New protein buzz
Oh yeah, here we go again. Another protein powder just released on the market and someone's gotta talk about it.
See as much as I agree with that, this is one that I had to share with you simply because it was love at first sip. Pro Line Advanced Nutrition is a Canadian company based right here in BC, so you know you're getting a quality product made by a company that actually cares about what goes into their products. I had the opportunity to try it before I bought it, but what sold me over was the fact that it's sweetened with stevia and monk fruit extract as opposed to most protein powders which are sweetened with an artificial sweetener like sucralose. I mean don't get me wrong, I love the idea of sipping on a protein shake that tastes like the same birthday cake I had when I was 5 years old. What it comes down to however is that the more unnatural junk we put into our bodies, the more we experience unwanted side effects.
I think what tends to blind people from the junk that goes into products is that they look at a protein powder in a supplement shop and they see a new flavour and think, my goodness wouldn't it be amazing to have protein that tastes just like a red velvet cupcake?! Same. Next time you're due for some new protein, flip the container around and read the label. I try to keep it as clean as possible, sweetened with either stevia or xyla, something that will not make my blood sugars spike and eventually crash because we all know what that's like. Keep it clean, you'll feel better about spending the extra money on something that will benefit you more in the long run.
Yesterday I got to crack open the big 5lb container Pro Line Advanced Nutrition Iso-Advanced natural protein powder and whip up something yummy after a solid workout in the morning. The strawberry banana flavour literally lit up my senses, and I swear it's not because I was starving. I made myself a strawberry 'milkshake' to feed my muscles after running at the Apple Bowl track here in Kelowna, followed by an upper body plyometrics workout. I was actually surprised at how frothy the shake turned out to be after blending it all together! Here's what I did:
*100g lactose-free, non-fat plain greek yogurt
*1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
*1/2 a banana
*1 scoop Pro Line Advanced Nutrition Iso-Advanced, strawberry banana flavour
*3 ice cubes
Blend everything together and drink up!
I had a hard time trying to savour this shake because it tasted that good. I have to say for a protein powder that has 31g of protein per 35g scoop, only 1g of fat, 1g of carbs and 1g of sugar, I am SO impressed with how good it tasted and better yet, no awful protein powder aftermath. If I can make any suggestion to anyone is to get your hands on this stuff. For those of you in Kelowna, head to Beyond Nutrition just up by Costco and Joey Kelowna, they'll hook you up! Have a great Sunday!
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