Ken’s Boost Your Body Blueberry Milkshake!

Believe it or not, these “Diet” Milkshakes That Are Actually Great for Your Health and Tastebuds!

That’s right. Fitness over ’40s very own men’s physique competitors and multi contest winner Ken Elrod has concocted a healthy milkless milkshake. We realize that is a very confusing statement. After all, if there is no milk in it… (blank stare inserted here.)

While sticking to his protocol for men’s physique bodybuilding Ken tends to get creative in his food prep. Sometimes with some really good results. This one I wanted to share with you all.

This shake is thick, creamy, and delicious. He had me try it this morning and I almost didn’t give it back.

Ingredients:

1 Scoop Strawberry Dymatize ISO 100 protein (isolate protein)

1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries

12 pumps (12 oz.) of Egg whites International’s liquid egg whites

Directions: 

Place in a blender, Ninja, or Nutribullet for about 20 seconds and voila! Instant milkshake or at least you would think it was by the taste. Drink soon to keep it cold and from separating.

Macros: 

Egg whites 12 fl oz.
180 Calories, 3 carbs, 0 fat, 39 grams of protein

Strawberry Iso 100 Protein
1 scoop 110 Calories, 1 carb, 1 gram of fat, 25 grams of protein

Blueberries 1 cup frozen 79 Calories, 19 carbs, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of protein

This totals out at:
369 Calories, 23 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 65 grams of protein!

The average milkshake?
Steak and shake = average 700 calories / 145 g carbs / 30g fat and only 18 protein

McDonalds = 560 calories / 91 g carbs / 16 g fat and only 12 g protein

Sonic 10oz. Milk Shake = 480 calories / 57 g carbs / 26 g fat / 6 g protein

The advantage of Ken’s version too is that there are many nutrients besides the normal macros that your body uses and benefits from.

Blueberries – Blueberries, though not classified as a “miracle food” sure are. They are naturally super high in antioxidants, they help to reduce DNA Damage, may help protect against aging, have shown benefit in fighting cancer, can protect from cholesterol and help support healthy blood pressure.

Egg Whites – Are one of the purest protein forms on the market (so long as you don’t happen to have an egg allergy). These are pasteurized so there is no risk of salmonella poisoning as there is with cracking open raw eggs. Frankly, it also tastes better and isn’t that weird slimy consistency. If you have never drunk egg whites before these taste almost like drinking skim milk.

Egg whites, of course, are a protein source but they also hold omegas, potassium, and riboflavin.

Egg whites International’s liquid egg whites which we have found in bulk are far cheaper than buying egg whites from the store in small cartons or even from Costco. They are pasteurized and can last in the fridge for up to 6 months. (not that we give them a chance around here.) www.eggwhitesint.com is our source, tell them Ken sent you if you happen to decide you would like them in your fridge too.

Dymatize Iso 100 – Was named supplement of the year for multiple years running by bodybuilding.com. It is gluten-free, fast-digesting, banned substance tested, and tastes great. It is sweetened with natural stevia so there are no artificial sweeteners.

So – you can now “have your shake and eat it too!”
Thanks,
Ken!

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Why Protein?

Why Protein?

If you have been doing any research at all on the topic of dieting and what to eat to get fit, you have likely heard the word protein over and over ad nauseam. Though health information can sometimes be confusing and advice all over the board, one thing every expert and authority in the industry does seem to agree on is the value of having ample protein in your diet.

You need protein in your diet in order to build muscle and solid cellular structure – along with the other two key component macronutrients of carbohydrates and fats, these three key items in the proper amounts and combinations allow your body to function properly and reach top metabolism performance.

Top 5 Protein Facts Most People Do Not Know

  1. Protein is utilized as a major source of energy.
  2. Protein is used for the creation and regulation of hormones and regular bodily functions (like digestion.)
  3. Protein is used for transportation of certain molecules throughout the body.
  4. Protein forms antibodies that help prevent infection, illness, and disease.
  5. Protein is vital for the repair and maintenance of body tissues like muscles, skin, bones, hair, and nails.

Although protein can be found in meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, eggs, and many plant-based foods, here is a list of some of the best sources:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Steak
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Beans
  • Pork
  • Green Vegetables

Many people will supplement their protein intake by drinking shakes. There are a lot of good solid nutritional protein shakes on the market, but they should be used as supplementation only. The majority of your protein should be coming from real whole foods.

How much protein do you need daily?

The rule of thumb is that for every 1 lb. of body weight you should take in 1 gram of protein. So if you are, for example, 150 lbs. you would require 150 grams of protein per day total.

When athletes diet they weigh all of their food. Accuracy is key. As close as we think eyeballing an amount can be it is often surprising just how off we all can be. It may seem small, but over time a little here and a little there can add up to a lot and throw off your hard worked for results.

At Superfit Foods, we prepare each meal with a protein, carb and veggie source. Everything is measured and weighed to get you just the right blend of macronutrients your body needs to kick start the results you are looking for. They are then packaged fresh and made ready for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.

If you are ready to get your protein intake on track – give Superfit Foods a try!

 

SOURCES:

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/good-protein-sources

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/6-primary-functions-proteins-5372.html

Originally published: http://www.superfitfoods.co/why-protein/