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Revitalize with Remedy Organics Plant-Based Super Shake!

Updated: Apr 1

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Plant-Based Cacao Super Shake

Remedy Organics has a line of 100% plant-based shakes filled with functional ingredients.  What are functional ingredients and what could this drink potentially do for you?

Functional ingredients are ingredients that offer health benefits beyond their basic nutritional value.  The basic nutritional value of an ingredient is the vitamins, minerals, protein or fiber that that it contains.  When an ingredient moves from being basic to functional, it contains additional compounds that have extra health benefits.  These benefits may include things like lowering inflammation, promoting the health of different organs, balancing hormones and increasing energy levels.  Functional ingredients pack a punch and can give your body a boost in the health and wellness department. 

The shake flavor chosen for this article is Remedy Organics Cacao Essentials.  It contains the following ingredients that fall into functional ingredient category: organic cacao powder, organic hemp seeds, organic cinnamon, organic sunflower lecithin, organic maca and organic ashwagandha.  Let’s take a brief look at the extra benefits these ingredients offer you. 

Cacao powder is packed with flavonoids.  Flavonoids are antioxidant rich compounds that play a role in decreasing inflammation, balancing hormones and helping protect your body against different types of stress. 

Hemp seeds contain CBD (cannabidiol), omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, along with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  These components give hemp seeds properties that can help improve inflammation, heart health and brain health. 

Cinnamon, a spice that has been around for ages, contains several antioxidants.  In addition to the usual anti-inflammatory properties of antioxidants, cinnamon also contains compounds that can help stabilize blood sugar, potentially help fight cancer, fight off yeast overgrowth and improve allergy symptoms. 

Sunflower lecithin contains phospholipids and other fatty acids.  These compounds can help your body better absorb certain vitamins, lower cholesterol, improve digestion and support your nervous system. 

Maca contains several adaptogenic compounds.  These compounds can help balance hormones, boost energy levels and improve mood. 

Ashwagandha also contains adaptogenic compounds.  The adaptogenic compounds in Ashwagandha can help improve sleep, memory and focus. 

If you put all these functional ingredients into perspective, this drink has the potential to help rebalance your body, increase your energy and improve your focus all while leaving you feeling full.  Those benefits are in addition to the basic vitamins and minerals this drink contains and not even touching on the protein and fiber content.

What does this nutritional tidal wave taste like?  First sip revealed a creamy, thick, shake-like consistency.  It’s not quite as thick as a traditional ice cream milk shake but it is approaching that level of thickness.  The cinnamon and other adaptogens contribute to the fully body flavor and thickness of the shake.  The flavor itself is nice and even indicating that the ingredients have been well blended.  In terms of flavor specifics, cacao is the first flavor that jumps out.  The second flavor that jumps out is Maca.  Beyond that, the rest of the adaptogens are well blended making it difficult to separate their individual flavors from the cacao.  Dates, coconut sugar and stevia balance the earthy quality some of the adaptogens contain on their own and give the drink a light sweetness.  The rich chocolatey flavor and thickness of this shake make it pleasant to sip but it would be difficult to quickly drink the entire bottle. 

Remedy Organics Cacao Essentials is a drink filled with nutrition that will leaving you feeling satiated while offering many health benefits.  If you eat a lot of sweets or prefer sweet drinks, this particular plant-based shake might be on the bitter side for your taste buds.  However, if your diet is on the healthier side or you aren’t into super sweet drinks, Remedy Organics Cacao Essentials could boost your health while offering you a nice plant-based shake option when you’re on the go.   

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