Updated: 09/29/2015 - Sponsored by Leptigen

Greens To Go Review - Does This Powdered Supplement Work? Are taste and side effects deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.3 / 5.0

greens-to-go-product-imageThere’s a lot of intrigue surrounding Greens to Go, so we dug into the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer service. Additionally, we analyzed hundreds of customer comments and reviews. We then condensed and summarized to give you the info you need.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Greens To Go with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

Greens to Go is a powdered dietary supplement containing acai, decaffeinated green tea, young barley greens juice, broccoli, chlorella, grape seed extract, kale, spinach, carrot, tomato, lemon, apple, acerola cherry, cranberry and blueberry to name a few. When mixed into water and consumed once per day, the product supposedly supports improved health and wellness. One benefit is ease of mixing.

The product, introduced as a free-radical fighter in 2004 by To Go Brands, doesn’t appear to include artificial ingredients, which is a good decision. The supplement is available to buy on the official website and through trusted retailers. We do like that we found some positive customer comments and the favorable BBB rating, but read on…

Side Effects

The first concern was the Greens to Go side effects. “When dieters use powdered vegetable supplements, there shouldn’t be any concerns about negative reactions,” said our Research Editor. “If there are multiple reports of a product causing side effects, this could lead to concern.”

“I started feeling very tired an hour or two after drinking it. For me, I think it has too much fruit which affected my blood sugar adversely,” said a user.

“It made me nearly gag and it literally turned my stomach. I felt nauseated for hours,” commented a customer.

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Taste – “Nasty!”

Based upon dieter reviews, the Greens to Go ingredients left a bad taste in the mouth. “I don’t like the after-taste that xylitol and stevia have. While they are both plant-based sweeteners, they taste artificial to me. And the taste remains in my mouth for some time,” said a customer.

“This stuff is only marginally acceptable, and only because it’s so portable. It’s chalky and tastes faintly like dirt,” reported a user.

“This has got to be the most revolting beverage I have ever bought. It smells like garbage, with the texture of pond scum and the taste of rotting fruit,” stated a consumer.

Our research concludes that if any part of a supplement is a concern, such as flavor, there is a slim chance of long-term success. If Greens to Go does in fact taste bad, customers will walk away.

The Science

According to the official Greens to Go website, the supplement will improve overall health, but there is no information relating to weight-loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered studies stating “that eating fruits and vegetables may be very helpful to people who want to lose or maintain weight”, but supplementation is not the same as consumption. At DietSpotlight, locating clinical research supporting claims is imperative. If a company can’t offer science, we tend to wash our hands of it.

The Bottom Line

After an extensive look at Green to Go, we’ve come to a conclusion. There are some positives, like the amount of time the company has in the industry and the favorable BBB rating, but we can’t recommend it because of the lack of scientific research linking the formula to weight-loss. Plus, we’re concerned with the potential side effects, taste and that it contains acai, often used in “fad” supplements with no clinical backing.

If you’d like to drop the pounds, we recommend you go with a product offering a clinically proven formula with no associated side effects. Customer service and price are also factors to take into consideration.

One of the best supplements we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. The four-ingredient proprietary blend has been shown been shown in published scientific studies to accelerate fat loss and enhance metabolism. We can’t locate anyone talking about harmful side effects and reviews show people are seeing excellent results.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Greens To Go Review)

Previous Greens To Go Review (Updated February 28, 2014):

What You Should Know

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It is almost common knowledge that if you want to lose weight you have to eat healthy on a consistent basis. Eating several small meals throughout the day is also important to maintain a high metabolism which helps increase the rate you burn calories. Greens to Go is an instant drink mix containing up to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a single serving. It is a quick and easy option for health conscious consumers. The website stresses that your daily intake of fruits and vegetables is a process as simple as a rip, mix, and drink.

Greens to Go prides itself on being made from vegetables and fruits. These drink packets are available in a variety of flavors, and can be purchased in club store locations throughout the United States. The price for 30 quick-drink packets is $28.99. As the website suggests, consuming the beverage is as simple as combining a single packet with 8-16 oz of water, shake, and drink.

List of Ingredients

Each packet contains 32 calories made up of 100% natural and certified organic ingredients including various fruits, vegetables, herbs, extracts, and vitamins. The drink’s formula is high in antioxidants, widely used to maintain health, and phosphatidyl choline and fortified with Oat Beta-Glucan. There are no genetically modified organisms and no added sugar in the beverage.

Product Features

This nutritional rip, mix, and drink beverage claims itself to be both refreshing and great tasting. It is Vegan-friendly and manufactured in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Pratices (cGMP). The mixable powder responsible for up to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is also appropriate for the average 12 oz water bottle. People seeking to better their health, increase energy, potentially curb cravings, and lose weight may find Greens to Go a suitable beverage to meet those needs.

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  • This beverage is affordable, nutritious, and conveniently located at club stores around the country.
  • There are a number of sincere testimonials from Green to Go drinkers found on the website. In addition, you have the option to submit personal testimonials to the website.
  • Green to Go’s website attempts to educate consumers on the importance of eating well as opposed to solely advertising their products.


  • This product charges almost $30 for packets of powder that claim to supplement for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, but has not been scientifically proven nor evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Customers who have purchased Greens to Go complain the taste is not enjoyable. Without a trial period the consumer does not have the ability to judge if they would like the beverage before purchase.
  • The testimonials found on the website are not supported with evidence that the beverages help people lose weight and improve health conditions.


This healthy beverage will allegedly improve your health, but replacing vegetables and fruits with Greens to Go may not be as successful as the real thing. It may serve as a compliment to frequent exercise and eating healthy solid foods as well.

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13 User Reviews About Greens To Go

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  • 1
    rhonda waller

    I went through intensive chemo and radiation therapy in 2013 and 2014. My niece was having an online facebook party of your product and I spoke with one of your sales reps and said I would be willing to try one month supply because I am still having issues with dietary stomach problems and did not know if I could handle this product. I tried it and it did not sit well with me so stopped using it after just a week. I did not give permission for your company to send me more and take from my banking account an additional order. I have returned the order and am still waiting to get my money back and do not want any additional products from you. So please get my refund back… Thank you.


  • 2

    We’re can you buy this product health good does



    Email me and I can give you information. :)


  • 3
    Teri Miller

    Where can I buy Greens to GO in the Palm Desert or Palm Springs, CA area? My zip code is 92201.



    please email me and I can help direct you to whom can set you up. Thanks.


  • 4

    Drank these all of the time several years ago until they added B vitamins which ruined the taste.


  • 5

    Greetings, I am type 2 diabetic and also hypertensive. I am insulin dependent and take meds for the high blood pressure. Is this product safe for me?



    I don’t know anything about this product or if there is any research. We take Juice Plus Capsules and my husband is diabetic and has MS. Juice Plus has gotten me off blood pressure meds and allergy meds. It has helped my husband also. They do have over 20 years of clinical research to back their products up and it is all safe for kids and pregnant women.


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  • 6

    I took one packet of Greens to Go in a 12 ounce glass of water for almost daily for several years. It’s good. I’ve recommended it to everyone. Almost immediately after drinking in a workday afternoon I notice a change, like the waste is gone from my blood, cleaner. Cheaper than a can of Coke.


  • 7

    how much caffeine does greens to go have? HOw close to bed time can I take it? How much Vit B does it have?


  • 8

    Can I use Greens On The Go in hot tea, or coffee?
    Thank you.


  • 9

    I forgot i had a box of these from costco. But the date is best by 02/2010? are they still good? i was going to start drinking them when i found them in the back of my pantry. Can i drink them?


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