What's in Zen Breakfast Blend?

Zen is mostly made from seeds, nut, protein powder and cacao.  When you make it in your blender with milk, it makes a thick and rich chocolate shake consisting mostly of protein, fats and fiber.  Each serving has only 6 grams of net carbs per 170 calories, plus any carbs from the milk you add.

What does Zen Breakfast Blend taste like?

Delicious.  Thanks to the fiber and fats, it's a thick chocolate shake.  Powdered shakes are chalky and plain, because they are all powders and mostly just protein. Zen is mostly nuts and seeds, which we spike further with protein powder, so it's thicker and much more filling. It's taken years of testing to get it just right.  It does have a slightly bitter aftertaste, which comes from our natural cacao.

Why do I need a blender to make Zen Breakfast Blend?  Why not a shake?

Powders can be a great supplement to food, but they are not REAL food. Powdered ingredients are often processed, sterilized and neutralized to the point where they lack the same nutrients you find in real food.  We wanted Zen to be packed with the goodness of real nuts and seeds and complemented with powders where needed, to keep it as close to natural as possible.

Why does Zen Breakfast Blend have so much fat?  Will it make me fat?

Even two servings of Zen has only about 35-40% of the total fat a person needs for the day.  Zen also contains more fiber than most people eat all day, so most people who consume Zen report a feeling of fullness that stays with them throughout the day. Our customers report snacking less and eating smaller meals later in the day.  

Is Zen Breakfast Blend only for Vegans?

Not at all. Zen Breakfast Blend is for everyone who wants to have a better breakfast, two years and older.  Plant-based proteins, healthier sources of fats and fiber & probiotics some of the biggest trends in healthy eating. And there's even more good stuff packed into each pouch.   It's a great idea for both vegans and meat eaters alike.

Is Zen Breakfast Blend Paleo?

Strictly speaking, no.  A Paleo Diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, mostly meats, fish, veggies, nuts, seeds and fruit.  Like Paleo, Zen is mostly seeds, nuts and fruit, but we we use rice/pea protein instead of meat, which isn't Paleo.  That said, Zen Breakfast Blend a great option for people who want many of the health benefits of a Paleo Diet without having to eat as much meat or processed fats.

Your #1 ingredient is FLAXSEED.  I thought ground flaxseed spoils quickly?

It sure can. If you grind flaxseed at home, it can spoil in days or weeks, even when refrigerated.  Our flaxseed is milled using a special cold milling process, packaged in a high-barrier foil pouch, and requires special handling throughout the manufacturing process to make sure it remains fresh from North Dakota farms to your blender.

What do people experience when they start eating Zen Breakfast Blend?

People have reported to us feeling more balanced; with more energy and alertness, a greater sense of well-being, a desire to snack less, and have a smaller lunch/dinner. Some users report feeling very full if they consume the entire pouch (2 servings).  If a person normally requires less than 2,000 calories a day, a 400-500 calorie smoothie may be too much for breakfast.    

Is Zen Breakfast Blend heart healthy?

We can't make any claims on heart health, but we do encourage people to do their own research, including WebMD's analysis of flaxseed and WebMD's review of ALA essential fats and their relationship to cardiovascular health.

I’ve read that flaxseed and chia are good for protecting against certain types of cancer, like breast cancer?  

We cannot make any claims but encourage you to do your own research. Here’s what others are saying about flaxseed, chia seeds and breast cancer.