Early this year I was on the phone with Emily Cage, a very talented and also super kind aerialist and burlesque performer. We were discussing the challenges and rewards of raising an aerial community in a small town.
We also got on the topic of sustaining energy as aerialists and teachers of aerial. I told her I was feeling pretty drained from all the teaching (I had ZERO students to demo skills because literally none of my students had done aerial before). She encouraged me to start using protein powder. "You will actually gain more muscle and have more energy," she said. I was sold, but I had no idea what protein powder to buy, only that most kinds gave me stomach aches. Commence internet surfing.
Long story short, I came across Scott from Pure Food Company. Scott is a scientist who had worked in the protein powder industry long enough to find out that most companies cut corners and use ingredients and manufacturing processes that are not ideal for our health. He set out on his own to create a protein powder that didn't cut corners, didn't disturb the GI tract, AND didn't taste bad.
Scott provides ample research into different types of protein powder. I could tell he was invested in creating a quality product. His blog is FILLED with links to peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Here are some helpful points he makes about protein powder
You can tell he's an advocate for knowledge and health and prioritizes these over profit. I love this about him. He's completely honest and isn't trying to hide anything.
Scott has done the research and concluded that "Athletes need at least 1.8 g/kg of bodyweight."
I'm 128lbs which means I need at least 104.4 grams of protein per day. One serving of this powder gets me 1/3 of the way there.
I love having such an efficient source of protein that can easily be made into healthy pancakes or a smoothie (see recipe at end of the post!). I don't eat a whole lot of meat and almost never eat soy protein products. I also don't consume much dairy. I love that this protein powder gives me an energy boost that helps me avoid eating sugar and doesn't lead to a crash later.
Why I choose Scott's Product over and over again:
It feels so right to be partnering with Scott and I'm so grateful to Emily for making the suggestion to try protein powder! I've made huge muscle gains this year and I love having the protein powder to support that as I grow as an aerialist. I am happy to spread the word and help you find the right protein powder for your needs!
Energy Protein Smoothie Recipe
Blend and enjoy! This is a great breakfast option. I don't have much of an appetite when I wake up but I find this smoothie appealing and easy to digest.