On a sunny day last week I took a visit to The Good Guru headquarters in Surrey to meet with their in house nutritionist Simone. I’ve dabbled with supplements for the last few years and was really interested to talk with Simone and find out a little bit more about The Good Guru range as well as why she is so passionate about supplements and superfoods, my favourite so far is the the Good Greens from their Superfood range and I thought I’d share this delicious Supergood Greens smoothie with you plus a little bit more about my take on supplements…
The Supergood Greens Smoothie
Ingredients – serves 2
2 small bananas (peeled and sliced)
1/2 avocado (peeled, stoned and chopped)
2 handfuls spinach
Juice of 1 lime
300ml coconut water
2 scoops The Good Guru Good Greens powder
Pop all the ingredients in a blender and blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and top with anything you like. I topped mine with almonds, frozen blueberries, The Good Guru Good Seeds And Fibre and coconut flakes.
The Good Greens also come in handy little sachets to take on the go. I’ve been popping a sachet into my water bottle in the afternoon to help avoid that 3pm slump, I also love their Good Berries sachets for when I’m craving something sweet.
After actually visiting The Good Guru HQ and seeing exactly where everything is made and the brains behind the products, I’ve been really excited and more inclined to try their products. I was really happy to hear that they are in the process of formulating a vegan protein. I’ve always been reluctant to use whey protein and without the knowledge of knowing where the whey is coming from and how good quality it is, I’ve always felt happier sticking with a vegan protein if I use one although The Good Guru have a range of Superfood Oats which contains whey protein and after Simone told me their cows are grass fed, I tried their oats with apple and whey are it was really delicious and I didn’t notice any side effects. I’m still really looking forward to the vegan option becoming available as it seems Simone was putting a lot of hard work and passion into create a great combination and flavour which can sometimes be tricky with plant based proteins powders. Keep a look out for that!
Living in London definitely comes with some extra stresses on the body so anything we can do to try to balance out the effects that has is worth doing and that’s why I am definitely not against supplementing but I think it’s still important to be intuitive and discover what works for you. Trust yourself and don’t just take hundreds of pills and powders because someone said you should.
If your feeling low on energy or you’ve noticed you’ve been less focused during the day recently then maybe it’s worth experiment and playing around with some supplements. I said to Simone that I sometimes experience drops in my mood and energy throughout the day. I have a healthy diet and drink lots of water and I don’t mind one coffee a day but wouldn’t want to rely on anymore. She recommended The Good Energy supplement which includes B Vitamins, ginseng and maca which is a great combination that can help concentration and mental energy.
My main priority is to be healthy and happy from nutritious real food and moving your body and then get a little help when I need it from supplements. Find out more about why we might need to supplement more nowadays due to factors like soil depletion and widespread pesticide use in this great article by Doctor Sohere Roked.
Love, Lottie x