Paleo Protein Shake | Alkalizing Your Protein Shake
While this is a good start, if you are avoiding whey protein you are missing a huge opportunity to not only build lean muscle, but also burn unwanted body fat.
The Real Problem with Whey Protein Shakes
-The milk often comes from cows treated with hormones
-Cheap, heat treated protein
-Contain soy products
While these are reason enough not to drink protein shakes, the truth is that these problems are avoidable.
Companies like TrueProtein sell grass-fed whey protein and you can even choose your sweetener. Biotrust recently created a healthy protein powder that addresses every single one of the issues listed above!
The real problem with whey protein shakes is that they create an acidic environment within your body. In an effort to neutralize the acid, your body pulls from its alkali stores which happen to be calcium in your bones! Over time this can lead to calcium deficiencies and eventually osteoporosis.
You can do this too! By simply including alkalizing foods to your protein shake you will be able to take advantage of the protein while reducing the acidic effects!
Alkalizing Your Protein Shake
Almond Butter – Almonds are alkalizing and a great source of healthy fat! Almond butter goes great with chocolate and peanut flavored protein.
Banana – Bananas are a great way to alkalize your shake and also adds great flavor! Be careful of the fructose!
Cinnamon – Cinnamon will not only help alkalize your shake, it will also help you digest the protein!
Broccoli - Before you say anything let me just say – you won’t be able to taste the broccoli. This is a great way to hide your veggies without realizing it and also helps alkalize your shake!
Drink Your Protein
Start with a healthy protein powder and see what combinations you can come up with. What do you think?