Modern life is filled with products designed to help you when you’re at your busiest. On a normal day, supermarket shelves are packed with convenience foods that range from meal deals to packaged snacks and frozen pizzas. If you’re in a hurry, there’s nearly always something you can grab to fill you up on-the-go. Most people are currently at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, yet the desire for convenient food is still there. Grocery and restaurant delivery services are busier than ever.
But just because it’s convenient doesn’t always mean it’s nutritious. Forty percent of Americans who work 40 or more hours per week say they are too busy to eat healthy foods, according to one 2012 study. In the UK, a poll conducted in 2018 found that two-thirds of Brits eat poorly because they don’t think they have enough time to eat healthy foods. Even in a crisis, these habits are hard to break. Many are now busy homeschooling their kids, trying to adjust to a new routine, and working from home.
Everybody needs nutrients like protein and fibre, as well as healthy fats, and all the right vitamins and minerals. Without these, you’re going to find it harder to power through that busy schedule.
If it seems like a lot to think about, you’re not alone. Mana thinks so, too. That’s why the European manufacturing startup decided to create something to fix the problem. Since 2014, the brand has been developing nutritionally-complete foods using 100 percent plant-based ingredients. Its best selling product is its creamy, subtly sweet Mana Origin Powder.
Mix the powder with water, and in just a few seconds, Mana gives you 20 percent of the average daily nutritional requirement for adults in drink-form. It tastes great by itself, but due to its neutral flavor, it can be mixed with a variety of ingredients. Try banana in the morning, for instance, or spinach for lunch.
Mana Straight to Your Door
According to the brand, a standard portion of the speedy meal-drink contains 400 calories—but you can add more or less according to your needs, because the powder is served in 2000 calorie pouches. One box contains 35 meals, each of which is loaded with essential nutrients that can help improve brain function, vision, and boost your immune system. Even better, you don’t have to step outside to get your hands on one. Mana can deliver straight to your door.
“Mana is easily digestible and contains perfectly balanced quantities of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for optimal functioning of the mind and body,” says Mana founder and CEO Jakub Krejcik.
Every month, it sells 300 tonnes of food across the European Union. Now, the brand is giving Americans a taste of the action. It has expanded into the U.S. market with a new headquarters in New York City.
“[Mana] can serve as a complete substitute for traditional food, or as an alternative for when you’re on the go and don’t have time for a sit-down meal,” says Krejcik.
Seems too good to be true? It’s actually all based on science. Mana says its product is backed by 44 clinical studies. The composition of the drink is also based on studies conducted by the European Food Safety Authority and the World Health Organization.
‘An Investment in the Wellbeing of Our Planet’
Mana also has a much wider goal aside from improving individual health. What started off as helping busy people stay healthy has evolved into a mission that could impact millions.
Animal agriculture is unsustainable, but plant-based products can help to feed a growing population. Mana is “an investment in the wellbeing of our planet and future generations,” says the brand.
To help the planet further, it has invested in energy-saving solutions and takes conscious steps to reduce packaging and extend the shelf-life of its products in order to minimize waste. It also doesn’t use up energy in the home, as all of its products can be stored outside of the fridge. “Put simply, Mana is designed to meet our personal needs today, and global needs tomorrow,” it notes.
In addition to the powder, you can order one of the brand’s starter kits. Available through its e-shop, the starter kit includes an original Mana Nalgene bottle and a stainless steel measuring scoop. Even better: both products ship free to every state in the U.S., regardless of order size.
It’s affordable, too. One box with 35 complete meals costs $69, which works out at just under $2 per meal. If you don’t like it, the brand has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so you can get a full refund within this time frame.
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