Instead, choose caffeine drinks that aren’t loaded with ingredients you can’t pronounce – black or bulletproof coffee, lemon water, (KillCliff has been really making headway in this area, too!)
First, think of collagen, like bone collagen. Think about how that would taste. Pretty dry, tasteless, maybe even a little unpalatable? Now think about your “protein” powders. Creamy, smooth, milk-shakey …kinda delicious, right?
Look for: grass-fed proteins, no hormones, antibiotics or fillers, no lactose, soy, gluten, salt or added sugar/artificial sweeteners
If you follow what the government and food industry tells you like a broken record, you probably still believe that soy has some health benefits and that it’s a good idea to consume at least some. After all, what could be bad about the innocent soy milk or tasteless tofu?
- The goitrogens in soy are potent anti-thyroid compounds that can lead to endocrine disruption and thyroid disorders. Infants on soy formula have a much higher risk of autoimmune thyroid disease.
- Soy throws off our hormonal balance (tries to mimic the body’s natural estrogen hormones)
- High levels of phytic acid in soy inhibit the body’s ability to absorb uber important minerals (zinc, calcium, magnesium)
Those are just a few reasons why soy stinks.
Be on the look out, though. TONS of “clean” protein bars and drinks are LOADED with soy protein and soy protein isolate. Stay. away
In order to feel your best and perform your best, you must nourish yourself with the best.
Sure, the best stuff is probably more expensive. But why are we turned off by that? Isn’t the one thing we should be investing the most money in, without question, our bodies? Granted, we only have one. We don’t get a redo or a restart.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 2/3 c almond flour
- Dash of Himalayan sea salt
- Raisins, dates or figs
- Almond butter
- Mix first six ingredients together
- Pour into shallow bowl or wide mouthed mug
- Microwave on high for 3 min
- Let cool and rest for 5 minutes
- Slice bread in half, slather each side with almond butter, top with dried fruit
- * You can also place this batter in a muffie pan and bake on high at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (will get a little crispier!)