Breakfasts are the bane of my dieting existence.
Mornings around here are either go go go, OR if it’s a slow morning, I am in full on zombie mode. (Not a morning person here.) It takes all my energy to just trudge to the coffee maker before I am bombarded with the onslaught of demands from my children (changing diapers, feeding kiddos, etc. etc.)
So a quick and easy – and high protein! – breakfast and snack option is pretty much a Godsend for me.
So why a protein shake for breakfasts and snacks? SO GLAD YOU ASKED!
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in the human diet. Without it, the body can’t form new blood cells, repair tissues, build muscle, or fight off sickness. Protein is also an important part of maintaining your energy levels, and without enough of it in your diet you can end up tiring out more quickly.
High protein snacks are also vital to maintaining a healthy weight loss diet, since skipping meals means missing out on protein, which is why people who try to lose weight by simply “not eating” often end up exhausted, moody, and depressed. A good diet shake should have a decent amount of protein in it to help give your body what it needs.
About the South Beach Diet High Protein Chocolate Shake
Good for Phase One or Two, and suitable as a breakfast or snack on the go, these high protein, primarily whey-based chocolate shakes are exceptionally good. They are rich and creamy, perfect for a quick breakfast.
According to the South Beach Diet website (CLICK HERE to view / purchase):
It’s everything you need in a shake—and more! Packed with 20 grams of protein and only 160 calories, South Beach Complete™ fills you up and never lets you down. Rich in vitamin D and a good source of calcium, this flavorful shake contains probiotics to support digestive and immune health. With no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives, it’s “complete” goodness in a glass. Grab a seven pack to nourish your body all week.
My Thoughts on the Shakes
I am not a big fan of meal replacement shakes, and when I do drink them I tend to add my own amendments to make them more palatable (for instance, adding more chocolate or sweetener or whey protein) but these are surprisingly good as is, no amendments needed.
Also, for most pre-mixed protein shakes, I have to whip out the good ol’ blender, because some whey drinks just WILL NOT mix by hand. But using just the South Beach Diet shake mix container (the nifty kind with the little ball inside that helps mix and agitate the drink), these didn’t taste chalky or coarse AT ALL. They mixed really well and resulted in a pleasantly smooth and thick drink, which is quite impressive for a hand shaken drink!
These really are a great quick snack on the go. They are filling and nutritious, providing a nice boost of energy when you feel that energy slump between meals. Even if you are not strictly following a South Beach Diet plan, these are a great shake to add to your healthy eating routine!
[Disclaimer: I am an independent product reviewer and the product in this post was provided for review. I only review products I am truly interested in and I do not accept payment for reviews. All of my reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained.]