Finding a Healthy AND Tasty Protein Powder Supplement for Your Shakes & Smoothies
Posted May 03 2013 9:07am
I’ve always preferred real foods to supplements. But sometimes an extra boost of protein can be helpful.
Shakes and smoothies are great, but if all you are drinking is concentrated fruit juices it’s more of a sugar shot than a healthy meal. And adding a couple of scoops of protein powder to your breads, muffins, or pancakes can be an easy way to pack more protein into an otherwise carb-laden treat.
So how do you find a healthy and tasty protein powder supplement for your shakes and smoothies?
It involves A LOT of label reading, (and a few taste tests!)
Since discovering that I have numerous food allergies, finding a protein powder supplement that isn’t filled with a bunch of ingredients or additives that I can’t eat has been a real challenge. And if I can find anything that is safe for me, most of the time it ends up tasting like cardboard. If something doesn’t taste great – why waste time eating it?
I don’t recommend products often, but I’m down to the bottom of my jar of favorite – good tasting, safe and healthy protein powder and thought maybe somebody else out there is looking for options and might want to give this product a try. It’s vegan, it’s raw, it’s “Gluten-Free”, and it’s a complete protein. With only 1 gram of sugar and 15 grams of protein I’m a happy girl. Gluten-free is great, but most gluten-free products are still filled with ingredients my body can’t tolerate! And since I’m trying to pay closer attention to limiting my sugar intake to avoid a diabetes diagnosis, the protein to sugar ratio on this product is great.
There are 3 flavors available: Natural, Extreme Vanilla Plus, and Extreme Chocolate Plus. They all have slightly different nutritional values and ingredients, so the ratio I mentioned might be different depending on the product – read the labels to compare. I’ve only used the natural, but am thinking I’ll be ordering all three this week so I’ve got choices and can try the other flavors too.
If you’re looking for a little extra, easily digestible protein in your life, give these Warrior Food™ Protein Powders a try. They might be available at your local health food store (they aren’t in my area) so I’ve included the links below if you’re interested in trying these tasty protein powder supplements.
I’m placing my order NOW – can’t wait until my new flavors arrive… Have a Healthy & Happy Day!