September 18, 2021 5 min read
By Melissa Mitri, MS, RD
If you want to improve your health and manage your weight, but don’t have the desire or time to prepare a meal, superfood shakes can help support your goals. They take the guesswork out of making a nutritious meal, as they already contain all the essential ingredients needed to get you through your busy days.
Superfood shakes are liquid meal-replacements that can help support a healthy weight. They are super convenient for those who lead busy lifestyles (who doesn’t?) and want to manage their weight.
Superfood shakes typically come in the form of a powder that contains protein, vitamins, minerals and other health-promoting superfoods. They can be easily mixed in with your beverage of choice such as water, coconut water or almond milk. They take less than two minutes to prepare for a quick and nourishing meal.
Superfood shakes are so much more than just protein powder: They contain many other ingredients to provide complete, balanced nutrition in order to qualify as meal replacements.
When searching for the best superfood shake to meet your health goals, it’s vital to know what to look for in order to ensure they contain premium ingredients to ensure you are getting adequate nutrition while cutting calories.
The ideal superfood shake blend contains a variety of ingredients that curb hunger longer to support weight loss. Superfood shakes also tend to be lower in calories and high in nutrients — the perfect combination.
However, many superfood shakes on the market are highly processed and contain artificial flavors and fillers. Many of these products don’t offer much in the way of nutritional value. This can leave you feeling more hungry than you did before consuming the product. If this happens, it increases your likelihood of overeating and actually consuming more calories by the end of the day, similar to the effects of a highly processed diet, which essentially sets you up for failure.
Following are the core ingredients to look for in a high-quality superfood shake:
Protein – Adequate protein is essential for satiety and weight loss, but not everyone gets enough in their diet. While most superfood shakes contain a protein source, not all are high-quality. Many are in the form of “whey protein isolate,” or highly processed proteins that do not provide the same health benefits as a purely grass-fed, whey-based protein concentrate or a combination of concentrate and isolate.
Superfoods – These are highly nutritious foods that provide multiple health benefits. Common superfoods added include leafy greens such as chlorella (a type of algae), spinach, broccoli and kale. Superfoods provide abundant nutrients with very few calories. They are also often found in more concentrated amounts in a superfood shake versus the whole food, making it easy to supplement nutrients that you may not be getting enough of in your diet.
Healthy Fats – Fats such as omega 3 6 fats, as well as omega-9s such as those found in chia and flaxseed, are considered unsaturated fats. These may reduce inflammation and help you feel more full. We all need fat in our diets, and these three types are much more advantageous to health than the more artery-clogging saturated fats.
Look on your superfood shake label for a fatty acid complex that contains these fats to help you meet your daily needs.
Prebiotics – These beneficial fibers aid in digestion and support the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. They are found in some fruits and vegetables in varying amounts. If your diet is lacking in these foods, getting your daily dose from a superfood shake will help you fill in the gaps. Specific prebiotics to look for on your supershake label include chicory root extract (otherwise known as inulin), Jerusalem artichoke and garlic.
Probiotics – These beneficial bacteria promote gut health and immunity. Probiotics are found in yogurt, kefir, kimchi and kombucha. However, the amount of probiotics you can get from foods varies. Depending on your diet, you may not be getting enough for optimal health. Look for a probiotic complex that contains at least one of the most well-studied probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains.
Other beneficial ingredients – Some superfood shakes also include digestive enzymes, ingredients that promote brain health and nutrients that provide immune system support. Depending on your goals, these added ingredients can further support your overall health.
The best superfood shake is one that includes a combination of all these ingredients tfor a complete, balanced meal replacement.
Our INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake is a gluten-free, non-GMO meal replacement containing natural, whole ingredients designed to optimize your health and help you lose weight.
This protein superfood shake comes in a convenient powder form, which can be easily mixed into your favorite beverage, made into a delicious smoothie or even incorporated into meals and desserts. Our New Zealand grass-fed whey protein is sourced from cows raised without antibiotics or hormones. It is also free of recombinant growth hormone (rBGH), which is given to cows to increase milk production. Some studies have shown rBGH to have potential health risks due to its potential to raise levels of IGF-1, a growth hormone that may increase the risk of certain illnesses.
Here are some additional nutrition facts from our INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake:
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Here are a few of our favorite smoothie recipes using our INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake:
These smoothies can be made in five minutes or less for an on-the-go, nourishing meal replacement.
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If you’re looking for a convenient way to pack in complete nutrition that supports your weight goals, INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake can help you feel great while losing weight.
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