Feb
21
2012

Hello Beautiful: Svelte Review

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I am a lover of smoothies. Not only can they be a delicious meal-on-the-go, but they can also be an incredibly nutritious and quick breakfast. But because not all smoothie are alike in nutritional value, choosing a healthful protein drink can be impossible. Thankfully all you need is CalNaturale Svelte for positive nutrition and sustained energy.

CalNaturale Svelte’s all-natural soy protein drink is on a mission to provide a variety of healthy protein drinks that are rich, creamy, and make you feel good about yourself with fun sayings on each container.

Note, these are not Paleo. I tried and reviewed these a few months ago and thought they would be a great alternative to dairy-filled, sugar-loaded drinks. I tried them, I liked them, and I gave most of the drinks to my boyfriend, who LOVED them. In a rut, I’d definitely drink these as they are a great healthy alternative out there!

But a protein drink shouldn’t be just about look and texture, it should be about positive nutritional value and energizing your body. So why go with Svelte?

  • Made with organic and all-natural ingredients
  • Developed with a unique blend of organic complex carbohydrates to keep you fuller longer
  • Contains 16 grams of protein from fresh, organic soy milk and provides a good source of fiber in each serving
  • Low-glycemic, non-dairy, cholesterol-free and certified gluten-free, featuring a fresh organic soy milk base, and sweetened with Stevia
  • Certified kosher
  • Packaged in convenient, re-closable and eco-friendly Tetra Paks
  • Available in four naturally delicious flavors: Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cappuccino, and Spiced Chai
  • Perfect for on-the-go meals, snacks, incorporating into smoothie recipes and enjoying as a delicious and nutritious coffee creamer

I don’t know about you but I’ll support any company boasting all of these features. The price-point of these great drinks are spot on with each 15.9 oz container valued at $2.99, making this a great deal and find. Not to mention, I’ve been loving my morning coffee spiked with a little extra Cappuccino protein.

I’m happy each drink contains 16 grams of quality protein, because I can rest assure those complex carbohydrates are balanced and will be put to good use in providing sustained energy throughout the day. No caffeine here, this energy is given through feeding your cells with nutrition. Dairy-free and gluten-free products make me happy and to find one that keeps its sugar content low and protein high, is a great thing. Each flavor is an ego boost in itself. Choose from Hello Beautiful, Chocolate, Looking Good, French Vanilla, Enjoy Yourself, Cappuccino, and Just Your Style, Spiced Chai.

Chocolate was rich, creamy, and perfectly sweetened. Almost a milk-chocolaty taste, this dairy-free alternative would hit the spot if a chocolate craving struck. And with a name like Hello Beautiful, this flavor was just asking to be drank.

The French Vanilla flavor, again rich, creamy, and beautifully thick, was my favorite. The addition of actual, real vanilla extract gave this shake a real vanilla taste, not fake like some overcompensating vanilla flavors. If Looking Good was as easy as drinking a CalNaturale Svelte drink daily, we’d all be supermodels.

Cappuccino was smooth and rich, with hints of vanilla, and lots of wonderful cappuccino flavor. Not at all bitter, and just sweet enough, this would be the perfect alternative to an ice latte! Svelte drinks do not contain any caffeine, but if you were looking for a buzz, adding a shot of espresso and a bit of ice would give coffee shops everywhere a run for their money. Just the drink to Enjoy Yourself.

Spiced Chai, although a wonderfully balanced spice blend, was my least favorite. However, it may have been better if not tasted as the last flavor, Spiced Chai was still worth a second (and third) taste. A touch more cinnamon may have made this one a winner for me, but I found the Chai just a bit off. It was still rich, creamy, and smooth just like the others, but a little too thick to pass as a traditional Chai. But don’t take my word for it, it could be Just Your Style!

Be sure to check out CalNaturale Svelte protein shakes on their website. They have some great information regarding why they use certain ingredients and health facts you may want to know.

And “Like” them on Facebook , “Follow” them on Twitter, and tell them you’re thankful for providing great nutrition in a packaged on-the-go eco-friendly container.

If only they would create a dairy-free, soy-free drink

 

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LizAshlee February 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I have tried a few flavors…french vanilla I believe was a fav! While I enjoyed the flavors, I thought that they had a fairly high sugar content…maybe I am thinking of another drink…great for when you need something on the go! Have a great day!

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