So as you may or may not know, I love foods with good, quality ingredients. Today I had the opportunity to try a new natural product called Svelte by CalNaturale. This beverage is a protein/sustained energy drink, and if you wanted to compare it to another familiar product - think of a shake in a can kind of thing. But I really wouldn’t compare it to another product because it stands alone.
If you’re like me, you’re an ingredients list reader. I know I get red flags flying over ingredients when I hear anything could be in the ‘diet’ section, but let me tell you, this is a different animal. If you look at this ingredient list, you’ll notice the word ‘organic’ many times over (it’s certified organic), including organic soymilk, organic dried cane syrup, organic coffee, sea salt and stevia extract (the better non-sugar sweetener). And one thing to note if you still dare to compare, there’s no canola oil or other hydrogenated oils in it.
Plus the packaging process makes these drinks shelf stable for a year! So you could even throw it in your desk drawer for one of those days when you can’t grab lunch like you thought you would before another last-minute deadline crossed your desk and then got called into a meeting! (yeah, I’ve been there before…)
These beverages are dairy-free and gluten-free (which means Diane friendly! J ) Each flavor has 16 grams of organic protein, complex carbs for sustained energy, is cholesterol-free and is tested to be low-glycemic with only 9 grams of sugar per full bottle. The soy protein helps you feel full longer, includes dietary fiber, high quality protein, iron, essential fatty acids and other important nutrients. Plus they are packaged in environment-friendly packaging! Score!
They currently have 4 delicious flavors – french vanilla, cappuccino, chocolate and spiced chai and let me tell you, they are great! My personal fave is the cappuccino with spiced chai in at second. It totally passed the husband test too! Plus, on each bottle there is a comment balloon with comments like ‘looking good’ and ‘hello beautiful’ – what girl doesn’t want to be told that?? Nice!
The company is expanding the locations at which you can purchase these, but in the mean time, check out their website sveltebrand.com to find a retail location near you!
P.S. All opinions are my own based on my tasty personal experience