If you know me you know I love vegan protein powder and have tried my fair share of different brands, flavours and sources of protein over recent years.
I workout a few times a week and do yoga everyday, so protein powders are an essential part of my daily routine. I use protein in my morning smoothie, in my soups at lunchtime and when I make pancakes, Acai bowls and baked oats. I try to keep in mind the amount of protein I’m consuming everyday to ensure I’m getting enough (it’s surprisingly hard to actually consume the amount you need, espeically if you’re working out and looking to build muscle and tone), and on top of this, make sure I’m getting all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients I need too!
When I first started trying to incorporate all of these things into my routine I very quickly found myself surrounded by various different supplements, superfood powders, blends of this, mixes of that and just couldn’t find a combination that contained everything I wanted in my everyday diet while also tasting good, or even bearable to be honest. It’s 2021, surely we can create something nutritious that I can drink without holding my nose and chasing with something potent to take the edge off? I also don’t want to be keep packaging and spending to a minimum so buying everything I need separately just isn’t a viable option for me.
This is where Dare Motivational shakes come in because their powders are nutritionally complete and plant based with an all-in-one blend of seeds, superfoods, herbs, phytonutrients, pre and probiotics and also include all 26 essential vitamins and minerals! I don’t think you can get anymore benefits in a shake making it a one stop shop for literally any health goal you’re looking to achieve.
If you just want to get pre or probiotics into your daily routine, you want to start taking vitamins, you’re unsure about whether you’re getting all the mineral you should be, or you want a plant based protein Dare has got literally every box ticked.
As we all know, good nutrition is vital for a happier and healthy life, however, we all lead increasingly busy lives and often don’t have time to prepare our meals or aren’t able to source high quality and nutrient dense ingredients. Motivational Shake is a convenient nutritionally complete shake so you can perform at your peak everyday, eat healthy, and support your weight loss goals. Just mix with water or milk, shake, and you’re good to go!
The ingredients are sustainable and high quality including Flaxseeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Oats, Brown Rice, Turmeric curcuminoids, Maca, Green Tea, Acai Berry and our bespoke blend of vitamins and minerals all dosed for a perfect balance of easily digestible complete protein, essential fats, Omega-3, slow release carbs and fibre.
The best thing (and one of the most important things for me when I shop protein or nutritional shakes) is the range of flavours because most of the time the flavours are super basic or require a lot of covering up because they’re… earthy in taste! The very first thing I noticed when I went on the Dare Motivational Shakes site was that the flavours are INCREDIBLE. Cocoa & Jaffa Orange? Sign me up immediately!
The three flavours are Cocoa & Jaffa Orange, Cocoa & Peanut Butter and Cocoa Vanilla Frosting which I’m sure you’ll agree all sound amazing. I like to use Cocoa & Jaffa Orange and Cocoa & Peanut Butter for shakes, mixed with almond milk and if I want to make it thicker and more smoothie-like, I’ll add in a handful of frozen berries. I used Cocoa Vanilla Frosting in pancakes and baking for that classic smooth vanilla taste.
The shakes blend really well with the milks I use which are almond and rice milk, but of course if you’re not vegan or you still include some dairy in your diet you can use cows milk, or whichever milk you choose. If you’re looking to reduce calories in your diet or prefer not to have any milks, you can always mix Dare with water. I like using water when I’m on the go or travelling and almond or rice milk isn”t available to me.
You can also buy shakers from Dare and I have to admit, I was super excited when I opened the box and saw the shaker as it’s quite different to the other shakers I have. The typical metal ball that you have in a shaker is a different shape and runs up and down the shaker on a runner, meaning that it shakes a lot easier and blends the ingredients together smoothly and quickly.
I don’t personally use shakes for weight loss, but Dare does recommend using their shakes if you’re looking to lose weight and start a healthier lifestyle and although I can’t comment on whether these are good for losing weight as this isn’t one of my goals, I can confirm that the ingredients and nutritional content of the shakes can replace a meal if this is what you’re looking to do. I haven’t seen many vegan meal replacement shakes, or certainly none that are nutritionally balanced enough to skip a meal, Dare is the first I’ve come across.
Based on the ingredients, nutritional benefits, range of flavours, taste and texture I can safely say that Dare Motivational Shakes are the best I’ve found.
**The products mentioned in this post were kindly gifted to me from Dare Motivational Shakes, however as always all opinions are my own and I would only ever recommend a product that I would purchase myself and I believe is worth investing in. Check out the Dare website to purchase their nutritional shakes and let me know which flavour you decided to go for!