Showing posts with label protein. Show all posts
Showing posts with label protein. Show all posts

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Get Healthy With Bone Broth Protein!

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2018?

Like probably many other people, one my New Year's Resolutions is to lose weight . And like almost everyone that makes this resolution, I have failed each and every year. For 2018, my gain goal is get back into a daily exercise routine, get into shape, and feel better about myself, so basically next year will be all about me.

To begin my new "A New Me in 2018" posts, I'm featuring a review on two new protein products from Ancient Nutrition. The products are called Keto PROTEIN and Organic Bone Broth PROTEIN!

Getting the proper amount of protein is important if you want to gain strength and build muscles. While you can get extra protein from food, many people prefer to get it from a pre-workout or post-workout drink or shake. Sadly, many of the protein powders and mixes have way too much sugar in them.

Keto PROTEIN (retails for $54.95) is available in a variety of flavors, but I was sent the "chocolate" flavor. It was created for ketogenic dieters, students, gamers, and anyone looking to boost their mind and increase their strength. Each serving has 11g fat, 15g protein, 1g sugar and 3g carbs that all comes from high quality chicken bone broth and coconut MCTs. It also contains antioxidant and adaptogenic herbs. It's free of soy, grain, dairy, and gluten.

Ingredients include: Chicken Bone Broth Oil, Chicken Bone Broth Protein Concentrate, Organic Chicken Protein Concentrate, Medium Chain Triglycerides (coconut), Organic Ashwagandha Extract (root), Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides, Cocoa, Organic Coffee Fruit Extract, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Fermented Organic Ginger (rhizome), Fermented Organic Black Pepper (fruit), Fermented Organic Long Pepper (fruit), and Fermented Organic Reishi Mushroom Mycelium (Ganodema Lucidum).

The tub sent to me is 19oz and contains 17 servings (1 heaping 32g scoop). It can be mixed with 12 ounces of water, plain almond milk, coffee, or tea. It's not meant to be a meal replacement, but it can be taken as a workout drink or as a snack.

The Keto PROTEIN Chocolate mixed with hot coffee.

Being the big coffee drinker that I am, I naturally added the chocolate protein to my morning cup of coffee. It blends really well with the hot coffee and it tasted great! I couldn't even tell it was made from bone broth! There's nothing better than drinking chocolate coffee on a cold winter day.

The Organic Bone Broth PROTEIN (retails for $57.95) is an organic superfood powder made from real bone broth. It's available in several different flavors, but the sample tub (16 oz) sent to me is the "Savory Herbs" flavor. There are 17 servings (one scoop) per container (tub). Each serving has 100 calories, 0 sugar, and 20g of protein!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fitness & Coffee Sundays: RAW Protein & Greens

I once thought protein shakes & drinks were just something that we're tricked into buying just because it was advertised on a workout DVD. However, protein is the #1 key factor in growing muscles, so adding a bit more into your diet is a must for anyone that is exercising, especially if you are lifting weights. 

You have to watch out on what kind of drinks/shakes that you buy as many of them have way too much sugar and fat, as well as other unwanted ingredients. 

Garden of Life has recently released a brand-new line of protein mixes, titled RAW Protein & Greens, which features an organic plant formula featuring organic spinach, kale, broccoli and alfalfa grass juice. There are currently three different flavors: Lightly Sweet (No Stevia), Chocolate Cacao, and Vanilla.

Did I say these were organic?

Yep! Each RAW Protein & Greens is USDA Organic, NON GMO Verified, Certified Vegan, Certified B and Certified NSF. It's free from gluten, dairy, soy, tree nuts, added sugars (except for the Lightly Sweet flavor), filler ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. One serving has 1.5 Billion Live Probiotics and 13 Enzymes. 

RAW Protein & Greens: Chocolate Cacao

All three flavors have an unique Organic RAW Protein & Greens Blend, featuring Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Spinach (leaf), Organic Chia Protein, Organic Alfalfa Grass Juice, Organic Broccoli (stalk & flower), Organic Navy Bean (sprout), Organic Lentil Bean (sprout), Organic Garbanzo Bean (sprout), Organic Carrot (root), Organic Beet (root) and Organic Kale (leaf).

RAW Protein & Greens: Vanilla
Additionally, each flavor has also contains a RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend of Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Glucanase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Xylanase and Hemicellulase (Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus) (1.5 Billion CFU).

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Naked Nutrition Protein Sample Pack

Naked Nutrition Protein Sample Pack
by Naked Nutrition
Retail: $19.99
Buy Link: Amazon

Product Description:

Contains all five Naked Nutrition protein products in single serving pouches.

• Naked Whey
• Naked Casein
• Naked Goat
• Naked Pea
• Naked Rice

Billy's Thoughts:

Monday, December 7, 2015

RAW MEAL: Chocolate Cacao Now Has Less Sugar and More Protein!

It's Monday, so probably many of you are feeling a bit sluggish. Or maybe it's just me today. Nevertheless, the best way to give yourself a boost is by drinking a tasty protein shake.

You might recall me reviewing the Raw Meal: Chocolate Cacao (read my review here) earlier this year. Well, Garden of Life listened to their customers and tweaked the powder mix. It now has less protein (only 1g now), 15% more protein (20g per scoop) and is loaded with 45 Superfoods!

Garden of Life nicely sent me a sample 17.4oz container to test out and review a few months back, and as you can see, I'm finally getting around to reviewing it. Each container has about 14 scoops (servings), if you are wanting just a shake. If you want to use it as a meal replacement (2 scoops), then it would last only 7 days.

Just like other Garden of Life products, this is NON-GMO Verified (independent third party verification). There is no gluten and it's soy & dairy free. Also, there are no added sugars, artificial flavors or sweeteners.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RAW MEAL Organic Vanilla Spiced Chai Review

I was feeling a little sluggish earlier tonight. Knowing that I had several things to work on, I almost thought about making a pot of coffee, but then I didn't  do it as I don't want to "stay up" literally all night. Then it dawned on me that I have two containers of RAW MEAL from Garden of Life that I haven't reviewed yet.

So, I grabbed the 16 oz container of RAW MEAL Organic Vanilla Spiced Chai, scooped one serving of the meal replacement and mixed it in a shaker with 8 oz of water.

While the RAW MEAL Organic Vanilla Spiced Chai has been around for awhile, the Garden of Life company recently changed the recipe to give it 15% more protein with 45 super foods and it now only has 1g of sugar per serving. There is no junk ingredients, such as gluten, soy, dairy, added sugars, artificial flavors and sweeteners. It's been NON-GMO VERIFIED.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Zahler Whey Protein Meal Replacement Powder Review

I hate to admit this, but my eating habits haven't been the best as of lately, especially when I've been drinking unneeded energy drinks a few times a week; which has resulted in my pants getting tighter around my waist. Hopefully, I can cut back on the sweets and push myself to exercise a bit more daily, so I can at least lose a few pounds for the holidays.

One the best ways to give in to your afternoon cravings without the all the unwanted sugar and other junk is to make yourself a protein shake!

Recently, I was sent a container of Zahler Whey Protein Meal Replacement Powder, which comes in many different flavors, such as Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Apple. The flavor that was sent to me was Cappuccino!

Unlike a lot of protein mixes, this one has only 1 gram of sugar per serving. It has 25 grams of protein per serving (1 scoop). It also contains BCAAs, Essential Amino Acids and Non-Essential Amino Acids, which will help a person burn body fat and gain muscle, if you are exercising regularly.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Review - Garden of Life's RAW MEAL: Marley Coffee

It's no secret that I like making protein shakes as well as drinking my daily doses of coffee. When you combine the two together, I'm in heaven!

Over the summer, Garden of Life sent me a 2.4lbs container of RAW MEAL: Marley Coffee to test out and review. It's an organic snack and meal replacement.

There are 34g of protein, 9g of fiber and 20 VITAMIN Codes in every serving. It's free of gluten, dairy and soy. It's also USDA Organic and NON GMO Project Verified!

 The ingredients are:

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitmain K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Nacin, Vitamin B, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Mangese, Chromium and Molybdenum.

Organic RAW Sprouted Protein Blend: Organic Sprouted Protein Blend (Organic Sprouted Brown Rice, Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Adzuki Bean Sprout, Organic Flax Seed Sprout, Orgnaic Sunflower Seed Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Seed Sprout, Organic Chia Seed Sprout, Organic Sesame Seed Sprout), RAW Organic Coffee Flavor, RAW Organic Vanilla Flavor and RAW Organic Stevia (Leaf).

Organic RAW Fiber Blend: Organic Flax Meal, Organic Chia Seed and Organic Coconut Flour.

Organic Whole Trade Blend: Organic Whole Trade Marley Coffee and Organic Whole Trade Bacbab Fruit.

Organic RAW Antioxidant Blend: Organic Amia Berry, Organic Beet, Organic Carrot, Orgnaic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Tomato, Organic Kale, Organic Red Cabbage, Oranic Parsley, Organic Brussels Sprout, Organic Green Bell Pepper, Organic Cucumber, Organic Celery, Organic Garlic, Organic Ginger, Organic Green Onion, Organic Cauliflower, Organic Asparagus, Organic Starwberry, Organic Cherry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Bluebrry and Organic Raspberry.

RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Super Plant Protein Dutch Chocolate Review

This year I've been trying to eat healthier by eating more vegetables and fruit, but if you're exercising on a daily basis, then you're going to need to add more protein to your meals. This doesn't mean you need to eat a bunch of fatty meats as there are are plenty of protein mixes and shakes on the market that can give you that extra boost.

Recently, I was sent a few individual sample packages of Super Plant Protein Dutch Chocolate by Summit Nutritions to test out and review.

This is organic protein mix that has 3-6.-9 Omega-3s, 9 antioxidants super fruits, 5 essential enzymes, 11 essential minerals plus iron, 13 daily-valued multivitamins, 21g protein, 2.0g BCCAs, 2.0g glutamines, 4.0g fiber and 5b probiotics. Each serving/packet has 110 calories with 18g of protein. It's free of lactose, gluten, soy and BSE/TSE. It's NON-GMO and is Kosher Certified.

The ingredients include:

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin  E, Vitamin K-1 Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin , Pantothenic Acid, Calcium,  Iron, Phosporus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Seienium, Copper, Manganeese, Chromium, BCCA Blend (L-Luecine, L-Isoluecine, L-Valine), Molybdenum, Inulin, L-Glutamine and Omega 3-6-9.

Super Plant Protein Blend with Super Amino Acids: Organic Brown Rice Protein Concentrate, Organic Sprouted Quinoa, Pea Protein Isolate, Hemp Protein, BCCA Blend, Glutamin and Glycine.

Super Fruits Anti Oxidant Blend: Raspberry Fruit Powder, Cherry Fruit Powder, Banana Fruit Powder, Blueberry Fruit Powder, Cranberry Fruit Powder, Strawberry Fruit Powder, Pomegranate Fruit Powder, Cabbage Plam (Acia) Fruit Powder and Mangosteen Fruit Powder.

Super Probiotics Blend Complex: Lactobacillus Acidophillus, Lactobacillus Plantrum, Lactobacillus Rhamnsus, Bifidobacterium Breve, Bifodobacerium Lactis and Lactobacillus Reuteri.

Super Enzyme Blend: Protease, Bromelain, Alpha Galactosidase, Beta Galactosidase and Maltodextrin.

Natural Flavoring: Natural Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Xantham Gum and Stevia.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Organic Plant Protein: Smooth Almond Butter Review

On average males should take in at least 56 grams of protein and females should taken in 43 grams of protein per day. If you are exercising on a regularly basis, then you're going to have to increase your protein intake to help build muscles and burn body fat.

The easiest and fastest way to get extra protein is through protein powders and shakes, which is bet taken before and/or after your workouts.

A few weeks ago, I was sent two packages (8.9 oz) of Organic Plant Protein from Garden of Life to test out and review. Available flavors are Smooth Chocolate, Smooth Almond Butter, Smooth Coffee, Smooth Energy and Smooth Vanilla!

Unlike many protein mixes, the Organic Plant Protein is grain free with a NON GMO Project Verified and a USDA Organic approved. It's has been gluten-free certified by NSF and is also has a Certified Vegan approval. It's free of diary, soy, harmful chemicals or artificial ingredients.

Each 8.9 oz bag has 10 servings (10 scoops) with 90 total calories and 15 grams of protein per serving. It's full of vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Vitamin 3, Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Biotin, Magnesium, Selenium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Iron, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Zinc, Cooper and Chromium.

The ingredients include:

Certified Organic Plant Protein Blend: Organic Pea (seed), Organic Flax (seed), Organic Cranberry (seed), Organic Baobab (fruit), Organic Moringa (leaf), Organic Chia (seed), Organic Pumpkin (seed), Organic Almond Butter Flavor, Organic Vanilla Flavor and Orgnaic Stevia Extract (leaf).

Monday, June 29, 2015

MCF Muscle Protein Review

While changing your eating habits and adding a bit of exercise into your daily routine might seem easy to most people, the one think that we sometimes over look is our protein intake.

Protein is the key ingredient in building muscles and burning body fat. You don't have to be lifting heavy weights to gain muscles as you can be using light weights or doing any intense workout program.

Your muscle fibers become torn during exercise and it takes time for them to recover. Ingesting extra protein before and/or after an workout can prevent muscle soreness and help your body recover from your workout faster.

I was recently sent a bottle of MCF (Mike Change Fitness) Muscle Protein to test out and review. Each 990 grams container has 30 servings (one scoop). Each serving has 120 calories, 22 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of carbs.

The ingredients include:

Muscle Protein Blend: Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides & Whe Protein Isolate

Digestive Enzyme Complex: Protease, Lactase, Bromelain, Asperigillus Niger & Aspergillus Oryzae

Other ingredients include: Cocoa Poweder, Natural & Arifical Flavors, Fibersol-2 (Maltodextrin), Sucrose, Sodium Chloride and Sucralose.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Clean Lean Protein Review

If you've been reading this blog this year, then you would know my fondness for protein shakes, which is a must have if you're exercising regularly. While there are tons of different protein brands on the market, many of them have ingredients that some people might be allergic to.

Last week, I was sent a 17.6 oz. of Clean Lean Protein (Smooth Vanilla) from Nuzest, which happens to be free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy lectins, peanuts, sesame, mustard, additives, preservatives, lactose artificial sweeteners, artificial colors/flavors, pesticides and animal products! This is a 100% vegetable, low fat protein. Each container has 20 servings (2 scoops).

The protein found in Clean Lean Protein is sourced from European Golden Peas, which contains up to 90% protein content. It's low in carbohydrates, but high in amino acids!

The ingredients include:

Aspartic Acid
Glutamic Acid

Monday, June 8, 2015

Review - Garden of Life: RAW Meal Chocolate Cacao

Trust me when I say that you need to make sure to get a proper nutrition when you start an intense exercise program. And, no, this doesn't mean you need to starve yourself. Actually, you're going to be even more hungry, so you need to make sure to eat enough healthy foods.

Last week, I received a 1.34 lb container of Garden of Life: RAW Meal Chocolate Cacao, a beyond organic snack and Meal Replacement, which is Non GMO Project Verified.

One container has either 14 servings (scoops) for a snack or 7 servings (2 scoops) as a meal replacement. For a snack, just mix one scoop with 8 ounces of water and for a meal, mix 2 scoops with 16 ounces of water. The meal replacement has 34g of protein, 16g of fiber and several vitamins & minerals (Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B, Pantothenic Acid, Zinic, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Biotin, Magnesium, Selenium, Chromium).

The ingredints include:

Organic Raw Sprouted Protein Blend - Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Sweetener, RAW Organic Cacao, Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Adzuki Bean Sprout, Oganic Flax Seed Sprout, O(rganic Sunflower Seed Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Seed Sprout, Organic Chia Seed Sprout, Organic Sesame Seed Sprout, RAW Natural Chocolate Flavor, RAW Orgnaic Stevia (leaf), RAW Organic Vanilla Flavor

Organic RAW Fiber Blend - Organic Flax Fiber, Organic Coconut Fiber

Organic RAW Green Juice Blend - Organic Oat Grass Juice, Organic Alfalfa Grass Juice, Organic Spirulina, Organic Barley Grass Juice, Cracked-Wall Chlorella, Organic Wheat Grass Juice

Organic RAW Antioxidant Blend - Organic Strawberry, Organic Cherry, Organic Blackberry, Oeanic Blueberry, Organic Raspberry, Mixed Tocopherols

RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend - Bifdobacterism lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus (3 Billion CFU), Protease 2,500 HUT, Bromelain 100,000 PU, Acid Protease 10 SAPU, Papain 100,000 PU, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Saccharomyces crevisiae

Monday, May 25, 2015

Everlast Vegan Protein Review

Getting the right amount of protein is an essential for your body, especially if you're exercising and lifting weights on a regular basis. During your workouts, you break and tear the muscle fibers in your body. In order for these fibers to be repaired, you need to consume extra protein, especially right after your workout.

A few weeks ago, I was sent a 1 serving (29g) packet of Everlast VP (Pro Vegan Protein Mix). Yes, this is the same Everlast company that makes the Boxing and MMA gloves and equipment. Everlast now has a line of nutrition products.

The Pro Vegan Protein Mix comes in a light vanilla flavor with 22g of protein per serving. It's dairy, gluten and sugar free. It uses a professional mix of yellow pea, rice and hemp proteins. It can be purchased in a 31 servings bag.

The complete ingredients include:

Pea Protein
Sea Salt
Natural Flavor
Rice Protein
Hemp Protein
Stevia Glycoside

Monday, March 9, 2015

100 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate -3 Single Serve Pk Review

I think many of us forget how important it is to include extra protein in our diets, especially if you are exercising and lifting weights on the regularly. Luckily, there are many different whey protein powders on the market that can solve this problem for us.

A few weeks ago, I received three sample packets (30.3 grams) of 100 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate (Dutch Chocolate) to test out. Unlike other brands, this protein powder is free of gluten, lactose, soy, whey concentrate, dextrose, maltodextrin, ion exchange whey and acid treated whey. It is also free of fat and sugar with no fillers, excipents, banned substances or hidden ingredients. Each packet has only 100 calories.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Review - Perky Jerky

Finding food with a high amount of protein can be difficult, especially if you live in a small town with limited amount of stores. Yes, whey protein shakes are a great for getting that extra amount protein, but if you are on the go, you don't have time to blend a shake.

Beef Jerky has high amounts of protein, but it also has a high amount of fat and other added preservatives that your body doesn't need. Luckily, we now have another option thanks to Perky Jerky!

What is Perky Jerky? Perky Jerky is a beef and turkey jerky brand that is high in protein, but doesn't contain any preservatives, nitrites or added MSG, except for Soy Sauce. Each tender cut of meat has been marinated overnight in a blend of natural ingredients, such as Guarana.

After hearing good things about the brand, Perky Jerky was nice enough to send me two 2.2oz. packages, Perky Jerky: Ultra Premium Beef Jerky and Turkey Perky Jerky: Ultra Premium Turkey Jerky, to try out for this review.