Praise Jesus, I’ve discovered a whey that’s as close to primal as they come. Grass-fed whey, made by All Pro Science. If you’ve been keeping up with my facebook page, you may or may not have seen a post I wrote awhile back about wanting to stray away from whey. The reason for this is because most brands are filled with tons of ingredients, artificial flavors, colors, corn syrups, and things that end with “itol.” Hmmm, that doesn’t sound very natural to me.
Regardless, nixing the whey has been a big struggle. There’s something very comforting about that mid-morning blender bottle waiting for me right after lifting.
What? Girl’s gotta grow.
Thank goodness for All Pro Science. I was so excited when I was contacted by them to do a product review because I knew this was going to be something I believed in. As they like to say (with good reason), they’re the natural choice.
Most cows are fed a grain and corn diet but APS uses only non-contaminated cows fed an all grass diet. Here are some more facts about their whey:
- 23 g of whey per serving
- Only 3 grams of sugar
- Only 6 ingredients
- Hormone-free Dairy (BGH-Free)
- No artificial flavors, sweeteners or fillers
- Good source of amino acids
- Vitamin and mineral fortified
- Comes in 4 delicious flavors: Strawberry Creme, Bavarian Chocolate, French Vanilla and Banana Creme
APS whey by itself is absolutely delicious. It mixes well, it tastes amazing and you know it’s good for you. My favourite flavor is probably the Bavarian Chocolate because it actually tastes like chocolate, something that isn’t too common these days in the supplement department. Many protein powders have a distinct chemical flavor, where every sip floods your taste buds with artificial copy cats. When I’m in a pinch, I usually drink my protein powder just with water so I’m always looking for a good product that doesn’t absolutely need almond milk to taste good.
I also noticed that after drinking APS grass-fed whey I didn’t feel the usual “protein bloat” that most brands cause me. I really can’t explain the logistics or science behind why it happens with other brands, all I know is that I can drink APS whey and still feel ready to rumble. I love that feeling. I’ve always had this love/hate relationship with whey because of how I generally feel after drinking it but not with this grass-fed whey! I think I can safely say my relationship is now love/love.
After having a few solo taste tests, I decided to put it to use in my kitchen. Just to make sure it’s as versatile as I believe whey should be.
I came up with 3 delightful recipes. Strawberry Creme Fudge, a Vanilla Fatty Latte and miniature Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cakes. All “primal” & gluten-free.
Strawberry Creme Fudge (serves 4)
Melt coconut oil for 15-30 seconds in your microwave until it’s a liquid. Combine coconut oil, almond milk and strawberry whey in a blender and blend for a few seconds until it’s a very thick, creamy texture. Use a spoon to transfer your delicious mixture from blender to a freezer-safe Tupperware and set in the freezer for about an hour. Cut into 8-12 pieces and eat as fudge OR place it inside the fridge instead and use it as icing for your paleo pancakes or for dipping bananas in! (or be like me and just eat it a spoonful at a time)
French Vanilla Fatty Latte (serves 1)
Mix all ingredients together in a blender and pour in a mug. The top of the latte should be deliciously foamy. I topped mine with cinnamon:)
* In case you’re skeptical about fat in your coffee, read this, this, this, this and for additional information on why fat is so awesome, this.
Starting your day off with fat is actually the perfect way to put your body in the ultimate fat-burning zone. Your energy will sky rocket. Your brain will function better. Not to mention, you’ll burn fat much faster than if you eat a massive stack of protein pancakes, which would actually stunt your body’s natural fat burning state. All the detail are in those links I’ve provided for you but take my word for it. If you’re trying to improve brain function and burn the fat…eat the fat.
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
2 T almond flour
1 scoop APS Bavarian Chocolate Whey
1/2 banana, mashed
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 T Stevia
1/2 T dark cocoa
1/2 cup raspberries
Extra raspberries for topping (optional)
Set oven to 350 degrees. Add all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Grease two ramekins with coconut oil or nonstick spray and evenly distribute the batter into the two dishes. Stick them in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the cakes are firm. When it’s done, dress them up with warm raspberries and dig in!
My roommate pointed out to me that these look like burgers. Now I can’t stop seeing beef and ketchup. That’s almost as good as chocolate and raspberries.
Grass-fed whey is not the only product that APS has! They also have a veggie protein, muscle recovery fuel, a preworkout and natural vitamins to support immunity.
The Veggie Protein is 100% natural and contains 23 grams of protein, omega-3 3-6-9, flaxseed powders, and is made of hemp, brown rice and pea protein. It’s the perfect formula for vegans and vegetarians.
The Recovery formula has a 3:1 carbohydrate to protein formula, supports rehydration, extends endurance, speeds up muscle recovery and it’s collegiate compliant. If you’re looking into fitness competitions or endurance races, this would be the product for you.
APS Precharge is a natural pre-workout with essential amino acids, 3 grams of creatine, 4 grams of glutamine, 2 grams of taurine and it contains a good dose of Vitamin B. This is a great energy booster for the after work gym-goer that needs a little pick-me-up before swole-o-clock.
Last but certainly not least, All-Pro Science Complete Immune+ contains acai berry, goji berry and grape seed extract in its unique formula. This product naturally promotes optimum wellbeing and a strong immune system.
Actually that line “last but not least” isn’t even appropriate to use because it’s not last, they still have more products you can look into. It’s just the last I am going to write about because now I’m to excited about this next part, the discount part!
YES! To get a 25% discount off all APS products, use the coupon code MOON25. I’m going to be stocking up big time to support the recent gains I’ve been making in the gym.
I know you’ll love their products as much as I do!