WHAT: OMG BLENDS (short for Organic Made Great) makes organic Almond Milk and Meal Replacement beverages. These drinks not only taste great, but are so convenient for on-the-go nutrition. OMG Blends also offers 4 different cleanse programs.
WHY: OMG Blends are made with organic, whole food ingredients (many being nutrient-packed superfoods… such as cacao, matcha green tea, goji berries) and they believe in the importance of healthy protein and fiber intake. By blending (rather than juicing) the whole fruits and vegetables can be used, maintaining all of the nutrients and fiber* (which will help to keep you full longer, and prevent a spike in blood sugar that makes you crash after consuming). No preservative, non-GMO, and no sugar added makes these dairy-free drinks the perfect supplement to your busy schedule to avoid skipping a meal.
The line contains 4 almond milks (ranging from 80-170 calories); and 5 meal replacement smoothies (230-330 calories, 20 grams of protein): blendphoria (raw cacao, hazelnut and coconut milk), blendpress (cold pressed coffee and raw cacao hazelnut), blendsense (peanut butter, cardamom and bananas), blendternal (matcha green tea, greens and coconut water), blendspiration (beets, strawberries, cacao and coconut water).
WHERE: Currently available for in-store purchase at Los Angeles health marts such as Erewhon Natural Foods Market, PC Greens, Mrs. Winstons, Vicente Foods, etc.; delivery in the LA-area; and also available for shipping outside of California (call 818.849.5936 for info). Also available for purchase through their website.
THE VERDICT: I normally wouldn’t buy a “meal replacement” drink because they tend to be high calorie (give or take 300 calories per drink) and filled with poor quality ingredients that leave you with a stomach ache… not the case with OMG Blends Meal Replacement drinks – I felt light and energized. I love the BlendPress (cold pressed coffee, raw cacao, sprouted almond milk, and organic brown rice protein). I was looking forward to also trying their BlendTernal (you know I love my matcha green tea), but unfortunately mine went rancid before I got to taste it (within 48 hours of purchasing). So as much as I love OMG Blends product, I will say to be extra aware of expiration dates as these aren’t cheap!