We have been testing Athletic Greens, which is called AG1 since September 2021, in daily use for over 10 years now. Its effect as a high-quality nutritional supplement in enormos. In our AG1 Athletic Greens review we analyse the ingredients of this superfoods powder in detail. We report about our personal AG1 experiences with Athletic Greens and its health effects on the body. But we also show you good alternatives and delicious AG1 Shake recipes. Finally, we will give you tips on how you can get the green AG1 shake powder at the best price on a permanent basis.
Greens Powder summary:
- Ag1 offer by Athletic Greens
- AG1 experience
- AG1: You're Going to Need a Smaller Cabinet
- Athletic Greens commercial: The Ultimate Daily All-in-One Supplement
- AG1 Benefit Timeline
- AG1 by Athletic Greens meal replacement?
- AG1 during intermittent fasting?
- Dan Churchill about Athletic Greens (AG1)
- Skilled AG1 combinations
- AG1 by Athletic Greens with protein powder & Omega 3
- AG1 price
- Athletic Greens discount code for AG1
- AG1 ingredients
- AG1 by Athletic Greens during pregnancy?
- AG1 by Athletic Greens for children?
- AG1 by Athletic Greens during intermittent fasting
- AG1 Athletic Greens recipes
- AG1 by Athletic Greens with ginger and cinnamon
- AG1 by Athletic Greens with banana and coconut oil
- AG1 Athletic Greens Breakfast: With banana and coconut oil and oatmeal
- AG1 by Athletic Greens with “Cold brew Coffee”
- AG1 with Matcha tea
- AG1 Peanut Butter Shake
- Athletic Greens Green Chia Protein Bites by Dan Churchill
- Athletic Greens return warranty
- Athletic Greens Customor Happiness Team Support/Contact
- Athletic Greens quit
- AG1 taste
- AG1 alternatives
- AG1 bottom line
New Athletic Greens branding in AG1Breaking news: Athletic Greens® has rebranded its core product from Athletic Greens to AG1™. The 1 stands for "the one and only Supplement" which is needed for daily health nutrition!
In any case, the content, quality, and price remain unchanged.As a result of the rebranding, the globally distributed packaging is now completely environmentally friendly. The new AG1 name also emphasizes that the Greens supplement isn't just for "athletic people," but can be consumed by anyone looking for healthy and complete nutrition. Here is a picture showing Athletic Greens before and after it was changed to AG1: *advertising
AG1 Promo OfferThere is a limited-time offer for AG1 for this month. If you order your first order during October 2021 you'll get a pouch of AG1 with 30 servings along with a ton of free extras. As a result, one does not only get the Greens supplement AG1™ with 75 ingredients for one month, but in addition also the following products of the company Athletic Greens® as a gift:
- One bottle of the sunshine vitamin D3-K2 (lasts for a year with daily use)
- 5 free Travelpacks (to enjoy a yummy AG1 Shake while traveling)
- A premium jar using the new AG1 design
- A dosing spoon to match the new AG1 jar is also provided
- An AG1 shaker. The bottle also features the new AG1 logo. A fancy way to shake your daily AG1
Ag1 offer by Athletic Greens
Another tip: If you choose the AG1 single subscription option during the ordering process, you will save even 19%. Nevertheless, you don't have to be afraid of an Athletic Greens subscription and of course the 60-day return guarantee also applies to this limited offer!
As mentioned at the beginning, we have been using Athletic Greens (since September 2021, the Greens powder is called AG1). in our editorial department for over 10 years and can therefore already speak of a certain long-term experience. Some employees have taken it sporadically, others continue to use it every day despite balanced meals. The experiences we have had in this long time are extremely amazing!
Positive AG1 side effects due by Athletic Greens
All employees who have been using AG1 by Athletic Greens at least once a week in the past years have seen a significant improvement in terms of
- Skin type,
- faster and improved wound healing,
- better and deeper sleep,
- less stress,
- significantly firmer nails,
- visibly and noticeably healthier hair,
- significantly better general health.
Admittedly, sometimes we always find these points ourselves relatively “silly” when we read about them, because at least men are not really interested in whether they have stronger fingernails or healthier hair. Quite apart from the fact, that only a few men would have stated in advance that they had really brittle nails or that their hair suffered from split ends, for example.
However, the differences have now become really noticeable for our male colleagues as well, thanks to the regular use of Athletic Greens, because the effect is so extreme. Whereas nails used to be chewed and torn off, this is now only possible with nail scissors, because the nails have become much firmer.
The healing of wounds has also become noticeably better. Both in the mouth area and on the hands, as we have unfortunately had to experience more often recently.
Better health through AG1 by Athletic Greens?
But what is particularly striking is our general health. Nobody here has had coughs, sniffles and similar illnesses for a long time. And this despite the fact that some of us have children of kindergarten age and are therefore sitting “right at the source”. The reason for this is the prebiotics and probiotics in the powder, which have a positive effect on the immune system.
Many people are familiar with prebiotics and probiotics from yoghurt, which also contains certain strains of lactic acid bacteria. These have a good influence on the intestinal flora and thus on intestinal health. This is the only way to ensure optimal nutrient absorption, because otherwise you would simply “pee out” the vitamins and nutrients again without using them. Interestingly, Athletic Greens beginners notice this effect very clearly the first time they take AG1. After the first AG1 shake, the urine is still a little yellow-greenish, precisely because many of the nutrients cannot be optimally utilized by the body. It is only in the course of the following days that the body can effectively use the probiotics to optimally utilize the nutrients. With AG1 by Athletic Greens the body is thus transformed into a nutrient utilization machine 🙂
As you can see, intestinal health is the key to a healthy immune system. But there are many different strains of probiotics. AG1 by Athletic Greens uses a special combination of probiotic microorganisms and enzymes to achieve an optimal effect. As with many other AG1 ingredients of Athletic Greens: The success lies in the ideal combination and concentration of the individual vitamins, minerals, probiotics and digestive enzymes that support the body.
Also the contained prebiotics are coordinated. The dietary fibres are responsible for the probiotics being able to settle and multiply in the intestine, which then leads to a permanent presence and optimises your digestive system in the long term. Prebiotics are the necessary food for the probiotics. Unfortunately, many other greens forget one or the other part, so that the topic was not thought through to the end. Fortunately this is not the case with AG1 by athletic greens and both are well coordinated.
Less stress through AG1 by Athletic Greens?
We ourselves always find it exciting to hear people from our immediate surroundings talk about bad sleep and stress. When we recommend AG1 to them, they are usually very sceptical. However, since the taste of AG1 is very tasty (more on this below), everyone has always been persuaded to try it. The effect is actually always the same. Already after one week most of them have a noticeably deeper sleep and less stress. The reason for this are so-called adaptogens and antioxidants within the Superfood powder. Adaptogens are contained in herbs and in ashwagandha which is also an AG1 ingredient. These adaptogens react to stress symptoms and normalize them just like sleep. At the same time the antioxidants counteract the free radicals in the body.
AG1: You're Going to Need a Smaller Cabinet
Since Athletic Greens renamed its powder in AG1, it advertises with the slogan “you're going to need a smaller cabinet“. It implies that AG1 is your one and only supplement. 1 scoop per day is equivalent to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables.
One AG1 scoop (equivalent to 12 grams) daily supports:
- the human immune system,
- cognitive health,
- the energy balance,
- intestinal health,
- daily cell regeneration and autophagy,
enabling healthy aging.
Athletic Greens commercial: The Ultimate Daily All-in-One Supplement
Here you can find a very well made, but older commercial of Athletic Greens, which shows you the advantages of Athletic Greens (now called AG1) in a very nice way. Afterwards we go into the single points and in which period of time these benefits can actually be achieved according to our experience:
Get your Greens & grab this special AG1 by Athletic Greens offer
AG1 Benefit Timeline
Below are some of the positive effects noticed by other users of AG1 by Athletic Greens:
After 1-2 days:
- Reduced cravings for sugar, salt, and fatty or processed foods.
- An increased ability to fight off colds, flus and other illnesses.
After 2-3 weeks:
- Less bloating or tiredness after meals
- Brighter, more vibrant skin
- Stronger hair and nails
- Faster wound healing
- Fewer occurrences of bad breath
After 1-3 month:
- Absorption of key nutrients from food
- More energy every day
- Greater ease going to the bathroom
- Fewer occurrences of body odor
After 3-6 month:
- Improved skin complexion over your entire body
- Faster and better quality hair growth
- Less inflammation in the body
After 6-12 month:
- A reliably stronger immune system with the potential to avoid unnecessary illness
- Improved physical and mental performance
- Potential changes in blood test results
AG1 by Athletic Greens meal replacement?
AG1 has only 40 kcal per scoop / shake. This makes it ideal as a food supplement. However, AG1 by Athletic Greens is not a full meal replacement. In addition, the Greens supplement lacks various macronutrients from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. But this is actually clear and so it should only be mentioned in passing that AG1 should not be seen as a meal replacement like Soylent, Huel or Mana-Drink claim for themselves.
Even though we find it strange that Athletic Greens® has not yet taken advantage of the meal replacement market in a by-product, we actually find it rather positive, because in this way AG1 by Athletic Greens can be wonderfully individually expanded with desired macronutrients from oatmeal or yoghurt (more on this later in the recipes).
AG1 during intermittent fasting?
AG1 by Athletic Greens is also an ideal way to start the day in a healthy way, especially during intermittent fasting. AG1 has no negative influence on daily intermittent fasting 16/8, as it does not interfere with the fasting process and the associated cell repair which is achieved by the body's own autophagy. AG1 on an empty stomach is also good because the body can absorb the nutrients even better without having to deal with other food. But AG1 by Athletic Greens is also a delicious and nutritious way to end the daily fast and prepare the body for the first meal of the day, which you can eat 10 to 15 minutes later.
You give your body a potent source of high quality vitamins and minerals. Additionally, the digestive enzymes in AG1 help your body digest the first meal even better than you would normally do. Thus the ideal start to the day.
This would not necessarily be the case with a classic meal replacement, which averages 400 calories per meal. However, later we will give you tips on how AG1 by Athletic Greens can be combined with a meal replacement to save costs on the one hand and to optimize the efficiency of the individual shake on the other hand.
Dan Churchill about Athletic Greens (AG1)
Celebrity chef (Under Armour Head Chief) and award-winning author, Daniel Churchill talks about his 5 Key Benefits from Athletic Greens®:
- Boost in energy
- Immune system support
- Gut health and digestion
- Nutrient absorption
- Nutritional insurance
Skilled AG1 combinations
In addition, we have accumulated many tips and tricks over the last few years, with which you can make up for the deficits of AG1 through clever combinations and additions. Thus an optimal AG1 experience by Athletic Greens is guaranteed in any case. Interestingly, with these tips you can not only optimize the health benefits of AG1 by Athletic Greens, but also reduce the price per greens shake significantly.
Combine AG1 with milk, fruit juice or vegetable juice
Actually it is sufficient to enjoy Athletic Greens pure, i.e. with approx. 300 ml of cool water. If you want a little more variety, you can shake the shake with the following liquids instead, whereby you have to take care that the number of calories and the insulin release changes significantly and that the shake cannot be drunk during fasting. In addition, depending on the combination, AG1 is then of course no longer lactose-free, vegan or gluten-free, which is the case with clear water:
- cow milk
- coconut milk
- almond milk
- oat milk
- Carrot juice
Combine AG1 with other food supplements
AG1 by Athletic Greens already contains 75 selected ingredients. Does it make sense to combine this shake with other food supplements? In our opinion it makes perfect sense. There are two reasons why:
- By clever combination you can optimize the supplement facts in the shake once again
- at the same time, the price per shake can be reduced overall, as a pouch of AG1 will last much longer.
AG1 by Athletic Greens with protein powder & Omega 3
As already mentioned, we are missing exactly two ingredients in the AG1 powder: protein and healthy oils with Omega 3. We have been tracking down the reasons for this.
Athletic Greens combined with Omega 3
But why didn't Athletic Greens® simply add a rich source of Omega 3 to its powder? We have put this question to Chris Ashenden, the inventor and founder of Athletic Greens®.
Chris “The Kiwi” Ashenden gave us the following (and in retrospect, logical) answer:
Why is the Omega not already in the greens?
Answered by Chris “The Kiwi” Ashenden, founder of Athletic Greens:
Glad you asked. Our highly concentrated omega-3 fish oil is… an oil. which means we can't mix it with our greens powder. But it's so important for your health. In fact, it is the one supplement that I make sure my family and I take every day, in addition to our greens.
If you want to equip yourself with an Omega 3 supplement in addition to AG1, you could/should add the Omega 3 supplement within the Athletic Greens-Shopping-Cart, because the fish oil contains 672mg EPA and 448mg DHA, which is rarely found on the market in terms of dosage & concentration. In addition, the price is really good, because you get 120 capsules. In addition, the supplier offers a 60 day return guarantee, where you get the price completely refunded, even if you return the can empty. However, the Omega 3 Add-On is unfortunately not always offered in the Athletic Greens shopping cart.
AG1 combined with protein powder
One of the biggest weaknesses of AG1 is that no protein has been added to it. So if you were to feed exclusively on AG1 by Athletic Greens, you would eventually suffer from a deficiency, which of course sounds absurd, since all the other ingredients are of such high quality. But the body cannot live without protein. Among other things, in order not to endanger the shelf life of AG1, Athletic Greens founder Chris Ashenden has deliberately not added any protein powder (Whey Powder) to his powder. But again it should be pointed out that AG1 is not entitled to a complete meal replacement either. So if you still want to optimize your diet with a whey supplement, you can do so. As we drink whey in combination with AG1, we prefer to choose a whey powder with a neutral taste. But it is up to you.
The AG1 costs by Athletic Greens are unfortunately always a much discussed topic. Of all the green powders on the market, Athletic Greens (since its launch in 2010 and its rebrand in 2021) is certainly one of the most popular, highest quality, best known but unfortunately also one of the most expensive dietary supplement shake powders on the market. However, it is not the brand or the demand that drives up the price, but the high quality processed ingredients, which other greenshake manufacturers like to save on. While AG1 by Athletic Greens contains 75 different ingredients in matching doses to each other in the powder, other shakes only contain 10-50 ingredients.
Athletic Greens discount code for AG1
The good news:
In October 2021 Athletic Greens offers 5 free AG1 Travel Bags worth $ 17 on your first order via this link. In addition to that you will get a free AG1 bottle from Athletic Greens with your first order. Last but not least, Athletic Greens is offering us a bottle of Vitamin D3-K2 which is a tremendous offer since the bottle would otherwise cost about $23 and last for a year!
AG1™ offer by Athletic Greens® October 2021 (While stocks last)
AG1 by Athletic Greens contains no unnecessary extras, no fake ingredients to make it look cool in the ingredients list. The ingredients contain a high-quality and effective combination of real vitamins, minerals and wholefood ingredients. Here is a list:
Athletic Greens nutritional information for AG1
AG1 Vitamins and Minerals
AG1 Alkaline Superfood Complex
AG1 Ingredients Herbs, extracts & Antioxidants
AG1 super mushroom complex & digestive enzymes
Athletic Greens dairy free probiotics
On the AG1 ingredients page we provide additional details about each ingredient and its effects.
AG1 by Athletic Greens during pregnancy?
Here we would like to answer relatively briefly, because even if there are other reports on the Internet, we would not recommend taking AG1 Shakes during pregnancy. Although AG1 also contains folic acid, which is great during pregnancy, the risk of overdose is too great for the unborn baby, so that we advise all pregnant women to eat a balanced diet. However, the respective gynaecologist can certainly recognize during a test which nutrients are currently still present in the blood in too low a concentration, so that one can make specific improvements. After the pregnancy you can enjoy your AG1 Shake as usual, even if you are still breastfeeding your baby! In case of doubt, however, you should always discuss this with your doctor.
AG1 by Athletic Greens for children?
Of course, each parent must decide separately. We ourselves give our children a little little bit of AG1. However, it is important to us that our children also learn the natural handling of fruit and vegetables. However, Athletic Greens helps to cover the basic needs of the children. One teaspoon of AG1 per day is absolutely sufficient for a child. Our daughter (photo) loves the taste of AG1 mixed in a yoghurt with a little honey and oatmeal. Another positive AG1 side effect is that the children lose their “shy” attitude towards green food, which many children are unfortunately often taught to eat vegetables.
Our children therefore like to munch on their green vegetable, but also love to admire themselves in the mirror with a green “milk beard” after a sip of AG1.
AG1 by Athletic Greens during intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is one of the best things you can do for sustainable health. We ourselves have been practising intermittent fasting for several years. At the same time we love our daily green shakes. Therefore the question arose very quickly whether AG1 by Athletic Greens can be taken during intermittent fasting 16/8 or whether the shake breaks the daily fasting phase.
Liquids such as water, tea or coffee are therefore allowed or even desired. But what about AG1 by Athletic Greens? Is it allowed to drink it during the fasting phase, or should one rather drink the Greens Shake after the intermittent fasting phase? We have taken a closer look at the AG1 ingredients by Athletic Greens and talked to both Athletic Greens Support and nutrition experts on the intermittent fasting area (www.intermittent-fasting-diet.coach). All of them came to the conclusion that, due to its composition, AG1 can be drunk even during the fasting phase without breaking the daily fasting process! AG1 by Athletic Greens is therefore an ideal option for all those who want to drink something other than just water, tea or coffee during intermittent fasting and at the same time want to eat a healthy diet.
AG1 Athletic Greens recipes
More recipes and preparations will follow shortly. But first of all, here are the possibilities of how to make a delicious variation of AG1™ every morning.
AG1 by Athletic Greens with ginger and cinnamon
Mix 300 ml cool water with a hazelnut-sized piece of fresh ginger. Add a pinch of fresh cinnamon and a scoop of AG1 and mix everything in a blender for 1 minute.
Ginger and cinnamon will optimize your immune system even more, so you'll certainly get through the winter without catching a cold!
AG1 by Athletic Greens with banana and coconut oil
Mix 300 ml of cool water with a tablespoon of coconut oil, a banana and a Scoop of AG1. After 30 seconds you have a delicious creamy shake. The banana lifts your mood and the MCT contained in the coconut oil has a positive effect on your weight, supports the intestinal function and also has antiviral properties. A delicious addition to your daily AG1 shake!
AG1 Athletic Greens Breakfast: With banana and coconut oil and oatmeal
Same recipe as above. After you have finished mixing the shake, you can put it into a bowl in which you have previously put 50 grams of oatmeal. This way your AG1 will be a satiating and extremely delicious breakfast!
AG1 by Athletic Greens with “Cold brew Coffee”
AG1 should be mixed only with cold ingredients if possible, so that the nutritional values are all preserved. But you are welcome to try combining a double espresso with an AG1 shake. We can't describe the taste explosion, so please try it. It is the ideal wake-up kick to start the day.
AG1 with Matcha tea
Similar to combining AG1 with coffee, you should also let the Matcha tea cool down before combining it with AG1 by Athletic Greens. Alternatively you can put a knife point of Matcha powder directly into your AG1 shake and shake it vigorously. This will make the Greens Shake a bit harsher and deeper in taste. At the same time you add another number of valuable antioxidants and it gives you a fast and long-lasting waking kick.
AG1 Peanut Butter Shake
Okay, this recipe isn't really healthy, or rather it doesn't improve the healthy AG1 effects of Athletic Greens, but it's just damn tasty. Mix 300 ml of whole milk with a banana, a big tablespoon of peanut butter and a Scoop of AG1. After mixing the shake for a minute, you can enjoy this creamy AG1 milk shake.
Athletic Greens Green Chia Protein Bites by Dan Churchill
Wow, you have to taste these green AG1 Athletic Greens protein balls. Yummy!
Athletic Greens return warranty
Athletic Greens® is also really great regarding the return guarantee. A colleague of ours tested it personally last year, because he wanted to prove that it was just a bad marketing gag, but in the end there is some kind of catch. He bought on 18.May. On July 17th his return guarantee would have expired. So he sent a mail to [email protected] on July 16th. Within two hours he received a reply that he can send his empty (!) packaging to the address for Athletic Green's product returns. He did so, and the money was immediately transferred back to him.
Athletic Greens Customor Happiness Team Support/Contact
- Online via chat(just click the bubble in the right hand corner)
- In USA by phone via the number 1-888-390-4029
- In USA by mail via [email protected]
- In Great Britain by phone via the number +44 203 004 2658
- In Great Britain by mail via [email protected]
Athletic Greens product returns:
This adress depends on your shipping-adress so please contact the Customer Happiness Team / Athletic Greens customer service to get an Adress for your product return.
Athletic Greens quit
If you choose Athletic Greens ultimate daily when ordering, you save 19% compared to a one-time order. Although we are not a friend of subscription-orders, but due to the high price saving (one pouch of AG1 costs $79 instead of $99, so a saving of $20) we still recommend the “single subscription” or “double subscription” option when ordering. But you don't have to worry about a “subscription trap”, because after ordering you can easily switch off the subscription function or write a short mail to the Athletic Greens Support that you want to cancel or pause your Athletic Greens subscription. In general you can cancel the subscription with one click after ordering. Alternatively, you can set flexible options in the subscription management to choose your preferred delivery days and delivery sequence. So the decision is completely up to you and there is no subscription trap!
Athletic Greens cancel subscription
What does AG1 by Athletic Greens taste like? This is a question that users keep asking, which is because it is very difficult to describe this taste. Athletic Greens® is also having a hard time with it, which is why they simply asked users on Facebook what they think AG1 (formerly Athletic Greens) tastes like. Here are a few answers:
Of course, in our AG1 review for the Superfood Powder, we also compare and contrast alternative food supplements. The extreme differences amaze us again and again. First of all: In our opinion, no other greens manufacturer has yet been able to match the green superfood powder from Athletic Greens. At least if you want a shake that is as holistic as possible.
Athletic Greens alternatives in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Among the best known athletic greens alternatives in Germany are:
- LaVita (even if it is a vitamin concentrate and not a green powder),
- Primal Greens (contains 25 Ingeredients)
- Grüne Mutter (contains 38 Ingeredients)
You can read below about our experience, how these supplements differ and which ones we can recommend for daily use.
International Athletic Greens alternatives
In English-speaking countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, etc., there are other greens powders (known as “greens supplement”) besides AG1, which we do not want to leave unmentioned in this test. However, the comparison will not be as detailed for these products, as these products are not so easy to obtain for the dollarpean area. These include, among others:
- Shakeology (only 6 Ingredients)
- Amazing Grass (only 9 Ingredients)
- Huel (as mentioned is it an meal replacement)
- Green Vibrance
- total human
- vega one
- TPW Super Greens
- the respective processed ingredients,
- the shelf life
- and the price-performance ratio.
Admittedly, AG1 by Athletic Greens is absolutely one of the highest quality greens powders in terms of price. In our opinion, it's worth every penny and we look forward to starting our day with Athletic Greens every morning.
Especially extreme health times show one how existential a basic health supply with vitamins and nutrients is. We have already tried many green powders and supplements in capsule, tablet and vitamin concentrate form. Both in terms of taste and effect, we have unfortunately had to experience many failures.
Unfortunately, AG1 by Athletic Greens is not a 100% solution, as the green powder lacks protein and Omega3 for an optimal supply. But AG1 by Athletic Greens is very close to perfection! If you supplement yourself with whey protein and Omega 3, we think Athletic Greens offers a really successful package that you can mix and enjoy within 27 seconds to a delicious shake. The shake tastes good and within a week you will notice the first positive effects of AG1. In the long run you will notice these in a much better health, better sleep, less stress, better skin, stronger fingernails and a better mood.
We think it is a great pity that the apparently high price is always a deterrent for many people! In our opinion, savings are made at the clearly wrong end. As said, with few means one gets his daily AG1 Shake for less than one Dollar per day! If you think about what you spend several really wasted dollars for every day, you should not think any longer here and allow yourself this investment in your own health!
[edit:] especially now with the current Athletic Greens offer for AG1 it is worth a test!
- An AG1 shaker
- one bottle of sun-vitamin D3 K2 (value approx $ 20)
- 5 AG1 travel packs (value approx $ 17)
- A storage tin
- An aluminum dosing spoon for your daily AG1