What a treat. I am spending the week with Jeni in her darling studio apartment in Chelsea, and last night after hours of catching up we are even more convinced we should share our passion with others. We also both admitted to our absolute love for health products and an unhealthy obsession of strolling the aisles of Whole Foods for hours on end.
She introduced me to a Superfood Shake Formula called Shakeology that she swears by. Unlike the majority of shake mixes or protein powders found in stores, this product is packed full of natural ingredients and super foods from all over the world to promote nutrition and provide natural energy without the use of stimulants. The slogan claims it's "The Healthiest Meal of the Day," but this shake could easily be added into a morning routine or used as an afternoon snack to get nourishing nutrients and support a healthy lifestyle.
This discovering could not have come at a more perfect time. In my nutrition course we are studying the effects of many of the ingredients found on this label, and getting these nutrients through smoothies is easiest way to intake them all at once. Plus you can add in fruit, honey, cinnamon, and nut butters to mask the taste of some of the grassy ingredients.
After tasting the stuff you'll be hooked. Jeni has the chocolate flavor, which might I add is not some artificial, fake chocolate but is actually Cacao (the first ingredient on the back label). Cacao is super high in antioxidants and is a great base for smoothie making because let's be honest, who doesn't love a chocolate milkshake everyday! Even better, the company website offers tons of great smoothie recipes (including a mocha frappucinno for those coffee lovers), as well as recipes for pies, cookies, and a healthy version of peanut butter cups!
Overall, this mix seems to be an easy way to increase your superfood intake. All you need is one scoop! For me, it's beats the alternative of buying all of the ingredients individually and blending them. I mean, there are mushrooms in this mix for goodness sake. The last thing I want to be doing in the morning is washing mushrooms and sticking them in a smoothie, but one scoop of chocolate powder, a banana, and some water I can definitely do! Count me in.
Do you have any superfood shake mixes you're hooked on? Any I should try?