Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nutrition: GFCF Protein Powder

Thinking about nutrition for the New Year?  Me too.  My son Joshua is in the autistic spectrum, and he has benefited greatly from a gluten-free, casein-free diet.  We also avoid soy proteins.  In looking for a good protein powder that followed these guidelines, I was stumped.  Then I found a powder by Garden of Life that I really like.

 These are the stats:  Raw Protein has "the nutritive power of living seeds and grains with raw protein from garden of life a certified organic, raw, vegan protein powder. Featuring 13 raw and organic sprouts, raw protein is an excellent source of complete protein, providing 17 grams, or 33% of the daily value, plus all essential amino acids. raw protein contains vitamin code fat-soluble vitamins A and supports digestive health and function with live protein-digesting enzymes and powerful probiotics."

Although some people drink it in water or juice, I put it into smoothies with nondairy milk and frozen fruit.  It is available at for $23 and is eligible for the subscribe and save program. 

Another option for protein powder would be powdered peanut butter if you have no nut allergy.  I add this sometimes to ice cream or smoothies.  It comes in regular flavor or with cocoa powder added and has 85% less fat than peanut butter.  I buy mine at our local grocery store in the health food section.