Protein Shakes

Before starting the 30 Days to Healthy Living program I used to make shakes for my husband all the time. I really never knew the difference between one protein to the next, so we’ve tried lots of different protein powders for him over the last few years and I’ve since learned a thing or two. I love this infographic and here is a quick read on different types of protein.

I’m so happy to have found Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Mix. It has 20 grams of vegan protein – no soy or dairy – and it’s free of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. Only a small amount of organic cane sugar is added, and while it is still sugar, it is a much healthier option than refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.

I now make shakes for my husband AND myself 🙂

HIS – Chocolate Banana:

  • 500 calories
  • 28 grams protein
  • 23 grams fiber
  • 26 grams sugar
  • 86 carbs

Kyle uses shakes as an addition to a small meal, or as a meal replacement if he’s not too hungry or if his activity level is lower on a given day. He’s working to bulk up, not lose weight. (skip the banana and the oats to reduce calories, carbs and sugar).

Chocolate Protein Shake Mix along with unsweetened almond milk, fiber boost, cinnamon, banana, strawberries, blueberries and dry gluten free oats (pure oats are gluten free by nature, but if processed in a plant along with wheat, barley etc., they are contaminated with traces of gluten).  RECIPE HERE


HERS – Very Berry

I mostly use as a meal replacement.

Sometimes, if I feel a little hungry I’ll make a scaled down version with 1/2 protein powder and no fiber boost or digestion plus – which pretty much reduces these numbers by 1/2:

  • 260 calories
  • 21 grams protein
  • 16 grams fiber
  • 19 grams sugar
  • 44 carbs
  • 3 grams fat

Vanilla Protein Shake Mix along with water pre-mixed with digestion plus, fiber boost, cinnamon, strawberries and blueberries.  RECIPE HERE


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