Lately I’ve been saying, “I used to make fun of people who drank their breakfast. Especially if it was green. And now I’ve become one of those people,” an awful lot.
The very green smoothie.
When the good people at Ambronite offered to send me some of their organic, drinkable supermeal, I was first excited by the use of the word ‘drinkable’…and then excited to try something for free.
The whole mission of Ambronite is to offer sustained energy for a busy lifestyle, promising to fill you up for 4-5 hours with natural ingredients like. Trading “calories of any kind” for nutritional balance from seeds, greens, nuts, and other crunchy things.
However, my new assistantship/job and the fact that I’m a PhD student with a somewhat erratic schedule means that I do need to have something in my “arsenal” that will keep me going that isn’t composed of the free donuts in the office kitchen or one of the six (delicious, yes, but often not super filling) “protein” bars I stash in my book bag.
One of the articles I read about it said, “You can always just drink half,” so I did.
And it worked. It really kept me full and pushing through until the next time I could have a “real” meal.
For those of you less accustomed to, well, more ‘natural’ foods (dare I say, “hippie, granola” eating?), Ambronite does taste very, well, green. I happen to love it–and I’m convinced I can actually pick out the slight but distinctive hint of the nutritional yeast–and anyone who is down with kale probably will, too.
Have I been converted to the meal replacement idea? No. Not completely. But as I’m still drinking those green smoothies I once mocked, I’ve found that adding a bit of Ambronite to the mixture every morning does increase my satiety and energy, so I’ll stick with it, without defensiveness.