It’s safe to say that Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day feasting is making its exit from your life, leaving behind what you might notice to be three months worth of flab from all the sinful (but still incredibly delicious) eating you’ve been doing.
Perhaps you’re thinking of following a strict nutrition plan as you work from home. As much as we’d like to offer words of encouragement, let’s face it: you don’t always have time to cook a healthy, well-balanced meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day. Not only is that extremely time-consuming, you’d probably end up exhausted from planning and cooking by the end of the third day. Here’s where meal replacement shakes come in.
Meal replacement shakes are a great option when you’re pressed for time but not willing to ruin your healthy eating lifestyle for some fast-food and processed snacks. Besides being packed with all the nutrients you’d need, most shakes are also low in calories, meaning you’d probably get to lose some weight in the process too.
Read on for the best meal replacement shakes you can find in Singapore.
Meal replacements that come backed with solid nutritional science? Count us in. Ample’s products are crafted with high-quality ingredients from non-GMO, real-food sources, complete with a generous amount of fibre, nutritious fats, complete protein and four or less grams of sugar per 400-calorie meal. Choose between flavours like Vanilla Cinnamon or Chocolate for keto-friendly diets, Berry for a dairy-free option and regular Vanilla for a protein burst.
Mishang Chia Seed Milkshake
Chinese brand Mishang’s Chia Seed Milkshake comes in a box of six unique flavours (our favourites are coconut and strawberry!) that’ll keep you full throughout most of the day. The shake is targetted at those who tend to skip breakfast: rather than bingeing out during lunch, the drink is said to give you the right amount of nutrition and energy to get you going for a long workday.
Sustenance is changing the game with 100 percent natural and vegan meal replacement shakes. The local food tech startup creates the shakes from freeze-dried brown rice, chia seeds and acai berries which are then milled into a fine powder. Besides zero additives, preservatives or chemicals, each pack of Sustenance is manufactured with minimal processing so that you’ll get all the natural goodness in its most efficient form.
Glam.D Light Meal Shake
Meal replacement shakes aren’t just alternatives for those on the go, they can be used as a temporary solution to cut calorie count for those on a diet plan. The Light Meal Shake from Glam.D comes in three delicious flavours: Chocolate, Matcha and Injelomi (roasted soybean) that average about 150kcal per shake and come with tons of vitamins and ingredients like muesli cereal and multigrain to keep you full for hours on end.
(Main and featured image: Sustenance)
This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Singapore.