Quality Protein Powder: Make Your Own Shake
- Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Protein powders are a convenient way to introduce more protein to one’s diet. Typically made from whey (dairy), egg, soy, rice, or hemp protein, formula preparations often include other ingredients like digestive enzymes and sweeteners.
A protein shake can be made quickly with a scoop of a high quality protein powder mixed with berries or other fruit, yogurt, and water or some type of milk, like almond milk. There are a variety of protein powders to choose from: whey, soy, rice, or hemp protein, and they come in many different flavors.
North Coast Naturals Organic Hemp Protein is 100% certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, and full of fiber and EFAs. Containing both edestin and albumin proteins, proteins that are well-absorbed by the body, the undenatured hemp is 35% higher in protein than hemp flour, delivering more amino acids to body tissues. Each serving delivers 8 grams of fiber and 200 mg of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 EFAs.
The benefits of hemp include:
Reduced food cravings
Can help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure
Speeds recovery from illness
Improved immune system
North Coast Naturals 100% Iso-Protein:
Iso-Protein is the 100% all natural protein powder, perfect for maintaining a healthy physique. Iso-Protein is low in carbohydrates and fat, but rich in essential amino acids. It contains no artificial ingredients and all three flavors – Natural, Natural Chocolate, and Natural Vanilla taste great!
How to use North Coast Naturals Powdered Whole Food Drink Mixes and Iso-Protein:
A protein supplement can be taken anytime - immediately after exercise, first thing in the morning, or in the evening. Prepare a shake by mixing two tablespoons of North Coast Naturals Whole Food Protein with water, juice, or any type of milk. Add a scoop to cereals or baked goods to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.
Here’s a recipe for a delicious protein shake that can be made for breakfast:
1 scoop protein powder
½ cup cold water (may add ice)
½ cup almond milk or rice milk (or cow’s milk if well-tolerated)
½ cup berries (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp. ground flax seed or Chia Seeds (for fiber)
1 tbsp. almond butter (optional)
1 tbsp. fish oil
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!