By: Leanne Ely
Including a scoop of protein powder in your daily diet can boost your immune system and promote healthy skin while improving muscle strength and muscle development (and no, you won’t look grotesque like a body builder on steroids!). Protein is required to regulate metabolism and hormones.
Our muscles and tissues are built with protein and because the human body can’t store extra protein, you need a steady supply on a consistent basis.
Adequate protein in your diet is second only to your body’s need for water. Let’s think about that for a minute!
Now, are you getting enough protein?
Your protein requirement depends on how much you weigh and how old you are. If you’re an adult, you need .66 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. (To find your weight in kgs, divide your weight in pounds by 2.2.)
This means if you weigh 150 pounds (68 kgs) then your body requires 46.3 grams of protein each day.
Best sources for protein
Your best sources of protein are going to come from animals. A 6-ounce steak is going to provide you with 42 grams of protein.
Some other excellent sources of protein…
Tuna: 40 grams per 6-ounce can
Chicken breast: 30 grams per 3.5-ounce serving
Pork loin: 29 grams per 4-ounce serving
Hamburger patty: 28 grams per 4-ounce serving
Fish fillet: 22 grams per 3.- ounce serving
Cottage cheese: 15 grams per 0.5 cup
Yogurt: 8–10 grams per cup (check your label)
Almonds: 9 grams per 0.25 cup
Pumpkin seeds: 8 grams per 0.25 cup
Flax seeds: 8 grams per 0.25 cup
Milk: 8 grams per cup
Eggs: 6 grams per egg
My favorite way to get protein in first thing is with my morning smoothie. And because the protein part is so important, I changed up our smoothie mix to an all new line of protein powders.
This new product is a protein powder made out of hydrolyzed beef protein. Yep you read that right! This stuff (I nicknamed it the Meat Shake, LOL) is 97% pure grass fed beef protein and it tastes exactly like whey, but it’s 100% dairy-free!
When you add this protein powder to your smoothie, it gives it a creamy, delicious texture just like a fast food milkshake. Yes it’s that tasty! It’s the rich collagen that gives it the yummy creaminess and texture.
Maybe you’re thinking, “eww, meat shake?” (and for the record, we’re calling it Perfect Paleo Protein because, well, it is!) This is not the only thing made with “meat” that you wouldn’t have expected. The gelatin in Jell-o and gummy bears comes from meat you know! Exact same thing. Well, except that the protein we use in our shakes comes from grass fed cows, not CAFO animals injected with hormones and such. ?
So, are you ready to try our new Perfect Paleo Protein? Get yours now and you’ll be ready to go when we kick off our 10 Day Paleo Blitz! When you get our Perfect Paleo Protein, we’ll send you the 10 Day Diet to go with it—that means you get the smoothie recipes (2 per day) and dinner recipes, plus shopping lists and a private support group on Facebook, yay!! I’m so excited to kick this off! Get the details here!