Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know my passion for dance, weight training and pole fitness. But, what you might not know is how difficult I sometimes find fitting everything into my busy schedule. Like many young women my age; I’m balancing a busy work life, with trying to keep fit, eating healthy, looking after my dogs, spending time with my family and my boyfriend as well as enjoying some time to myself. Exhausting, right? This sometimes means I fall into to the trap of going out for dinner or snacking too much when I’m stressed… Also, sometimes I just don’t have the willpower to compromise taste and satisfaction for a healthier alternative. I mean, who else finds themselves saying “I’ve worked hard today, so I deserve that snack.”?
Now, I’m not a nutritionist and I would never suggest replacing meals with a smoothie, unless you’ve had an expert tell you so. However, I recently discovered a way make better choices about the way I snack during the day. Savse is a cold-pressed smoothie brand based in London, with a range of fresh drinks that are as good as homemade. I’ll admit it, I’m usually a sucker for a can of diet coke. However, even though it has 0 calories, it also has 0 nutrients; this is where Savse Smoothies comes in.
As someone who works out regularly and tries to consciously eat a balanced diet, getting enough protein can sometimes be a challenge. Therefore, Savse’s new Protein Rise smoothie is a bit of a game-changer when it comes to my mid-day protein fix. I’ve tried a few things; including Arla Protein yoghurts. However, I find Savse’s Protein Rise smoothie to be more convenient and less messy, especially when I’m on the go; each bottle contains 12g of protein and is crammed with 100% natural nutrients, vitamins and minerals, with no added sugar.
A word about sugar
Savse’s entire range of smoothies is made using cold-pressing and HPP; without going into scientific details they use pressure to lock in the nutrients and never add sugar. Whereas competitor brands previously used heat and pasteurisation (you may have seen this getting bad press for being unhealthy and full of sugar, which is true; but only for the brands using pasteurised methods). In fact, Savse were the pioneers of cold-press and HPP, so you can be sure each smoothie is as good as homemade; so, just like fresh fruit and veg, Savse smoothies must be refrigerated at all times. The main thing for me, is I now look forward to a tasty, guilt-free snack during the day; without worrying about compromising my balanced diet. Plus, the fibre content in the Protein Rise smoothie really helps to keep me full between lunch and my evening meal.