rippe1Protein.  It’s a great way to start the day.  Many of us make the mistake of skipping breakfast thinking it is a way to stay slimmer.  Not only is that not a healthy choice, It could not be farther from the truth.  When your body thinks you are starving, it conserves the fat in your body which is not what you want if you are concerned about weight and calories.  For years I skipped breakfast and it was not the smart way to go.  Even worse, it never helped me lose any weight.

With our busy schedules, it can be difficult to make a home cooked healthy breakfast.  I found that a great option for me was a protein shake or a fruit smoothie.  There are many choices for protein shakes, some better than others.  It is vital to choose one with the best ingredients including whey protein isolate.  Whey protein alone is not a healthy choice.  After reviewing my options, I decided on a dark chocolate protein shake made from raw cacao, acai berry and blueberry.  This shake at only 190 calories has 21 grams of whey protein isolate, 8 grams of fiber, 3 grams of fat from chia and 0.5 grams of sugar.

Every morning I have my protein shake with 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter or nutella, 1 cup of ice, 1 cup of water and 2 scoops of the XO extreme chocolate.  It is a dark decadent yummy chocolate shake that I crave.  It has over 56,000 ORACfn (the amount of antioxidants) in each serving so it gives me a lot of energy.  This is a good choice if you are not getting the 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day that you should for good health and if you are not getting the amount of protein that your body craves.

What I love the best about this shake is that I am full for four hours after eating it. Everyone is different, but that has been the case for me.  Since I am watching my weight, this is a great choice.

I am Lynette Henk, XO chocolate consultant for over four years.  Contact me if you havenewlynette any questions regarding protein shakes or if you would like some yummy protein shake recipes.  I can be reached at 941-216-5727, at [email protected] or at  Customers who order monthly receive a free product every third month for the first year along with Free shipping on your order!  Now that is a deal!