But just because a food or meal comes in shake form doesn’t mean it has to be ‘fake’ food, or any less nutritious than something you’d make from scratch.
It all comes down to what it’s made of.
In their words; “We REFUSE to dabble with any grubby gyms, artificial ingredients, emulsifiers, additives or preservatives which aren’t natural or healthy”.
Purition comes in an original whey protein formula (from milk), but I use vegan proteins for personal use since I digest the better and also find they work better in cooking.
The flavours are hugely varied in both the when and vegan blends, and include not only the usual vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and unflavoured, but also chocolate orange, coffee and walnut, coconut, beetroot and more.
Ingredients & Nutrition
All the ingredients are natural right down to the sweetener which is plant based stevia:
Protein Blend: (European Pea, Pumpkin, Sunflower & Hemp protein), Golden Linseed (Flax), Sunflower Kernels, ALMONDS, Coconut, Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica), Pumpkin Seeds, SESAME Seeds, Nutritional Yeast, Psyllium Husk, Apple Pectin, Vanilla Pods (1%), Natural Flavouring, Sweetener – Steviol glycosides (Stevia)
A 40g serving (about the amount you’d use in a shake) provides 187 calories, of which only 3g carbs, but provides 15g of muscles building protein, 7g gut friendly fibre, and 12g brain fuelling fat, most of which is unsaturated.
With The Fit Mum Formula I help Mums lose weight. And what’s one thing you need to help you lose weight? Less hunger. That’s why I actually prefer not using shakes as a er, shake, but using them in food!
Some of you may feel satisfied on a shake and if so that’s fine. In fact I tried one and it was yummy.
But for something slightly more ‘solid’ try a smoothie ‘bowl’ instead. The principal is that by making your smoothie thicker and eating it with a spoon, it’s more satisfying than a runnier shake.
The day my smoothie sachets arrived an ‘Arctic Blast’ also hit Britain’s shores, and I felt the air temperature plummet within hours that day.
Cold mornings need hot breakfasts, so why shouldn’t it be possible to have a warm smoothie bowl for winter?!
Warm Almond Smoothie Bowl with Stewed Cinnamon Apples.
1 sachet (or 40g) Purition Vegan Almond flavour
2 tbsp. coconut flour
300ml almond milk
1 large apple
Pinch of cinnamon
Chop the apple into bitesize chunks. I leave the skin on for extra fibre and texture; feel free to peel it first if you prefer.
Put the apple in a small saucepan with 100ml water and the cinnamon, bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until soft but with a few chunks in as opposed to a puree.
Meanwhile heat the almond milk in another saucepan until simmering then stir in the Purition and coconut flour. Simmer for 4 minutes and allow to thicken.
Pour the warm smoothie into a bowl and top with the warm apple.