Over the past few months, I’ve been getting a lot of emails from serious athletes asking me for product recommendations. Most of them are fed up with the variety of protein powders and snacks they find at health food stores…and for good reason! Have you ever read through the ingredients label on these products? More often than not, these conventional protein powders are loaded with tons of artificial ingredients, colors, and sweeteners. Why would you want to put all of this garbage into your body, especially if the goal is to eat a diet that promotes your best and most powerful self?
That’s why I started doing some research on the best protein products that were specifically designed with the athlete in mind. I stumbled upon the Paleo Protein powder from MHP (Maximum Human Performance) and after doing some reading, I was very impressed and wanted to give it a try! For over a month, I started adding this powder to coconut milk before my daily workout. It tasted great and I loved the boost of energy it gave me! I even gave it to my picky fiance, who is super critical when it comes to protein powders. He was expecting it to taste like chalk but was pleasantly surprised by the vanilla almond taste. Not only is this all natural muscle building protein free from artificial flavors and sweeteners, it’s made with premium grade beef protein isolate and pure egg white protein. This is perfect for all of you athletes who are sticking to a Paleo diet. The combination of egg white and beef protein is loaded with branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and all of the essential amino acids your body needs to enhance muscle growth and recovery. It also has a high concentration of these potent proteins through the use of special hydrolysis and isolation technologies, which yields high levels of those muscle building amino acids and makes them more bio-available for your body. Best of all? MHP Paleo Protein is gluten-free, lactose-free, fat-free, and sugar-free. It is also made with hormone free rBST free and non-GMO beef and egg white protein. How cool is that?
I also had the pleasure of trying out the Fit & Lean Power Pak Pudding from MHP. This ready-to-eat snack is not only creamy and delicious, it is packed with 15 grams of protein and does not contain any sugar. At only 100 calories per cup, Fit & Lean Power Pak Pudding is a great little snack that you can enjoy before or after your workout. It uses a synergistic blend of proteins from milk and soy protein isolates to deliver a mixture of fast and slow digesting proteins for your body. It also boasts high levels of muscle toning amino acids, including glutamine, arginine and BCAAs, all of which interact with natural growth factors to support faster muscle toning, repair and recovery. An additional benefit is that this pudding provides 25% of the daily requirement of calcium…a vital mineral that so many of us are deficient in.
Learn more about all of the products from MHP by visiting their website at www.mhpstrong.com. I also recommend that you like their Facebook page and check out all of their great posts. If you are a serious athlete who cares about the foods and supplement ingredients that you put into your body, these products are definitely for you!