Laini Oldfield | April 26, 2018
It’s kind of a ‘big deal’.
“I don’t know what to eat”
“Making a whole food breakfast for my family just takes toooo long on my busy mornings! Toast and cereal it is!”
In my humble opinion, breakfast-is-the-easiest-wholefood-meal-of-the-day.
How I hear you say?
Aside from our other ‘go-to’ (porridge or straight up raw oats with some killer toppings), protein powders are a sure fire hit at our place.
They’re lightening fast (always a plus, right?), and they’re yum (every single one of our 5 kids loves them – no ‘special orders’).
But you’ve got protein shakes, and… well, protein shakes.
Heaps of them are full of stuff you don’t want to be eating.
You know. I know it. The makers of the protein shakes know it.
Lots of us have unanswered questions.
Questions about what’s *actually* in them. How it’s processed. Is it ethical? The ‘type’ of protein that best for you. Are the cows happy? Are the peas happy? 😉
In the past I just avoided them altogether.
But I don’t need to anymore. And nor do you.
Let’s just make a very informed choice.
I’m going to make that easy for you today.
(I’ll also give you a bunch of recipes and a cool podcast resource).
Because when you get your day started with a decent portion of your daily nutrition needs met, you set yourself (and your mini-me’s) up for the rest of it.
No more lethargy mid-morning. Faar less little people having tantrums (or let’s be real – us big people too), no more reaching for empty snacks to get you through. And the peace of mind of knowing you’re not loading your body with stuff that will compromise it’s awesomeness.
THESE words by our friend Lisa Corduff over at Small Steps Living explain the resistance Jordan and I felt to protein powders for toooo long:
“A few weeks ago I shared that I had entered the world of the protein powder. This was a big deal for me.
You see, I’m a food fan. Humans have existed on food for their basic needs since forever. And having a protein supplement felt like it went against my whole ethos.”
“Until I discovered that a good protein powder can actually be food too. My lack of understanding (and also serious scepticism because of dodgy claims and chemical cocktail products!) has been lost now that I’ve found a product I totally trust.”
Now you guys know how picky we are at TWC.
We don’t just take on any products.
They have to be premium, real, “clean”, we examine not only what’s in it, but how it’s processed…
… we believe in going back to simple, basic eating. And 180 Nutrition is one of the very few protein supplements I’ve seen that tick those simple boxes.
Check this out:
But don’t take my word for it.
Sarah Wilson of I Quit Sugar said this (originally here):
“Most of the info out there advises it’s all about whey protein. But know this: the whey needs to be…
- Cold pressed
- Derived from grass fed cows (Laini: or a vegan alternative)
- Free of hormones and chemicals
- Free of sugar
180 Nutrition’s protein superfood ticks all these boxes.
Also, less is more. This superfood contains only a handful of (recognisable, no “numbers” involved) ingredients.
So: no gluten, no artificial flavourings or preservatives, no processed sugars and sweeteners, no bulking agents
or thickeners. PLUS the whole lot is 100% raw and (Laini: mostly) organic.
Our Conversation with 180 Nutrition
Because we like to get to know each of our suppliers, we hooked up a time to speak with the Founder himself, Stu.
Man he’s a passionate guy. And what a back story!
Check out our conversation here.
Check Out the Saving on These Babies
Oh, and by the way – we offer you guys some s-o-l-i-d savings on these beautiful premium products. Our partners in the industry who are very well respected, come to us to buy their stash of 180 Nutrition!
Want the savings our members get? Get your free trial here.
Here’s some cute pics of my kiddos drinking their 180 Smoothies, and me fuelling up with 180 on my bike ride to my solo weekend getaway. Soooo good. I thought chocolate would be my pick, but surprisingly, coconut wins for me with these bars. The kids like the chocolate ones though.
Still not convinced?
I’ll let these guys who I truly respect Lay. It. Down.
Our friend Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life does a thorough dissection of the modern breakfast, the ROI (return on investment) we get, and compares it to her 180 Nutrition breakfast (I can call her my friend if she witnessed me get pushed into the pool by my 4 year old,
“There are a small select few protein powders that do what we want them to do – and that is offer great nutrition, remove the need for a between-meal snack and the associated costs of thatand taste good…. I trust them, I know the product, I’ve tasted and use it regularly, I like that they have vegan AND grass fed whey protein options to suit everybody. I’m a fan of their ethos and their massive desire for us to be our best selves. It shines through in everything they do and for the 100 brands I get asked to do something with, and the 99% I say “sorry because of XYZ” – this is the 1% that I say yes to, and then get to work getting us a little deal!”
And one of our biggest supporters Georgia Harding of Well Nourished said this:
“Navigating the many types of protein powders available is tricky business. Many brands are derived from feed-lot, grain-fed cows (also often fed GMOs), highly-processed soy proteins and contain franken-sugars, fructose, maltodextrin starches (aggravate blood sugars and the GIT), additives and more yuk ingredients. Most also contain absolutely no plant fibre, good fats or micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), so nutritionally they are incomplete and not at all reflective of a well-rounded, whole food meal. Thankfully, 180 Nutrition’s protein powders offer balanced nutrition and do what we need them to do—provide a sustaining, nutritious supplement, and here’s the clincher, that actually tastes good. It’s just got to taste good, right?
I love that they have vegan AND grass-fed whey protein options (to suit everybody) and that they couple their proteins with nourishing whole food to make them nutritionally complete (so much more than just protein). I’m a fan of their ethos in general and they’re an Aussie company that I know and trust… Their protein powders contains loads of essential minerals and B vitamins from plant sources for stable energy and mood, healthy fats and plant-based fibre. They are also super low in sugar (and fructose-friendly), so they will keep you full for longer, without a mid-morning blood sugar crisis.
Adding a serve to my son’s breakfast has made all the difference to his focus and mood, whilst still a quick and convenient meal for ‘those days’ when cooking eggs is out of the question.”
Check out 180’s video. They totally ‘get’ what we want. Just straight up real food.
And this cool infographic. I love a good infographic 😉
Now I’m sure you’ve heard enough.
Time for some recipes with 180 Nutrition!
And please – do yourself a favour and check our Stu’s podcast. It has over 2 million downloads, and it’s rated #1 in Australia for health and wellness. Impressive stuff. Did I mention he was passionate? 😉
Alright, that’s me, I’m out! If my blender wasn’t out of action right now (curse that fork I put in it while it was blending!), I’d go and make myself a shake.