Category Archives for "Protein"

Food Fixes to Curb your Cravings the Healthy Way

By Carrie | Protein , Weight Loss

Our good intentions to eat healthy can so easily be ruined by cravings for less than virtuous snacks and treats.

But don’t despair!  Choosing natural foods can always help you stay on track, with a healthy, wholesome solution for every unwelcome craving.

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And sometimes we need extra easy. When we choose a energizing smoothie over a fizzy sodas or ultra caffeinated energy drinks, it only takes a minute to get the calcium, probiotics, omega 3’s and protein that our body is asking for. Try this recipe that uses ultra pure Life Energizing Shake

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

By Carrie | Protein , Weight Loss

What a delicious Protein Shake that is low in sugar, high in Protein ( the best for weight loss) and so darn healthy! Perfect for breakfast and anytime you deserve a tasty break ( which is all the time, right?)

And with the Life Energizing Shake, you know its non gmo, with only the best ingredients and no artificial anything. It's time to get your pumpkin on!  

Get your pumpkin pie fix with a protein-packed shake.


2 scoops Pumpkin Spice Life Energizing Shake

1 cup milk of choice

1 graham cracker

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup ice


Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy! Optional: Add graham cracker crumbles on top.

Whip cream pictured is optional.

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

By Carrie | Protein , Weight Loss

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More

The recommended amount of protein that you need is a broad range, rather than one hard number, so it can be tricky to identify what’s considered “not enough”.

If somebody is eating a 2,000-calorie diet, it could be 50 grams to 150 grams of protein per day. This is because things like your activity level and your weight influence where your ideal intake falls.

Not sure if you’re getting enough quality protein? Don’t worry about crunching the numbers. Instead, look for these signs that your body is begging for protein.


You Crave Sweets


One of the first signs you’re low on protein is you start craving sweets and feel like you could always eat a little more.

You would think that if you were needing protein, your body would crave a hunk of meat or a plate of eggs, right? But let’s look at one of protein’s most critical functions- keeping your blood sugar balanced. Which means if you don’t have adequate amounts of protein, your glucose levels will be up and down, which triggers grabbing a quick fix like candy.

In the morning (when it’s vital to start the day with protein) if you sit down at the table with only a bowl of cereal, yes, you’ll get a burst of energy, but it won’t last.

That glucose level yo-yo is where the cravings come in.

Your Brain Feels Foggy


And speaking of balanced blood sugar, it is essential for staying focused. You may feel a little foggy when you’re protein-deprived and your glucose levels are fluctuating constantly. Like your mind isn’t working on all cylinders.

Why? Because you don’t have a steady stream of carbs to provide your brain with the fuel it needs. When you eat protein at meals it helps time-release the carbs for steady energy rather than up and down spikes.

you’ll only experience short bursts of mental energy if you’re relying only on “fleeting foods,” such as crackers or bread. Then it’s back to the brain fog.


Your Hair is Falling Out

“If you have strong hair follicles they keep your hair intact,  on your head, where they belong, even though you tug on it all day and the wind blows it. But you need Protein, the building block of all of your cells—your hair follicles included.

if you keep skimping on this important nutrient, you may notice that your strands start thinning. ( although, this could also be a sign of other conditions, like a thyroid problem)

You Feel Weak


if you don’t get enough protein, your muscles may start to shrink over time since as we know, protein is essential for building muscle.

As a result, your body may feel weak and unable to do the exercises that were once no problem.

You Get Sick Constantly


If you seem to catch colds or infections more often than everyone else—and you’re otherwise in good health—a protein deficiency may be to blame.

Your biceps aren’t the only thing that protein reinforces. Protein is needed to build all the compounds in our immune systems.

And part of our immune system is our skin. It’s is a huge immune organ because it protects us from the environment. So another sign is that you constantly get hangnails. If your skin isn’t strong due to a shortage of protein, you may start to notice cracks and tears (like hang nails), potentially exposing you to pathogens and leading to infections.

Iced Coffee Protein Shake for Weight Loss

By Carrie | Protein , Weight Loss


A Healthier Version You Will LOVE

A great way to achieve a healthy weight is to take in less sugar and more protein! Research shows excess sugar will spike your blood sugar which can cause you to feel even more hungry, have mood swings (hangry anyone?!), and store excess fat. protein shake weight loss And of course, Protein is key reducing our appetite and keeping our metabolism high to burn fat and retain muscle.

So here is a healthy recipe of Iced Coffee Protein Shake that tastes amazing and is also a nutritious meal replacement. This is a great Iced Coffee recipe that is low in sugar and full of quality Protein. And it tastes great too!

Iced Coffe Protein Shake

1.5 cups of Ice

1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk

1 cup brewed coffee cold

1 frozen banana

2 scoops Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder- Here is my favorite.  

Mix in a blender until smooth.

If you find it’s a little too thick, add a little more almond milk or coffee until it’s just right. If you find it’s too thin, add a little more ice or frozen banana. Feel free to change it up a by adding your own favorites such as unsweetened cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, oatmeal, or peanut butter.

These will also thicken it up. Don’t skimp on a cheapy Protein Powder. Use a high-quality one that is non-GMO, contains all 9 essential amino acids and tastes great so you will love to drink it.

Here is an excellent one that also contains added leucine to preserve lean muscle and achieve a healthy weight. Enjoy!