Powder that’s not cooked in a lab.
One of the first concerns that people have when they see the powdered appearance of our shake, is whether it’s safe for sustained, long term use as a meal.
Is powdered food really good for me?
What exactly is in the powder?
Are there any side effects if I use this for the long run?
These are some common concerns people have. Although it doesn’t look like it, our shake comes very close to a proper, sit-down meal. We get to the powder by milling minimally processed real food like grains, vegetables and seeds to a fine powder. It is similar to how humans have dried and milled flour, herbs and spices for thousands of years.
‘Why do you dry and pulverize your food?’, ‘Why not just leave it fresh, or blend it into a liquid?’
Powdered food has a couple of advantages over ready-to-drink alternatives. Firstly, because powdered food is shelf stable and can keep naturally for a long time, we can forego the junk that we would otherwise have to add to hydrated food to prolong its shelf life. Some examples would be preservatives, binding agents or stabilisers to prevent rotting and clumping.
But powdered food does come with its drawbacks. Most heat or chemical dried foods are significantly less nutritious than fresh foods. That’s why we pay particular attention to how we dry our ingredients.
We freeze-dry our nutrient-dense ingredients to retain as much of their nutritional values as possible. Freeze-drying is a process through which fresh fruits and vegetables are subject to low-temperature drying in a vacuum, to minimize nutrient loss from heat or oxidation. If you need more convincing, here are a few peer-reviewed scientific studies that compare nutrient values of fresh food to freeze-dried food.
So unless you’re growing your produce in your own garden, or getting it from regional farm-to-table farmers, it is likely that the ingredients in our shakes are just as nutritious as the fresh produce you find in supermarket.
High quality ingredients, and nothing else
We might have ticked the ‘minimally processed’ box for you. But minimally processed garbage is, well, still garbage. This is why we pay equal attention to where and who we source our ingredients from. We don’t skimp on ingredient quality to save costs.
We source for world class produce, and stick to reputable suppliers we can trust. Our suppliers are based out of the US, Canada, Japan and South America. And although we trust these suppliers, we verify their legitimacy as well. We put these products through comprehensive lab tests, to make sure there are no heavy metals or harmful bacteria in them.
Just as important as what we put in, is what we leave out. Unlike many mass-market products, we don’t hide cheap fillers, artificial flavours or ‘mystery’ ingredients in our powder. What you see in our ingredient list is what you get. We try to be as explicit and clear as possible with our nutritional labels – there are no ‘proprietary blends’, 'flavour enhancers', ‘agents’, or ‘natural flavours’. Every ingredient, you will be able to recognise.
We manufacture all our shakes locally in Singapore, so that we have full control over our production process. Have a look for yourself:
Our ingredient imports are licensed by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) (license no. IP21G2029), and we manufacture our shakes in a SFA certified facility.
Our production processes are also ISO22000:2005 certified (cert no. IND18.3461 U).
We have you covered
Sourcing from trustable suppliers and implementing robust production processes works wonders to produce high-quality products consistently. However, we go the extra mile to confirm that our shakes are completely safe. Although not required by regulatory boards, we put our every single batch of finished product through comprehensive lab tests to ensure that everything is in order. This is because the buck stops with us – we are ultimately responsible for the quality of our products, and the safety of our customers.
A test done through an accredited lab in Singapore on our low carb shakes, to ensure that they do not contain any harmful bacteria
Another test done on our finished product for heavy metals. Heavy metal contamination is common in plant-based produce, because heavy metals found in water and soil can easily accumulate in plants
We’re constantly evolving with the times
Since our incorporation in 2017, we’ve made over 50 tweaks and improvements to our formula. We’re constantly experimenting to see how we can improve our shakes, and we’re always on the lookout for better ingredients.
Working on new and improved formulas with Enterpise Singapore’s Food and Innovation Research Centre
We believe that excellence is a process, not a destination. We’re firm believers of continuous, incremental growth – we’re always thinking of how we can do better. So when you buy our products, you will always be getting something that is in line with the latest health and nutrition science.