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I’ve written about Herbalife.

I’ve written about Isagenix.

I’ve written about Advocare.

I get at least one email a day asking me to review a new protein/meal replacement shake, one that promises it’s all natural (which means nothing), one that promises it will finally give you the body you want, one that promises it’s the best protein source for your body.

And without fail, every single one has been just another protein shake with fifty thousand ingredients that are meant to sit on your shelf for months at a time and not decompose. Ever heard the saying

If it spoils, eat it. If it doesn’t, don’t?

For the most part, that’s a pretty good rule of thumb. You know would happen if you left my version of protein shake in your cupboard for weeks or months?

Nothin’ good.

Because it’s from real food. Because it’s from fresh ingredients that the body thrives on and easily absorbs. Not some powdery variation of something that once resembled food, or was made in a lab.

It’s full of food-based multivitamins that the body will actually absorb because they’re not synthetic. It’s rich in gelatin to protect and restore joints, heal gut lining (and reduce cellulite!). It’s full of probiotics to boost the immune system and increase nutrient absorption. It’s rich in amino acids only present in animal products. It’s full of omega-3s (the ones you need – EPA and DHA, not ALA which is abundant in plant based foods). And lastly, it’s full of grass-fed, undenatured whey protein.

What you will not find in my protein shake:

  • soy
  • GMOs
  • conventional, denatured dairy
  • synthetic vitamins
  • rancid vegetable oils
  • fructose
  • agave nectar
  • gluten
  • corn
  • other whack shit

Ingredients:

Simply combine everything and drink post-workout. Or if you need a snack. Or if you are in a hurry and have no time for breakfast.

This video is old, the recipe above is what I now use an recommend. But you can still watch the video to see how I make it.

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28 responses on “The Healthiest Protein Shake

  1. Lauren

    Sounds lime a healthy protein shake, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a post-workout shake; at least not without a couple modifications. You really shouldn’t have fat right after a workout. It slows down absorption, so your muscles don’t get the nutrients right away. Stick to protein and carbs directly following exercise. Sorry, if this comment is unwanted info. Love your site!

    1. dani stout Post author

      I’ve heard people say this but I’ve never seen any actual evidence to prove it. Fat slows the absorption of glucose, but I’m not convinced it slows the absorption of nutrients.

      Thank you!

  2. Kim

    Thank you for this recipe. I have been wanting something like this as well. We have been drinking the Muscle Milk, but I wanted something more organic/natural. I wonder if you were to use raw milk whey, what would be the equivalent to the powder. Do you have a rough estimate? 1 cup maybe?

    I have also been looking for a homemade Clif bar like recipe on Pinterest, but haven’t found anything so far. A healthy snack for mid day kind of thing. Don’t know if you have put anything like that on your blog. Plus, it would be cheaper!

    Thanks and great information on your blog!

  3. Devon

    Hi Dani! I’m confused – is this shake not cold processed? It’s my understanding that in order for it to not be denatured, it has to be cross flow, cold processed ion exchanged. Even with low heat, the protein is denatured to some degree. Right?
    Thanks for your insight!

  4. gemma

    Hi having a look over your blog and very impressed well done. Has anyone ever asked you to review juice plus?! I know it contains soy (which is not GMO) but not a fan of yours however I am still looking to see if there are other negatives. Great shake idea but I can’t do as i’m intolerant to eggs but thanks so much for all of your info LOVE IT! xxx

  5. Nicole Tozier

    Where do you get raw Kefir? And does it pose the same risks as raw milk? I thought about trying raw milk if I can ever afford to, but the risks of salmonella and other things kind of turned me off! I already have health problems, things like that scare me!

    1. dani stout Post author

      The risk of salmonella in raw dairy is VERY, VERY slim. I’ve been drinking raw dairy for about five years and have never had a problem. You just need to find a grass-fed farmer that treats his animals well and has good farming practices. Try realmilk.com

    1. dani stout Post author

      Uncooked egg white has some inflammatory issues and it GROSSES ME OUT. I hate egg whites! I’m nauseous thinking about them.

  6. Misty

    Where can I buy raw Kefir? Is that the same as Raw milk? What is a good substitute if I cannot find it? I just bought everything else. I LOVE IT! THANK YOU! I just need the Kefir.

      1. Misty

        I checked out realmilk.com and tried it and NOT a fan. Can I just use Almond milk or Cashew milk? If not, what do you suggest?

  7. Ronald Matthews

    Been drinking non-gmo cold processed soy protein for 40 years! It’s the raw material and processing that creates the total value of the end product! There’s only one company that does this! People are mislead about soy! I challenge you on becoming better informed!

  8. una

    Am so confused but am happy I found your site,am overweight was thinking about herbalife but when I read the ingredients I was turned off then shakeology isnt any better I need help

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