I’m always on the look out for a good protein powder; and like to have some on hand at all times. Protein powder is one the easiest ways to get a serious boost of nutrition and protein in one shot. As a nursing mom of twins, I could use all of the help I can get these days. I need something to fuel my energy, help me stay sated and give me beneficial vitamins and minerals. A good protein powder can be made in to a yummy smoothie super quick, added to oatmeal to up the protein content, used in baked goods, or used for pancakes or waffles (eggs, banana, protein powder and baking powder).
Protein powders can come in many forms. Some are made from whey protein, others are made from soy, some are a combo of soy and whey and others are plant based made from pea protein or brown rice. I used to drink mainly protein shakes made from whey which blends the smoothest and has the least chalky taste. I’m not a huge fan of soy protein isolate, and the plant based variations can sometimes be a little gritty; but I think the plant based proteins are some of the healthiest and least likely to upset those with any allergies.
Swhey makes a beautiful new organic protein powder, HALO, that’s made up of a combo of whey, brown rice and sacha inchi protein.
Not only does Swhey taste delicious, it has a complete amino acid profile, promotes collagen, supports tissue repair and lean muscle formation, and increases the metabolism.
Swhey’s Halo is organic and ethically sourced; and most important, tasty! The chocolate is super delicious without being overly sweet. I like how well it blends and makes the perfect frothy smoothie. I add half a frozen banana, a teaspoon of nut butter, three to four ice cubes and a handful of blueberries to make a super yummy shake. I also often add it to my oatmeal in the morning with some cinnamon and walnuts.
Swhey also makes an alkalizing green mix, THE ALKAMIST, made up of greens, fruit and fiber. A scoop of the greens can help support healthy skin and hair, promote immune and antioxidant defense, reduce toxins and help boost your mood. I like the taste and often add it to my protein shake, or just mix it with water. It’s hard to get all of my greens in through veggies alone, I like knowing I’m covered when I take a scoop each day.
I love the Swhey packaging, it feels so light and fresh, exactly the way I feel after using the products. I also have a jar of the HEALIX for detoxing and liver support but I’m going to hold off on taking them until I’m done nursing and hope it helps aid me in losing those last few pregnancy lbs I gained. There’s nothing artificial in any of the products, the Healix is made up of organic chlorella, organic garlic, organic ginger root, organic spirulina, organic dandelion root, and organic jerusalem artichoke extract. It helps with regulating the digestive system and strengthening the immune system as well as reducing toxins from the body.
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I always say beauty comes from within; and yoga helps remind us to take a holistic approach when it comes to being healthy. That’s why I am in love with Swhey all natural, organic nutrition that inspires beauty from the inside out!
We’re debunking the myth that the word ‘superfood’ is just trendy or a marketing ploy to make something more expensive. Superfoods actually are pretty super, and deserving of their name. And that’s because they’re packed with all sorts of nutrients that keep you feeling good.
New York City is notorious for its liquid meal options. After all, when you’re in the city that never sleeps it only makes sense that getting drinks on the go is a way of life. But what’s all the rage about? A lot, really. Convenience aside, smoothies and juices offer a wealth of health benefits. They are a great way to get several servings of fruit and veggies in at one time while also providing you with extra vitamins and minerals.
But don’t get fooled into thinking that smoothies automatically translate to healthy. Buzzwords like frozen yogurt and sweetened yogurt actually pack on the calories, so your ‘healthy’ smoothie can potentially help you pack on the pounds. A heavy hand is no different, so watch the person who is making your drink and don’t be embarrassed to tell them exactly how much you want of a specific ingredient, or alert them that you feel too much of something has been added. Nut butters for example, can make or break your smoothie. As a healthy fat, a spoonful or two is fine. More than that is too much though, and will defeat the purpose of drinking something that’s good for you.
The ensemble nutrition program is formulated to make you feel and look younger. Swhey believes the ingredients you put in your body are as important as the products you put on your skin. For this reason all ingredients are responsibly & ethically sourced from a variety of farms & vendors around the world.