Not all Protein is Created Equal . . . .

Seems like a lot of people are talking about protein shakes – for nutrition, for weight loss and as meal replacements.  There are so many different brands of protein powders and pre mixed protein “shakes” it is hard to know which ones are actually good for you.



Amino acids are the basic “parts” that together make up protein. Proteins are essential for health,  they do alot in our bodies.  The protein you eat is used by your body to manufacture other types of proteins that are necessary for a healthy body.  Collagen is a protein that supports our skin and keeps it elastic.  Another protein in our body are antibodies – a part of our immune system, responsible for the ability to fight off illness. Proteins connect and support muscles, bones, tendons. Hair and nails are made up of protein.  So if you want to look good, feel good and function good – make sure you get adequate protein.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 20-25 grams of protein after exercise for muscle recovery.  So where do you get this protein?  From the food you eat – so if you eat healthy you may be getting enough protein.  Unfortunately a lot of our diets are lacking.  I believe the best source of protein is from pea protein.  Pea protein contains iron and has no cholesterol or lactose or soy.  Soy has estrogens – female hormones!  No one needs these extra hormones, especially children.  So, stop using soy milk and soy products!!!  Whey contains lactose and alot of people do not digest lactose well and suffer from bloating, cramping, constipation and other gut issues.  smoothie

Protein powder is an excellent source of usable protein for your body.  I believe pea protein is the best type.  When mixed with fruits or vegetables and almond milk – you have a complete meal with less calories in a quick drink. This little wake up drink will have you feeling good in the mornings, the Vitamin C will help boost your immune system for that upcoming flu season.

Creamsicle Breakfast

2 scoops Arbonne protein powder, vanilla. 1/2 scoop dietary fiber. 3 ounces almond milk, 6 ice cubes and 4 ounces fresh squeeze orange juice.  Blend together until smooth.  

Arbonne Essentials is a pea protein with dietary fiber, vitamins, rice protein and is vegan, GMO free and kosher. And . . .  it tastes great!   Visit my website for more information or to shop online: debbiemlewisArbonne

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