Ironic that the fastest food can be the best for you. I’ve found a new Meal Replacement shake for the first part of my routine. It’s called Raw Meal Beyond Organic Meal Replacement Formula. I got the vanilla one to start with.
I am not sure how I will feel with this shake, if I will still crave chewable food or not, we will see after tonight. I had my first shake for lunch after the gym today (just 1 scoop not 2, blended with unsweetened almond milk). Will have another for dinner tonight. Breakfast this morning was coffee and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with cinnamon.
The shake tastes alright, a bit of an acquired taste though, I can tell it will take a couple days to get used to it.. I might try throwing some berries or something else in with it for another layer of flavor.
So what is in this new diet shake o’ mine? Lots of good stuff, and it’s all certified organic and verified GMO free!
I had to look up the definitions of the following ingredients in it to see what the benefits are, I had not heard of any of these, but they sound amazing. For more info on this product, click here.
Ingredients: Organic RAW Sprout Blend (organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic sprouted brown rice sweetener (from organic brown rice), organic amaranth sprout, organic quinoa sprout, organic millet sprout, organic buckwheat sprout, organic garbanzo bean sprout, organic lentil sprout, organic adzuki bean sprout, organic flax seed sprout, organic sunflower seed sprout, organic pumpkin seed sprout, organic chia seed sprout, organic sesame seed sprout), Organic RAW Flax and Coconut Blend (organic flax flour, organic coconut flour), RAW Natural Vanilla Flavor, RAW Green Food and Fruit Blend (organic oat grass juice, organic spirulina, high protein chlorella, organic alfalfa grass juice, organic barley grass juice, organic wheat grass juice, organic strawberry, organic cherry, organic blackberry, organic blueberry, organic raspberry), RAW Enzyme and Probiotic Blend (bacillus coagulans, proteases, amylase, lactase, glucoamylase, alpha-galactosidase, lipase, pectinase, peptidase, bromelain, phytase, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, papain, cellulase, xylanase, diastase, invertase), Brewers yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae), lactobacillus bulgaricus. Contains Tree nuts (coconut).
increases the body’s immune response to viruses that cause common viral respiratory tract infections such as colds and flu.
Protease enzymes improve the digestibility and availability of proteins
Amylase is a digestive enzyme that acts on starch in food, breaking it down into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
The biggest benefit of lactase enzymes is, of course, for the proper digestion of lactose
Glucoamylase is one type of enzyme that can break down starches into glucose, which is absorbable and usable
Alpha galactosidase is an enzyme used in digesting sugars in vegetables and grains.
Lipase is an enzyme that breaks down dietary fats into smaller molecules called fatty acids and glycerol
Pectinase is a group of enzymes that break down a central part of plant cell walls
Heart disease, cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease may be reduced when the amount of peptidase in the body is increased. Since it can neutralize the biochemical substances linked to the inflammatory response, blood vessels will be healthier
Because it is considered a proteolytic enzyme, Bromelain has the capability to fight off inflammation which may affect the tissues and organs in the body. It helps the body be cleansed from harmful toxins. It also helps prevent blood clotting and improve food and nutrient digestion. Bromelain is also effective in fighting off viral and bacterial activities in the human body.
Phytase is one of the many essential enzymes necessary for the digestive process, and a key enzyme for bone health. Commonly found in plant material, phytase is a natural enzyme often used for breaking down and increasing the nutritional quality of grains, legumes, seeds and corn
Some research suggests that an increase in this enzyme can help prevent and reduce yeast infestations such as Candida, improves digestive capability, One 2005 study published in the Animal Science Journal found that hemicellulase could boost overall health.
Beta-glucanase is an enzyme that has been found to be particularly useful in reducing the coating or biofilm of Candida that can grow in the digestive tract.
Boosts digenstion, supports immune system, antioxidant
Aids in the hydrolysis of cellulose into energy-sustaining blood sugar that may help maintain optimal blood sugar levels, Helps keep cholesterol in the blood stream at optimal levels, Supports cell membranes to keep them healthy from free radicals, toxic chemicals, and other entities that are harmful to cell membranes.
Better digestion of plant-based foods which may help to increase availability of nutrients, Help to reduce gas or intestinal discomfort from eating some some difficult-to-digest plant foods such as beans, cereals, and fibrous vegetables
Diastase supplements are taken to aid digestion and boost the metabolization of sugars.
invertase’s ability to break down (hydrolyze) the bond between fructose and glucose makes it a vital part of the digestion of complex sugars into blood sugar (glucose) which can be used as a ready fuel source by the body
lactobacillus bulgaricus is a helpful natural bacterium, and a member of the family microflora, that can fight harmful bacteria that may invade your digestive system. L. bulgaricus is a specific type of micro-organism that is known as a probiotic. Probiotics are live microorganisms, which, may provide numerous health benefits,
*RAW Food-Created Nutrients
**RAW Food-Chelated Minerals
Contains NO: gluten, dairy, lactose, fillers, isolates, synthetic nutrients, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.