Saturday, February 26, 2011

Drink It In...

Drinking your protein is sometimes just as good as having to chew it down. If you are busy, the chances are you are going to need a protein powder. Having a good protein supplement is just as important as good training partner. The protein you choose can affect your progress, training sessions and recovery. For years I bought the cheapest whey protein I could find. Mixed it with milk and called it a day. It worked for a while but came with some gastrointestinal discomfort. Not the best thing when your trying to set PR's in the Squat or Deadlift. As if we don't have enough going on in our lives adding self-inflicted stomach issues doesn't seem very smart.

So what could I use in place of whey to help me consume the grams of protein I need for the day?

Brown Rice Protein-Here are some of the benefits
  1. Vegetarian-I don't know of too many brown rice paddies getting shot up with growth hormones.
  2. Easy to digest-I have minor allergies to many things and cheap whey can cause your stomach to blow a gasket.
  3. Taste-I was skeptical about the taste, but I came up with a Hall of Famer.
NB Strength Coach PB & Chocolate Rice Protein Shake
3/4 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk

1/4 cup Chocolate Almond Milk
1 cup Filtered Water
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1/2 cup 1-Minute Rolled Oats

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

2 Big Spoons of All Natural Peanut Butter
Dash of Cinnamon
2 tablespoons of Benefiber

1 Scoop of Amazing Grass Superfood Chocolate

Sunwarrior Protein
1 Scoop of Sun Warrior Chocolate Rice Protein

Blend. Enjoy one of the best protein shakes I have ever had.
Some of the Benefits of this shake:
  1. Non-Dairy-Your allergies will thank me later
  2. Rice Protein with Greens Supplement-15 grams of high quality protein with Green Superfood
  3. Coconut Milk and Oil-Coconut helps reduce carb intake and curb sugar cravings.
Try some alternative protein sources for a while and see if you notice a difference. They are reasonably priced and if you put together the one I just listed they taste pretty good. You might have to look around on the Internet for Sunwarrior Rice Protein because it might not be in your local GNC. If not, you can always go back to crappy whey. I went ahead and attached a Sun Warrior Rice Protein Smoothie Recipe Guide with some hardcore recipes that are tailored to your goals.

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