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A quick & easy snack to see you out the door...
I don't know about you, but as a mum of a two year old, life can be very hectic - particularly when I'm trying to get ready on a morning. As a work from home mum, my mornings usually consist of running around the house after my whirlwind of a toddler, trying to feed him six different breakfasts until he finally decides he likes one, and trying to get us both ready without having a mental breakdown. And that's before I've even started working. I can't actually remember the last time I sat down and ate breakfast, it was probably at least two years ago. I never go without my coffee ~ a complete essential in my everyday ~ but I've started looking for things I can add into my morning routine to give me a bit of an extra boost and stop me from feeling starved by lunch time. The Herbalife Nutrition shakes are perfect for this, not only are there endless ways that you can make them up to keep things from getting a bit boring - but they are full of protein and vitamins and they're so nutritious! Today I'm chatting about their new flavour, Banana Cream, and the benefits of adding it into your weekly routine, as well as the different ways in which I like to make mine.
Formula 1, Banana Cream...
To start off with, and lets face it one of the most important factors, is that this shake is super quick and easy to make. You simply whizz up two tablespoons of powder with 250ml of milk and you're good to go. If you want to add extras to make it a bit more filling, that's your choice - but if you're really in a rush then it tastes good all on its own. Formula 1 offers convenience, taste and nutrition all in one shake. You can choose to have one for breakfast, lunch or even dinner, it's nutritious enough to replace an entire meal as part of a healthy and balanced diet. For anyone that keeps active, like gym go-ers then I'm sure you already know a lot about protein shakes and the F1 shakes already contain 18g of protein and can be customised with Herbalife Nutrition’s Personalised Protein Powder to add even more protein. You can choose to use this as part of a diet if you're trying to control your weight or you can simply add it to your daily routine as one of your meals, especially when you don't have much time to grab a bite to eat. It contains 25 vitamins and minerals including vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system - so it's perfect to drink during winter when the cold weather kicks in. It also contains vitamin C which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, one of the most essential factors for me when I'm having it for breakfast. You can find out more about the ingredients in depth on the Herbalife website.
How I like it...
As for this new flavour, Banana Cream - I personally hate bananas but the best part about this shake is that the banana flavour isn't overpowering at all, they've got the flavour balanced just right and I really enjoy drinking this shake first thing on a morning or just as I'm running out the door! I'm not one for diets really, I try to eat as healthy as I can but any dieting or exercise I try to add into my routine never seems to last very long with how much I have on my plate, so I just do as much as I can here and there. I have plenty of sweet treats during my week as I'm a true believer of a balanced diet, so if I have this shake late morning - close to lunch time then sometimes I love adding a table spoon of honey or syrup, especially lately whilst I've had a sore throat as honey is amazing for helping to clear up mucus. If I'm being a bit healthier then I usually just drink it on its own with fresh cold milk or add some fresh fruit, chia seeds or some greek yogurt. There's so many different things you can add to it to give it a boost and make it even more filling and delicious!
Has it given me a boost?
Absolutely. I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to quickly whizz one of these shakes up on a morning and not feel like my stomach is eating itself by 11am. One of the other fab things about it is that when I have loads of errands to run in a morning, I can pour it in my travel cup and just bring it with my in the car like I do with my coffee! It gives me a bit of an extra energy boost and stops me feeling starved at the same time. I'm totally sold on protein shakes now and I'm eager to try out some more flavours to add to my morning routine.
You can purchase the Herbalife Nutrition Banana Cream shake exclusively from their members, if you want to find a sales rep within your community who can sell you the product, you can find one via their website here.
This post is in collaboration with Herbalife Nutrition.