There are a number of situations where it is important to increase the level of protein in your diet. Pre or post work out will increase performance and muscle healing. If you have been off your food for any reason or even pre-surgery.
Some patients with cancer have falling albumin levels which lead to cachexia and ankle swelling so its important to increase protein levels.
What you need to make this bodybuilder protein shake
- 1 tsp maca
- 1 tsp wheat grass
- 1 tbsp sprouted quinoa
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup nuts of choice (milled)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
These ingredients online from Ocado (https://www.ocado.com), but are available in most large supermarkets or health food stores. The lucuma we used was Naturya Natural Organic Lucuma Powder, which can be purchased from Ocado or from Planet Organic (http://www.planetorganic.com) or natural health stores.
This is how you do it t make this bodybuilder protein shake
All very simple and quick – just measure the ingredients then add to the blender. Add the unsweetened almond milk then mix them all together and blend. Maca has a butterscotch flavour which works well with the almond milk
Pour into a glass. It’s best to drink slowly try not to guzzle down as it can make you feel bloated.
Bets served chilled
Maca: Adaptogen, balancing hormones in both women and men, having found to increase libido in both sexes. It has also been found to help with menopause symptoms. It is a root and good source of carbs and protein, is low in fat and contains a fair amount of fibre. It’s also high in some essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron.
Wheat Grass: It is rich in pretty much all the minerals we know of. Enjoys a nice list of minerals and vitamins: A, B, C, E and K. It contains all 9 essential amino acids (and more, about 17), the building blocks of protein. It high polyphenol and chlorophyll content which cleanses the body, including the blood!
Quinoa: Gluten free and complete protein. Contains calcium, magnesium and manganese (great for bone health) 19% of the daily requirement of Folate, great for pregnancy as well