Cooking has never been my forte. While I love eating delicious and healthy food, and sometimes unhealthy food, for that matter, I don’t like buying, preparing or cooking it. I don’t too much mind washing dishes though.
This has led me all too often to eat ‘bad’ stuff rather than preparing something nutritious and nourishing.
Recently I came across a great New Zealand product called Sipreme:
Dee and Bri, co-founders of Sipreme, have worked tirelessly for over a year to create the perfect food for a busy life.
No more meal planning, shopping, cooking, or piles of dishes — we know you have more meaningful and awesome stuff to do, so we have made this tool for you to use in your mission. Just because you don’t have the time to cook a balanced meal shoudn’t mean you have to suffer from a bad diet. Keep the culinary prowess and home cooked meals for the special times with friends and family — not 6am breakfast!
It’s a balancing act, and we are eager to change New Zealand’s eating habits for the better.
I bought a sample a while back. That turned out to be packets of the 3 different flavours that are available: vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.
I love the chocolate flavour and am slowly working my way through the vanilla, just to use up the packet. Mainly I’m mixing it with the chocolate. It’s just that vanilla isn’t really my thing. Likewise, the strawberry’s OK, but for me it’s chocolate all the way. Your tastes may vary.
According to a Twitter message to me recently, vanilla’s the favourite:
I’m surprised you like the chocolate so much as many people have been ordering just vanilla — it’s starting to show itself as the clear favourite.
I must say the very first time I tried Sipreme there was a slight taste of something unusual. Now I don’t notice it. And there’s no way it was horrible like a diet food powder drink of a friend’s that I tried once. I enjoy Sipreme.
My biggest problem is to sip and not gulp.
I now generally use Sipreme to replace one meal a day, and that works well for me. It’s best to mix it a few hours before you want to consume it and then refrigerate, but it’s fine at room temperature too.
Each meal pack contains the complete daily dose of carbs, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats & fibre that the average adult needs.
The tricky stuff
It comes in a refreshingly plain paper pouch with a comparatively large plastic scoop. In order to avoid spilling the powder and for best mixing I find it works well to put the scoop of powder into a wide mouthed jug and to use a small whisk. I add water slowly while stirring and then mix thoroughly. Then I pour the mixture into a drink bottle so it’s easy to store in the fridge. I shake the bottle between sips.
The good stuff
- it’s easy
- it tastes good
- the powder has a long shelf life
- minimal clean-up and dishes
- the Sipreme website has detailed information about ingredients and nutritional data
- it’s a New Zealand business.
Another bonus: because of its long shelf life this is a good thing to keep a store of with your earthquake supplies. You may want to lay in some extra water and a drink bottle or two for mixing and consuming it. If the big one hits you’d be able to get by on this for quite a while without needing to prepare or cook food.
If you’re in New Zealand you may like to give it a try.
Note: I’m just a happy user. I’m not getting anything beyond the satisfaction of blogging out of writing this post.
Update, March 2017: don’t buy the product at this time. The company appears to be crashing and burning. They are failing to supply product and won’t reply to emails, tweets or on Facebook. Their website doesn’t say they’re in trouble, but they posted to that effect on Facebook. At the moment it seems you’ll lose your money and get nothing in return.