Yes, I am a total protein powder whore. I just got a new protein powder in the mail that I ordered. But it is SO YUMMY that I have to tell you about it. No, this is not an affiliate link and I am not being compensated at all for this. Did they hear my prayers asking for a yummy peanut butter flavored protein powder?
Okay, so this is what happened. I was lazily scrolling through other’s Facebook stats update and I saw a post by Michael Boyle, who is one of the nation’s top strength and conditioning coaches. He wrote: “If you use whey protein try Mercola Miracle Whey . I was amazed that something so good for you could also taste so good. And, it’s from grass fed cows. I have never had a whey protein that I even thought tasted Ok, much lesss tasted good. You can check. There are no affiliate links. I just want to turn you on to great ideas and great products.” So I checked it out. Here is what the website said:
Compared to grain-fed cows, grass fed cows produce whey that:
Is nutritionally superior to grain fed
Contains an impressive amino acid and immuno-supportive nutrient profile
Is rich in healthy fats–lipolic acid and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid
2. Hormone-free Cows, NOT hormonally-treated cows
Many American dairy farmers inject the hormone rBGH in dairy cows to increase milk production. This hormone has been linked to serious disease and illness, including cancer. Choose whey made from hormone-free cows.
3. Cold processed, NOT heat processed
Most whey is heat processed which:
Makes the whey acidic and nutritionally deficient
Damages the immuno-supportive micronutrients and amino acids
Makes whey inadequate for consumption
Cold processed whey protects the nutrients in their natural state.
4. Acid-free processing, NOT Acid / Ion Exchange Processing
Acid / Ion Exchange Processing is cheaper than acid-free processing, but it denatures the amino acid profiles by using acids and chemicals to separate the whey from the fats.
5. Whey protein concentrate, NOT protein isolates
Protein isolates are proteins stripped away from their nutritional cofactors. There are three problems with that…
All isolates are exposed to acid processing
Your body cannot assimilate proteins in isolated form
Due to over-processing, isolates are deficient in key amino acids and nutritional cofactors.
6. Sweetened naturally, NOT artificially, and low carbs
Most whey products are artificially sweetened making them useless if you have sugar sensitivities, or just don’t want to put artificial sweeteners or flavors into your body.
Your whey should be low glycemic, low carb and should not contain any artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohol, glycerin, fructose, sugar or gluten.
7. Maximum biological value, NOT compromised or damaged
Most whey proteins provide some benefit. But, due to the ingredients, the source of the whey, the concentration of beneficial nutrients, or the type of processing, many whey products simply don’t deliver what they promise.
You want whey that’s guaranteed to retain its maximum biological value — one with all the key amino acids, cofactors and beneficial micronutrients present and intact rather than compromised or damaged, and not missing any amino acids or essential nutrients.
8. Easy to Digest, NOT Causing Digestive Stress
Many whey products contain long-chain fatty acids which are hard to digest and require bile acids to absorb.
You want a whey protein powder with medium chain triglycerides (MCT). These are easily absorbed, digested quickly, and utilized as energy without causing digestive stress.
Ideally, you want a product in which the MCT come from the best source of all — coconut oil.
Here is what they listed as their benefits:
Made from all-natural grass fed cows’ whey, providing more of nature’s nutrients
Is certified free of GMO ingredients, pesticides, and chemicals, protecting you from the damaging effects of chemicals and hormones*
Is cold processed, and never processed with acid chemicals, thereby retaining all its natural goodness
Provides all key amino acids, so you get all the protein building blocks your body needs*
Retains maximum biological value with beneficial micronutrients intact*
Contains the highest concentration of leucine of any dairy product, said to increase energy levels and support building of muscle mass*
Contains water-soluble fiber, which supports healthy blood sugar levels* and prebiotic properties*
Contains 25% or more glycomacropeptides for immune support, high energy, muscle building and recovery after exercise*
Contains MCTs from all-natural coconut oil for easy digestion and fast energy*
Rich in glutamic acid and branch chain amino acids which aid muscle-building and recovery *
Contains all whey microfructures, immunoglobulins and lactoferins, promoting your healthy immune function and healthy flora balance*
No sugar, sugar alcohol or artificial sweeteners added that detract from the positive benefits of whey.
Includes the same immuno compounds that are found naturally in human breast milk — responsible for providing newborns with their immune defense*
Promotes satiety, so compulsive craving for refined carbs and sweets is curbed*
Comes in your choice of six delicious flavors with no aftertaste like some powders on the market. Available in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, banana and peanut butter (made from all-organic peanuts)
So I bought the peanut butter kind, what the heck. I got it yesterday, and already made a few things with it. Delish!! The nutritional stats are not ideal for a wanna-be figure competitor in that it is fairly high in carbs and sugars, at least in comparison to all the other protein powders I use, but c’est la vie. 1 scoop = 40 g = 150 cal, 3 g fat, 12 g carbs (4 g sugar), 19 g protein. It TOTALLY tastes like peanut butter. Not gross at all, not nasty, not disgusting, actually tastes GOOD and FLAVORFUL!!
Yesterday night-time-ish I mixed a little bit of the PB PP (peanut butter protein powder) with my (vanilla) casein, some PB2, FAGE 0% yogurt, and xantham/guar gum. Yum!
This morning I made peanut butter oatmeal by mixing the PB PP + oatmeal + unsweetened almond milk + egg whites. Yum! Must I repeat? –> they may not look tasty but it’s yummy! And healthy!!
In conclusion: I like this Miracle Whey peanut butter protein powder. It ACTUALLY, shockingly tastes like peanut butter (YUM). Although a bit higher in carbs than I would like, I will be adding this into my rotation of protein powders