Being a busy parent, a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids under 4 years old especially, takes it toll on the type of meals I consume. Most meals, but breakfast in particular are often spent dashing between the kitchen and the table to make sure everyone is eating well and getting the nutrients they need for the day ahead and me eating the leftovers as I wash up. This results in me not eating a complete meal, or consuming any of the nutrients that I need to get my day started. This makes smoothies the perfect solution. I’ll often blend up some fruits and vegetables, pour everyone else a bit of this mixture and then add protein powder and re-blend for a nutritionally dense meal replacement. When LeanFit contacted me and asked me to try their Complete Nutritional Protein Shake I immediately said yes. This all-in-one, GMO-free, hormone-free, protein powder paired with delicious red fruits of plums, cherries and strawberries made into a Red Smoothie is on repeat daily.
I’ve had a difficult time finding a protein powder I can tolerate. There are multiple brands that leave that chalky taste and sensation in my mouth that have made me extremely weary of protein powders. LeanFit hit a home run here. The texture is so good that you can’t tell there’s protein powder in the smoothie. The Natural Vanilla flavour is non-offensive, but you can tell it’s in the smoothie.
My body has difficult time absorbing iron and since I’m not a huge red meat eater, I’m constantly feeling run down and tired. Since I often forget to take my iron supplements, LeanFit’s All-In-One powder is a perfect for me to get the additional iron I need and since it’s primarily plant-based iron I can feel fairly virtuous about it. I’m thinking that there are a few other moms out there with the same concerns.
Red Smoothie stuffed with summer fruits and protein powder for a complete meal replacement.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 plums, halved and pit removed
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- 1 cup cherries, pit removed (frozen is fine)
- 1 serving protein powder
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until desired consistency is reached.
* My Kitchen Love has been provided with product, but not monetarily compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.