If there is one thing I am in every pursuit of, it’s something that gives me all the nutrients I need in just one place. I also want it to fill me up and take zero effort – is that too much to ask?! With the New Year in full swing and my health goals set, adding in a nutritionally complete shake is one of the best ways to help me stay on track. But it also needs to taste delicious too – which is not always a given – that was until I discovered Dare’s Motivational Shake. Prewarning, the blends are so good you will have trouble choosing just one.

If you’ve purchased supplements in the past but never put them to good use, (aka they are still sitting at the back of the cupboard out of date)…I’m going to give you an insight into how I incorporate Dare’s Motivational Shake into my morning routine. It’s a non-negotiable health habit for me to have a shake every day and truth be told I look forward to it! I put that down to the incredible taste that Dare’s motivational shake has, the Cocoa & Orange is my go-to, think chocolate orange in a shake! Aside from my role here at H&H, I’m also a mum, I help run a charity that I co-founded and am involved in a few other businesses too, to say my days can get hectic is an understatement. I need something that keeps me fuelled and full of energy so as you can imagine, I was delighted to be introduced to Dare Motivation.

Waking up early when you have two kids under seven is not a problem and we’re often up and eating breakfast before the sun rises. Because I am so focused on getting the boys ready and out of the house for school, I tend not to have time to prepare a proper breakfast for myself, in fact, time is so scarce in our household on weekday mornings that even fitting in brushing my teeth can sometimes be a challenge! I start each day with hot water and lemon as soon as I wake up and just sip away as the morning progresses, and often take it with me on the school run. I tend to start feeling quite hungry by the time I reach home but I like to run on an empty stomach so lace up as soon as I’m home. 

My daily run is so important to me – it’s where I think, work through any problems and I always feel energised and ready to take on the rest of the day once it’s done. But because my working day starts at 9.30 am it means a very quick turnaround from run to desk-ready is needed and this is where Dare’s motivational shake comes in so handy! I’ll prepare two scoops in my shaker the night before so it’s ready to go as soon as I finish exercising to replenish my muscles and help them recover more efficiently. It’s so easy to just sip away as I respond to emails and even log on to zoom calls and not only does it fill me up perfectly but it also tastes absolutely delicious as well and is ideal for supporting my wellbeing.

If I have a little bit more time on my hands, I mix 2 scoops of the Cocoa & Peanut Butter blend with a dollop of nut butter, half a frozen banana and almond milk. It tastes utterly sublime and I challenge you to find a smoothie that tastes better. Dare’s motivational shake is 100% vegan and plant-based, making it suitable for anyone wanting to incorporate more plant-based options into their diet. Each serving is around 216 kcal and is dosed at the right levels for a perfect balance of complete protein, essential fats, omega-3, complex, slow-release carbs, fibre, pre and probiotics… it really is the ultimate all-purpose shake! Containing 100% of the recommended daily intake of all 26 essential vitamins and minerals, my daily shake ensures that I have all the nutrients I need to support me throughout the day.

Dare is not a typical protein supplement as it contains so much more. I also use it as a post-workout recovery drink.  It’s packed with a mighty 20 grams of low GI plant-based protein, derived from pumpkin, sunflower and soybeans. The downfall of many protein powders I’ve used in the past is the sugar content. So when discovering Dare, this was one of the first facts I was intrigued to know. Amazingly, despite its delicious flavour, I was surprised to find out that each serving contains less than a teaspoon of naturally occurring sugars, it just couldn’t get better!

The ingredients provide 100% of the recommended daily intake of all the essential vitamins providing endless nutritional benefits designed to increase mental performance, reduce tiredness & fatigue, support gut health and maintain a healthy immune system. Your nutritional needs are all taken care of. The formula is chock full of flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, oats and brown rice, all amazing for your digestion, plus potent botanicals including turmeric curcuminoids, maca, green tea and acai berry.  Another factor that sets Dare apart from other complete nutrition shakes is their delicious flavours, available in four blends – Cocoa and Peanut Butter, Cocoa and Vanilla Frosting, Cocoa and Jaffa Orange plus the brand new Black Forest Gateau!

Providing a slow release of energy, the formula does the job of not only refuelling your body but keeping you stay fuelled until your next meal. I think we’re all guilty of skipping breakfast as a result of being too busy, to then find ourselves ravenous, reaching for things we shouldn’t at around 11am. Dare’s motivational shake has certainly helped eliminate this for me. If you’re on the go just have two scoops and a bottle prepared in your bag to shake up so you can enjoy, whether you’re commuting to work or doing the school run. 

January is the nation’s chosen month to amplify our fitness regime and adopt wellness habits that contribute to our wellbeing. Dare is here to support you through not just the start of 2022 but the rest of the year too, helping you make healthier choices, a daily ritual that you don’t think twice about… in fact, you’ll look forward to your shake.

Dare stand for sustainable values and are a certified ‘Climate Hero’ brand, meaning every order placed saves 25 trees! All ingredients are sustainably sourced and CO2 emissions are 10-50 times lower than animal-based protein products, making Dare the greener choice.

What I love most about Dare’s motivational shake is the versatility of the product. Whether you need pre-or post-workout fuel, an on the go brekkie or an afternoon pick me up, the motivational shake fits the bill for all. I no longer need to worry about swallowing down multiple supplement tablets as everything I need to nourish my body is all there in the complete nutrition shake. Simply mixed with water or pimped up with other ingredients, it always hits the taste buds which is something that can’t be said for all complete nutrition shakes on the market. Leaving me feeling more energetic and fuller for longer, the motivational shake has quickly become one of my favourite parts of my daily routine.

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