Many mums will know her from the famous 12WBT (12 Week Body Transformation) and most of us have seen her in action on The Biggest Loser, whipping unfit Aussies back into shape. What you may not know is that well known personal trainer Michelle Bridges has recently teamed up with Blackmores to develop a fantastic range of vitamin and mineral supplements and naturally-sourced protein products to complement a balanced diet and support health and wellbeing, after all, even if you try to live as healthy as you can there is often room for improvement.
The Michelle Bridges formulated by Blackmores range contains 10 premium quality protein powders and snacks, whole food powders and nutritional supplements that are healthy, convenient and full of natural goodness:
The product that first caught my eye is the Protein Blend with Ancient Grains ($39.99, 350g), available in vanilla and chocolate flavour. Protein shakes are extremely popular at the moment because they are so convenient, but unlike most other protein shakes this vegan protein blend has the added benefit of ancient grains including organic oat Bran, organic quinoa, organic chia and more as well as all the key amino acids.
Simply combine the powder with water, skim milk or a milk alternative, shake and go, so easy! I drink mine with almond milk as a quick breakfast, it is really thick, almost creamy, and gives a full feeling so it’s a good start to the day. Bonus: The Protein Blend with Ancient Grains is even suitable for those who are sensitive to whey and soy.
You only need two teaspoons of it but this Chia & Organic Linseed Breakfast Sprinkle ($14.99, 200g) will make a huge difference to your daily bowl of cereal, yoghurt or porridge. This little add-on contains organic linseeds, organic sunflower kernels, organic almonds and chia seeds, it is really yummy and it’s full of omega-3, protein, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Another simple way to add this into your diet is by adding it to your next batch of muffins, cake or cookies.
For me one of my biggest downfalls is snacks, as a busy mum it is so easy to grab something quick and (unfortunately) often unhealthy to keep you going. These low carb Cherry Coconut Protein Bites ($2.99, 30g) are just as convenient, they taste delicious and natural and one sachet equates to one serve so it’s a fantastic option for those who struggle with portion control. Yay for a little snack without the guilty feeling!
If you prefer a smoothie, juice or shake as a speedy pick-me-up Blackmores has got you covered too with the Vitality Reds Body Boost and the Vitality Greens Body Boost ($19.99, 100g). Grab 100-200ml of water or juice, add 5g of powder and you’re good to go. Using Michelle a blend of berries and superfruits goji, pomegranate, acai and mangosteen (reds, my favourite) or green vegetables powders, grasses, sprouts and fruits (greens) you can be sure you’re drinking nothing but nutrients. With 20 servings per sachet this is a really great value product.
In addition to the protein and whole foods the range also offers four different vitamin supplements to complement your busy lifestyle: a broad spectrum Multivitamin ($19.99, 30 tablets), Relax and Unwind ($24.99, 30 tablets) to help you calm and relax, Puremega Wild Salmon Oil ($19.99, 60 tablets) for your daily dose of Omega 3 and ImmuneCare ($19.99, 90g) to support natural healthy immune function, wound healing and tissue repair. Which one do you need most?
To find out more about Blackmores, to browse the Michelle Bridges formulated by Blackmores range or to locate a stockist near you visit www.blackmores.com.au.