Once upon a time, weight loss meant subjecting yourself to food that both looked and tasted like cardboard – indeed, if it was something tasty, it was guaranteed to be forbidden. Fortunately, with the advent of Herbalife products, this is no longer the case. Today, you can indulge your tastebuds and creativity while still enjoying the benefits of nutritious but low-calory meal replacement shakes.
Herbalife Shakes – Low in Calories and High in Nutrition
Herbalife Formula 1 meal replacement shakes, simply called “Herbalife shakes”, are designed to provide your body with many of the nutrients it needs to remain healthy and active while cutting back on calories.
In its most basic form, the Herbalife Formula 1 powder can be mixed with water to produce a shake that contains 13 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of fibre, 9 g of protein, 9 g of sugar, and 1 g of fat – all at just 90 calories.
Whereas this is an incredible achievement, even when aiming to lose significant amounts of weight, you can increase the calory count for the Herbalife shake up to about 300 calories: at this level, the meal replacement shake is still only about one quarter of the daily recommended calory intake for women, and one fifth of the recommended daily calory intake for men.
Room to Experiment
There are several ways to increase the calory load, all of which only contribute positively to the health and nutritional value of the meal replacement. The first of which is to substitute the water for a low-fat milk as the liquid base for the Herbalife shake. This will take the calory count to about the 170 mark.
At this point, you still have considerable room for another additive. You could consider the Herbalife Protein Drink Mix. The extra protein helps your body build and repair muscle (which is especially important if you lead an active lifestyle) and contributes to feelings of satiety. Satiety keeps hunger pangs at bay between meals. With the additional protein, the Herbalife shake with low-fat milk comes in at 280 calories.
Alternative Liquid Bases
When it comes to the choice of liquid base for your Herbalife shake, avoid liquids that contain high amounts of sugar. Fruit juices, sweetened nut milks, oat milks and plant-based milks are all a no-no. Unsweetened soy and almond milks, however, are most definitely allowed.
Blended Fruits and Veggies
The Herbalife shake can also be supplemented by blended fruits and vegetables. As mentioned earlier, fruit juice is to be avoided (because a 250 ml serving is high in fructose content and can cause a spike in blood sugar). A small portion of actual fruit, however, can be used because it will have much less fructose; it will also add fibre to the shake.
You can, for example, blend half a banana, orange, apple, kiwi fruit, or two strawberries into the mix. Vegetables that are a great addition to the shake include spinach, kale, cucumber, and beets. Celery, also an option, has the additional benefit of lowering cholesterol.
It may sound surprising, but you can add fats to the meal replacement shake. Healthy fat, that is. Feel free to add a teaspoon of organic whole nut butter to your shake or, a popular option amongst seasoned Herbalife users, a quarter avocado.
Get in Touch with Shapelife
With Herbalife shakes, weight loss need not be the bland and boring process of self-denial it still is for far too many. You’re free to experiment and get creative with a variety of delicious and healthy ingredients. To learn more, get in touch with Shapelife today!