RawWheyProtein: Healthy Lifestyle

Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars January 22, 2018 19:41

Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars made with Complete Whey Protein, dark chocolate, raw almonds, dried cherries and chia seeds!

We made a batch of delicious Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars. Great for breakfast or a quick snack to satiate your hunger! 

So easy to make! This is a No bake recipe with NO Added sugar. Just blend and form the batter into a square to cut into smaller portions or roll into balls:

1 cup of pitted medjool dates (we softened them in hot water before blending)

1 cup of raw almonds

4 scoops of Complete Whey Protein in the Delicious Chocolate flavor

2 Tbsp. of Chia Seeds

1/4 cup of dried cherries

1/4 cup of dark chocolate bitties

2 Tbsp. of Coconut oil

Sprinkle with Himalayan Sea Salt right before serving!

Homemade Protein bars made with Complete Whey Protein, raw almonds, chia seeds, dark chocolate and cherries!

Health Benefits of this recipe include:

The cacoa found in dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and serotonin, a natural antidepressant. 

The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Chia seeds help detoxify the body and aid in weight loss.

Chia seeds contain Omega 3 Fatty acids and help dieters feel full longer. 

Chia Seeds contain complex carbohydrates that are absorbed slowly and metabolized over a long time so you feel satisfied for longer periods of time.


When a chia seed is exposed to water, it forms a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight. Since the gel is made of water, it has no calories. It’s also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories!

Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is important for both health and energy. Both the gelling action of the seed, and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars. If you eat chia with a meal, it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than a series of ups and downs that wear you out.

Raw Almonds are a SUPER FOOD. Almonds contain: Protein, Dietary and Insoluble Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B, Biotin, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorous.

Medjool Dates
are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They contain B Vitamins, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Folate, Manganese and Calcium. They help keep your bones strong and your digestive system healthy! They add great flavor as well as being a natural sweetener. Their gooey texture is ideal for creating healthy snacks you can take on the go.


Coconut oil
contains fatty acids which help boost brain function, contains Lauric acid which is highly anti-microbial, and can help you lose weight by reducing abdominal fat.

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy levels by as much as 5%, which can lead to significant weight loss over the long term.

Dried cherries are a great source of natural fiber, potassium, copper, protein, iron, and carbohydrates. The red coloring in cherries contains anthocyanin which is a powerful antioxidant which prevents free radicals from damaging our cells.

Dried Cherries
are great for your immune system as they contain vitamins A,C & E.


Raw Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

Raw whey protein is an excellent source of cysteine, the precursor of Glutathione which is the most abundant antioxidant in the body that protects us from damage due to toxins and free radicals. 

A batch of easy to make Homemade Chocolate Chia Cherry Protein bars made with Complete Raw Whey Protein!

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Homemade Neapolitan Protein Pops! June 23, 2017 16:45

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

We love experimenting in the RawWheyProtein.com kitchen and coming up with delicious and nutritious recipes! Here's a tasty summer treat for you and your loved ones:

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles

For the berry layer blend these ingredients:

1/2 cup organic strawberries

1/4 cup of raspberries

1/4 cup of pitted cherries

1/4 cup of pure Cranberry juice

1 cup of Coconut Cream (we like Trader Joe's brand)

1 Tbsp. of Xylitol (for added sweetness)

1 Scoop of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

For the Vanilla Layer blend these ingredients:

1 cup of Coconut Cream

1 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

1 tsp. of Vanilla extract

1 Scoop of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

For the Rich Chocolate Layer blend these ingredients:

2 Tbsp. of Almond Butter

2 Tbsp. of 100% Cocoa Powder

2 Tbsp. of Xylitol

1 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

a dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

1/2 cup of Coconut Cream

1 scoop of Complete Pea Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor

Pour each layer into popsicle molds on top of each other and freeze overnight!

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

The recipes can easily double as nutritious shakes if you desire!

The best part of these pops is that they have no added sugar, are full of healthy antioxidants from fresh berries and cocoa and are filled with good fats and high quality proteins making them not only a tasty treat but really good for your bodies!

Enjoy!

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

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Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookie Dough Bites May 15, 2017 17:28

Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, May 15th, we have a delicious completely Vegan NO-BAKE recipe for you!

Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips, mix chocolate chips after blending. Form into balls and chill for one hour.

1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of almond meal
1 cup of oats
1 cup of coconut oil
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 scoops of Complete Pea Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor
8-10 pitted dates
1 tsp. of honey
1 cup of dark chocolate chips
To finish: Sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt

This recipe is high in protein, full of antioxidants, good fats & has no added sugar!

The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Raw almonds are filled with healthy fats. While they do contain a small amount of saturated fat, most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat, which is known for its ability to promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health.

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy levels by as much as 5%, which can lead to significant weight loss over the long term.

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.

Read more about the health benefits of coconut oil for healthy skin and hair care!

Complete Pea Protein is a 100% VEGAN protein source made from North American grown yellow peas. Complete Pea Protein is a natural, non-GMO, pea protein which offers a high quality vegetable based protein with excellent digestibility.

This protein is ideal for those who are looking for a high quality vegetarian/vegan protein powder or for those interested in a dairy-free alternative to whey protein.
Complete Pea Protein has an amino acid profile that is similar to that of whey protein. Its well-balanced profile fulfills the essential amino acid requirements often missing in the lower protein, vegetarian diet.

Further Benefits of Peas:
Pea protein may have a positive effect on the maintenance of normal blood pressure levels and has also been shown, in animal studies, to have a positive impact on total cholesterol levels.

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A Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving to you & your families! November 22, 2016 18:25

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RawWheyProtein.com!

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Homemade Coconut Matcha Ice Cream October 29, 2016 08:13

Homemade Coconut Matcha Ice Cream

Make your own creamy Green Tea ice cream packed full of healthy fats, immune building amino acids and healthy antioxidants! This recipe is so easy to make!

Blend all ingredients and freeze overnight:

1 can of coconut cream (we like Trader Joe's)

1 avocado

2 scoops (1/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavor

4 tsp. of Matcha Green Tea powder

4 Tbsp. of Xylitol (for sweetness)

1 tsp. of Pure Vanilla extract

Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

Squeeze of lemon juice

Benefits of the ingredients in this recipe:

Green Tea contains the antioxidant EGCG which causes your body to produce heat increasing your metabolism which burns off your body fat.

EGCG Health Benefits include Weight Loss!
Obesity has risen to epidemic proportions in many Western countries. EGCG may help you lose weight via three main mechanisms:
    •    Higher Metabolism
    •    Higher Fat Burning
    •    Reduced Fat Storage

Green tea has strong anti-inflammatory properties and thereby decreases arterial inflammation which decreases the chances of sticky build up on the artery walls. This could also lower blood pressure as it eases the heart’s task of pumping blood through less inflamed arteries.

Green Tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing rises in blood-insulin levels and this also causes your body to burn fat. In addition to burning fat, green tea lowers cholesterol, prevents diabetes, stroke and dementia. 

Other positive effects that may happen when you consume green tea on a daily basis are reduction in hair loss!

Read more about it here: Can Green Tea stop hair loss?

Coconut cream is a good fat full of lauric acid which boosts immunity and speeds up your metabolism. When lauric acid (in coconut cream) converts to monolaurin (an anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride), it boosts your immune system and defends your body against many viruses. Coconut cream also improves digestion and bowel function and helps speed up your metabolism.

Avocado is rich in monounsaturated (good) fats which can reverse insulin resistance and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Perhaps the biggest health benefit of avocados is that by adding avocado to certain foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients. This means that when you combine other fat burning foods with avocado, you can improve your nutrient absorption up to 400%!

Xylitol is like sugar, except good for you. While sugar wreaks havoc on the body, xylitol heals and repairs. It also builds immunity, protects against chronic disease & has anti-aging benefits. Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics. You can find Xylitol at Sprouts and Market Street.

If you could design a perfect protein for the human body it would closely resemble Complete Whey Protein with all of the amino acids that your body needs to function at its best. Your body will love it!

 

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Dr. Webster discusses the importance of protein on the radio with George DiGianni and Coach Mo. June 27, 2016 13:10

Dr. Webster, George and Coach Mo discuss the benefits of different types of protein powder supplements on the Train Station Fitness Show on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket. They discuss the pros and cons of whey protein concentrates and isolates as well as beef bone broth protein supplements. They also warn against the harmful ingredients you see in common protein powders that cover the shelves of supermarkets, gyms and nutrition stores. In the end, they make it very easy for you to choose the perfect protein supplement to fit your needs.

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Our Chocolate and Vanilla Paleo Smoothies are soooooo good! January 01, 2016 19:22

Creamy Vanilla Paleo Smoothie

    Blend All Ingredients:
    1-2 scoops of Complete Paleo Protein (Creamy Vanilla or Delicious Chocolate Flavors)
    2 cups of mixed frozen of fresh berries
    2 Tbsp. of almond butter
    a dash each of Turmeric & Ceylon Cinnamon
    1/2 cup of water, more for desired consistency
    if desired: add 1/2 frozen banana for sweetness
    *for an extra kick: add a dash of cayenne

Complete Paleo Protein is the premium product for those who want a true
paleo protein source. This beef-based protein powder can help power your
workouts so you can build strong muscle tissue. The unique and delicious
blend allows for easier protein absorption compared to other sources.
This makes it the perfect pre-workout and post-workout protein powder to
accelerate recovery and increase muscle healing. This is the best protein
available for those who engage in intense exercise, heavy weight-lifting or
cross-fit. It is a must for the competitive athlete or the weekend warrior who
wants to improve performance and cut down on soreness and recovery time. 

Complete Whey Protein Flavors are back by popular demand! October 22, 2015 14:23

We have had so many of you ask when our Creamy Vanilla and Delicious Chocolate flavors are going to be back! We are happy to announce that our delicious flavors are back and bigger than ever! Our Complete Whey Protein label has a new look and a new larger 900 gram size!

You can now choose from 3 yummy flavors in our Complete Whey Protein: Creamy Vanilla, Delicious Chocolate and Unflavored Unsweetened!

Our Complete Paleo and Pea Proteins also come in both Delicious Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla flavors now too!

Not sure which Protein is right for you? Take a really quick quiz to find out!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Double Chocolate Fudge September 02, 2015 15:27

Our decadent double chocolate NO BAKE fudge recipe is full of healthy antioxidants and high quality protein!

Ingredients:

2 scoops of Complete Paleo Protein (approx. 1 cup)
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond butter
1 cup 100% cacao powder
1 cup dates (pitted)
1 pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup of walnuts
coconut oil spray


Instructions:
1. Soak your dates in hot water for about 10 minutes to make them soft and sticky.
2. Mix the Complete Paleo Protein into melted coconut oil.
3. Place all ingredients, except for walnuts, in a food processor and blend until soft and well combined.
4. Add the walnuts into the blended mix.
5. Spread evenly into a glass dish that has been sprayed with coconut oil.
6. Place in the fridge overnight.

Cacao is full of antioxidants and natural anti-depressants.

Coconut oil is great for your skin and hair as well as helping to aid in weight loss.

Walnuts are rich in healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, improve bone health & protect against cardiovascular disease.


Chocolate Banana Paleo Pops August 26, 2015 16:34

Try our Chocolate Banana Paleo Pops for a satisfying and refreshing high protein snack.

Blend Ingredients and place in popsicle molds overnight:

2 Scoops of Complete Paleo Protein - Rich Chocolate Flavor (approx. 1 cup)

1 frozen banana

2 Tbsp. almond butter

1/2 cup of water or unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk

dash of Ceylon Cinnamon

dash of Himalayan sea salt

 


What is protein and why is protein important for our health? August 24, 2015 15:38


Everything in the human body is either made of protein or is dependent on protein for its function. Everything! You could easily make the case that protein is the most important nutrient. But why is protein so important?  

No other nutrient has such widespread uses in the body. Healthy fats, like omega 3’s, are used in lots of places in the body, but not everywhere. The same is true of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. All of these nutrients are extremely important for our health, but their uses in the body are not as all-encompassing as protein. 

You may have heard that DNA controls the building blocks of life, and this is true. But proteins ARE the building blocks of life. Here is why. DNA has a very simple job; it decides which type of protein gets created, and when and where that protein is created. That is all! Everything in life, even your DNA is based around protein.      

 

What is protein? 

Proteins are made up of a combination of building blocks called amino acids. Different combinations of amino acids results in different proteins that can be used for all of the different structures and functions in the body. 

 

Structure- You are literally constructed of protein. Muscle, skin, bone, nerves, organs and even blood cells are made of protein. If you want youthful skin, good muscle tone, strong bones and healthy organs you need to have adequate protein in your diet. If you restrict your protein intake, your body will wear out quickly and fall apart. Restricting your protein intake would be like asking a car manufacturer to build a good car without enough metal (or plastic these days). It just wouldn’t work. Your body can't work well without protein either because protein is the "metal" of all of the different structures of your body.    

 

Hormones- An important group of compounds that keep you healthy and feeling good are hormones. Many hormones such as thyroid hormone, melatonin, insulin, growth hormones and adrenaline are made of protein. Other hormones that are not made of protein such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol require certain proteins called enzymes in order to be manufactured in the body. So, without protein you could not make any of your body’s vital hormones.   

 

Mood and Craving Control- Other important chemicals in the body are the neurotransmitters or as I like to call them, our "brain chemicals". Serotonin and dopamine are two common brain chemicals that help you feel good and give you motivation and a stable mood. Both of them, along with many other important brain chemicals, are made of protein. Without adequate protein intake you might experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue or uncontrollable cravings due to low production of these important brain chemicals. 

  

Aging- In order to protect our bodies from damage you rely on a group of nutrients called antioxidants. Basically, antioxidants protect you from undergoing the same process that causes iron to rust. It is called oxidation and it is one of the primary causes of premature aging and chronic disease. The single most important antioxidant in the body is called glutathione and it is made directly from protein.  Restrict your protein and you risk excessive aging due to low antioxidant production. And here is an important fact- you can’t replace glutathione with other antioxidants like vitamin C. Glutathione has a specific role in protecting your body and only it can perform that protective role. 

 

Cleansing- Another role of glutathione is to help your body cleanse itself of toxic materials. That by itself is enough reason to make sure to consume adequate protein. But glutathione is only a small piece of the detoxification process. And, you probably guessed it, the other pieces of the detoxification systems in your body requires protein as well. In fact, your liver requires at least 25 grams of protein a day just for its functions alone. So if you ever hear someone use the words “fasting” and “detoxing” in the same sentence, you know they are only harming themselves. You cannot cleanse or detoxify the body without adequate protein intake.  

 

Immunity- Your immune system helps fight infections and to do this it uses specific types of immune boosting proteins. Consuming high quality protein can be a nice boost to your immune system. Without it your immune system would shut down and you would likely become ill from bacterial or viral infections. 

 

Energy- Protein can act as an energy source for your body to burn as fuel but more importantly protein helps control blood sugar. Those who eat more protein tend to have more stable blood sugar as well as more sustained energy levels throughout the day. 

 

Healing- If you cut our skin, break a bone or damage your joints, protein is required to build new healthy tissue. In other words, protein is required for healing. 

 

Workout Performance and Recovery- When you exercise it causes microscopic damage to your muscles and bones. As long as you have enough protein available your body will respond by rebuilding your muscles and bones stronger than they were before the exercise. This is how exercise works. It is basically just controlled injury and healing and, as I mentioned above, without protein you can't heal. But as long as you consume adequate amounts of protein, exercise can help keep you young, strong and fit for life!

 

-Dr. Jeremy Webster

Weight Loss and Nutrition Expert

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No Bake Coconut Protein Bars August 22, 2015 09:42

Our No Bake Coconut Protein bars are delicious and nutritious treats for the whole family!

If you love coconut candy bars, here's a tasty and healthier version to enjoy:

Ingredients:
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein unflavored, unsweetened
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. xylitol
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla or almond extract
dash of sea salt

Instructions:
1. Mix 2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein into the coconut oil
2. Add all ingredients into food processor and pulse until mixed
3. Press coconut mixture into a shallow glass container
4. Chill for an hour in fridge before cutting into squares

Raw Whey Protein is great for muscle building, fat loss, energy, post-workout recovery and immune boosting.

Maple Syrup is a natural heart healthy sweetener containing zinc and manganese which also help keep your immune system healthy.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which have natural antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.

Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics.