About dare ®
What is dare ?
We are a lifestyle offering brand with a mission to build a strong community of individuals, products, services and events to empower and inspire each other. Complete Nutrition sits at the core of our offering as we believe it is key to feeling healthier and happier and thereby bearing an influence on your day to day motivation. Where other brands focus solely on the macros, the weight loss, essential nutrients and tribal diets slogans, we instead ventured even beyond and curated additional Functional Superfoods that not only meet your nutritional needs and fitness goals, but also harness other benefits to your Health, Mood, Emotion and Performance. Read more in our About Us article.
Why the name dare ?
It’s dare because we feel very strongly that the brand should be about challenging you to take back control of life, embracing life’s adventures every day and empowering you to achieve your fullest potential. We even want you to have Fun in pursuing this challenge.
dare isn’t about being uber challenging and pushing yourself to the absolute extreme (of course if that’s what you’re into then that’s also ok) but dare is about giving yourself the power to say Today is the day, Now is the time, this is the Hour. It is then realising that committing to those Small changes everyday is what makes Great things happen in life.
Who came up with dare ?
We are couple from London, Ben a medical doctor and Melissa working in finance. Like many other young professionals we were growing tired of being caged in the day to day and simply “existing” life away, there had to be more than just living for those weekends. We therefore sought to create a brand for like minded individuals that also yearn for that freedom and you’ll see this in our brand slogan “liberate your day”.
About the motivational Shake
What is the motivational shake?
Motivational Shake 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 have spent years experimenting with various ingredients as part of our own nutrition and we amalgamated all this knowledge into the product. We spent months in our kitchen, we poured, we ground, we heated, we blended, we researched, we weighed and we drank … gallons of the stuff. We survived, but unfortunately, our poor kitchen didn’t. We travelled, tasted and sourced every single ingredient ourselves to ensure its fresh, of the highest quality, and grown locally when possible. Why not venture over to the “about the Motivational Shake” article.
Why did you create the Motivational Shake?
Complete 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 your health and your 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!
What are the key ingredients in the motivational shake?
We have carefully curated an all-in-one blend of ingredients with functional benefits to boost both your Physical and Mental performance whilst also enhancing your mood. It is everything you need to feel your best and motivated in the pursuit of your daily adventures.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: One of the highest sources of Tryptophans, combined with Zinc is a precursor for serotonin which can help regulate your mood and improve sleep quality.
Toasted Sunflower Seeds: Rich in vitamin B, E and magnesium to enhance physical performance and increase energy to combat tiredness and fatigue.
Flaxseeds: The richest whole food source of Omega-3, comparable to that of Salmon, added to improve mental focus and concentration whilst also alleviating stress and anxiety.
Defatted Roasted Peanut: Excess fats and calories removed to leave a balanced plant based protein source full of essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
Cocoa: Full of super nutrients and flavanols to elevate mood, enhance cognition and improve cardiovascular function. Fire up those endorphins!
Maca Root: A powerful and potent natural stimulant to boost alertness and focus.
Gluten Free Oats: Early satiety and feel fuller for longer with complex slow-release carbohydrates that allow sustained release energy throughout the day without the harmful blood sugar spike.
Brown Rice: Loaded in fibre and slow release carbohydrates to keep those hunger cravings in check.
Turmeric (Curcuminoids): contains potent bioactive compounds (curcumin) which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that boost immunity, metabolsim and neutrophic factors.
Acai Berries: full of antioxidants, anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamins A, C and E. It lowers cholesterol, boost brain function and metabolism.
Matcha & Green Tea: Rich in polyphenols, L theanine and caffeine, all working synergetically to increase metabolic rate, fat burning and brain function.
Alfalfa, Kale, Spinach: a green blend rich in soluble fibers which reduces cholesterol and aids weight loss by increasing feeling of satiety (feeling of fullness) and helps lower blood sugar levels.
Probiotics & Prebiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus and prebiotics from Tapioca for gut health.
Himalayan Rock Salt: To replenish your minerals and electrolytes and always feel like that early morning freshness.
When, where and how can I use the Motivational Shake?
The Motivational shake is perfect and most ideal for when you are time-pressured, stuck without access to a wholesome balanced meal, pre/post workout or on-the-go. 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 daily, therefore, two Motivational shake bags per month (30 servings) would be all you need to feel that vigour and “liberate your day”.
what is the shelf life?
This is at least 12 months from production date if your pouch is unopened and stored in a dry, cool environment, away from direct sunlight. Please check the Best Before End (BBE) date at the back of the pouch and do not consumer if this is surpassed.
Once you’ve prepared your motivational shake, you can keep it refrigerated for 24 hours. This can be breakfast made the night before, this not only saves more time but also gives a thicker creamier shake that tastes great cold.
Any sweeteners, flavourings or anything artificial?
Absolutely no nasties!!
No artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols like Sucralose or artificial flavourings. We use Actual Natural Ingredients such as cocoa, peanut, orange and no flavourings.
is there any caffeine?
The motivational shake contains Green Tea Extract which has a very small amount of caffeine < 5mg per serving. A cup of coffee would usually have 40-90mg of caffeine. The shake contains natural stimulants such as Maca Root and Acai Berry.
where is the motivational shake made?
Designed in our kitchen, ingredients sourced locally and then manufactured in our award winning, state of the art UK facilities to the highest standards and stringent HACCP procedures.
What vitamins and minerals are in the motivational shake?
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, Vitamin E.
One serving of the motivational shake is also high in naturally occurring Omega-3; 2100mg (from Flaxseeds), which is the equivalent of 100g of salmon.
One serving of the Motivational shake also contains up to 80% of the recommended daily intake of all the essential minerals including; Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium.
What are the functional, health and nutritional benefits?
Motivation being the core offering of the product we targeted the following key functional benefits:
Unleash your inner creative genius with Mental Performance & Focus
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) and also added a potent natural stimulant, Maca Root, to enhance mental alertness and focus.
Fuel your daily adventures with Energy-Yielding Metabolism
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 our defatted roasted peanuts to provide you with a balanced energy source with no excess calories or risk of blood sugar spikes.
Smash through your to-do list with the Reduction of Tiredness & 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 been scientifically proven to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. We have also added Oats and brown rice as sources of slow release carbohydrates to ensure optimum and sustained energy throughout the day.
Eat Yourself Happy & Keep your stresses and anxieties in check
The motivational shake is loaded with pumpkin, sunflower, hemp seeds 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.
Each serving fo the motivational shake contains 20g of Protein. We have combined multiple plant-based sources to create a complete protein profile that is rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAA), 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 also selected these protein sources to ensure that the protein 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.
The motivational shake contains high dietary fibre sources from Oats, brown rice, nuts and seeds. 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 maintain cardiovascular health.
< 2.5g Sugar Naturally occurring Sugar
The motivational shake contains less than a teaspoon of naturally occurring sugar. Other than lowering the excess calories within the motivational shake, lower sugar consumption has been shown to lower risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Achieve your fitness goals
The motivational shake is thick and creamy thanks to its high fibre content, seeds and nuts. Such a feature will help with early satiety; that feeling of being fuller sooner and for much longer. The shake is also comprised of slow release carbohydrates to ensure a sustained release of energy throughout the day. This will help avoid those unplanned between-meal binges on unhealthy snacks when your sugar levels run low. The high protein content and 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 combination of plants, seeds, oats and cocoa used in the motivational shake have been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol, improve cardiovascular function, lower blood pressure, lower risk of coronary heart disease.
The motivational shake contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C, which have been scientifically proven to maintain the normal function of the immune system, especially during and after intense physical exercise.
Our powerful mix of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Acai Berries provide a powerful blend of antioxidants to eliminate free radicals, which have been proven to play a role in heart disease, stroke and cancer.
is the vegan protein in the motivational shake as good as my animal based protein?
The motivational shake contains 20 grams of highly digestible pumpkin, sunflower, soybean, peanut (only in cocoa peanut butter flavour), delivering all of the essential amino acids, achieving the “Perfect 1.0” Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) so you get more from your plant protein. But it’s not just all about just nutrition; Our protein blend is delicious and has a creamy texture — it’s not gritty or chalky, like pea or rice protein.
Diet and Medical Questions
How do I fit the motivational shake into my diet?
The motivational shake is not intended to be an all-or-nothing proposition, a diet shake, or a trendy cleanse. You can incorporate the shake to fit around your needs and your daily routine or lifestyle. You can tackle those “Food Voids”, which is any time you’re too busy for a good quality nutritious meal. We are not a meal replacement product and it isn’t something we advocate, but think of the motivational shake as an alternative to helping you avoid unhealthy junk food or snacking when there’s just “no time” and you need something filling and nutritious on-the-go.
Our legends fit the motivational into their daily routine in the following ways:
1. Nutritious breakfast on the go
2. Pre workout
3. Post Workout
4. Afternoon Pick me up
5. Daily consumption to support and ensure they get their recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals
6. When you don’t have time and an alternative to junk food or unhealthy snacking
Explore and see what works best for you and best fits your daily routine and lifestyle!
can the motivational shake help me lose or gain weight?
In order to lose weight, or specifically fat, you must consume less calories than what your body needs daily, for example a deficit of 500kcal per day would result in a loss of 1lb per week. To gain 1lb in weight you would of course have to consume in excess of 500kcal more than what your body needs per day.
The motivational shake is a great way to accurately keep track of, restrict or increase your calorie intake whilst making no compromises, ensuring you are still getting all the protein, fat and all the essential vitamins and minerals you need. The high protein content and various vitamins loaded into the shake will also help kickstart and maintain a higher metabolism. This combined with physical exercise can also help burn excess calories, crucial for weight loss or for maintaining your ideal body weight.
is it a weight loss product?
No, it is not intended to be, although the motivational shake is used predominantly by many of our legends to support reaching and maintaining their ideal body weight.
will the motivational shake fill me up?
The motivational shake is full of complex slow-release carbohydrates, prebiotics and fibre which allow for a more sustained energy release and encourage early satiety (feeling of fullness). Depending on physique and physical activity, our legends commonly feedback to us that they feel full for at least 4 to 6 hours after consuming the shake. This can help you curb the unhealthy snacking between meals and therefore support your weight loss goals.
I have diabetes, can I use the motivational shake?
Each serving of the motivational shake contains less than a teaspoon of sugar (< 3g) and therefore it is suitable for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. It has a low Glycaemic Index and thanks to the complex slow release carbs from oats it does not cause a sharp blood sugar level spike.
can I use the motivational shake if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
All our ingredients are suitable for breastfeeding mothers, however, we always advise you to seek medical advice from your GP, midwife or health visitor when pregnant or breastfeeding. The motivational shake has 100% of the recommended daily allowance of all the essential vitamins and minerals that are crucial for you and your baby. Pregnant mothers, however, need to limit their intake of Vitamin A and so need to carefully track their daily intake, especially if they are taking additional vitamin supplements.
can my child use the motivational shake?
Absolutely! the motivational shake is safe for children above 4 years of age, however, you must titrate and use the shake in moderation as part of a balanced and varied diet. The motivational shake is not suitable for babies or infants under the age of 4 years old.
is it suitable for a Keto diet?
The motivational shake can be used to support a keto diet, especially if mixed or blended with high fat content ingredients.
Is the motivational shake Gluten Free?
Yes. The motivational shake is certified gluten free and coeliac safe at less than 5 ppm.
Is the motivational Shake suitable for vegans?
Yes. The motivational shake is made entirely from seeds, nuts, botanicals and herbs and is certified 100% vegan.
is the motivational shake low FODMAP?
Yes, the motivational shake can be used as part of a low FODMAP diet.
is the motivational shake GMO-free?
we use 100% non-GMO ingredients
How do you prepare the motivational shake?
In a hurry? Perhaps out and about? Then you can use the Motivational dare Shaker to mix one serving, which is x2 scoops (50g) with 300 ml of either water, dairy milk or other vegan alternative milk. We advise that with dairy milk or nut milks you get a creamier and stronger flavour and taste combination, however, you will still get a thick and tasty shake with water also!
Alternatively, and if you’re feeling creative, why don’t you throw in 2 scoops with frozen bananas or ice in a blender along with some of your favourite ingredients (e.g. berries or greens) and sweeteners. Blending will give a much thicker and creamier shake.
How do I consume the motivational Shake?
Once prepared, consume immediately as its a shake best served fresh and you’ll benefit most from the nutrients when first mixed. Avoid leaving for a few hours as it will also continue to thicken thanks to all the fibre and the oats, those buggers absorb liquid like a sponge.
Reseal the bag after use and keep it in a cool, dark cupboard. You don’t need to keep it in the fridge.
Can the motivational Shake help with my fitness goals?
The motivational shake is thick and creamy thanks to its high fibre content, seeds and nuts. Such a feature will help with early satiety; that feeling of being fuller sooner and for much longer. The shake is also comprised of slow release carbohydrates to ensure a sustained release of energy throughout the day. This will help avoid those unplanned mid-meal binges on unhealthy snacks when your sugar levels run low. The high protein content and 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.
Order and Delivery Questions
how do i get a free t-shirt?
Every First Order of the motivational shake qualifies for a free t-shirt, free shaker and scoop. Once you have completed you order, you can claim your free gifts on the cart page, you will be able to choose your t-shirt size also. Free Delivery is also available for spend of £20 or more.
do you do samples?
Unfortunately we do not provide samples as we want to encourage our customers to commit to about 7-14 days of embedding the shake into their routine to truly notice the difference in their energy and health. We don’t believe that with a single dose you can truly appreciate the benefits.
how do I manage my subscription / regular delivery?
you can manage your subscription by logging into your “my account”. In the dashboard you can edit or cancel subscriptions, update billing details and find out when your next order is expected. Subscriptions are completely flexible and you can subscribe to any of our products. For more details please refer to our Subscription guide.
do you have a referral program?
Every person you refer will save £10 on their first order over £40, and you’ll get £10 off your next order! Please note that the £10 discount only applies to single purchases and not regular delivery (subscription) orders. Please refer to our Referral Scheme Guide.
When will I receive my order?
Orders over £35
For UK Mainland, if you order before 2pm Monday-Friday, we aim that you’ll receive your items the Next Day. If you order after 2pm on a Friday, your items will be delivered on Monday / Tuesday.
For Non Mainland UK (including Scottish Highlands), items ordered before 8pm will take 2 working days to be delivered.
All other orders
Mainland UK Small Items < 2Kg with less than £20 spend will be sent via Royal Mail 48hr Tracked, unless you opt in for DPD Next Day service. Larger items >2Kg are always sent via our DPD Next Day service, which will deliver your items the next day if ordered before 2pm Monday-Friday. Non-mainland UK deliveries would always take 2 – 3 working days via Hermes.
can I return my order?
We like keeping things simple at Dare, so you have 14 days to cancel/return your order under our 14 day return period policy. This starts on the day after you received the item and would be eligible for a refund or exchange if the products are unused, unopened, and in the same condition that you received them. Opened food or food related items or products unfortunately do not qualify for any refund or exchange due to hygiene and health safety. For more details, please refer to our Returns Policy.
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