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Personal Trainer and Mother of Three Approved!
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2017
I am a busy mom of two small children and a personal fitness trainer of 12 years with a degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. I am NOT a fan of Skakology or most other protein powders/shakes due to both quality/nutritional concerns and price. We are a dairy free family and I also do not endorse the use of zero calorie sweeteners such as Stevia. I believe in moderate use of real and natural sugars to sweeten things.
I'm really excited about what I found at Wegmans this week! Garden of Life's RAW Organic Protein and Greens Powder with Probiotics/Enzymes!!! I got the vanilla kind without Stevia. I have been looking for an organic, but dairy and Stevia free option for years and now it finally exists! It mixes fairly smooth without a blender and tastes great. I personally don't find it very gritty at all. I add cocoa powder and a little honey. Or you can blend it with banana, peanut butter, and ice (my husband and kid's favorite). You have no idea how thrilled I am about this discovery. I've been having a very hard time getting enough protein and greens into my little picky eaters.
Anyway, I'm currently 5 weeks out from my 3rd c-section so I'm starting to pack my hospital bag. And what was the first thing I thought about packing??? Food, of course. LOL. The food at my hospital was actually pretty tasty, BUT seriously lacking in the nutritional value I'm accustomed to. They keep you there for at least 3 days and I felt I needed much more proteins and greens while trying to nurse and recover from surgery. So here is my solution - I'm packing homemade protein shake powder and nuts with dried fruit.
Here is what I did to make a super power packed shake for only about $2 per serving (that's still way less than the popular Skakology drinks).
I prepped plastic baggies with the following...
- 1 scoop of RAW Organic Protein & Greens Powder
- 1 Tablespoon collagen powder (great for your joints & connective tissue especially when healing from birth or injury)
- 1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass Power (extra veggies/nutrients can't hurt!)
- 1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder (also good for you!)
Then (at the hospital) I'll simply add 10 oz of unsweetened Almond Milk with calcium (the non-refrigerated kind for convenience), a little organic honey, and a few ice cubes (they make it cold and help to mix it up better), in a blender bottle and shake.
Whoohoo! SO good. You have got to try this.