Looking for a delicious twist to the traditional pancake? Add some protein and a little pumpkin puree and Voilà! You have a tasty new breakfast option that the whole family is sure to love!
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In the mood for a healthy, low calorie meal replacement? Try a deliciously fulfilling Pumpkin Protein Shake! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this treat will complement your spread - Perfectly! At just 188 calories with zero cholesterol or saturated fats, it’s rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and other vitamins; suitable any time of day!
At VPX, every day is a day for celebration! Whether you hit a new PR in the gym, prepped your meals for the entire week, or even did something as simple as waking up in the morning, there is ALWAYS something is worth celebrating. So what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes?! Unfortunately, cupcakes may not exactly line up with your strict diet and training protocols - UNTIL NOW! Check out this awesome recipe from our friend Mike Metzger (@Muscle_Chef on Instagram). With only 150 calories and over 12g of Protein per cupcake, this is a tasty treat without the cheat!
In 2009 more than 871,000 people in the United States were being treated for End Stage Kidney Disease (ESRD). Patients with ESRD have a few options; they can try to get a kidney transplant, go on dialysis, or choose to not be treated. Dialysis is a method of filtering toxins in the body either using a dialysis machine, or using the body’s own peritoneal cavity. Without dialysis or a transplant, the outcome for ESRD patients is very poor, so when faced with the decision, most choose dialysis.
MmMmMmMmmm how I LOVE BANANA BREAD! I doubled this recipe and made 2 loaves; one with basic bananas, and the other I added walnuts and raisins. Both are made with all natural, organic, almond flour so they are gluten free and Paleo friendly. Additionaly, my high protein banana bread packs 15g of protein per slice! WOAH! This recipe is incredibly easy and delicious. Simple and sweet! Great for breakfast, as a snack, pre-workout, post-workout, with dinner or as dessert! You really can't go wrong :) Enjoy my friends!
The purpose of consuming whey protein post-workout is because it is immediately absorbed into the body as compared to egg proteins and/or caseins which absorb at a considerably slower rate. For this reason, those proteins are termed "slow release." They do not actually release slowly, but because they all absorb at a slightly different pace, your body is absorbing proteins for an extended period of time. When you consume whey protein you provide your body with a full shot of protein all at once because of the absorption rate. There is an important window of opportunity when repairing you muscles after a workout. You only have an hour to get the nutrients your body needs, therefore you would want to consume the fastest absorbing nutrients around, right? This small window for proper recovery and muscle building is also why you should consume carbohydrates in liquid form, because they are readily available for use.
We all know post-exercise re-feeding is crucial to reap the benefits of training, particularly high-intensity exercise. In a recent study conducted by Lynch et al. (2012), VPX Protein Rush® was compared to an isocaloric “ade” (iCHO) on performance indices following high-intensity resistance training (HIRT..pun intended!). The goal was to determine which macronutrient drink supported repeated performance. Fifteen healthy, 21-44 year old male subjects performed a 15-18 minute HIRT workout then immediately drank either VPX or iCHO. Following a two hour fast, the subjects performed an agility T-test, push-up test, 40-yard sprint, and reported rate of perceived exertion. After a one-week washout the subjects repeated the protocol with the opposite treatment (they acted as their own controls). While controlling for caloric intake and energy expenditure, it was found that VPX produced a significantly (p < .01) larger interaction effect between the performance tests following glycogen depleting exercise compared to iCHO. The RPE effects were similar between the two drinks.
Looking for a way to get your protein and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time? Try this quick and easy recipe for Protein Pudding, where you can have your pudding and eat it too – without completely sabotaging your diet!
Protein is one of the biggest macronutrient necessities in the body. It is needed to repair, rebuild and replenish damaged muscle tissue after exercise. So whether you’re a power lifter, marathon runner, or a bodybuilder, if you want your body to perform at its peak, you need ample amounts of protein.
We have all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Have you heard that a breakfast rich in proteins may also prevent unhealthy evening snacking? According to a study done by Heather Leidy, “eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening”.1