How to Make A Dairy-Free Protein Shake
On those extra busy mornings, a healthy dairy-free protein shake is a great way to get nutrients and increase my energy quickly. However, many protein powders on the market are made with whey – which is derived from dairy. Many individuals prefer a dairy-free diet because it can exacerbate eczema, cause an increase in mucus production and should be avoided if you have a yeast infection or candida. I prefer to avoid dairy because I am prone to eczema.
For the past year I’ve been on a quest to find a non-dairy protein powder. However, I quickly discovered that many non-dairy brands are either pricey, chalky, and don’t taste good. Eight brands later, I tried 100% Vegan Protein by BioChem®. I bought the vanilla flavor and to my surprise – it was absolutely delicious, not chalky and reasonably priced! The protein is made from pea, hemp seed and cranberry protein so it’s rich in amino acids, natural omega 3s, 6s, and 9s, and contains polyphenols and antioxidants. It’s 100% plant-derived and certified vegan, with no sugar, no additives, no animal products, no added sodium, and nothing artificial. (See more benefits below) One scoop provides 20 grams of protein per serving. In addition, 100% Vegan Protein is free of yeast, wheat, soy, milk, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, magnesium stearate or GMO’s. Find it at your local health food store
A great way to start off your day is with my delicious, low calorie, low-glycemic protein shake – loaded with nourishing, energizing, healing antioxidants. And it’s only 200 calories. What a great way to nourish your body upon rising.
- Here’s what you do:
Combine the following ingredients and blend in a bullet or blender.
- 1/2 cup cold water (I use alkaline water)
- ½ cup organic frozen blueberries 40 – 60 cals.
- 1 scoop 100% Vegan protein powder 110 cals.
- ½ scoop Super Green Drink Powder by Trader Joes (concentrated amounts of greens, fruits & other vegetable powerhouses) 15 cals.