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Why this new protein + caffeine shake might be the perfect breakfast replacement

Why this new protein + caffeine shake might be the perfect breakfast replacement

Like most people, I have no time in the mornings.

Most days, I’ll rush out the door at the last minute. And six months ago, when I started a competitive and time-consuming new job, I even started skipping breakfast.
This meant I was starving at the office throughout the morning while watching the clock for lunchtime to arrive. When I finally got the chance to eat, I’d binge on random takeout. Of course, it became impossible to keep track of what I was eating and to stick to healthy meal plans. 

I soon started gaining weight and losing energy. So I decided to make a change — and the first step was to get my breakfast in order.

Mission: Convenient, healthy breakfast

After a bit of research, I decided that a breakfast shake would be a good way to make healthy eating a part of my daily routine. I had only a few simple requirements.

I wanted it to taste good and be healthy. It wanted it to be quick and easy to prepare before heading out the door in the morning. I wanted it to keep me satisfied until lunchtime and make it simple to keep track of calories and nutrients.

I thought it would take 10 minutes — just hop on Amazon, read a couple of reviews, figure out the best shake. But it turned out to be a long and winding road. Along with some emergency restroom stops. Let me tell you the highlights.

I did my painful research

Even though there are literally hundreds of options out there, I eliminated most of them right away because of unhealthy ingredients. Some proudly used GMO soy, others were based on canola oil, still, others had tons of artificial sweeteners and flavoring. No thank you.

Still, I did find close to a dozen protein powders and meal replacements (including some big names with a big price tag) that sounded fine on paper. And over the course of two months, I tried them all out.

The trouble is, most tasted just awful. I won't name names, but even the most popular brands were overly sweet, tasted like cardboard, or had a weird chemical aftertaste. Drinking this every morning would be a chore and not something I could force myself to do.

And that's not even the worst of it. Because a few times, I actually got terrible stomach aches, right after I’d tried one of these shakes. One popular meal replacement, in particular, gave me a lot of gas pressure in my stomach and set me running to the office bathroom.

My quest for a healthy and convenient breakfast was actually taking me further from my goal. I was getting a little annoyed. And then I caught a lucky break.

Almost didn't try it

Several times on my Facebook feed, I had seen a brand of plant-based protein powder called Perfect Breakfast. I'd ignored it while I was in the middle of experimenting with other shakes. But it was a reasonable price, and eventually, I decided to try it out, mostly because of the rave reviews they kept getting.

It’s a plant-based protein shake with several other key ingredients

I ordered it and it arrived promptly two days later. But then I put off trying it for over two weeks. I know. I bought this and I was skeptical to try it? I guess I had been burned enough times by other drink mixes, whether by taste or performance. But I wish I’d tried it sooner. Here’s why.

The first taste test

Perfect Breakfast comes in a small tub, pleasantly filled to the top. My first shake was a simple taste test with 1.5 cups of almond milk and 2 scoops of the protein powder.

So I put it in a shaker bottle and shook it up. It mixed so incredibly well with the almond milk, without any clumps. I was pleasantly surprised. So I carefully took my first sip. And all I could say is WOW!

Perfect Breakfast tasted amazing. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate-flavored things but this was delicious — rich, creamy, and just the right amount of sweetness. It had a smooth texture with absolutely zero grit, unlike other plant-based proteins I had tried. And it had absolutely no chemical, artificial aftertaste. But that's not all.

Not “just” a protein powder

As a complete meal replacement, Perfect Breakfast has your standard 20g of plant-based protein. But it’s also got some nice touches you don’t get in a typical protein powder. For starters, it contains 115mgs of caffeine. (A normal cup of coffee has between 90mg and 200mg.)

In my experience, this is just the right amount. It’s not enough to make me jittery or anxious, but it’s amazingly good at waking me up and making me alert. Perhaps that’s because Perfect Breakfast actually uses green coffee bean extract, rather than regular coffee.

It mixes easily and smoothly into water or almond milk, without clumps

Perfect Breakfast also has 9 grams of healthy fats in the form of macadamia nut oil. I’ve tried macadamia nut oil on its own — it’s got a nice buttery taste and an even healthier fatty acid profile than olive oil. The macadamia oil in Perfect Breakfast mellows out the caffeine, plus it helps you feel full longer. Which brings up my favorite thing about this protein powder.

Full until lunch

I've been drinking Perfect Breakfast almost every morning for several months now. It's part of a morning routine that reliably gets me in high gear. And the best thing is it keeps me completely satisfied until lunch — instead of rummaging for snacks by 10 am.

I love that it’s so convenient and I don't have to pre-plan anything. I’ll just grab the shaker bottle, fill it with 12 ounces of almond milk, 2 scoops of Perfect Breakfast, and walk out the door. As I said, it tastes fantastic just with almond milk or mixed with water.

But if I have extra time in the morning, I'll sometimes blend the smoothie from the recipe on the side of the bottle. A banana, a cup of almond milk, a teaspoon of peanut butter and three ice cubes. It's super quick and it tastes delicious.

You can even add Perfect Breakfast to other breakfast foods

Finally — call me a rebel — I’ve also been drinking Perfect Breakfast for lunch on busy days. I just add two scoops to a water bottle, shake, and I have lunch. The caffeine in Perfect Breakfast gives me a sustained boost of energy and helps me avoid that afternoon energy crash, without any jitters or the “wired” feeling that I usually get from a cup of coffee after lunch.

All natural, vegan, and GMO-free

The ingredients in Perfect Breakfast are extraordinarily minimal. The 20 grams of protein come from six plant-based sources, including flaxseed, quinoa, and pea protein. I think they made this mix for taste — the label says the company worked on the formulation for a year to get it to taste so good. But it also has the nice side-effect of having a 100% complete amino acid profile, something that plant proteins from a single source often don’t have.

The other ingredients include the green coffee bean extract with 115mg of caffeine... 9 grams of healthy macadamia nut oil... A bit of cocoa powder and stevia for flavoring... And that’s it. No extra fillers, no artificial chemicals, no mystery flavors or colors or aromas. Just basic, healthy ingredients, which also happen to be vegan and GMO-free. And that’s probably why Perfect Breakfast doesn’t bother my stomach at all, unlike other protein shakes I’d tried.

Curbs appetite and cravings

My initial reason for wanting a breakfast replacement was to get my meals under control and hopefully lose some weight. And though I'm not trying to tout Perfect Breakfast as a weight-loss shake, it has helped me keep my meals and calories in check.

The protein in Perfect Breakfast keeps me full until lunch and gives me the nutrients I need. The caffeine curbs my appetite and helps me stay focused on other things than food. And since two scoops of Perfect Breakfast have just 180 calories and 5g of carbs, it’s definitely friendly to trying to lose weight. It even fits into a low-carb diet.

It’s a great way to keep meals and calories in check even if you’re on the go

But the part that really sold me is that I noticed my mid-morning cravings for snacks disappeared after I started drinking Perfect Breakfast. And now, when lunch comes around, I'm no longer binging on unhealthy foods. Instead, I'm more controlled and I find it easier to make smart food decisions because I’m not starving myself the whole morning.

I love it and I think you will too

I look forward to a Perfect Breakfast shake each day, and I can't imagine starting my day without it. I love the creamy and smooth taste. I love the energy boost it gives me. And I love just being able to blend it up and head out the door. Five seconds of meal prep, and no mental energy spent on planning.
Most important of all, Perfect Breakfast gives me all the nutrients I need to start my day. It keeps me full until lunch, it helps me cut out junk food meals that cost twice as much, and it makes me feel like I’m doing something good for my body.

I love Perfect Breakfast and I continue to drink it each morning (and sometimes lunch!). I highly recommend it, especially if you are into plant-based ingredients. Try it out, you won’t regret it.

Using Perfect Breakfast to Support Your Weight Loss Goals

You know what is so frustrating about weight loss?

It’s a process that is simple in theory but totally complicated when you try to put it into practice.

Here’s what we mean: weight loss is as simple as burning more calories than you're eating each day. It’s a formula that science has proven as the guaranteed method for losing weight.

It is also a formula that is only simple on paper. Once you try to apply this guideline to your everyday life, you quickly realize that there are so many factors that complicate and trip up weight loss.

You’re struggling to control your appetite. Your days are so busy, you can’t find the time to prep for healthy meals. Your cravings are taking over when you’re bored, tired, or stressed.

We’ve been there and that’s exactly why we created Perfect Breakfast. We were looking for a way to support healthy eaters in their weight loss goals and found it in a high protein, high fat plant-based option. Here’s are three ways to use Perfect Breakfast to support your weight loss goals.

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#1. Manage Your Appetite

Anyone who has been on a diet knows just how hungry you feel during those first few days of watching what you eat. It’s as if your appetite goes into overdrive just because you’re trying to eat healthier and exercise more.

A single serving of our plant-based protein contains 20 grams of protein and 9 grams of healthy fats. This isn’t an accident — we created the Perfect Breakfast formula to be satisfying.

Increasing your protein intake has been proven as a great way to support weight loss goals since protein actually keeps your hunger in check, which means you’re eating less. Healthy fats are associated with hunger control, too, since eating fat sends a satiety signal to your brain.

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#2. Satisfy Your Cravings

If you’re hoping to lose a little weight but you also believe that life is better with chocolate, our plant-based protein powder is the perfect addition to your weight loss toolkit.

We know that cravings are a real part of everyday life, especially when you’re saying no to your favorite sweets and treats. Instead of fighting the cravings all day, every day, why not find a healthier alternative that will satisfy your cravings?

Perfect Breakfast does just that:

Coconut milk and macadamia nut oil gives you the creamy texture you crave.

Cocoa, seeds, and nuts create a chocolate, nutty flavor that is so satisfying

Forget the frappuccino, organic coffee beans add a subtle coffee flavor that is so right.

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#3. Eliminate Complicated Meal Prep

If #mealprepmonday is getting you down, find freedom from your kitchen with a plant-based protein powder. A meal replacement shake is such a good addition to your meal prep because there is zero prep involved. Toss a serving of Perfect Breakfast in your blender with your favorite nut milk, blend for thirty seconds, and hit the road.

And, if you’re incredibly short on time, skip the blender altogether. The smooth and creamy texture of Perfect Breakfast makes a quick shake in a blender bottle a great option, too.

Whether you’re hoping to lose five, ten, or 50 pounds, preparing your kitchen with satisfying and healthy options is key. Let’s reach those weight loss goals, together. Order Perfect Breakfast today.

Why Perfect Breakfast is More Than a Breakfast Shake

When we created Perfect Breakfast, our main goal was to find the right combination of ingredients for a delicious, high protein, high fat, and low-carb breakfast smoothie.

We know just how difficult mornings can be. A healthy breakfast is often the first thing to get neglected when you’re busy trying to make it into the office for a meeting or getting kids out the door and onto the school bus on time.

After over a year of experimenting and making adjustments to our formula, we were so thrilled to finally release Perfect Breakfast into the world. We knew that our plant-based protein was going to help so many people simplify their mornings without compromising their commitment to healthy living.

Then something unexpected happened — we learned that Perfect Breakfast was so much more than a breakfast shake. People were shaking it up, blending it up, and enjoying it as an afternoon snack.

The Problem: the Afternoon Slump

The first problem we hoped to solve with a high fat, plant-based smoothie was the morning rush. We wanted to help more people ditch their frantic breakfast routine. 

It wasn’t long before we realized that there was another big problem healthy eaters were dealing with day in, and day out — the afternoon slump.

You know what we’re talking about, right? That three o'clock feeling. That afternoon sluggishness. The temptation of the break room vending machine.

We learned that many people were starting strong. They were sticking with their commitment to eating healthy all day, but when they started to feel worn down in the afternoon, they were reaching for a snack or drink they thought would give them an energy boost. They were grabbing a soda, unwrapping a candy bar, or diving into a bag of chips.

The Solution: a Healthy Afternoon Treat

After we released Perfect Breakfast we learned of its potential to be so much more than a breakfast shake.


“Perfect Breakfast is Perfect Lunch too!

I love the taste and the ease of Perfect Breakfast! I keep it at work and just add two scoops to a water bottle, shake and I have breakfast and lunch. It is so handy. I don't have to pre-plan for breakfast or lunch. It is an amazing addition to the low carb diet! It blends perfectly shaking in a water bottle and tastes great with water! I love it!”

  • JoJo C., 5 Star Review


  • “Perfect Afternoon Pick-me-up

    Call me a rebel, but I’ve been drinking Perfect Breakfast for lunch on busy days. I love the taste, it’s so creamy— especially when I blend it with ice and almond milk— and it has just the right amount of caffeine. A cup of coffee in the afternoon makes me feel wired, almost anxious, but this protein powder gives me a small boost to power through the rest of my day. Love it!”

  • Mary S., 5 Star Review
  • Why Perfect Breakfast is More Than a Breakfast Shake

    Perfect Breakfast might taste like an afternoon splurge, but everything about this plant-based smoothie makes it the perfect lunch or afternoon snack

    • Perfect Breakfast is made with organic coffee beans. With 115 mg of caffeine, a serving of our protein powder provides a subtle energy boost without the jitters or insomnia caused by an afternoon cup of coffee.
    • Perfect Breakfast is high fat in healthy fats. We created a protein formula from macadamia nuts, coconut milk, pumpkins seeds, and more. This is an afternoon snack that will keep you feeling satisfied as you wrap up your workday.
    • Perfect Breakfast is low-carb, low sugar. More often than not, our favorite afternoon treats provide a small energy boost from sugar but a crash quickly follows. Our plant-based protein shake is different because it is low sugar and low-carb, stabilizing your blood sugar instead of making you feel worse than you did before.
    • Perfect Breakfast tastes decadent. If you’re used to a blended coffee or candy bar as an afternoon treat, making the switch to Perfect Breakfast won’t feel like deprivation. Our plant-based protein is made with organic cocoa beans, macadamia nuts, coconut milk, and other flavorful ingredients and it is truly delicious.

    Plan ahead for the afternoon crash. Stock your cubicle, gym bag, or kitchen pantry with a bottle of Perfect Breakfast.