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***This protein is Plant based, vegan, low-carb, low-glycemic, soy-free and gluten free.
Now that I have your attention, do you REALLY need protein powder?
No, but it has its benefits. Protein powder is great for people who are working out and trying to gain muscle and lose fat.
If you do not workout, you really don’t need it unless you just like it for the convenience for an easy on the go meal or the fact that the biOptimizer chocolate one tastes delicious!!!
A lot of people use it as a meal replacement. My first piece of advice if you want to lose weight is to EAT WHOLE FOODS! Focus on eating whole foods and get rid of the items that come in a package! If it comes in a package it’s processed. It can be scary and I know a lot of people hate getting rid of uneaten items, BUT you’re doing this for you! My best advice, if possible, is grab a large trash bag and go through your cupboards and do a little Marie Kondo organization, get fit and healthy version. If you have kids, pick a section of the cabinet to have the kids snacks. That’s for kids only! Label it if you have to, to remind yourself!
Benefits Of biOptimizers Protein Breakthrough:
Protein has so many benefits when it comes to working out, building and preserving muscle, let alone your hormones need it!
It’s important to incorporate more protein into your diet or make sure you are eating an adequate amount if your goals include:
- Building muscle
- Gaining strength
- If you’re looking for that “toned”, “lean”, “muscular” look
- You want to lower fat and increase lean muscle and re-composition your body
- Increase adequate energy levels & recovery
I have tried a number of protein powders over the years! I have also done my fair share of reading labels and researching behind protein powders and where companies source their ingredients from. It’s SOOO important to make sure your are getting truly clean ingredients due to heavy metals etc… We definitely don’t to be drinking heavy metals in our protein!
I had taken a break from protein powders for a while and then my boyfriend introduced my to the company biOptimizers! They were the first company where I tried their supplements (Masszymes and P3OM) where I instantly felt a difference in my digestion (highly recommend those too!). So when they came out with the protein breakthrough, I had to try it and I was blown away!!!
First off, I am long time lover of chocolate. Chocolate is my downfall, but that is a whole other story for another day! I had never liked chocolate protein powders in the past because they tasted fake, but this chocolate protein powder was DELICIOUS!!! My friend recently sent me a text after trying it, “problem is I want to drink it all immediately!”
It keeps you FULL and satisfies your sweet tooth!
This is how I incorporate this delicious smoothie into my day. I don’t really like to call it a meal replacement because I’m not replacing my meal. It is my meal.
In the morning, like so many of us, we are running out the door and we don’t really have time to cook a nice warm breakfast. So we need something quick and on the go!!! Smoothie is perfect for that!
biOptimizers uses the perfect blend of protein. It took them 17 years to make no joke and they tested out a number of different ratio blends to find what they wanted (I listened to a whole podcast on how they made this protein powder and it includes climbing to great heights!)
How Much Protein Do I Need?
When I work with clients, I always like to take a look at their protein first. How much protein are they getting? Especially with my ladies!
I received my certification through NASM, so going by NASM these are the recommended protein needs by your activity level.
I usually say take your bodyweight and multiple it by 1.0 . For example, if you weigh 130lbs then aim to eat 130g of protein!
Grab a journal or use My Fitness Pal. If you are subscribed to my app you can track your protein on the app to get a good idea of where you are at! Having protein powder can help boost your protein intake!
1 cup water
1/3 cup coconut milk (I use realy coconut milk in a can) IF you use a nut milk from a container do 1 cup)
2 scoops of protein powder (1 works well too!)
1 scoop Organifi green juice to get some greens in!
Right now I am also actually adding liver as I am trying to really load my body with vitamins!
Optional add ons: Avocado (1/4-1/2), cinnamon, ice, fruit (Berries 1/4-1/2 cup), spinach (handful). I am also adding liver right now to it… I know i know… but believe it or not it masks the taste REALLY well!!!
If you are looking for a HEALTHY, EASY, ON THE GO, breakfast idea, try this smoothie! It will taste like you’re having dessert for breakfast and keep you satiated! Try it out! Plus it’s free returns if you don’t like it so it’s a win win!
Additional ways to use protein powder:
Sweet tooth?! Do you reach for ice cream or cookies after dinner? Try having this smoothie after dinner as it will feel like dessert! You can also mix it in with some avocado and have it taste like chocolate mousse!
Have it after your workout to help recover your muscles!
I love this protein powder no matter what. Feel free to look out for a sale or if you could like to support you can use my code “ahealthyelf” for a discount!
Let me know what you think if you do order it, I love hearing what you think! So far everyone has loved it too!
Even Lincoln was trying to get his paws on some!