Breakfast is supposedly the most important meal of the day but who said it has to be a soggy bowl of cereal and a banana. Nobody should control your breakfast destiny.
Meal replacement shakes and alternatives are all the rage nowadays and, assuming you don’t want to be on the wrong side of history, it might be about time you give them a try.
Products like Huel have been making the rounds as the ‘everything’ solution to consuming solids but that might be considered running before we walk, or gorging before we can nibble in this case.
Since nobody can make their mind up whether we should eat loads of breakfast or nothing at all, breakfast shakes are a good mid-point for the young professional that has a to-do list as long as their arm and not nearly enough energy to do it all.
This Business Insider article swears by Coffiest, a breakfast replacement shake that offers 20% of the daily recommended values of all the minerals and vitamins you need plus a healthy dose of caffeine to get your brain up and running too.
The added caffeine tunnels through your brain meaning that by the time you open your inbox, your brain is in overdrive!
A lot of the meal replacement market is catered for people that are looking to build mass or lose weight, there’s a surprising lack of shakes out there for people who are just too busy to sit down and choke down a piece of toast in the morning.
Watch out for the sugar content in these drinks too. The store-bought shakes are notoriously high in sugar to cover the bitter aftertaste of shoving 6 pills worth of minerals into chocolaty liquid.
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Here’s what you should be looking for in your breakfast shake:
- Somewhere between 325 – 400 calories
- 15 – 25 gram of protein
- At least 5 gram of fibre
- 10 – 13 grams of fat from healthy sources (nuts, fish oil, avocado)
There are plenty of choices out there so give them a try and find the one that suits your body and schedule best!