Nearly all athletes use protein powder at some time. In order to get in the required amount of protein, you’d have to eat a lot of food to get to your goals. Unfortunately, consumer report on protein powder have shown toxins that harm.
If you’ve ever walked into a health food store, then you know. There are so many protein powder supplements, that it gets overwhelming. From organic to flavored, plant-based and non GMO…the choices are endless.
We used to use Vega brand plant-based protein powder. I preferred that taste of the Whey based Vanilla BioChem’s protein powder but wanted a plant-based alternative as well.
Boy were we surprised when this Consumer report on protein powder came out that put the Vega brand at the top of the list for toxic ingredients. However, I was happy that the BioChem brand was at the top for the safest!
If you use protein powders, I’d highly advise you look at the list and be sure your favorite is in the “clear”.
Here are 2 recipes for a pre-workout smoothie and a post-workout smoothie. Be sure to feed your muscles the protein they need to keep you full, prevent the loss of muscle, and help you recover from exercise. In a perfect world, we’d get all we need from whole foods. When that is not possible…supplements are a great source!
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Scoop Vanilla BioChem Whey Protein Powder
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Dry Gluten Free Oats
1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries/Blueberries
1/2 Cup Spinach
Blend on High. Drink within 1 hour of exercise.
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Water
2 Scoops Vanilla BioChem Whey Protein Powder
1 Small Banana
1/4 Cup pitted frozen Cherries
Blend on High. Drink within 45 minutes of your workout.
These two smoothies have what you need to build lean muscle tissue, repair and recover from exercise while getting lean. Aim for approximately 1 gram of protein per lean pound of bodyweight.
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