As a busy mom, I often (unintentionally) skipped meals in the daily rush. If I was running to work out or meet friends or grab kid 1, I would frantically search my cabinets for something healthy and filling to eat on the go. I usually came up empty handed and scarfed down a few bites of cottage cheese before running out (and still feeling hungry). Wishing I had had time to make a smoothie or protein shake, I'd leave the house raiding my kid's snacks. While normal people buy something out and about, I would only do that when really desperate because I'm frugal (eating out is expensive!) and a control freak about my food.
My husband is a long-time consumer of Soylent for breakfast and lunch - an inexpensive liquid meal replacement that has a perfectly proportioned nutritional composition and vitamins - suggested I do what he does. While I loved the idea of a complete meal replacement, I was not a fan of the ingredients in Soylent. For example, it primarily uses soy protien and I prefer whey.
Then, my husband introduced me to Ample - a meal replacement similar to Soylent - but with ingredients he knew I would resonate with. While more expensive than Soylent, Ample is comprised of high quality proteins, healthy fats, probiotics, and organic greens (among other awesome ingredients). It was love at first taste. It also only takes 5 seconds to prepare - I add cold almond milk and shake and am done. It is also safe for nursing and pregnant moms - so I drank it all throughout my pregnancy with Sloane. It literally kept me fed, healthy and checked all my meal-need boxes. I currently subscribe to the 600 calorie bottles and happily grab a bottle whenever I need high quality calories but don't have the time or energy to prepare something. I look forward to having these for lunch when I start my new job in the Fall.
Have you tried Ample? What do you think about it?