A Protein Shake That Isn't Disgusting?!

Who knew it was possible?7th May 2016 - Food

To go along with my usual weekly gym routine, I wanted to add a protein shake into my diet to ensure that I’m getting enough protein and to aid in muscle recovery. I have been looking for a protein powder for a long time and I know I’m not the only person who finds them totally gross. A few people had recommended The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein Powder to me, so I reluctantly tried it out.  Luckily for my tastebuds, I was pleasantly surprised!

If you haven’t heard much about The Super Elixir before, the main woman behind the brand is Elle Macpherson, who became passionate about the subject when learning about the body from her nutritionist. The first product to be released was the Alkalising Greens, which is a green superfood powder to be added into smoothies etc. Shortly after, they released the Nourishing Protein powder as an alternative to whey powder. Many protein powders on offer are whey protein based, which isn’t great if you have a dairy intolerance. This protein powder is both organic and vegan friendly, so it’s perfect for those of you that are conscious of that. The main ingredients in the product are organic pea protein, organic brown rice protein and organic cacao powder (mmm…chocolate).

I’ve been experimenting quite a bit with this powder and I’ve finally found a recipe that I don’t hate (that’s a big deal for my picky eating habits). I’ve been drinking this on the days I have been going to the gym, so around three days a week depending on how lazy I am.

MY RECIPE OF CHOICE

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Ingredients
-1 large banana

-3tbsp oats

-1 heaped tbsp flaxseed

-1 scoop of Nourishing Protein Powder (or one sachet of protein powder)

-3 Medjool Dates

-1 cup of milk (it can be dairy, oat, soy or almond – whatever you choose)

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Blend it altogether in a blender (I was using my NutriBullet for this one) and drink!

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  • Looks and sounds delicious!

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  • Catherine Auld

    I’ve been using a very similar recipe to this one, and isn’t it delicious! I like to add a tsp or two of maca powder for bonus nutrition or if I’m having it for breakfast because it acts like caffeine except without the negative effects. Also, where is your nailpolish from? I’m on the lookout for a good nude polish thats not too browny on my skin tone.

  • I have two favorite proteins, Designs For Health, which is hard to find and Vega Sport. Designs For Health is whey from grass fed organic cows and the other is a mix of vegan proteins. If you have trouble with the powder part of it, you might want to try Great Lakes gelatin. It’s a great way to get more protein.

  • Wow, super helpful, thanks!! xo

  • Amal Hayatlah

    Just wanted to tell you to be careful with flax seeds especially if they are crushed since they are poisinous. They have cyanide in them which your body absorbes when you eat them. Whole flax seeds also contain that but in a smaller amount so you shouldnt eat more than about 2 teaspoons a day from whole flaxseeds. Flaxseedoil however has been stripped from cyanide so that may be a better option if you are looking for the omega 3 fatty acids in flaxseeds. 🙂

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  • Megan Clarke

    I can’t wait to try this!

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  • I hadn’t been brave enough either, but you actually can’t taste them at all so try it out! 🙂

  • Anything which makes it sweeter is great in my books, haha!

  • It just makes it a little more interesting to drink 🙂