HEALTHY LIVING: Why smoothies live up to the hype

Honestly Good Smoothie Company subscription pack
Just what the doctor ordered to kickstart a Monday morning

Last week my gym buddy mentioned a new subscription smoothie regime she’d under taken with The Honestly Good Smoothie Company. She raved about it so much, that I decided to put it to the test myself to see if it was everything it was cracked up to be?

As a new mum over 40, endurance with healthy eating (and drinking) is everything these days – but it also takes discipline and time out to score those all-important nutrients. I initially wondered whether I’d be able to whip up a smoothie and get my toddler ready for pre-school at the same time – all by quarter past Bing!

As I unpacked my superfood sachets which had been delivered for the week ahead, the names alone sounded as if they would get me on the right track. From ‘Cheer Me Up’ to ‘More Mochi’, they all seemed as if they could help boost my brain power and support my workout goals at the same time.

Honestly Good Smoothie Company smoothie
The ‘Cheer Me Up’ blend put a spring in my step en-route to pre-school

Of course, the results of drinking smoothies don’t kick in overnight (like caffeine) despite me hoping they would as I tackled the Monday morning meltdown. It was definitely a ‘Cheer Me Up’ day.

Having made sure I had left a pouch out of the freezer the night before, I emptied the contents into my blender. Instructions were simple: add in my superfood sachet, 300ml (one cup) of water / milk and blend for 30 seconds.

Honestly Good Smoothie Company smoothie
The ‘More Mochi’ blend didn’t tempt my tastebuds!

There were a few sachets I did leave for longer in the blender however. The Mochi one in particular took a little time to soften because of the adzuki beans in it. This one was rather unpopular with the family and unfortunately I have to admit gulping it down quickly over the sink, my eyes watering a little.

On a more pleasant note, ‘Cheer Me Up’ really did what it said on the label. With its cooling combo of cucumber, pineapple, hemp seeds and acai berry, it was a really refreshing replacement to my morning cuppa.

By Saturday, I definitely felt that I was training harder, better and stronger in the gym after a few glugs of ‘The Almond Tart One’. A quick wink and a smile from my Body Combat instructor was all I needed to see the session through to the end.

Toddler drinking Honestly Good Smoothie Company smoothie
Little C loved The Almond Tart One almost as much as his mummy did

The Almond Tart One’ turned out to be a firm favourite with everyone. Combining almonds, prunes, cinnamon, pear and butternut squash, it was really flavoursome and even my pint-sized partner in crime wanted to taste test it too.

All in all, the sachets are great for busy parents on the go and for anyone who needs a vitamin hit the easy way. It’s the first subscription service I’ve tried and I would definitely do something like this again.

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