Friday, 18 December 2015

Lisa Gets Leaner | Spoonie Food - Hello Hungry Strawberry & Banana Liquid Meal

When it comes to food that involves no spoons to prepare, food in a bottle is totally the way forward. Smoothies are great but liquid meals? Brilliant. Hello Hungry liquid meals are marketed towards people who work long hours in front of a computer screen, with omega-3 to help with brain, vision and heart function. However, I believe it to be perfect for spoonies when blogging, working or just trying to function (it's great for Christmas shopping too ;)).

Each bottle is 330 ml, 215 kcal and contains Vitamins E, A, D, B6, B1, folic acid and omegas 3 and 6, which is great for fatigue. A vegan source of vitamin D is always welcome in my life, too. The bottles I have are Strawberry and Banana* flavoured – they also come in Mango, Spinach and Peach, and Tomato and Basil. Unlike a strawberry and banana smoothie, it doesn't really quite taste of strawberries and bananas, or particularly sweet for that matter. It doesn't taste at all bad, though, kind of how you'd expect a mix of green tea, almond milk, buckwheat flour, beetroot carrot and fruit juices and purees to taste – like a healthy smoothie! The texture is like a yoghurt and it is oddly brown in colour. I was expecting pink! It is recommended that you chill them before drinking but I have enjoyed them at room temperature so far, I feel no need to make them more pleasurable but will obviously be trying it out soon. For bonus points, the meals are vegan, lactose and gluten free, low in fat, and lack GMO ingredients and added sugar. Excellent!

As for being an actual, liquid meal, it really is! At 215 kcal it can serve as a small meal or a large snack. It really fills you up for a good few hours. I made the mistake of using it as part of a meal and felt the size of an elephant for a fair while afterwards! It's so convenient, too. Just unscrew the lid and sip/gulp away. You don't even have to chew! Good for spoonies, good for busy people, great for busy spoonies! I can see myself stocking up in preparation for summer at work – they're already coming in handy over the Christmas period.

As a pack of 8 bottles is currently £11.89 (at the time of writing) these are an absolute bargain. They stay good for a few months so you can keep them near your bed for days you are struggling, use them to get you through Christmas and new year, or try them out and see of they deserve a regular place in your life. It really is great to top-up your energy throughout the day or give you the boost you need to get out of bed, with added nutritional benefits. Awesome.

Do you know of any decent vegan liquid meals? Do let me know if you do!

*DISCLAIMER: This post contains a PR sample but my views are 100% honest. (I'm a rubbish liar).

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