Sunday, April 12, 2009

One of my favorite products ever, with a free trial

Beauty on the outside begins with what we put into our bodies, no? If you're counting calories, or just want something on hand at work when you're too busy to leave the office for lunch, boy have I got a deal for you.

Okay, my own personal testimonial first: I LOVE Andrew Lessman's Secure meal replacement shakes. Really, really love them. I bought some on a special on HSN a couple of years ago, and I'm completely addicted. I'd long been fond of making smoothies and protein shakes using various protein powders I picked up at places like GNC or Trader Joe's, but Secure just blows them all right out of the water. They aren't chalky, they don't have a weird taste (or aftertaste), and they're delicious. They're also loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals, as well as a healthy amount of soy protein per shake. You can mix them with water, milk or soy milk; you can mix two together, like the chocolate and coffee flavors, and you can blend them with frozen fruit.

Oh, and did I mention that each shake has fewer than 70 calories per serving? Yes, I thought you'd like that part. They're a guilt-free meal replacement, and Mr. Lessman is generously offering a FREE 30-count variety pack right now through his company's website--you only pay $7.95 shipping--so get it while you can (because I have no idea how long he'll offer such a great deal). I've already ordered (and received) my variety pack, and I can assure you there's no catch and no obligation to buy anything else--but I bet you'll be back for more once you try them. You get a sample of all six flavors in the variety pack: chocolate, coffee, vanilla (my favorite), peanut butter, pina colada and mixed berry. And they're all good.

And as a shout-out to my dear friends, the GreenGrrls, you might also be interested to know that Lessman's ProCaps Laboratories production facility is a green operation, running on 100 percent solar power. If you want to feel good about buying great products from a company that takes environmental responsibility seriously, you'll be hard-pressed to find one with more integrity than Lessman's. Your money is truly well-spent there.

I keep a large canister of the vanilla Secure on hand (you can buy it in canisters or in boxes of individual servings), and use it to make my oh-no-I'm-late-for-work, running-out-the-door breakfast. I mix in 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk, and either 1 cup of frozen blueberries, or, if I'm in the mood for something more tropical, 1/2 of a frozen banana and some frozen mango chunks. A quick spin in the blender, and I have a delicious breakfast that's actually good for me. A little protein, some vitamins, a little fruit--win! And a delicious "win," too. Go, now. Take advantage of the free offer, and have a smoothie on me.


  1. Another win!! Thanks, just ordered!

    I'm starting a Fitness Boot Camp a week from tomorrow... with a goal of not crying when I go shopping for swimsuits this year. I am as excited as I am terrified.

    Pray for me, light a candle, send some vibes...

  2. Dear BudgetGirl,

    Thanks for the mention! We love that you are fashion forward AND green.

    Q: do the shakes have any artificial sweeteners??? Grrl2 HATES the taste of Splenda and aspertame.

    Green Grrls

  3. Yes, they do have artificial sweetener in them (that's how he keeps them yummy tasting and under 70 calories, I'm sure). But they're soooo good.

  4. They're sweetened with sucralose, not aspartame (I checked).

  5. Oh humm I been on the protein diet for years. Fit Trim its Great.
    i feel better. Low fat protein GREEN. I can still get into Juniors to.
    bike and walk for my career.
    Thanks for the encouragement.