Recently I’ve been trying to step my health game way up. It has been severely lacking the past dozen months (yes a year). Since going vegan I initially had an insane energy boost, however recently I’ve stumbled into a weird low energy pit. While I do believe my body is doing some really deep detoxing, I, also, think that my protein and perhaps calorie intake is substantially low. I feel as though something is missing that eating meat would have given me. The problem is I WILL not, and probably never, add meat back. Thus I have to find a Vegan friendly solution to getting my muscle tone and energy levels to like that of a meat eater.
Through my research and everyday experience I’ve found that you do need to supplement on a Vegan diet. You cannot get 100% of the nutrients your body needs through a vegan diet. While some may argue against this, I find it very unpractical, especially in the fast paced world we live in to eat copious amounts of a plethora of food everyday just to meet key nutrient requirements. It just doesn’t work out for us 9-to-5-ers. So I went on the prowl for an extremely healthy, extremely fast way to get an abundance of vital nutrients in order to fuel a Western World day (work, kids, exercise, errands, fun, etc.) To my suprise I found way more than what I was looking for and the results were absolutely astonishing!
Superfood + Supershake = SuperEnergy!
Cha Cha Chia – The Ancient Supergrain
Yes, this is the same stuff that you’ve seen on the commercials to grow ridiculous hair pieces for clay figures. The only difference here, is this stuff is better eaten than grown. Ancient Aztec used to call this ‘running food’ meaning a handful of Chia could keep a city to city runner fueled the entire day. Boy were they right. 3.5 ounces of Chia contains:
- more Omega-3 than 28 ounces (1.75 lbs) Atlantic Samon
- more calcium than a cup of milk
- more bioavailble protein than soy, and any vegatble beans
- more iron than 3 cups of spinach
- more potasium than 1.5 bananas
- more vitamin C than 7 oranges
- more fiber than 1 cup of bran cereal
- an antioxidant capacity greater than 3 times that of blueberries
On top of that Chia is a complete source of vegetable protein and contains substantial quantities of essential amino acids. Just take a look at the list below:
Our ancestors had it right. They knew nature had all the answers. Personally I add 1 heaping tablespoon of the Chia below to my SuperShake. It is 100% organic! Most of my organic orders are done through Amazon since they offer 2 day shipping (prime members) and seem to have better a selection than supermarkets including reviewed products. I like to read the reviews, this lets me sift through the sub par quality productsy. I tend to stick with 4 and 5 star products only.
You got it. Hemp! The forbidden superfood. Sadly, this is not your normal Ganja protein with high levels of THC. This is pure 100% Hemp protein, the non-psychoactive version of Marijuana. But please do not let this scare you. Hemp protein is highly regulated and extremely valuable for ones health. Hemp protein is one of the best protein sources for vegaterians and vegans. It is a complete protein meaning it contains all 8 essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs. The perfect protein!
It is easy to digest, contains the essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, in an optimal three-to-one ratio, and highly affordable. Personally I’ve noticed huge gains in my muscle and sexual endurance after the addition of Hemp protein. One of the main reasons I backed away from a meat based diet was because of digestive issues. Hemp protein does not, and will not, cause digestive issues. It contains globular proteins which easily dissolve and are readily accessible by the intestines. Less digestive work equals conservation of energy! Make sure to stay organic, no need to pollute yourself with pesticides.
Yes, another Hemp item…why is it illegal to grow in the United States again?? It has so many health benefits that’s its absolutly amazing. Hemp milk, as with Hemp protein, contains Omega-3s, Omega-6s, all essential amino acids, 4 grams of a complete protein, 46% of RDA of Calcium, essential vitamins A, B12, D, E, Riboflavin, and Folic Acid. I usually add about 8-12 ounces of Hemp milk to my shake depending on my needs. Personally, I like the unsweetened version, however most like the Orignal flavor:
Ahh the benefits of Coconut Oil. I’m sure by now you have heard all the rave about Coconut oil, so I’ll spare you. All I have to say is: it the best fat you can put in your body, it is an antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, it is energy dense, and treats hundreds of aliments. I put about 1 tablespoon of Organic Coconut Oil in my shake.
I’ve added this optional list to help supply some missing key ingredients for vegan lovers. That’s me. Even a meat eater will notice a difference when adding these supplements. In short they are Choline and Creatine.
Choline is vital to brain development and support. It is found to comprise up to 30% of the grey matter in the brain. It is a precursor to acetylcholine which is the number one neurotransmitter in the brain. Unfortunately, Choline is primary found in meat sources ranging from: shrimp, eggs, scallops, chicken, turkey, cod, tuna, salmon, and beef. Therefore, I’ve decided to add 1 capsule of CDP Choline to my SuperShake for extra cognitive enhancement. One capsule is half of the recommended daily value (250mg), I usually break it open and pour it into the shake. It has significant neurotrophic effects when combined with the vast amounts of amino acids, protiens, and omega-3 fatty acids found within the shake!
Another vital, yet lacking component of the Vegan diet. Creatine is found in vegetable sources, but in relatively low quantities. Contrary to popular belief this supplement is not meant to bulk up to body builder standards. Yes, when you supplement 25-30 grams per day you will bulk up, but when you add a recommended 5 grams per day you will notice a significant endurance boost. Not only does it help with physical endurance, but mental endurance as well. Creatine is one the essential building blocks of muscle. Your brain is one of the largest muscles in the body. Adding Creatine to this power packed SuperShake will only spice things up and allow for a steady stream of physical and mental energy throughout the day.
In short here is my endurance boosting, protein packed, memory enhancing SuperShake in a nutshell.
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia
- 3 Tablespoons of Hemp Protein
- 8-12 ounces of Hemp Milk, or 4-6 ounces of Hemp Milk with equal parts water (fill liquid to desired level)
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- 250mg of Choline
- 2-5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate
While I know this is sort of off the topic of Morgellons, I do feel it pertains to the recovery of Morgellons. I know for a fact that a healthy body with high energy levels is not a good place for Morgellons. Adding a SuperShake per day will definitely give the edge and energy needed to continue the battle of Morgellons. Don’t let this disease consume your life. Take the reigns and be proactive in the fight for a better life. Start today!
I have now started to put 1 banana in the SuperShake and blend it up. This really makes things taste amaaazzzing. Try it out!