True Solution shakes?
Step 1: Share As I always say- sharing is caring! Not that I had to force my daughter to share- she was waiting patiently through all of my product picture taking. I am happy to report that just one serving (11 oz) is more than enough to share, produce a smile and make you feel like you've had a fast, allergy-friendly snack. The best part- no cooking, no prep- just shake and open. And even though these shakes are jam packed with lots of healthy ingredients, I added a squirt or two of coconut oil spray for the added benefits.*
|Paper straws courtesy of Restaurantware|
Step 2: Shake & Bake Well, maybe not bake- cook with but that wouldn't have rhymed so onward. Every Sunday is pancake day in NutriFamily's home so I decided to see how these little protein shakes would hold up in pancake form. Simply prepare your usual pancake recipe and either add some of the True Solution shake to the mix or replace your liquid with the shake. Why? Because I have found that using foods that my family will eat and adding in additional proteins works much better, easier and with less moaning and groaning than when I try and force new foods onto them. The results- the pancakes had a more creamy taste, they did take a little bit longer to cook and needed the temperature to be slightly lower than normal. Remember that we do make gluten free pancakes so this factor also comes into play. (The stack on the right are the True Solution pancakes) Need a recipe that is NutriFamily-proven? Click here.
|Bamboo Fork courtesy of Restaurantware|
Step 4: Overall Impression I have to say, I am always leery when it comes to protein shakes. They very often tend to be (in my opinion) chalky, tasteless and just don't seem to have a smooth consistency. I am gladly proclaiming that these True Solution shakes have finally given me an option to disprove all three! Why:
- They are plant protein (which is one of the more difficult food groups for us to get into our kids' diet)
- They are very tasty & delicious- just like a milkshake
- Very smooth & creamy- NOT gritty or lumpy like many other products
- They are free of eight allergens (which include soy and dairy) info here
- Great as a travel snack item to keep everyone satisfied as well as healthy
I want to thank both True Solution for offering to send me some for review (I NEED to get some of these and stock up!) as well as the lovely lady at Mom vs. Food Allergy (who knows when I may have had to wait to stumble upon these awesome items without her post!). If you need additional information about ingredients or how to get these for your very own, True Solution can be found on the web, Facebook and Twitter.
Just a note that although these shakes are pretty tasty, I do not recommend that you use them as a meal replacement or infant formula- real food is still real food and the best option overall. But what better way to enjoy the added bonus of these tasty option?!
*We use Winona Pure Oil Coconut Oil- not only is this the only spray oil that contains no additives, propellants or soy but coconut has multiple benefits (such as increasing ketone bodies, which supply energy to the brain as well as other properties which can aid in killing harmful pathogens, helping to prevent infection.) so why not add it too?