When looking to buy an organic meal replacement shake, allowance the following:
Check the label – Always looks for quality organic ingredients of unnecessary fillers and additives
Mixability – You wants to find a powder that can be mixed easily with water or milk
Calories – Check the calorie content, depend on what your aims are may influence your buying decision.
Sugar Content – Too much sugar with too few calories defeats the object of a meal replacement shake.
Carbohydrates – Remember to check the shake is low in carbohydrates if you are following a low carb diet.
Here is a handy list to help you see at a glance which ingredients are suitable for your special diet:
Most of the fillers can be added raw but to aid digestion, increase present nutrients and make the smoothies easier to blend it is advisable to prepare the filters in the following ways:
Oats: Soak these in the smoothie liquid overnight and add straight to the blender.
Quinoa: Wash off then soak these in the smoothie liquid overnight and add straight to the blender.
Buckwheat: Wah off these and continue to rinse every single of hours for 7 hours then add straight to the blender.
Sweet Potato: Cook this first by steaming it for 10 minutes or baking it for 25 minutes
White Potato: Steam this for 15 minutes and bake it until tender, about 45 minutes.
Cooked beans: Wash off canned beans or follow packet instructions to soak and cook dried beans.
Seeds and nuts: Soak over night, rinse and add to the blender.
* If using dates or other dried fruit, it’s also good to soak these overnight in the smoothie liquid and add it all to the blender.