My lil’ mini me and I drink smoothies and shakes for brekkies almost every single day. It’s such an easy way to get a hearty dose of nutrition, and I love that they’re often chock full of superfoods like chia seeds, maca, and chlorella.
I’ve tried a ton of yummy nutritional shakes, but one of the TASTIEST ones I’ve ever tried is Yuve. When mixed with almond or soy milk, the Raw Chia Seeds & Cocoa blend tastes like Ovaltine with a subtle hint of raspberry – it’s dee-lish! Sometimes, I straight up drink it for dessert!
I especially love Yuve because it’s vegan (made from dehydrated fruits and vegetables), packed antioxidants, 16g of protein, 4g of fiber, and is dairy-, soy- and GMO-free. But in all honesty, the best part is that it tastes Sofa King GOOD! The lil’ chia seeds add a nice texture, too!
- Japanese Knotweed – This plant is known more as a garden pest than a source of health, but in Yuve, it is a wonderful source of resveratrol. In December of 2014, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute found that resveratrol (also found in red wine) powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells and protects cells from aging. Young Japanese knotweed shoots can be prepared in a manner similar to rhubarb.
- Maca Root – Maca is a Peruvian plant that has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years. It has been known to strengthen bones, treat depression as well as chronic fatigue and anemia, improve memory and fertility, and prevent stomach cancer.
- Chlorella – This fresh water algae is a superfood rich in protein, fiber and minerals. It stimulates the immune system, increases white blood cell count, prevents colds, and protects the body against toxic metals. It has also been known to increase “good” bacteria in the gut.
- Psyllum Seed Husks – Psyllium Husks have been used in traditional medicine in the US, Europe, India, and China for years. Rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, they are a perfect ingredient for weight loss. Psyllium husks lower cholesterol, regulate certain kinds of diabetes and promote healthy gut flora.
- Inulin – Inulin (chicory root) is a carbohydrate found naturally in root vegetables. It is a prebiotic; therefore, it improves gut flora, bowel movements and cures constipation. It also heals cuts and bruises and decreases the body’s ability to make certain kinds of fats.
- Pea Protein – Hypoallergenic and easily digested, pea protein is high in arginine, lysine and phenylalanine and other amino acids. Pea protein is gluten and lactose free. In Yuve, it actually tastes good, too!
As you can see, this nutritional shake packs a punch! My only gripe is that I wish it were organic. I know that it would probably drive up the cost (right now a 21.16 oz container goes for $50), but I’d be happy to pay more.
What’s your favorite vegan protein shake?
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