Shake up your Smoothie Routine!
Are you a smoothie/shake lover?
Do you use protein shake mixes?
If you answered yes to either, this post is perfect for you!
Let's start with Protein Shake Mixes.
Not all shake mixes are created equally. Many are full of lab made ingredients, as well as a laundry list of ingredients we know to be harmful to our health.
From the Cleveland Clinic, "Whole foods vs. protein powder : You can meet your body’s daily protein requirements whether you drink shakes or eat only whole foods. However, they don’t offer equal nutrition.
What you may find surprising is that shakes generally contain fewer nutrients than whole foods. For that reason, shakes may help you lose weight, but whole foods can offer a bigger nutritional punch."
How to find a whole food protein shake mix?
Read ingredient labels and avoid stores like GNC. Talk to small, local, all natural health and/or grocery stores that have an understanding and knowledge about Protein products.
Good news for you; Juice Plus+ Complete Shake Mixes (and bars) are Whole Food Nutrition! And you can purchase them from the comfort of your home.
Complete shake mixes are Low Glycemic, Vegan, Gluten Free, All Natural, and Dairy Free.
Healthy Protein (Shake) Options:
• Soy • Egg • Whey • Rice • Pea • Hemp
(Complete Shake Mixes use Pea Protein, Rice & Soy. Plus they have 8 grams of soluble & insoluble fiber! Also, 13 grams of Protein, and only .5g of fat!)
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