There’s Shakes and Shakes

Protein Powders and Protein Powders

Whey and Whey!!!

They are NOT all Created Equal

See the comparison below

2ist CEntury FAst FOOd

BUT all Shakes are NOT Created Equal

Make Sure You Choose The Right Shake

see the comparison below

The Benefits of the Right Shake


  • Quick and Easy

  • Cost Effective

  • Fast Snack or Meal

  • Targets Nutritional Needs

  • Aids Muscle Growth

  • Boosts Fat Loss

  • Enhances Performance

  • Decreases Cortisol Production

  • Reduces Stress

  • Controls Blood Sugar

  • Assists Mental Stability

  • Strengthens Bones

  • Slows Ageing

  • Improves Healing 

  • Boosts Immunity

  • A Part of a Healthy Human Diet since the 1800's

  • Nutrient Dense, Satisfying, Filling and Enjoyable


 The Right Shake is 21st Century Fast Food

How to compare shakes

high vErsEs lOw quAlity

This will help take the confusion and misunderstanding around the  quality, composition, and benefits of shakes, protein powders and whey.  You can identify high verses low quality and choose the right ones to include in your eating plan to help meet your nutritional needs.

NuTRiTiOn FACT Many people including children do not have enough clean, lean, high-quality protein (see The Importance of Protein below) and food nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) at the right times throughout the day, particularly at breakfast which is the meal that sets up your day.


TEll TAlE Signs of protein and nutrient deficiency include cravings, moods, stubborn fat and weight gain, unstable sugar levels, sleep issues, muscle weakness, low energy and performance, and illness.


Solution: The Right Isagenix Shake

I recommend and love using the Isagenix Whey Protein and IsaLean Shakes every day to stabilize my daily protein and to provide the high quality nutrients that I need to balance my busy and sometimes stressful life. 

The Isagenix Isalean Shake has 24gms and the IsaLean Pro has 36gms of high quality protein and other essential high quality meal nutrients that help to balance up your day in a natural, easy and convienient way.

More Nutrition than you could ever put on a plate and they taste great too.

Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry

Isagenix Shake Recipes

The importance of PROTEIN:

  • It is the second most plentiful substance in your body (after water) and makes up around 20% of your total weight.

  • Makes everything on and in your body i.e. skin, fingernails, hair, brain, internal organs, teeth, muscle, antibodies, hormones, enzymes, DNA, fat burning enzymes and vitamins etc.

  • Repairs and protects your DNA from damage, maintains the integrity and strength of your intestinal wall and keeps your immune system strong.     

  • Repairs every cell and tissue of your body and sustains your lean muscle mass.

  • Is important for weight loss because it is the building block for muscles. The more muscle you have the faster your metabolism i.e. the faster you burn through food and fat. The way to gain more muscle is to do resistance training, eat enough protein throughout the day at each meal, and get enough rest.


Your daily protein is based on your age, ideal lean weight and activity level and it increases as we age over 65, and in times of mental or physical stress, illness or pregnancy.

Note: too much protein at the wrong time of the day will turn to fat and create a high acid state.

PROTEIN Powders:

There are many different protein powders with all sorts of health claims. 


Whether they benefit your health depends on 3 things:

1. What food protein they come from: a. Plant or b. Animal Protein

2. How they are processed?

3. Natural or artificial ingredients


a. Plant Protein: Vegetable/plant based protein powders can lack essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) depending on the plant sourse used and therefore may not be the most ideal protein supplement. Check to see if the protein comes from a single vegetable protein source or multple eg. soy or pea. A multiple source powder will have a wider range of amino acids.


b. Animal Protein: Milk based protein powders are the most common types and are either a whole milk protein (skim milk base) or a part of the milk protein either  – casein or whey.  They each act very differently in the body. 

WHEY Protein: if from the correct source. See below for comparison.

  • Quickly and easily digested

  • Especially high in the methionine and cysteine which are very important in metabolism and DNA protection , and the valine,   leucine and isoleucine which help build muscle mass

  • Protects the intestines and bowels

  • Builds lean muscle mass

  • Improves fat loss (especially toxic fat)

  • Prevents breakdown of important body proteins

  • Helps the immune system work faster and better

  • Lowers appetite - the brain has enough of the right amino acids so it is satisfied and signals the body that it is well fed

  • Protects the heart and circulation by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and lowering blood pressure

  • Improves insulin sensitivity.  Since this is one of the causes of Type 2 Diabetes, people with insulin resistance and high blood sugars may find many benefits with whey protein

The WHEY Quality Comparison

Casein Protein:

  • Slower to digest because it forms curds in the stomach acid

  • Doesn’t reduce hunger

  • Low in the sulphur amino acids – methionine, cysteine and glutamate

  • Doesn’t have the same protective effects as whey

  • Can create allergy symptoms



Grass Fed


Seasonally milked


NO Hormones, steriods or antibiotics


Natural Sweetener



- Whey Concentrate




HIGH Quality

​References: Whey Protein

Benjamin, Jaya, Govind Makharia et al. 2012. ‘Glutamine and whey protein improve intestinal permeability and morphology in patients with Crohn’s disease: a randomised controlled trial’ in 57:1000-1012.

Bowen, Jane, Manny Noakes and Peter Clifton. 2008. ‘Role of protein and carbohydrates sources on acute appetite responses in lean and overweight men’ in 65(suppl 3): S71-S78.

Beryl, Jane Taylor and Emmanuel J Favaloro. 2008. ‘Potential benefits of improved protein intake in older people’ in 65:151-156.

Salehi, Albert, Ulrika Gunnerud, Sarheed J Muhammed et al. 2012. ‘The insulinogenic effect of whey protein is partially mediated by a direct effect of amino acid and GIP on B-cells’ in and Metabolism 9(48):1-7.


NOT Recommended


Grain Fed (GMO corn and soy)


All year round milking


Has Hormones, steriods and antibiotics


Artificial Sweetener



- Whey Isolate


UNhappy COWS


LOW Quality

Huang, Xu-Feng, Yingxu Liu, Gita L. Rahardjo et al. 2008. ‘Effects of diets high in whey, soy, red meat and milk protein on body weight maintenance in diet-induced obesity in mice’ in and Dietetics 65(suppl. 3): S53-S59.

Pal, Sebely, Vanessa Ellis and Satvinder Dhaliwal. 2010. ‘Effects of whey protein isolate on body composition, lipids, insulin and glucose in overweight and obese individuals’ in

 of Nutrition 104:716-723.

Pal, Sebely and Vanessa Ellis. 2010. The chronic effects of whey proteins on blood pressure, vascular function and inflammatory markers in overweight individuals’ in