Protein shakes (aka Wellness Smoothies) are THE way to go for people on-the-go in the morning who don’t have time to sit down and cook themselves breakfast. I drink mine right out of the blender to save time (and dirty dishes!) and use it to wash down my morning supplements. Including rinse time in hot water for the blender you’re looking at a total of 5-6 minutes including “prep time”. Not bad!! And the nutritional content sure beats that high-carb no-fat no-protein bagel you’ve been eating!
For those who have trouble swallowing nutritional supplements, the blender is a great place to throw them! Tablets get ground up, and capsules can be opened up and sprinkled directly into the contents of the shakes without affecting their taste. You can also pour your powdered greens and fiber in!
There are currently 2 protein powders I recommend that you can get at any Vitamin Shoppe. The 2 I recommend are due to their lack of sucralose, aspartame, and other artificial (i.e. toxic) ingredients, as well as whey. Whey is a widely available form of protein that is derived directly from milk. Even though the lactose and casein are extracted from the whey to ensure purity, you have to remember that whey protein still comes from cow’s milk. You want to avoid whey altogether and for this reason I recommend Olympian Labs Pea Protein or Sunwarrior Warrior’s Blend.
A word on whey protein—a lot of people who are lactose intolerant or have Celiac’s disease or Crohn’s disease or any other inflammatory bowel issues try to avoid dairy. Because whey protein comes from a dairy source they are hesitant to try it. I have found very few people, less than 1%, have any sensitivity to whey protein.
Wellness Smoothie Recipes