Monday, October 5, 2009

Popeye had Spinach...

I just finished a great protein shake and thought I'd share the wealth.

First, let me just say that everyone should run out to their closest Target and purchase a Magic Bullet blender. This little guy will make your life so much easier - easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store - it's well worth the small price tag!

Secondly, I should tell you all that the jury is still out as to whether it is truly "paleo-safe". I will be doing a little investigating so that I can hopefully come back to you all with a definitive answer. 'Til then, it's a great option for a non-dairy smoothie/shake.

Throw it all in the Bullet and then enjoy!

*The flavored hemp milks(chocolate and vanilla)do have more sugar than the unsweetened version, obviously. But the sugar used comes from organic cane juice, so I'm going to consider this paleo until I find evidence of the contrary.
**Again, this is where the line gets a little fuzzy. Be sure that the protein powder you use is as close to 100% Whey protein as possible. This can be a little tricky as most protein powders that taste half-way decent include some sort of artificial sweetener that would clearly NOT be "paleo-safe".


  1. Meg Parsons turned me on to the Bluebonnet brand of Protein Powder. It's only undenatured whey protein isolate and natural vanilla flavor. The package says it contains milk but does not have egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, what, soybeans, corn, yeast, gluten, barley, rice or sugar. No sweetners either.

    Available at Sun Harvest :)

  2. That sounds like a good option for sure! I'll have to check it out. It has to be better than the pure hemp protein that I tried recently. I had high expectations due to the fact that it was produced by the same company that made the hemp milk...I was let down to say the least.

    Anyway, thanks for the post. I'll give it a go