label of a green drink powder, it does not mean that there is enough of that ingredient to have a genuine therapeutic impact on the body. Make sense?

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Ingredient Stuffing – Sexing Up a Label

Look at it this way. While it’s true that spinach, for example, is beneficial to the body, it does not mean that if you consume 50 milligrams of a ground-up spinach leaf that you will experience a genuine health benefit.

50 milligrams is .02% of a teaspoon. Think about that.

Water is critical for survival but if you drink one drop a day how long would you live?

Manufacturers of green drink powders want to make money and therefore they need to make a green drink powder that is loaded with healthy ingredients so people will buy it.

But they also need to make it affordable so that a larger group of consumers can afford to buy it.

Lastly, they need to make the product at a cost that will allow them to make a healthy profit.

Simple economics. A lot of ingredients, inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to make.

The problem is that a lot of green drink powders will contain a long list of superfood ingredients that are contained in such tiny amounts that they simply won’t have a therapeutic impact on the body.

This is called ingredient stuffing. Make a product with a lot of healthy ingredients so that the product appears to be loaded with nutrition. It happens a lot.

It is much better to have fewer ingredients in much higher potencies so that there is a real health impact.

The green drink superfood market is a competitive and confusing beast.

A thriving market has created a herd of manufacturers looking to cash in on the masses gravitating towards green superfood drink formulas.

But don’t despair. There are some really good quality superfood green drinks on the market today.

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What Green Drink is Right For You?

Keep in mind before we reveal the top 5 best superfood green drinks is that there are different types of green drinks for different needs.

We could break out a few different categories but for the sake of simplicity, most green powder drinks fall into one of two categories. Supplement and Meal Replacement.

A green drink powder supplement is designed to supplement your diet with healthy ingredients to give you a healthy advantage by supplementing your diet.

A meal-replacement green drink powder is more of a complete meal in each serving and is designed to be taken as a meal or snack and contains more ingredients and more calories per serving.

Often times these meal-replacement green drinks are used as a weight management tool.

The two main differences between the two is in the amount of nutrition per serving and the price.

The green drink powder supplements will generally have lower grams per serving and cost less while the green drink powder meal replacements will have more grams per serving, sometimes include protein and will cost more.

There are quality products in both categories. It is for you to decide which type is best suited for your needs.

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What To Look For In A Green Drink

The first thing you want to look for in a green drink powder is label transparency. Make sure the ingredients have the amounts listed.

Most green drinks will have one amount listed that includes dozens of ingredients collectively making it impossible to know how much of each ingredient you are really getting.

Verify that the green drink is all-natural and that the ingredients are non-GMO (genetically-modified).

Another important factor in choosing the best green drink is finding one that has other important nutrition components in addition to the superfoods. Look for drinks that have probiotics, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber and additional herbs. These will help make the drink a complete nutritional solution.

Without further ado, the following is the top 5 superfood green drinks of 2020.

How We Selected Our Top 5 Superfood Green Drinks of 2020

We personally have tried each of these 5 green drink powders to understand the taste and texture and how they mix with water and in smoothies. The following is the criteria we use:

Ingredients Panel – Are the ingredients quality and comprehensive?
Potency – Are the potencies of the ingredients going to have an impact on the body?
Taste and Texture – Does the product taste and mix well? (*Keep in mind some of the best green drinks taste the worst so we don’t put too much emphasis on this.)
Value – Does the quality of the product justify the price?
Reviews – Are the consumer reviews of the product positive?


Top 5 Superfoods Green Drinks of 2020

#1. Total Living Drink Greens 

9.7 out of 485 VotesTop 5 Superfood Green Drinks 2020 - Total Living Drink Greens

  1. Ingredients Panel – 9.7/10
  2. Potency – 9.8/10
  3. Taste and Texture – 9.4/10
  4. Cost & Value – 9.7/10
  5. Consumer Reviews – 9.7/10

Pros:

  • Loaded with high-quality ingredients including 15 grams of superfoods per serving
  • 40 grams total per serving is complete nutritional meal-replacement
  • Uses juice extracts instead of vegetable powder
  • Contains 11 grams of vegan protein blend
  • Contains probiotics, enzymes, herbs, antioxidants and amino acids
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Company has been around for over 25 years
  • Exceptional value per serving (especially cost per gram)

Cons:

  • It’s “total” approach makes it more expensive that other drinks
  • Only available online

The Bottom Line:

In our opinion, Total Living Drink Greens is the best superfood green drink on the market. Total Living Drink Greens dominates in a slew of relevant categories. Each serving provides… are you ready for this?… 40 grams of nutrition per serving! (The average green drink powder is 7-10 grams per serving.)

Here’s the breakdown…

Vegan Protein Blend (Pea, Rice, Pumpkin Seed): – 11 grams per serving

Superfood Section: Alfalfa Juice Powder, Spirulina Juice Powder, Barley Juice Powder, Fenugreek, Broccoli Juice Powder, Chlorella, Brown Rice Bran, Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Apple Juice Powder, Bitter Melon, Pineapple, Dulse.  – 15.3 grams per serving

Antioxidant Section: Bioflavanoids, Green Tea, MSM, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid – 2.4 grams per serving

Enzyme Section: Bromelain, Amylase, Cellulase, Papain, Protease, – 450 mgs per serving

Probiotics Section: Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Ramnosus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Fructose Oligosaccharides – 295 mgs per serving

Herbal Section: Astragalus, Eleuthro Root, Rhodiola, Aloe, Milk Thistle, Ginkgo Biloba – 1.2 grams per serving

Amino Acids Section: Glutamine, Taurine – 2 grams

One of the key distinguishers with this formula is Total Living Drink Greens uses juice extracts as opposed to whole food powder. You get substantially more nutrition from the juice of the plant than freeze dried powder of the whole plant.

In addition to the superfoods, Total Living Drink Greens covers all the other areas of nutrition that you would need on a daily basis with the antioxidants, probiotics, herbs, enzymes and amino acids.

The value of the Total Living Drink Greens is unparalleled. A 30-day serving of Total Living Drink Greens is around $99. (Cheaper if you join their auto-ship program.) That breaks down to around $3.30 per serving. For a 40 gram per-serving meal replacement with 11 grams of protein, 15 grams of superfoods and all the other healthy components including antioxidants, herbs, probiotics, amino acids, $3.30 per serving is superb value.

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#2. Athletic Greens  

9.5 out of 476 Votes

  1. Ingredients Panel – 9.5/10
  2. Potency – 9.6/10
  3. Taste and Texture – 9.7/10
  4. Cost & Value – 9.3/10
  5. Consumer Reviews – 9.7/10

Pros:

  • Comprehensive superfoods panel totaling around 7 grams
  • All ingredients appear to be certified organic
  • Contains probiotics and enzymes
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Well-established brand that has been around for many years
  • Has many very favorable reviews from its customers

Cons:

  • For a 12-gram-per-serving green drink it is very expensive
  • Only available online

The Bottom Line:

Athletic Greens comes in at #2 on our top 5 best superfood green drinks of 2020 list.

Athletic Greens, as the name suggest, caters to those people looking for additional energy and for a nutritional competitive edge.

Those who work out, run marathons, do yoga, or take a spin class, might want to give a serious look at Athletic Greens formula.

Athletic Greens however, is not just for athletes. It is for anyone who wants to supplement their diet with healthy superfoods.

Ripe with a slew of nutrients, fruits, and vegetables, Athletic Greens is one of the most well-respected green drinks in the land. Consumer reviews regarding Athletic Greens often have it sitting amongst the top of perennial favorites in the market.

It contains over 7 grams of superfoods per serving, and nearly 3 grams of herbs and antioxidants as well as probiotics. Almost all the ingredients are certified organic.

Athletic Greens is a quality product but relatively expensive. It costs nearly the same as the Total Living Drink Greens at $97 per 30-day supply, but contains half the potency of superfoods and no protein.

You can get the monthly cost down to $77 if you join their auto-ship program.

For a green drink, Athletic Greens taste pretty good and mixes well with juice or water.

Honestly, if you aren’t concerned with the meal replacement aspect of your green drink and you don’t mind paying a little more, Athletic Greens could be a great solution.

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#3. Organifi Green Juice  

9.3 out of 175 Votes

  1. Ingredients Panel – 9.1/10
  2. Potency – 9.1/10
  3. Taste and Texture – 9.7/10
  4. Cost & Value – 9.3/10
  5. Consumer Reviews – 9.3/10

Pros:

  • All ingredients appear to be certified organic
  • Tastes great and mixes well
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Has many very favorable reviews from its customers

Cons:

  • Less potent than some others on this list
  • Missing probiotics, herbs, antioxidants and digestive enzymes
  • Only available online

The Bottom Line:

There aren’t many brands bigger and more recognizable than Organifi Green Juice as it is one of the most popular superfood drinks on the market.

They have a broad consumer base and their marketing reach is impressive.

Organifi isn’t some evil corporate conglomerate brand that’s just trying to make a buck either. They are actually a top-level drink experience.

Organifi Green Juice often sparks some curiosity among consumers who have never tried it due to their inclusion of both mint flavor and Horseradish root. Don’t let this discourage you from trying their formula, however, as both of those ingredients are nice, unique additions to an overall powerfully healthy drink.

Horseradish has 3.7 mg of vitamin C per each tablespoon. Horseradish is a reputable immune booster. The mint adds in a flavor, layered in coconut water, that while unusual, is touted as one of the better tasting formulas on the market.

I’ve tried it and I love it. I might even say it is one of the best tasting formula on my list. Unfortunately, taste alone can’t warrant a top ranking.

Organifi Green Juice contains around 10 total superfoods and each serving is around 9 grams. Considerably less than Total Living Drink Greens and 3 grams less than Athletic Greens. But it also costs less than the others.

Organifi Green Juice is $69.95 for a 30-day supply or around $60 if you go on auto-ship. The value is decent but this is a more one-dimensional formula and is missing herbs, antioxidants, probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Like mentioned before the taste and texture are great and a big selling point for Organifi.

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#4. Fermented Green SupremeFood 

9.2 out of 143 VotesTop 5 Superfood Green Drinks - Fermented Green Supremefood

  1. Ingredients Panel – 9.5/10
  2. Potency – 9.1/10
  3. Taste and Texture – 9.2/10
  4. Cost & Value – 9.2/10
  5. Consumer Reviews – 9.4/10

Pros:

  • All ingredients appear to be certified organic
  • The use of fermented grasses is a big selling point
  • Includes probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs and antioxidants
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Very good value at $1.33 per serving
  • Has many very favorable reviews from its customers

Cons:

  • Less potent than some others on this list
  • Only available online

The Bottom Line:

Good things do come in small packages sometimes. Fermented Green Supremefood may not be the most potent green drink powder in terms of grams per serving but it is quality over quantity.

What is unique about Fermented Green Supremefood is the use of fermented grasses as its primary superfood. Fermented foods are remarkable healthy because they release friendly bacteria that is profoundly beneficial to the body.

But at 7-8 grams per serving, why would we rank this one so high? Because gut nutrient absorption is super important to human health and Fermented Green Supremefood is the uncontested top superfood drink in that area.

We love that FGS uses organic ingredients and a lot of them. (Maybe too many ingredients to be perfectly honest.)

It also contains a lot of herbs, antioxidants, enzymes and probiotics which makes this product very well-rounded.

The value of Fermented Green Supremefood is pretty good at $1.33 per serving, especially when you factor in the fermented grasses, which are expensive, high-quality ingredients.

The taste is similar to other top-quality green drinks if not a little more pungent with the inclusion of fermented grasses.

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#5. Shakeology Greenberry

9.1 out of 143 VotesTop Superfood Green Drinks - Shakeology

  1. Ingredients Panel – 9.6/10
  2. Potency – 9.5/10
  3. Taste and Texture – 9.4/10
  4. Cost & Value – 8.5/10
  5. Consumer Reviews – 9.3/10

Pros:

  • At 40 grams per serving it is a nutritional powerhouse
  • Includes a complete protein component
  • Includes probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs and antioxidants
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • An army of positive reviews

Cons:

  • Extremely expensive
  • Beachbody is a multi-level-marketing company so there may be slight pressure to become a distributor

The Bottom Line:

Shakeology Greenberry is a robust superfood drink made by the media giant Beachbody, the same folks that brought us P90X.

Shakeology focuses more on the fitness aspect of their products and the Shakeology Greenberry is a high-end, no-nonsense meal replacement. At 40 grams per serving including 16 grams of protein per serving, this formula is the real deal. It is very similar to Kylea’s Total Living Drink Greens.

Shakeology is a comprehensive total nutrition formula that contains 4-5 grams of superfoods in the form of fruits and vegetables. It also contains a host of other superfoods in the form of flax, chia, pea fiber, quinoa and apple.

But it also contains the much-needed probiotics, antioxidants and digestive enzymes.

The value of Shakeology Greenberry is tricky. It is $129.95 for a 30-day supply. Not a typo. It is very expensive. Too expensive if you ask me. That breaks down to $4.33 per serving which is a full dollar per serving more expensive than Total Living Drink Greens, which by the way, is also 40 grams per serving and has 15 grams of superfoods versus Shakeology’s 5 grams. Both are great as meal replacements for weight maintenance. Both have protein.

Shakeology Greenberry is a top-shelf, top-quality product that works great as a complete meal in every serving. The only downside is that it is the most expensive formula we’ve ever reviewed. But heck, you get what you pay for and there are legions of Shakeology supporters who are happy to fork over the dough to take this outstanding product.

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Final Thoughts

For so many of us, the struggle to consistently eat right is real. Often times, we do our best to eat healthy and balanced meals but don’t realize just how short we come up in the area of nutrients. Green superfood powder drinks are a terrific way to help us get nutrient-dense food consistently and conveniently. Some green drinks are a wonderful tool for weight loss and weight management.

Obesity isn’t the only challenge in the modern world; nutrient deficiency, poor digestion, and inflammation plague us as well. Finding the right green drink can help “bridge the gap” and aid in resolving these issues, while also helping to lower our statistical potential for heart disease and cancer.

There is no reason to come up short in health and happiness anymore. At least not in a modern world that offers a wide variety of powerful superfood green drinks that can be made on the go.