Shake The Crave! A Review and Free Sample Offer.

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Trusted Health Products about reviewing one of their products, Shake The Crave Vanilla & Chocolate shake mix. As I had reviewed one of their products in the past and had really liked it, I looked forward to trying another one of their creations. Admittedly, I was a little hesitant at first because so many shake products on the market contain Splenda, which gives me severe headaches, or have a terrible artificial aftertaste, but Shake The Crave shake mix does not.

When I inquired about the ingredients I received the following response:

Ingredients (Vanilla):
Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Ground Vanilla Bean, Electrolyte Blend (Potassium Citrate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride).
Allergen information: Contains milk and coconut.

Ingredients (Chocolate):
Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Coconut Powder, Electrolyte Blend (Potassium Citrate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride).
Allergen information: Contains milk and coconut.

We have accented this product with natural milk, cane sugar, coconut powder, and vanilla or cocoa giving you a total of 20 grams of sugar for the best possible result. This type of natural sugar converts to glucose quickly, which fuels ATP production in your body. ATP is what gives your body the energy to think, move, perform – it is the currency of your body and without it you can’t sustain life. This formulation will give you a smooth energy boost and help keep you full longer, plus it tastes great.

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That was acceptable so I agreed to do the review and anxiously awaited my two sample packs (one of each flavor). I didn’t have to wait long and soon I found myself breaking out the blender to prepare my first shake… the chocolate, of course! Upon opening the package, I was HOOKED. It smelled amazing. There are these chocolate peppermint brownies that my mother makes that are THE ultimate dessert. Growing up, I never wanted a birthday cake, I wanted mom’s brownies. This shake mix, smells JUST like mom’s brownies without the peppermint.

Now, those of you who know me know that I am kitchen incompetent, so of course I had the blender on all the wrong settings and blended the bejeebers out of it. Despite my total failure in preparation it was DELICIOUS. It tasted as good as it smelled, though a little more liquidy than I was expecting out of a shake (oops, my bad). I used 2% milk as non-milk “milks” scare me and mixing chocolate powder with water is just wrong (okay I’m weird like that but chocolate is supposed to be CREAMY, right?).

Shake The Crave Chocolate | Fairy Busy MommyI had my shake instead of breakfast, and by the time lunchtime came around (about 4-5 hours later) I was still not feeling hungry so I just had a light salad. I usually start to feel a little hungry right before lunch and right before dinner, regardless of what I had at mealtime, but I never felt hungry at all that day. Great taste AND kept my hunger down! Win Win!

Shake The Crave Vanilla | Fairy Busy MommyThe next day I tried the vanilla shake. I decided not to mess with the blender and instead used a shaker bottle (you know the ones with the little whisk balls inside them). The blender definitely did a better job as this time my shake was a little grainy, despite shaking myself silly trying to mix it. I am NOT a fan of vanilla anything (unless it’s ice cream) so I can’t really say much for the taste on this one. It wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t great. I drank it, I suppose you could say, indifferently. Despite the “eh” feelings on the taste, it worked just as well as the chocolate in keeping my hunger in check. Another win, though I’ll stick with the chocolate flavor in the future.

Aside from my indifference to the vanilla flavor I was very pleased with this shake mix. The chocolate was delicious and both did their job without any unpleasant aftertastes or side effects. I most certainly DID “Shake The Crave” on both days of testing!

In addition to offering me the free samples to try out and review for taste, Trusted Health Products also invited me to participate in a 90-Day Challenge in which I will receive a 90-day supply of Shake The Crave at no cost in exchange for my testimonial at the end of the challenge period. Seeing as I’ve been trying to lose weight for a very long time with sporadic success, I accepted the challenge! I sent in my “Before” pictures and I received my first month’s supply of shake mix (all chocolate of course!) on Friday and have since figured out how to blend it properly. The blender or a hand mixer with a whisk in a glass both work great. The shaker bottle… eh, not so much. It thickens up nicely with just a cup of crushed ice, by the way, but you’ll need to use the blender (not the mixer with the whisk) for that. Thanks go to my wonderful husband for the kitchen rescue!!!

I will be writing about my experience with the Shake The Crave 90-Day challenge in future posts so be sure to check back.
Until next time… Chocolaty Cheers!

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Introducing Shake the Crave – Our Brand New, Delicious, Guilt-Free Vanilla Shake – With Real Vanilla Bean

Thick and creamy – tastes like an old-fashioned, hand-dipped milkshake from a small-town creamery.

Experience a “new normal” in the way you feel.

Feel more satisfied and full longer.

Boost energy levels and feeling of well-being.

Great to drink at breakfast or lunchtime, as a healthy snack or quick meal on the go.

100% pure ingredients.

Made with real vanilla bean (chocolate coming soon).

Find Out Why Shake the Crave Works When Most Other Products Don’t

You’re about to learn the most common reasons why diet products and programs fail. Then you’ll hear about what makes Shake the Crave different and why it works so well

But first, learn why diets don’t work – the “vicious cycle” of dieting.

Have You Ever Experienced This “Vicious Cycle” When Going on a Diet?

If you’ve ever gone on a diet, you know that it’s just not sustainable. It causes you to deprive yourself of food, puts too many expectations on you, and makes you feel guilty if you happen to “cheat” or get off track.

These crash diets often fail because they are based on the vicious cycle of:

Motivation > Deprivation > Craving > Indulgence > Guilt > Loss of Motivation.

Here’s how this vicious cycle works:

You kick off the diet feeling really motivated. You then start depriving yourself of calories, nutrients, and your favorite foods. Next, you begin having these intense cravings for junk food, snacks and processed food…chips, soda, bread, you name it. At some point, you finally break down and indulge. Then you feel guilty, blame yourself and even have negative thoughts about yourself. You question your willpower and sometimes even your character. Finally, you lose motivation and slack off or just flat-out quit.

If any of us actually make it all the way to the end of the diet… most of us end up putting the weight right back on, because we’re finally given the chance to live our lives again without all the restrictions, worry and stress about food.

Sound familiar?

If this has ever happened to you, you are not alone. And it’s not your fault.

This is Why Most Diet Programs and Products Fail…

The Calorie Control Council recently surveyed dieters and asked them why they “failed” or quit their diets. The top reasons were:

  • They didn’t exercise enough
  • They felt their metabolism slowing down
  • They splurged on favorite foods too often
  • They lacked self-discipline
  • They snacked too much

People often blame themselves for their diet failing – but more often than not, the diet fails the person, not the other way around.

You see, most diet programs and products are full of processed foods and ingredients – they might encourage you to eat less food, but they totally ignore the quality of the foods you eat. This makes it harder to get the nutrients you need from real food and to achieve your goals.

When you’re starving for nutrients, you have less energy and you don’t feel like exercising. When you always feel hungry, it’s easy to give into junk food cravings for the temporary lift they give you.

Diet shakes and meal replacements aren’t any better.

It’s not just the diet programs that are at fault. Most diet shakes and meal replacements are filled with things like genetically-modified ingredients (GMOs), MSG, artificial sweeteners, fillers, binders, and synthetic or isolated nutrients that provide little or no nutritional value. Some of these ingredients could even harm your health and in some cases are designed to get you to eat more. (Have you ever just ate five potato chips and stopped?)

Besides that, these shakes don’t taste too great either. Most of them taste pretty bad. What’s the point of trying to get in better shape if you have to suffer through taking the product that is supposed to help you?

Why Shake the Crave is Different…

These problems with diet programs and products frustrated us deeply. We wanted to offer a simple and delicious way to support your healthy lifestyle goals, without the hype, artificial ingredients, or unrealistic dietary restrictions.

You should enjoy the journey toward your lifestyle goals, and taste is a big part of that. So we spent the last couple of years researching and developing a healthy shake that tastes great, fills you up and helps you feel full longer.

Most shake formulas are long laundry lists of cheap, low quality ingredients that together may or may not give your body much benefit. On the other hand, Shake the Crave is based on years of experience and research in physiology – the science of how your body works and what it needs in order to function best.

Shake The Crave SealMost shakes have fillers, binders, flavorings, colors and preservatives… all of which make it tougher on your body to digest and absorb the actual nutrients in the product. On the other hand, every ingredient in Shake the Crave has a common purpose: to benefit your body directly. No fillers, no fluff. Just pure ingredients working together to nourish your body and help you feel fuller longer.

The Right Form of the Right Ingredients in the Right Combination = Shake the Crave

Our research has shown that it’s not just about the individual ingredients, or number of ingredients, but rather about the best form of the right ingredients working together in the right combination to produce the best results for your body.

The result is Shake the Crave, the great tasting shake that fills you up, boosts your energy and helps you feel full longer.

 

Benefits and Features of Shake the Crave:Shake The Crave Vanilla Glass

  • Thick and creamy – tastes like an old-fashioned, hand-dipped milk shake from a small-town creamery.
  • Experience a “new normal” in the way you feel.
  • Feel more satisfied and full longer.
  • Boost energy levels and feeling of well-being.
  • Great to drink at breakfast or lunchtime, as a healthy snack or quick meal on the go.
  • 100% pure ingredients.
  • One bottle has 15 delicious servings – about one week’s supply at two shakes per day.
  • Contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, or isolated/synthetic vitamins.
  • No gluten, soy, egg, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, fillers or binders.
  • Available exclusively from Trusted Health Products.
  • Good source of protein.
  • Good source of calcium.
  • Low fat – only 0.5 grams.
  • Low sodium
  • 120 Calories

Get the Most Benefits from Shake the Crave with These 4 Simple Steps:

1)      SHAKE – Enjoy two delicious shakes a day – one at breakfast and one at lunchtime. These will help you feel full longer.

2)      SNACK –Eat two or three low-calorie snacks throughout the day to curb cravings and boost your energy – preferably around 100 calories each of raw and/or organic veggies or fruit.

3)      MEAL – Take your time and eat a sensible dinner. The more whole foods in the meal, the better.

4)      MOVE – Exercise with moderate aerobic activity (like brisk walking) 5 times per week, plus muscle strengthening 2 times per week.

 These tips are designed to help you make simple daily choices that will ultimately lead you into a healthier lifestyle. There’s no pressure here. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Just ease yourself into it and don’t beat yourself up if you get off track. You can do this.

Whatever you decide to eat on a day-to-day basis, be sure to get the recommended daily amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Here’s How We Developed Shake the Crave

 


Shake The Crave MilkOrganic non-fat dry milk
from naturally raised cows


 

 

 

Shake The Crave CaneOrganic unrefined
cane sugar


 

 

 

Shake The Crave CoconutOrganic coconut powder

 

 

 

Shake The Crave VanillaOrganic ground
vanilla bean from
tropical vanilla plants


 

 

Shake The Crave SaltElectrolytes from
mineral salts

 

 

 

First we decided which ingredients to use that would taste great and help people feel more satisfied and feel full longer. Then we went about sourcing the best form of each individual ingredient that had the right profile to meet our proprietary formulation design.

After we found the best source of each ingredient, we then combined them into the proper proportions to produce a powerful formulation that gives your body the best benefits possible.

Then we tested… and tested… and tested some more. We tested for taste, for satisfaction, for texture, and for effectiveness.

The result is Shake the Crave, the delicious, filling, 100% pure and healthy shake on the go that leaves you satisfied and energized.

Ingredients:
Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Ground Vanilla Bean, Electrolyte Blend (Potassium Citrate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride).

Allergen information: Contains milk and tree nuts (coconut).

Directions:
Add one measuring scoop (scoop included) to 8 fl. oz. of whole milk, 2%, 1%, or skim milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. For best results, blend for 20 seconds on low, then 3 seconds on high, let sit for 60 seconds, blend on low for 5 seconds and then immediately pour in glass. Let sit for 60 seconds so ingredients can rehydrate and then drink.

For a thicker shake, add up to 1/2 cup of ice and use whole milk. Blend as directed above.

For a smoothie, add fruits and blend as directed above.

Drink at breakfast or lunchtime, as a healthy snack or meal on the go.

Enjoy one or more servings daily.

Not to be used as a sole source of dietary calories. Keep lid tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place. Packaged by weight not volume. Some settling of contents may occur. Made from non-GMO ingredients. Made in the USA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are your ingredients sourced?

  • Organic non-fat dry milk from naturally raised cows.
  • Organic, unrefined cane sugar – contains trace minerals and nutrients, unlike white refined sugar. Provides energy and is a far healthier alternative to sodas and energy drinks according to the American Heart Association.
  • Organic coconut powder – contains protein, fiber, and has a low glycemic index.
  • Organic ground vanilla bean from real vanilla plants grown in the tropics. Contains trace minerals.
  • Electrolytes to hydrate your cells and replenish your body.

Why is there sugar in your product? We have accented this product with natural cane sugar and with milk, coconut powder, and vanilla giving you a total of 20 grams of sugar for the best possible result. This type of sugar converts to glucose quickly, which fuels ATP production in your body. ATP is what gives your body the energy to think, move, perform – it is the currency of your body and without it you die. This formulation will give you a smooth energy boost and help keep you full longer, plus it tastes great.

 

  • Our vanilla shake has 20 grams and our chocolate shake has 19 grams of sugar and a lot of that sugar actually comes from the organic non-fat dry milk, the organic coconut powder, and the vanilla or coco beans.  Eight ounces of bottled, unsweetened grape juice has 36 grams of sugar; eight ounces of bottled unsweetened, raw orange juice has 21 grams of sugar; eight ounces of unsweetened apple juice has 24 grams of sugar; and one peach has 14.7 grams of sugar.
  • The reality is that is that Shake the Crave is very healthy for your body and it actually feeds your body.

What Makes Shake the Crave different from the other choices out there?

Most “healthy” shakes claim to help you feel full. Some deliver on that promise while others don’t. We believe our shake delivers well on that. Beyond that, here are some things that help Shake the Crave stand out from the rest:

  1. Delicious Taste, Thick and Creamy Texture. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice great taste and texture in exchange for good nutrition. One of our top priorities was to make sure that Shake the Crave would be nourishing and delicious at the same time, and taste better when compared to other shakes. The taste will remind you of an old fashioned, hand-dipped milk shake from a small-town creamery.
  1. Only the Best Quality 100% Pure Ingredients for the Best Results.

We believe that ingredient quality is far more important than the number of ingredients in a shake. Most health shakes you see have between 25 and 50+ ingredients. (This is usually done to give you the impression that you’re getting a lot of value out of every scoop.) But that’s a lot of ingredients for your body to digest and absorb – especially when some of those ingredients are artificial sweeteners like sucralose, genetically-modified soy protein, binders, fillers like maltodextrin, preservatives, artificial flavors, synthetic vitamins, and the list goes on.

 

Shake the Crave only has 10 ingredients – all 100% pure. Why only 10? Because these ingredients have been chosen for how effective they work together in the right proportions, to give you the best benefits possible.

 

We take great care to ensure that our shake mix is made from only the highest quality pure ingredients, like non-fat milk from cows that have been naturally raised, pure coconut powder, and pure ground vanilla bean sourced from real vanilla orchids grown in tropical climates.

 

There are no fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, additives or isolated/synthetic vitamins, gluten, soy, egg, genetically-modified ingredients (GMOs), high fructose corn syrup, or MSG.

 

  1. You’ll Deal Directly with Us – The Manufacturer.

Many shakes are formulated and marketed by one company, contract manufactured by another, distributed through middleman wholesalers, and finally sold through mass retail stores to customers. We’re a little different.

 

We believe that in order to consistently produce the best products and deliver the best customer experience, it’s best to take a hands-on approach. That’s why we formulate, manufacture, market, sell and ship our own products. And that’s why we’re here after the sale is made to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way. That’s why we answer the phone when you call and have live chat on our website. That’s why we guarantee our products. We want you to have the absolute best experience possible with us.

Is Shake the Crave a meal replacement?

Shake the Crave is a shake mix that when mixed with milk, fruit, and/or other healthy ingredients can be consumed as a healthy snack or quick meal on the go. It is not classified as a “meal replacement” and is not to be used as a sole source of dietary calories.

Try Shake the Crave vanilla and chocolate shake mix! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers 2 FREE sample packets of Shake the Crave vanilla or chocolate shake mix. They said they would love to have our readers try out Shake the Crave and agreed to send the 2 sample packets FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge of $4.95. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your 2 FREE sample packets now!

Disclosure: Fairy Busy Mommy did not receive any monetary compensation but did receive free products for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and may differ from the opinion’s of our readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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