Disclosure: I was provided a bag of Source Organic Classic Whey Powder for review at no cost. All opinions stated are 100% my own.
The beginning of this year I noticed a sad trend, my scale numbers and were up and I was NOT having breakfast. I knew this was a bad thing because breakfast fuels your day AND if you protein it, helps boost metabolism among other things. Obviously, my metabolism had become lazy like the rest of me. While I like eggs with veggies, I was looking for something that would be easy to prepare, heart healthy and portable if I needed something on the go. I found Source Organic Whey Powder via Twitter…really social media brings good things to you if you look, and was quite excited about this company on so many levels.
First off, I really am trying to go more and more non GMO and organic in my eating. I notice when I am in this zone, I have less issues with breakouts, bloating, low energy levels and mood and am generally in a better state of mind. After watching Food Matters and Food Inc, I am not a huge fan of big business and our countries mass food production. So much I LOVE about Source Organic – they work local farmers who believe in the humane treatment of animals, and only use milk from grass fed cows.
I thought making Smoothies with some kind of protein powder would be super easy and also flexible too in ingredients and flavors. What I didn’t want was a powder – especially ones that I had no idea what they were. I LOVED seeing that Source Organic Whey had ONE ingredient “Organic Whey Protein Concentrate”. That is it. I do not have any issues with dairy so Whey seemed like a great option for me to get my protein. Nothing against Soy, but I have read and heard for women of my age the Soy Protein and Soy Protein Isolate found in many protein powders is something women should avoid for hormonal reasons. When I researched online, yeah I know, it seemed that Whey Protein was a GREAT way to get the most complete source. A certain Doctor on TV whom I respect and love is a huge proponent of Whey Protein as health benefiting, so I decided to give it a go. FYI, he did NOT mention Source Organic or any brand in particular so I was happy when I came across Source by myself.
The more I read about Source organic as a company, the more I loved them. Convenient, wholesome protein is one the most difficult things to incorporate into a busy and active lifestyle, but is also one the most important. Here is what REALLY hooked me to them from their website:
Where your food comes from is important, and what goes into making the purest whey protein available is just as important as what does not. Source Organic Whey Protein starts with the finest raw ingredients and does as little to them as possible.
We start by working with farmers who believe in the welfare and humane treatment of their animals. Our farmers’ cows are a heritage breed called Jersey cows. These cows graze year-round on fresh pasture of clover, rye, and other native grasses.
The milk they produce is naturally high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA’s), lactoferrin and immunoglobulins. Our USDA Organic Certification is our guarantee to you that our cows have never been given hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or genetically modified feed (GMO).
Yay, no fake stuff or franken-foods of GMOs. I have been trying to cut back on sugars and and not into artificial ones so I decided to give Source a try. I asked for a bag for review and they were kind enough to send me one. I selected the Classic Whey Protein and was told the BEST way to mix it the most thoroughly was with a blender…fine by me. The Organic Whey Powder that I did not select contains less than 1% sunflower lechithin – NO SOY HERE FOLKS, to allow easy mixing with a spoon if you prefer that one.
I tried it with just water and found it filling and creamy. It’s not sweet but I really liked it – and sweeten it up if you so desire with your sweetener of choice. I was surprised how satisfying one glass in the morning could be. And yes, when they suggest the blender, they mean it. I could NOT get the classic to mix with just a spoon AT ALL, but no big whoop to me. I also noticed the mornings I started off with a glass of Whey, I didn’t tend to slip and crave the junk that I can get sucked back into.
I used it as a base for smoothies mixing in fruit, greens, ice, even coffee (yummy Cafe Latte style smoothie). If you like your smoothies sweet you can add in whatever your sweetener of choice – sugar, stevia, honey….whatever you use. I did not miss it at all, especially when I added 1/2 a banana or pineapple so I never added any sweetener. I also added ground flax at times which here’s a hint I got from a certain doctor on TV whose name is is not in Kansas anymore : when adding ground flax to your smoothies, put it in after everything else is mixed up – otherwise it tends to sink to bottom. This famous doctor has on his website that his wife drinks Whey Powder Daily but did NOT endorse specific brand…hey if she is NOT drinking Source Organic, she should!
I had so much fun mixing up my smoothies with whatever ingredients I had on hand, and yet I didn’t try ANY of the recipes on the Source Organic Blog. If you REALLY want to indulge, they have recipes for truffles, brownies, pancakes and more. Remember, everything in moderation y’all. Really though the blog recipes are a great resource for organic and gluten-free recipes.
I loved this product so much I ordered some after I ran out right away and paid for it myself. You can purchase on the Source Organic Website OR though Amazon.com and yes, when I bought it was an Amazon Prime item – hooray for “free shipping” on Prime! A 12ounce bag is $31.99 which states at 2 scoops per serving is 13 servings.
I am so excited I found Source Organics on Twitter, thanks for the follow guys! If you are looking for something healthy to beef up your metabolism and an easy breakfast or post run protein snack, give Source Organics a try! You can follow them at their website SourceOrganics.com, via Twitter @Source_Organic and Facebook page SourceOrganic.
Do you drink Protein Powder shakes or Smoothies? What do you like in your smoothies or shakes?
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