If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that the cost of living has significantly increased over the last few years. Annual price hikes across the board have left many families in dire straits, having to make some tough financial decisions. Whilst there are many things we can cut back on, optimal nutrition shouldn’t be one of them. A nutritious diet lays down the foundation for enhanced productivity, improved health and wellbeing and an overall better quality of life. 

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to incorporate good nutrition into your diet, look no further than FUTURELIFE® Smart food™.



1. It’s Affordable

According to the February 2024 Household Affordability Index by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity group (PMBEJD), the average cost of the household food basket is R5,277.30¹. Statistics show that since August 2018, there has been a 73.68% increase in the average cost of the household food basket (R3,009.65 to R5,277.30)¹. With such staggering figures, its no wonder why many are finding it difficult to make ends meet.

Perhaps like many South African households, you’re feeling the pinch now more than ever before. Well, we’re here to offer you a glimmer of hope. We believe that everyone should have access to affordable nutrition, no matter their socio-economic status. FUTURELIFE® was started in 2007 primarily as a social project to help improve the lives of malnourished and disadvantaged people in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was to create the most nutritional product possible at the lowest cost and with total convenience.

One 50g serving of FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ would cost ±R4.30 (based on the FUTURELIFE® website prices for the 500g box).  Finding a decent snack at that price, let alone a well-balanced, nutritious meal seems like a rather impossible task if you ask me. Available in individually packed 50g sachets, 300g, 500g and 1.25kg, there are so many ways to incorporate FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ into your monthly grocery budget.


2. It’s Nutrient-Dense

A healthy diet is one in which macronutrients are consumed in appropriate proportions to support energetic and physiologic needs without excess intake while also providing sufficient micronutrients and hydration to meet the physiologic needs of the body². Eating in this manner is considered to be balanced because it encompasses all food groups without the need for strict restrictions. FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is a complete and balanced meal as it contains a component from each macronutrient: energy, protein, carbohydrates and fat. It is high in energy, protein, dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.

Did you know that just one 50g serving of FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is equivalent to eating 1½ slices of whole wheat bread, 1 ½ eggs and 1 teaspoon of low fat margarine?

It also includes micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals as well as MODUCARE®, a daily immune supplement, made from a patented blend of natural plant sterols and sterolins, in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1.

Did you know that just one 50g serving of FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ meets your daily requirement for all vitamins and most minerals? Now that’s what I call smart nutrition!

We know that it is important for us to maintain normal blood glucose levels, especially when diagnosed with Diabetes. FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ has a low Glycaemic Index (GI), providing a sustained energy release over a longer period of time therefore keeping you fuller for longer and improving blood glucose control. 

And how can we forget about the importance of good gut health?

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ contains inulin, a soluble fibre with prebiotic properties, which promotes the growth and activity of the good bacteria in your gut to ensure optimal digestion. It is also made from whole grains to ensure that it is high in dietary fibre. 

For all these reasons and more, FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ really does offer you more bang for your buck.


3. It’s Convenient

We get it, life can be crazy busy at times! Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of a slow morning with ample time to enjoy breakfast or prepare lunch for that matter. But as we’ve already established, our nutrition isn’t something that we can afford to neglect which is why we’re all about convenience too!

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ can be enjoyed as a meal, shake or smoothie at breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. It can be mixed instantly with just water or milk and requires no cooking at all. There really is no excuse to ever skip a meal again! And if you’re an avid baker, there is even more good news. FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ can also be used as a flour substitute when baking. If you’re looking for a few delicious recipes, head on over to our website www.futurelife.co.za for more information.

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is available at most major retail outlets which means that you never have to look far and wide to find it. For added convenience, why not try our online store, www.futurelife.co.za ? Simply place your order in the comfort of your own home and enjoy our speedy delivery straight to your door!



In all the hustle and bustle, one thing remains true: All the money in the world can’t buy you good health. Whilst there will always be things beyond our control, what we choose to eat will always remain our responsibility. So, do the right thing and make sure to prioritize your nutrition. Because you can’t put a price on good health.


BY: Shannen Singh   /   DATE: July 2024



  1. Household and Affordability Index. Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity group (PMBEJD), 2024.
  2. Cena H, Calder PC. Defining a Healthy Diet: Evidence for The Role of Contemporary Dietary Patterns in Health and Disease. Nutrients. 2020 Jan 27;12(2):334. doi: 10.3390/nu12020334. PMID: 32012681; PMCID: PMC7071223.

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