For the past decade, there has been a steady rise in people who are more conscious about their health and want to do something about it. It seems lately that people are more focused on putting foods into their body that will benefit their health, and making time for the gym to keep their bodies healthy. This generation has been influenced by the media to keep their outward appearance looking and feeling great in their day-to-day lives.
However, with so many of us lately working more and more, there can be hardly any time to cook, let alone eat healthy. It can be much easier when you get home at night to grab a bag of chips or order a burger through a fast-food drive-thru, to fill your stomach and go to bed early. However, there are healthier alternatives for you, especially if you are strained for time and still want to put nutrients into your body. One of these alternatives is a meal replacement shake.
What shakes should I be looking for?
While there are a lot of benefits from having a meal replacement shake, especially when you are crunched for time, you should make sure you are having a healthy one. Many of the store-bought replacement drinks, and even homemade smoothies, are incredibly high in sugar and don’t provide you with enough protein or fibre to replace a meal. It won’t fuel you or keep you full.
So, you should instead look for a meal replacement shake or meal supplement product that is at least 325 to 400 calories, has at least 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre, and get your fat from healthier sources such as an avocado, olive oil, or nuts.
The best meal replacement shake (store bought)
There are so many brands of meal replacement shakes on the market today that it can be quite a difficult task to find one that meets your needs and will also benefit your health. Here is a list of some of the best meal replacement shakes that you can purchase today.
The Isopure Original Meal Replacement
- A shake that is filled with protein
- Smooth texture that feels like juice
- Only one flavor: Alpine Punch
- 40 grams of whey protein
- 25 grams of carbs
- 260 calories
- No fibre or fat (pair with an avocado or nuts)
Orgain Organic Nutritional Shake
- Comes in four delicious flavours: chocolate fudge, vanilla bean, strawberries and cream, iced café mocha
- 16 grams of protein—grass-fed whey and casein powder
- 255 calories
- 7 grams of fat
- 2 grams of fiber
Make sure you eat it with an avocado and some fruit (to make a well-balanced meal)
Making a meal replacement shake at home
If you do have more time, a healthier option is making a meal replacement shake at home. There are plenty of recipes online that are easy to follow and will boost your health.
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