3 Wellness Shakes: Checking Facts, and a Recipe.

If you love blending up smoothies and shakes for a boost of wellness, you have probably perused the many various protein shakes on the market today. Head into any nutrition store and you will be faced with aisles and aisles of brands touting many heavy wellness claims. Lose weight! Gain muscle! Increase energy! Satisfy hunger! Well maybe some of those claims are (possibly?) true! For a boost of vegan protein and other goodies, check out these three brands that claim a lot and just may be right! Plus get a Chocolate Protein Shake recipe.

1. The Ultimate Meal. The ultimate meal claims to be the best shake on the market. Period. The claim: “Each scoop contains everything you need for the ultimate meal.” Well, checking the label, you will see a wide array of ingredients and where they are sourced from: high quality protein, superfoods and more. All vegan and nothing artificial at all. So maybe this is the ultimate meal? More details and check the facts on Healthy. Happy. Life.

2. Shakeology. This brand has been in the spotlight thanks to TV shows like The Dr. Oz Show and more. The claim: “The Healthiest Meal of the Day┬«. Replace one meal a day with Chocolate, Greenberry, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan) or Chocolate Vegan to increase your energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, improve digestion and regularity, and transform your health.* Why is this claim true? Well if it is not true, you can request a FULL refund at the end of your 30 day trial period. Lose weight, feel better? Or else your money back? Claims with money-back guarantees might not always be true, but maybe worth trying! More details and check the facts on Team Beachbody.

3. VegaOne. VegaOne promises to provide more that just protein, but a full spectrum of wellness-infusing nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, green foods and even omega 3 fatty acids. You can check the label to see, yup, the claim is true because all those goodies are in there! More details and check the facts about VegaOne on Healthy. Happy. Life.

* all three of the above brands are vegan-friendly products

Get even more protein shake reviews on Healthy. Happy. Life: Your Vegan Protein Powder Big Guide

Chocolate Protein Shake
vegan, serves 2

2 bananas, frozen
1/4 cup frozen watermelon or frozen strawberries
1-2 heaping scoops of your favorite protein powder
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup almond or soy milk, vanilla
dash of cinnamon

Blend until smooth and creamy. Optional: Garnish with crushed chocolate cookies or chocolate granola. (Raw cacao hemp crunchies used)


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