Hi everyone – my name is Rhian and I am the owner and founder of the Lose Baby Weight site and The Healthy Mummy product range
My little kids are 4 and 2 and I lost my weight from my two pregnancies using our weight loss plans
But even though I lost my weight, I still have a daily Healthy Mummy Smoothie due to the health benefits they give me.
I am an enormously busy mum. Sometimes I just don’t know how I manage to fit it all in. I definitely don’t sleep as much as I would like. But because I live such a busy life juggling my family and the business I am up late most nights.
So busy-ness could be my middle name!
But being healthy and ensuring I am intaking all the nutrients my body needs is a really important factor in my daily life.
As I have become older and a mum the importance of being healthy and looking after my body has become a huge part of my life. I want to live a long life so I am around for my family and I also want to have energy to live the life I lead.
I know from first hand knowledge that when we are busy, it is often our own health and diet that suffers. No time to make breakfast then you end up just eating toast,sugary cereal or even no breakfast at all. Then this continues throughout the day and it is very easy to fall into a vicious cycle of eating poorly and then feeling sluggish, tired and cranky because of it.
So The Healthy Mummy smoothies are be nutrition best friend!
They are super fast to make, are jammed full of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals and are super tasty.
Depending on what I have on I have one a day to ensure I have energy and to ensure I getting lots of nutrients in my body. Sometimes I have one for breakfast and sometimes lunch and sometimes just as a snack
So how many nutrients do our body need?
For every person the nutritional needs they have may vary significantly or only slightly. Our bodies are unique and the optimal fuel that each body needs to perform at its best can differ according to if someone is male or female, is pregnant, is lactating, is intolerant to dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs or nuts, diabetic, is young or old, suffers from autoimmune system disease, has IBS, has Crohns disease, has cancer, suffers from migraine, has hyperthyroid, is an athlete, is stressed or has one of many other ailments or diseases many people suffer from today.
Therefore nutrition is coming to the forefront as something that can assist in the management and even curing of the various afflictions populations suffer from today.
For us to be healthy and feel healthy, our cells in our bodies need to be functioning to their maximum ability. If they are not functioning properly then they cannot process toxins, digest food, absorb nutrients and make the immune system strong which are all key to us being healthy, not overweight and disease free.
We need over 40 nutrients a day
For our cells to function properly they need – on a daily basis – over 40 nutrients(vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements), plenty of clean water, clean oxygen, be at the right temperature and be free of stress and due to our modern day life the majority of people are not providing their cells this optimum environment and this could be why disease, illness and bad health are so prevalent today – and growing.
This optimum environment is referred to as homeostasis and on a daily basis, if our cells are in this perfect balance then they are equipped to protect, repair and replace cells which keep our bodies in perfect health.
By not following an appropriate or not adopting a healthy diet, we are creating an inhospitable environment for our cells and this means that our bodies cannot protect, repair and replace cells which then leads to a weak immune system, illness, digestion problems, weight gain, headaches and a raft of other health issues.
So hopefully you can see how crucial it is to have healthy cells and the only way to achieve this is from devising an appropriate healthy eating plan. In today’s world achieving complete cellular nutrition is harder and harder because of the lifestyle we lead which involves eating and breathing in toxins at every turn, eating processed foods, stress, too much red meat, not enough fruit and vegetables and eating fast foods.
They are great for a busy mum’s brekkie
Our research shows that over 50% of mums skip breakfast due to being too tired to make it or not having enough time to make it.
Needless to say this reeks havoc with the metabolism, health and weight loss of mums all over the country and if mums found just 2 minutes to make a smoothie for breakfast they would feel healthier, have more energy and find weight loss a lot easier
You can use them with healthy eating plans
If you are using any weight loss plan or healthy eating plan (or following our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges or have our 28 Day Plan meal plan book)
It is accelerant and filler FREE
We are proud to say that our Smoothie is free from any fillers and weight loss accelerators. Many many weight loss shakes contain fillers and weight loss accelerants to trick your body into short term – and unhealthy weight loss. These artificial fillers make your tummy feel temporarily full are not natural and the long term effects are not known. They can also lead to a lot of the side effects associated with ‘shakes’.
It contains wholefoods
The Healthy Mummy Smoothie contains wholefoods and over 25 vitamins and minerals. The product is high quality and every ingredient in the smoothie has been included to be a benefit to your health. Most shakes do not provide this high quality and the reason you will see many ‘giveaway’ offers on TV with these brands is because their product is extremely cheap to make and do not use the wholefoods and high quality vitamins and minerals that we do – so it is very cheap to make and their product is topped up with sugar and fillers to bulk it out.
It is dairy and wheat free
Today many people have allergies to dairy and gluten so our smoothie is free of both of these. We use non genetically modified Soy Protein Isolate which uses only the protein part of the soy – not the oestrogen part of the soy.
It is breastfeeding friendly
We do not use any caffeines or weight loss accelerants in our smoothies so that breastfeeding mums can use it. We also included fenugreek in the smoothie to be an additional benefit – and if you are not breastfeeding, fenugreek can still be a great benefit to your health as it provides carbohydrates, dietary fibre, fats and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorous.
We have thousands of emails each month from mums on our plans who report improved milk supply from using our smoothies, but if your baby has any food sensitivities or suffers from colic we recommend talking to your Dr before changing your diet or using our products and plans. And you can read more on this from the ABA here
You can click here to read some stories of mums who have sent in results of increased milk supply on our smoothies. Read Barbara’s story here Read Emma’s story here Read Jessica’s story here Read Amy’s story here Read Claire’s story here Read Linda’s story here
It is a formulated meal replacement & passes international standards
Our smoothie is a formulated meal replacement and has passed International Food Standards. It provides your body with over 25 vitamins and minerals and the focus is on optimal nutrition. Some other ‘shakes’ on the market are only a protein shake or supplement.
This means they cannot be used as a meal substitute as they do not contain enough nutrients and energy to fuel your body and consumers can often be mislead into thinking a product called a Shake is a meal replacement when it is not. You can see a comparison table with other shakes here
It has helped mums lose over 500kg (results may vary)
Mums all over the world, love our smoothies. And they are great for getting lots of nutrition into your body if you are too time poor or tired to cook a meal.
And mums also like to use them in conjunction with our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan – which is also breastfeeding friendly.
You can see hundreds of results from mums on our plans here
What ingredients are in the Smoothie?
The smoothies are free from artificial sweeteners, additives, fillers, caffeine and weight loss accelerants
Included in our smoothies are:
- Apple pectin – a source of soluble fibre that forms gel naturally
- Rice bran fibre – a highly fibrous ingredient
- Cellulose – major component of cell wall in plants
- Psyllium husks – a water-soluble fibre to aid digestion
- Inulin – a natural vegetable fibre to aid digestion
- Flaxseed meal – healthy fats (omega3 fatty acids) & high fibre making it an ideal ingredient for post birth nourishment
- Pumpkin seed meal – adds bulk to assist a sense of fullness & contains a high level of essential fatty acids, protein, zinc & iron.
Protein For Health & Weight Loss:
- Soy protein isolate (non GM) – a complete protein low in fat with high digestibility. The protein is a soy protein isolate – which means the protein has been isolated and the oestrogen and hormone part of soy is not included in the product – only the protein part of the soy
- Methionine 10mFg – important amino acid for normal metabolism
- Protease (from aspergillus) – group of enzymes that assist digestive process by breaking down proteins
- Soy lecithin 400mg (non GM) – emulsifying that can aid the digestive system
- Bromelain 5mg – enzymes from pineapple assisting protein digestion.
Herbs For Your Health – during a weight loss diet, herbs can help to maintain a feeling of general wellbeing:
- Ginger root – a spice often used to improve metabolism while soothing the stomach
- Fenugreek – Provides carbohydrates, dietary fibre, fats and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorous. It also provides support for breastfeeding mothers
- Dandelion root – helps absorption of nutrients in “The Healthy Mummy” Smoothie and Rich in Vitamin A,C and B2, iron and calcium
LOW GI: as part of a weight loss diet, low GI foods help to release glucose more slowly leading to a more stable blood glucose level.
Natural ingredients in our smoothies help give a gentle sensation of feeling fuller for longer, helping to avoid eating large meals or over snacking. They help to bulk the stool & aid bowel eliminations.
We do not use any artificial sweeteners in our smoothies and use a small amount of thaumatin – which is a natural plant based sweetener to sweeten the smoothie – you can read about this here.
What ingredients are NOT in the Smoothie?
We are proud that the following ingredients are NOT in our smoothies
- No Caffeine
- No Fillers
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Fructose
- No Genetically Modified Ingredients
- No Added Salt
- No Weight Loss Accelerants
- No Chemicals
- No Phentermines
- No Phenylpropanolamine
- No Dairy
- No Wheat