An Interesting New Take on Protein Powder

You’ve ditched the soy (hopefully), you’ve taken a break from the whey and you’re allergic to eggs (or following an auto immune protocol, leaving eggs on the do not eat list).

So where does that leave you if you’re looking for a way to whiz up a delicious homemade, healthy shake to go?

One of the key reasons to make your smoothies at home is to be in complete control of what goes in it, and in the process, making sure what you create is more balanced than an all fruit juice you might pick up at the local cold-pressed shop.

Keep in mind that while those drinks may be all natural, most have a whopping dose of sugar along with those vitamins and minerals they’re promoting.

Pressed Juicery’s Orange Turmeric Fuji Apple Lemon Juice[1], contains 18 grams of sugar per serving… but their bottles have two!

Drink the whole think and you’re getting more than the new (albeit still way off the mark) guidelines put forth by the USDA[2] just a few weeks back, suggested we limit our intake to no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.

Some way to keep healthy, huh?

To clarify, there’s no problem with having a piece of fruit with a meal sometimes, or even an all green juice along with a wild salmon salad, but we’re talking complete meals on the go.

While one might argue that using a protein powder goes against the grain of what is Paleo, but given that there will always be those in a pinch situations where we’ve got to make do with the next best option than a fresh piece of grass-fed steak as our protein source, which brings us back to the case in point.

What is one to do if they want to avoid the inflammatory effect of soy or casein and cannot consider another very common protein powder source: egg?

Think fish.

Now, before you bust a gut imagining the idea of throwing a sardine into your kale-almond smoothie, let me first assure you that I wouldn’t be recommending it if I hadn’t first tried it myself.

A few years back, I was approached by AminoMarine regarding a fish protein powder they’d developed.

Years of research had gone into it; and I learned quite a bit about how the product is made.

However, at the time, there were a few things that were in need of fine tuning and tweaking before it was officially 100% Paleoista approved.

Now, they’ve launched a version that is, and you’ve got to test it out.

Some features to consider:

  • Marine organisms have far more than just Omega 3 oils to offer as they are full of bioactive compounds (proteins, peptides, micro-nutrients) and highly absorbable organic based mineral complexes (instead of ground up rocks).
  • Fish protein is hypoallergenic and has a high antioxidant capacity and an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score:  10x greater than blueberries.
  • Fish Peptides feed the healthy gut bacteria and offer strong anti-inflammatory properties.  

Check out their site, and use coupon code PALEOISTA for a $10 discount through March 31st.

Remember how open minded you had to be when you first gave your real Paleo diet a spin? Keep that same approach and give it a whiz.   Need some recipe ideas? Try it in place of the eggs I used when I made one of my signature concoctions with Dr. Oz himself, back in 2013 when I first appeared as his guest Paleo expert.





[2] “New Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar. But Red Meat Gets A Pass.” NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2016