Nutribuddy Breakfast Shake Review

 


I have spent the most part of a year really honing in on clean eating and fitness goals. I definitely feel much better than I did in my twenties and thirties so maintaining the motivation to keep up a healthy lifestyle is something I am keen to do. I’ve found that building in small key sustainable habits will help reap health benefits, things take time but it’s good to start the day right and that for me involves eating a good breakfast. It’s often described as the most important meal of the day, providing sustenance and energy. I genuinely love Breakfast time and one of my favourite things ever is hotel breakfasts when on holiday – I really need to book a holiday soon!


If you’re a parent like me you’ll know it’s incredibly tricky to sit down and eat when you have the demands of children to attend to. So many people skip or miss breakfast daily because we are in a rush too head out. Lately I have introduced a new product into my diet, something which has helped kick start my metabolism and gives me the energy I  need without feeling the dreaded bloat.

A few week’s ago the fabulous team at Nutribuddy contacted me and kindly let me select a breakfast shake product from their popular range in return for an honest first impressions review.  I had read reviews and thought it was definitely something I wanted to try. The goods arrived in secure packaging, a glass jar, a shaker bottle and a scoop. As far as first impressions go, the moment I unwrapped the glass clip-top jar I was in love! it’s eye catching and I’m obviously a total sucker for packaging. I have no shame in saying that! I’ve had a few friends comment on what’s inside the jar and there begins my explanation.

 

I’ve been drinking the shake now for the past 14 days.  I opted for vanilla because I wanted something with a sweetness to it.  All the products are however gluten-free, sugar free and vegan.  The two other flavours available are Naked and Chocolate.

The Vanilla Shake includes:

Ingredients: Organic Gluten-Free Oats, Organic Flaxseeds, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Desiccated Coconut, Stevia, Vanilla Flavouring

The blend of organic oats, seeds and coconut is really nutritious and is only 121 calories per serving so great for people who are also wanting to lose weight too.

  •  Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Soy-free
  • Sugar-free

All you have to do is take 3 scoops of the blend and put into a Nutribuddy shaker.  Add 300-400ml of milk or a milk substitute.  I alternate and use almond milk on one day and then whole milk on another day and shake away.  Inside the bottle is a metal shaker ball to help the mixing process. The shakers are BPA free and dishwasher safe.  You can always add fruit so for example I’ve used my Nutribullet blender and added a few blueberries, raspberries to the mix. Basically anything to make the shake to your liking.  On the mornings that I have more time I pour into a bowl and top with fruit, nuts and seeds.

This is one healthy breakfast option which I genuinely feel will help a lot of people who really want to have something nutritious on the go and trust me it’s quick. Especially convenient for a mum like me as I find time is short in the morning trying to get Jay ready for Pre-school. I really don’t like leaving the house on an empty tummy.

A 14 day supply costs £14.99 and comes in that gorgeous glass jar.  Refill blend packs are available so that you don’t have to buy the jar each time. You also have the option to add a shaker with your order starting from £7.99, these come in pink, red or black. There are subscription deals worth considering if you become a fan of the product.

I do drink protein shakes but this is different of course and really quick to make.  It’s also good at helping to curb my sugar cravings (not to mention my tummy rumbling) so I will definitely be carrying on with using the shakes and very keen to try the other flavours too. A couple of times I’ve gone and had a shake in the evening because they taste really good. I have number of friends who are currently pregnant and also some that are breastfeeding so should mention that this shake is safe to drink as it’s high in fibre and nutrients. I didn’t think I would be into drinking shakes for breakfast but I have surprised myself and really wanted to share this with others in the hope that it will help you too.

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Thanks for reading

Bella

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*I was sent the Nutribuddy Breakfast shake and a shaker of my choice for review purposes. All thoughts and words are my own. Contains affiliate links.

 

 

 

The Benevita Weight Management System*

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I have to start by saying that I’m not the biggest of girls and sadly not as curvy as I’d like to be but there was a stage before my wedding in 2010 when lets just say I was putting on weight very quickly due to being ‘in love’ which I still am just for the record. I was gloriously happy eating what I wanted and enjoying the courtship with my now husband, and then it took a few really bad photos of me to realise I needed to get into shape as I wasn’t feeling great within my body. I managed to shift my belly handles  through using a well known food home delivery plan that I stuck too.

One of my weaknesses was and still is Chocolate.  Women crave it, men hoard it, and Aztec kings were said to have been the first to eat it. Eating chocolate results in feel good neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) being released in particular brain regions. Most people love chocolate, not because of the greatness of the bean but the predisposition to love fat and sugar. My love affair with the chocolate bean is not going away anytime soon so when I was sent the following two premium products as part of the Benevita Weight Management System by  the lovely team at BellaKidz  I quite happily got to the main job of tasting.

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The Shake-It Chocolate drink which incidentally is also available in Vanilla is made using 300ml of cold water.  This makes it a thick consistency and I have to say it did keep me full for a few hours which I drank at lunchtime.  It tasted tasted really nice but I did have to mix it thoroughly.  The good thing was  I didn’t have to go and raid the basket of goodies for my afternoon snack. There is a proven appetite suppressant called glucomannan which might have something to do with that.  I do understand that meal replacement drinks are not always ideal but I think if I wanted to lose weight I would definitely continue with these which are also fine for vegetarians and contain no preservatives, artificial flavours, or artificial colours. This shake per serving is 200 calories.

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This is what it says on the Benevita website 

There is something about chocolate, there is something in chocolate, there is something we know about chocolate that is beyond touch, taste and tantalizing sensations. This silky chocolate flavoured elixir Shake-It! is specifically formulated to enjoy as a meal. It was created from our deep love of the whole food, the cacao bean. Cacao is truly the food of the gods and it contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Spoil yourself for breakfast, lunch or dinner with Shake-It!

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I was also sent the Chocolate Crunch Bar which I personally found to be a little too sweet for my taste buds even though it is labelled low in sugar. This is a dark chocolate treat and high in protein at 129 calories.  The bars are ideal for when you’re on the go and in need of a boost before or after a workout. The texture was chewy but I much preferred the shake and would happily carry on with them.

When it comes to buying these items they can only be ordered online.

Chocolate Shake-It

£67.00 for 21 packets

The Benefit Chocolate Crunch Bar 

£31.00 for 20 bars

If you are on a weight management journey I wish you luck!
Thanks for reading

Bella

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