Every so often I get to partner with brands that I’m SO thrilled exist. Fawen is one of them and I’m excited to chat about their 12 Day Drink Fawen Challenge.
I know it’s summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is soup. I’ll eat soup no matter how hot it is. Summer, winter, you name it, I love soup all year round.
Why I’m Obsesed with Fawen
As a soup lover, I’m always on the hunt for healthy soups. They’re harder to find than you might think. Most have a crap ton of sodium or funky ingredients usually ending in -ose.
And yes, I could make my own soup. But you guys know by now how useless I am in the kitchen. Plus I’m one tiny human, living alone, and hate making big batches of soup that end up going to waste.
Fawen is shelf-stable, ready-to-drink, vegan soup made from organic superfoods. The ingredient list is 100% clean — no artificial preservatives, additives or sweeteners.
I prefer to heat it up in the microwave, but it’s totes acceptable to drink Fawen at room temperature.
On multiple occasions these soup cartons have been a life-saver. This past semester I was taking a night class for grad school. I’d always forget to eat something beforehand. Last minute I’d realize I need to eat a substantial snack, something to tide me over during the 3-hour lecture. Fawen to the rescue.
If I’m looking for a more legit dinner, I add shrimp or chicken to the soup for some protein.
My favorite of the flavors is the Beet & Cabbage (not as weird as it sounds, I promise!) and creamy Sweet Potato and Red Lentil.
The 12-Day Drink Fawen Challenge.
Fawen invited me to take part in their 12-day Drink Fawen Challenge. The rules are simple, drink 1 bottle of Fawen daily for 12 consecutive days.
The idea is to both gain energy and also feel less bloated. We can all agree, less bloating is always a preferred state.
SO, it didn’t go as swimmingly as I had hoped. Y’know a funeral got in the way and I was also going to shiva in Long Island and Westchester. Despite a few hiccups and missed days, I still stand behind the concept of this challenge and loved participating. Here’s why I think this challenge is the real deal:
4 Reasons to Take the 12 Day Drink Fawen Challenge
▶︎ Meal prep made easy.
I suck at meal prepping. But even I can handle opening up a carton of soup, pouring it in a bowl and microwaving it. And sometimes when I was feeling extra lazy, I drank straight from the carton.
Knowing I’d be consuming Fawen during the challenge made meal planning for the week much easier.
As I said above, my favorite way to turn Fawen into a full meal was by adding some protein. Their butternut squash flavored soup mixed with shrimp was my favorite combo.
▶︎ Snack on the go.
Because you don’t need to refrigerate Fawen, it’s a great snack when you’re out and about. Just grab a carton and go… and maybe pick up a straw along the way if you’re feeling real fancy.
I’m like a child, I need to eat every 3 hours or I get HANGRY. Throughout the challenge I was grateful to have this easy snack option for days when I was out and about.
▶︎ ALL the veggies.
I’m always striving to eat more veggies. Unfortunately veggies don’t always like me. Raw salads often times wreak havoc on my digestive system.
I didn’t have that issue with Fawen during the challenge. These cartons contain 16 vitamins and minerals, plus 1-3 full servings veggies with no added sugar. Gimme all the veggies, please.
▶︎ The challenge is realistic and maintable.
One of my gripes with juice cleanses or detoxes of any sort is that afterwards you go back to eating whatever.
I’m not saying I’m going to have Fawen every day for the rest of my life. But post challenge, I can realistically see myself continuing to have a carton 4-5 times throughout the week as part of a meal or snack.
Even though I wasn’t able to follow the challenge 100%, I’m still glad I participated. It was a good way to get back on track after a semester of eating almost exclusively takeout.
Do your own 12-Day Drink Fawen Challenge: Use discount code 12DDFC for 12% off + free shipping on any single flavor 12-pack case of Fawen.
This post was sponsored by Fawen. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Kayla in the City.