Being a mom is challenging. Although our responsibilities and lifestyles vary, I’m sure that all mothers could agree on two things: we’re always busy and we’re always tired.
Before Baby M, I had a good bit of leisure time. I worked 8-5, but I could spend my evenings (and mornings, if I chose) as I pleased. Now, though, I’m scrambling to fit everything I need to do into 24 hours—including meals.
Ambronite is a powdered drink mix that’s marketed as “the world’s first drinkable supermeal.” It contains 100% plant-based, whole food ingredients—nothing synthetic—such as oats, nuts and seeds, and nutrient-packed herbs.
When first approached by Ambronite, I was a little hesitant. I tend to shy away from smoothies or shakes as a meal replacement because they don’t keep me satiated. I like to chew my food, but when I read the ingredient list, I was impressed and thought, “why not?”
The deciding factor, however, was the fact that I’d failed to make myself breakfast and had to rely on a snack bar twice in one week!
Just take a look at those healthful ingredients!
And, as billed, the drinks are calorie-dense and comparable nutrient-wise to a well-rounded meal. Each packet is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals.
But how does it taste?
Truthfully, I did not enjoy my first sip. I turned to my husband and said, “this tastes like sand!”
I realized, however, that I’d used lukewarm tap water, so I stuck my bottle in the refrigerator for a bit and gave it another good shake. As I sipped it on the way to work, it became much more palatable.
The mixture was still somewhat gritty after vigorous shaking, but the flavor improved; in fact, it tasted nutty and earthy, similar to a thicker version of almond milk.
I’d like to try blending the packet into a smoothie. Adding fruit, juice, etc. would take away from the ease of simply mixing with water, but I think the flavor and fullness factor would be taken to the next level.
Would I continue using Ambronite?
I find the appearance and texture of food to be important, so I’m not sure I’d regularly drink Ambronite to replace meals. Plus, at $9.99 a pop, they’re kind of expensive for my budget.
Nevertheless, it’s a great option for those busy mornings when I don’t even have time for a bowl of cereal—and it did keep me full until lunch (as a habitual snacker, not being hungry until lunch is a huge deal for me).
If you travel often or spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, camping, etc., then I think Ambronite is a fantastic option to keep you fueled with natural, plant-based ingredients.
If you’d like to try your own drinkable supermeal, Ambronite is offering a 10% discount to foodiecology readers. Just use the code FOODIECOLOGY10 at checkout.
**I received an Ambronite sample free of charge in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for this blog post, and all opinions are my own.**