Shannon makes a quick and easy breakfast drink that packs a mean protein punch, leaving you energized all day. This satisfying, strawberrylicious smoothie will pump up your immune system and kick some free-radical butt!
Whey protein is a great source of all essential amino acids. Just one scoop can provide 18 grams of vegetarian protein! This quick protein source aids liver detoxification, boosts your immune system, balances blood sugar, enhances lean muscle mass, and quenches free radicals. To reap the benefits of whey, it is important to choose the right whey.
When shopping for whey protein, be sure to purchase a product that is low temperature processed. Whey protein is very fragile and high heat extraction can denature this medicinal food, making it less absorbable and harder to digest. Organic whey can be expensive and difficult to find, so be sure to at least opt for a brand that uses hormone and antibiotic free dairy.
You can also make your own whey easily with organic raw milk, yogurt, or whole-milk buttermilk. If using raw milk or buttermilk, let stand at room temperature 1-4 days until it separates. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour the separated milk or yogurt into the strainer, cover, and let sit out at room temp for several hours. The whey will drop into the bowl and a cream cheese is left in the strainer.