Formula 1 Ideal Breakfast Ideas (video)

It is a common knowledge these days that having a breakfast is a must. Preferably, having not just A breakfast, but a healthy, balanced breakfast. There are many healthy breakfast options around that will leave you fuller for longer, but it still does not mean they are nutritionally fully balanced or that they fit into the optimal nutrition concept, the one that, ideally, we shuld all be aiming for. That is why Herbalife, for over 35 years now, has been pioneering Formula 1 Healthy Meal that has been used initially for weight loss, but, it also ticks all the boxes of an Ideal Breakfast Meal suitable for the whole family:

  • It provides your body with much-needed and often skipped protein (instead of carbs/ sugar and fat driven options), especially protein coming from a plant source rather than animal source;
  • It provides your body with fibre that is often low in our diets, hence so many digestive issues;
  • It provides your body with much-needed vitamins and minerals that our diet is deficient in as not only that we do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but, even if we did, our soil is known to be deficient compared to seventy years ago, so our plants will be too, so no wonder the results of every experiment, wheather on a small or large scale involving 10 000 people, are that 100% of the subjects are proven to be nutritionally deficient.
  • Our ideal breakfast also ensures good hydration as the final element of an ideal meal.

It is simple to make, deliciously tasting, stops hunger and cravings, gives energy and is huge fun to make! The following is a YouTube video that shows why Formula 1 is an ideal breakfast and shows how it is made as well as gives options with water, milk and yoghurt and how fruit and vegetables can also be incorporated to give versatility to this really fun and healthy meal:

Click on the photo to watch the video!

The following are the healthy, balanced shake recipes featured in the video:


  • 2 scoops of Formula 1 Chocolate (or any other flavour)
  • 250 ml soya milk/ semi skimmed milk
  • 18 grams of protein/ 220 calories/ 3 grams of fibre


  • 2 scoops of Formula 1 Chocolate
  • 2 Scoops of Protein Drink Mix
  • 1 scoop of Oat Apple Fibre
  • 250 ml cold water
  • 24 grams of protein/ 8 grams of fibre/ 220 calories

PDM or Protein Drink Mix is used in order to further decrease sugar in Formula 1 Healthy Meal. Formula 1 Shake Mix usually has in between 2.5-7 grams of naturaly occuring sugar from fruit (we use oranges and beets for ours), however, 250 ml of semi skimmed milk ads an aditional 12 grams of sugar, whist soya milk ads some too, however, slightly less. We skip that when we use PDM, which is delicious in itself and two scoops in water can be used as a delicious snack of 15 grams of protein and only 107 calories.


  • 2 scoops of Blueberry & Raspberry Formula 1
  • 2 scoops of Protein Drink Mix
  • 1 scoop of Oat Apple Fibre
  • half a cup of frozen berries
  • 250 ml cold water
  • 24 grams of protein/ 12 grams of fibre/ 250 calories


  • 2 scoops of Vanilla F1
  • 2 scoops of Protein Drink Mix
  • 1 scoop of Oat Apple Fibre
  • half a cup of frozen berries
  • half medium beetroot (raw)
  • 250 ml cold water
  • 24 grams of protein/ 14 grams of fibre/ 270 calories


  • 2 scoops of Vanilla F1
  • 2 scoops of Protein Drink Mix
  • 1 scoop of Oat Apple Fibre
  • handful of spinach/ 1 kiwi/ few slices of cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon of organic chlorella powder
  • 250 ml cold water
  • 24 grams of protein/ 12 grams of fibre/ 280 calories


  • 2 scoops of Vanilla/ Cookies & Cream Formula 1
  • 1 scoop of Protein Drink Mix
  • 1 scoop of Oat Apple Fibre
  • 1/2 granny smith apple (or banana)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 250 ml low-fat kefir or yogurt (if using thick yoghurt or greek yoghurt add a dash of water for consistency)
  • 26 grams of protein/ 10-12 grams of fibre/ 300 calories

Enjoy your breakfast, it is THE most important meal of the day and now you know what makes an ideal one that also can be fun, versatile and delicious.

To get onto the action, please contact me to obtain your Healthy Breakfast Nutrition Trial Pack!

Until then, thank you for watching and stay happy and healthy, always!



From 5-A-Day to Breakfast Everyday: Why You Should Make Time For a Healthy Breakfast

I am a firm believer in making breakfasts the most essential part of our daily routine and where we make a start when trying to change our lifestyle. And once we have this healthy habit sorted – of not just having A breakfast as part of our daily routine, but THE breakfast – the right kind of breakfast – then we build the rest of the good habits on top of it, one by one.

With chronic diseases on the rise, the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have finally recognised the importance of breakfast as a healthy behaviour that is one of the key factors in reducing health diseases across Europe.

“As a former teacher, I can spot straight away who’s awake and alert and who’s tired and distracted. And in my experience, one of the biggest factors that determines success in the classroom is so simple and so often overlooked: having breakfast every morning.”,
says Jean-Claude Gonon, Secretary-General of the European Association of Teachers (AEDE).

World Health Organization (WHO) stated:

“A regular breakfast is part of a healthy diet, which in turn has traditionally been considered an important factor in a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast contributes to the quality and quantity of a person’s daily dietary intake, and breakfast-skipping has been linked to inadequate dietary nutrition in several studies. Breakfast-skipping also influences cognition and learning and consequently may impact on adolescents’ capacity to take advantage of learning opportunities provided by schools and families.”

But breakfast isn’t just important for children and young people. Making sure we eat breakfast in the morning is just as important for adults too.

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Formula 1 Healthy Breakfast in Yoghurt

Our Formula 1 Healthy Meal is very versatile and, while it can be consumed as a shake, cold or even hot, it is fantastic when made with yoghurt. Yoghurt is already great in itself for our gut health and, by adding our Formula 1 Healthy Meal to it – you also increase protein to an optimum amount, fibre as well as 22 other nutrients. It is also much fun as you can, depending on Formula 1 flavour, also spice it up with fruit or spices. Mmmmmmmmm…

Watermelon Protein Snack Smoothie

If you read any of my earlier posts, I think you will get the sense of a recurring theme – protein is the king. Meals and snack with the right balance of protein are essential to our well being as protein is a macro nutrient, nutrient we need in large amounts, as it performs major roles of building and maintaining lean muscle and maintaining normal bone, amongst other roles.

There are many sources of protein, like dairy, meat, eggs, fish, pulses, nuts. For the amount of protein we need on a daily basis (1 gram per 1 lbs of lean muscle is the figure I go with, unless we are building leans muscle, in which case the ratio is more 1.5:1) – it is a good advice to try to get at last 50% of it from vegetarian sources. Soya is a complete protein unlike beans and other plant sources. This means it has the same amino acid chain as meat proteins do, but it is a lot easier to digest as it comes from plants, making it a truly super form of protein.

So, here is another example, whilst my boys were happy with a watermelon chunks for their snack, I had to be a little bit smarter for myself and used a few chunks with Protein Drink Mix to make 15 grams of protein under 150 calories Watermelon Protein Snack. Absolutely delicious. Never tried it before using watermelon and I surely will again!

Watermelon is not just full of water, it also helps water be absorbed faster. It is also dense in nutrients. Little goes a long way as it still is a source of sugar, so, whilst healthy, slice is enough, around 1 cup (1 cup is 154 grams, 46 calories and 9.6 grams of sugar). 🙂

Formual 1 Chia Pudding

Here is a delicious way to enjoy Formula 1 Healthy Meal. There are a lot of recipes how to make a delicious chia pudding for breakfast, this one ultimately ticks all the boxes as it will have more protein, more nutrients and more fibre than your typical chia pudding and would be classified as a meal in itself so you can rest assured body is getting all the nutrients in a perfect balance.

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Formula 1 Healthy Breakfast with a creative difference

When people ask me how can I have the same breakfast every single i.e. our Formula 1 shake, I look at them not sure what they mean. obviously, I keep forgetting that people who ask don’t probably know much about Formula 1 (otherwise they would not be asking this question). Of course, I will put aside the fact that their own breakfasts of toasts and cereals is probably what THEY have every day, but, no, I will not go there! (Unless they want me to! LOL)

So, this post is a collection of creations of my breakfasts that all include Formula 1 Healthy Meal just to showcase rather interesting notion that, apart from doing the right thing for the body and giving it all the nutrients it needs every single day, this thing is not just delicious (delicious enough for my boys to love it from since they were tiny for their breakfast, snack and drink before bed time), but they are so versatile – I can go though several months without having the same shake… well, below are whole month worth of them…

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Formula 1 Pudding

Here is one I did last night for this mornings breakfast… Formula 1 pudding… 200ml water, 3 scoops of F1 and 1 scoop of Protein Drink Mix… I added some chia seeds, 1 teaspoon, topped with frozen berries that thawed nicely overnight. Very delicious. Great for those who would love some bite to their morning F1. … how lucky are we to have F1, so much delicious nutrition, it has never been easier to do right by your body.

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