about motivational shake

the motivational shake! (what is it?)

It is a Nutritionally Complete powdered plant based beverage that can be used as a Nutritious snack or as part of a Meal Plan. Motivational Shake contains a bespoke all-in-one blend of seeds, superfoods, herbs, phytonutrients, pre- and probiotics and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals. Each serving is dosed at the right levels for a perfect balance of complete protein, essential fats, Omega-3, slow-releasing complex carbs and fibre for a ridiculously TASTY, FILLING, NUTRITIOUS and MOTIVATING all-purpose Shake. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so you simply just need to add water or milk and voila! If you’ve got time you could be creative and blend with  bananas and all your other favourite ingredients.

 

Why would I use the motivational shake?

Balanced Nutrition is key to feeling healthier and happier and therefore can bear a direct influence on your day to day motivation and your ability to feel like you are performing at your peak everyday. In an ideal world, we would all have time to carefully prepare a wholesome balanced meal that meets all our complete nutrition requirements, unfortunately, this is not always possible as we all lead increasingly busy lives. Most of us often resort to empty calories “junk food” that is convenient and quick, but is sadly at the detriment of our health and our nutritional needs – recall  those rushed work lunches snacking on a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar or a burger. Perhaps you can also recall the afternoon pick me ups as the lunch you had was just “empty calories” and could not keep you full until dinner. The Motivational Shake is a convenient and healthy all-in-one complete nutrition shake, an alternative to unhealthy snacking and junk food, when this is the only option as you’re on the go or in a rush. Furthermore, the motivational shake is supercharged with Functional Superfoods that not only meet your Nutritional needs, but also harness other benefits to your Health, Mood, Emotion and Mental and Physical Performance. Just mix with water, dairy or vegan milk and you’re good to go!

when, where and how can I use the motivational shake?

Now that we have established the “why” you might be asking; well when, where and how do I use this Motivational Shake. It is not an all-or-nothing proposition, but anytime you are time-pressured, stuck without access to a wholesome balanced meal, pre/post workout or on-the-go would be the perfect time to use the motivational shake. Our legends typically use it as a complete nutrition breakfast on-the-go, lunch during the busy work weeks or even as a nutritious snack to ensure they are getting their full daily dose of vitamins and minerals to perform at their peak.

Don’t take our word for it, See what Our Legends have to say:

“I have it for breakfast during the week when in a rush to get the kids to school”

“I work night shifts and theres just no time for a sit down meal, the motivational shake keeps me energised throughout the shift”

“It really keeps me full and energised and so I can avoid binging on crips, biscuits and chocolates”

“I can always tell the difference in my energy and focus when I miss my daily motivational shake”

We recommend using the motivational shake at least daily, therefore, two Motivational shake bags per month (30 servings) would be all you need to feel that vigour and “liberate your day”.

Nutritional Benefits

26 | All Essential Vitamins & Minerals

One serving of the Motivational Shake has 100% of the recommended daily intake of all the essential Vitamins. This includes Vitamin A, Thiamin B1, Riboflavin B2, Niacin B3, Pantothenic Acid B4, Biotin B5, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folic acid and Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E.

Each serving of the shake is also high in naturally occurring Omega-3; 2100mg (from Flaxseeds), which is the equivalent of 100 grams of salmon. Furthermore, a daily serving of the motivational shake is equivalent to up to 80% of the recommended daily intake of all the essential minerals including; Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium.

20g | High Quality Proteins

Each serving of the motivational shake contains 20g of complete Protein.  We have combined multiple plant-based sources to create a complete protein profile that is rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAA), ensuring it is comparable to that of animal based products. BCAA are the essential amino acids that cannot be made by your body, but sourced directly from your diet. We have selected these protein sources specifically to ensure that the protein in the motivational shake has good digestibility and therefore high bioavailability. High protein diets, especially those high in BCCAs have been proven to improve physical performance by enhancing muscle growth and recovery and reducing exercise fatigue. High protein diets also encourage early satiety, make you feel more energised and active and increases your basal metabolic due to increased muscle mass.

High Fibre | Pre & Probiotics

10 Billion Microbiotic Cultures

The motivational shake contains high dietary fibre sources from Oats, brown rice, Nuts, Seeds and prebiotics such as Tapioca. Other than bowel health, high fibre diets have been shown to also lower cholesterol, help maintain a healthy body weight, lowering your risk of diabetes and improving cardiovascular health.

Slow-release Carbs | Low GI, Low Sugar

We use slow-burning complex carbs from oats, seeds and nuts which give a steady, sustained energy source that keeps you feeling full and energised in order to curb the cravings for unhealthy snacks between meals. Each serving of the motivational shake also contain less than a tea spoon of naturally occurring sugars. This ensures there are no immediate harmful blood sugar spikes, which have been shown to increase risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Functional & Health Benefits

We are all about Motivation, and therefore, have formulated the shake to focus on the following key functional benefits:

Mental Performance

Each serving of the motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of Pantothenic acid and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), which have been scientifically proven to contribute to normal mental performance. We have combined this with seeds rich in Omega-3 (flaxseeds). Furthermore, we have added potent natural stimulants such as Maca Root and Acai Berries to enhance mental alertness and focus.

Energy Yielding Metabolism  | Sustained Energy

Every serving of the motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of Thiamine and Vitamin C, which have been scientifically proven to contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. We have combined this with slow release carbs to provide you with a balanced and sustained energy source with no excess calories or risk of blood sugar spikes that would be followed by a crash.

Reduced Tiredness and Fatigue

The motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of folic acid and Niacin in addition to being a high source of Iron, Zinc and Magnesium which have also been scientifically proven to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Mood  & Cognition

The motivational shake is loaded with pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseeds and nuts, which are high in Tryptophans and Zinc; precursors for the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is involved in balancing and regulating mood, where low levels have been linked with depression. If that wasn’t enough we have also added in cocoa, high in flavanols, a neuroprotective antioxidant with a positive influence on mood and cognitive function.

Early Satiety | Fuller for Longer

The motivational shake is thick and creamy as it is comprised of high quality rolled oats, seeds and prebiotics. Such a feature will encourage early satiety; that feeling of being fuller sooner and for much longer. The shake is also comprised of predominantly slow release carbohydrates to ensure a sustained release of energy throughout the day. This will help curb those unplanned unhealthy snacking between meals when your sugar levels crash. Depending on physique and physical activity, feedback from our legends shows that they feel full for at least 4 to 6 hours. The high protein content and the various vitamins loaded into the shake will also help kickstart and maintain a higher metabolism. This combined with physical exercise can help burn excess calories, crucial for weight loss or for maintaining your ideal body weight.

Cardiovascular Health & Function

The ingredient combination of plants, seeds, oats and cocoa available in the motivational shake have all been scientifically proven in many studies to lower cholesterol, improve cardiovascular function, lower blood pressure and lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Gut Health

The motivational shake contains pre and probiotics which have been shown to enhance nutrient absorption and strengthen the immune system. It is also high in fibre, playing a crucial role in balancing blood sugar levels and supporting a healthy gut.

Immune System

The motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and Vitamin C, which have been scientifically proven to maintain the normal function of the immune system, especially during and after intense physical exercise.

Antioxidants

Our powerful mix of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Acai Berry provide a powerful blend of antioxidants to eliminate free radicals, which have been proven to play a role in heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Ingredients

We have curated a powerful blend of plant based ingredients that are loaded in nutrients, vitamins and bioactive substances to provide you with nutritional, health and functional benefits. We have maximised these benefits with no compromise on taste to produce a “good for you” and equally delicious shake.

Pumpkin Seeds

In addition to their high protein content, pumpkin seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients with one of the highest natural sources of Zinc and Magnesium. Magnesium plays a key role in various reactions in the body such as metabolism for energy release, muscle formation and muscle function. This is perhaps why magnesium supplementation has been scientifically proven to enhance physical performance amongst athletes. Pumpkin Seeds are also one of the few natural sources of tryptophans, an essential amino acid which the human body does not naturally produce and can only be sourced from our diets. The body converts tryptophans into the neurotransmitter serotonin using Zinc, which is also abundant in pumpkin seeds. The neurotransmitter serotonin plays a fundamental role in regulating mood and cognition. Tryptophan supplementation in those affected with depression appeared to exhibit positive effects on mood, attention and memory. 

The pumpkin seeds used in the motivational shake have been slowly toasted in a low heat oven to bring out their nutty aroma and flavour.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are packed with essential B complex vitamins and are also an abundant natural source of vitamin E. B vitamins are known to have a direct impact on energy levels, brain function, metabolism and mood. Supplementation with B vitamins like Pantothenic acid have demonstrated an improvement in mental performance tasks whilst also reducing mental tiredness and fatigue. Subjects in such studies also state reduced subjective stress and have increased ratings of ‘vigour’. Vitamin E, also found in abundance within sunflower seeds, is a powerful anti-oxidant that plays a key role in balancing hormones naturally. By keeping hormones in balance and reducing the oxidative stress on your organs and muscles you will feel healthier and more energetic. One serving of the motivational shake contains 100% of your recommended daily intake of all the B vitamins and Vitamin E!

The sunflower seeds hand picked for the motivational shake have a mild nutty taste with a firm but tender texture.

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds have acquired the latin name Linum usitatissimum, meaning “the most useful.” Flaxseeds are the highest whole food source of one the essential omega-3 fatty acids ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) which you can only obtain from food and the body is unable to produce. In addition to helping prevent cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, it was demonstrated that these essential fatty acids can result in high-level competition performance and enhanced recovery following intense exercise. It was also suggested that due to their unique and powerful antioxidants called lignans, flaxseeds can decrease oxidative stress on muscles, especially following intense exercise. Further evidence suggested that their ability to combat free-radical damage, combined with their hormonal-balance and cellular-regenerating effects, flaxseeds may have a positive impact on mood and emotional states. 

The flaxseeds used in the motivational shake have been carefully milled and processed at low temperatures to avoid damaging their essential fatty acids, nutrients and proteins.

Cocoa

Flavanols are powerful, naturally occurring bioactive compounds found most abundantly in the cacao plant. They have potent antioxidant properties that exert numerous functional benefits. Cocoa flavanols dilate and relax blood vessels by increasing the production of nitric oxide, leading to widespread and increased blood flow to your muscles, heart and brain. This enhanced blood flow has been shown to improve physical performance, cognitive functions; like learning and memory, decrease mental fatigue and exert a positive effect on mood. Interestingly, Kuna Indians of the San Blas islands of Panama consume on average three 10-ounce cups of cocoa beverages daily, ingesting approximately 1880mg of flavanols. The prevalence of hypertension among the Kuna islanders is very low; 2.2%, compared to 40% globally according to the WHO. Equally, the population also experiences lower rates of diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer than mainland Panamanians.

 

It has also been shown that consumption of cocoa can stimulate the release of “feel good” chemicals by the nervous system called endorphins. Endorphins are produced to help the body relieve pain and stress, which can also lead to feelings of euphoria. The well-known “runner’s high” that is felt after lengthy, vigorous exercise is due to an increase in endorphin levels. 

We have been vigilant in ensuring the cocoa for our motivational shakes is sustainably sourced via the Cocoa Horizons Foundation with an investment into the livelihood of the cocoas farmers and their communities.

Maca Root

Maca is the root of a vegetable native to the Andes region of Peru, sometimes referred to as “Peruvian ginseng”. It is a powerful and potent natural stimulant to boost alertness and focus. It has been reported that regular consumption of maca also has a positive impact on energy and stamina, with participants stating they felt more awake, energised and driven. The energy boost derived also seems to occur in the absence of negative “jitters” or the sense of shakiness that is sometimes associated with high levels of caffeine.

We have added just the right amount of maca to get a subtle caramel and butterscotch flavour to further enhance the taste of the motivational shake.

Rolled Oats

Oats are rich in a soluble fibre called beta-glucan which has cholesterol-lowering properties. The high soluble fibre content in oats slows the process of food emptying from your stomach, thereby making you feel full for a longer period of time (increased and earlier satiety). Such feature should aid with weight loss and in helping to maintain your ideal body weight. Due to their complex carbohydrates oats also have a low GI index, meaning more sustained energy release throughout the day without the harmful blood sugar spike. 

We only source high quality Scottish gluten free rolled oats in our motivational shakes.

Organic Brown Rice

Brown rice contains a vast array of vitamins, minerals and fibre and is much more highly nutritious when compared to other refined carbohydrates like white rice and pasta. Refined carbohydrates are considered “fake food” as they do not have any functional or health benefit. Similar to oats, we have added brown rice because it is loaded with fibre and slow release carbohydrates to ensure early satiety and a more balanced blood sugar level following consumption.

Botanical Blend  (Turmeric Curcuminoids, Matcha & Green Tea, Acai Berry, Alfalfa, Spinach, and Kale):

Turmeric contains a potent bioactive compound; curcumin, a substance that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to neutralise free radicals which can boost immunity, metabolism and help boost levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which can stimulate the growth of new neurons in the brain. We use Matcha and Green tea extract that are rich in Polyphenols, Theanine and a low dose of caffeine which can all increase metabolic rate, fat burning and brain function. The Motivational shake contains Acai Berry extracts which are rich in anthocyanin, polyphenols and vitamins A, C and E. These have been shown to help lower cholesterol, boost brain function and increase metabolism. Our green blend of Alfalfa, Kale and Spinach is rich in soluble fibres that encourage early satiety (a feeling of fullness); and thereby aiding with weight loss. They also helps lower blood sugar and decrease cholesterol.

Roasted Peanuts (Only in Cocoa and Peanut Butter Flavour)

Are peanuts not bad for you? Is a common question and many of you might be surprised we’ve included this in our recipe. There are numerous misconceptions in regards to peanuts and we will demonstrate now how this ingredient can be an extraordinary functional food. Peanuts are considered unhealthy largely due to their relatively high fat content of 44 – 56%, making them relatively more calorie dense. It is worth noting though that the majority of the fats in peanut are mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are “good for you” healthy and heart friendly fats. Studies have shown that the high monounsaturated fat in peanut diets lowered cholesterol by 14%, levels comparable to that by olive oil, with an overall reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. Peanuts were included in the motivational shake as they are a very compact source of energy where lesser consumption is required for an instant but sustained high energy boost. Furthermore, peanuts have an incredibly low glycemic index (GI) and load, which is a measure of how quickly carbs enter your bloodstream and cause a blood sugar spike. This low GI feature means energy from peanuts can last much longer and would encourage earlier satiety (feeling fuller for longer). 

To further optimise this functional benefit, we have defatted our roasted peanuts to remove the excess oil, whilst retaining its feature as a balanced energy source. Once the excess peanut oil is removed the protein content in the cake increases > 50%. Peanuts proteins are more highly digestible and nutritionally equivalent to meat and eggs as it is comprised of all the 20 amino acids (protein building blocks). Since the protein in peanuts is plant based, it carries additional components that maximise its health benefits like high fibre and unique bioactive compounds, those that would be absent in animal protein. Peanuts are also the highest source of the protein arginine, which the body converts into Nitric oxide (NO), causing blood vessels to relax, thereby, improving circulation and blood flow to the heart, muscles and other organs. Peanuts have also been recognised as great source of the “hard to get” vitamins niacin, folate and Vitamin E. Each serving of the motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of such vitamins to help you maintain a balanced and energy-yielding metabolism.

We have lightly roasted the peanuts used in the motivational shake to get a richer and delicious nutty taste.

Himalayan Salt

Pink Himalayan salt is considered to be the most beneficial and cleanest salt available due to its superior nutritional and therapeutic properties when compared to processed alternatives. The richer mineral content can help balance your body’s pH to fully optimise your metabolism, immune system and replenish all your electrolytes. This is perhaps why Himalayan Salt has been shown to encourage better quality and more restful sleep to leave you feeling more refreshed in the morning.

How to prepare & Hacks:

In a hurry? How to prepare the perfect motivational shake:

Add 300ml cold water, dairy milk or nut milk to your shaker then:
Add 2 level scoops of Motivational Shake Powder
Shake for 10 seconds to get a really creamy and smooth shake

Once you’re happy, get creative! A few Hacks form our legends:

Want it thicker? Use milk for a creamier, thicker shake and perhaps try mixing with only 250ml and then increase until you’re happy.

Using a blender: Add frozen bananas or ice cubes, some milk and then blend with your favourite ingredients (e.g. berries or greens)

Also Try chilling overnight in the fridge for an even thicker and creamier shake as the fibres in the oats absorb more of the liquid.

Prefer it thin? Use more water or milk, 350-400ml

Alternatively half your dose of the motivational shake to consuming one scoop in the morning mixed with 150-200ml of water or milk and one scoop in the evening.

Add Coffee for a morning Kick: This has been Popular amongst our legends, adding a shot or two of espresso to your premixed shake in the morning.

Always remember to reseal the bag after use and keep it in a cool, dark cupboard. You don’t need to keep it in the fridge.

Quality Standards and Sustainability

The Motivational Shake has been carefully developed by an experienced team spanning over 100 years of experience in Nutrition and Health and it includes a medical professional (founder of the shake) alongside Nutritionists, dietitians and manufacturers under the strictest and highest standards. The product is manufactured in an award winning facility in the UK with stringent HACCP procedures. We have spent over two years finding the best suppliers and farmers to source the highest quality ingredients possible for the motivational shake.

the motivational shake is a minimum environmental impact product:

Long shelf life of at least 12 months ensures Zero Food Waste. Our suppliers also ensure that by-products derived from the processing of our raw ingredients are  recycled back into the ecosystem.

Only Low Carbon Foot Print Ingredients are used

All ingredients sourced are Fair Trade to the farmers and growers

100% Vegan, CO2 Emissions from plant based products 10-50 times lower than most animal based products

Minimal Packaging is used and we will continue to find more innovative ways of supplying and packaging our products using 100% recyclable material

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