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?
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:
- conventional, denatured dairy
- synthetic vitamins
- rancid vegetable oils
- agave nectar
- other whack shit
- 1 cup raw kefir
- 1 scoop Naked Whey (found HERE)
- 2 pastured egg yolks
- 2 tbsp gelatin (found HERE)
- 1 tsp cod liver oil (found HERE)
- optional additions: half a banana, spinach, cinnamon, turmeric, berries
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.