Moment of truth…I didn’t start my smoothie adventure with a protein powder. Here’s why…

In the early days of smoothie making, I had a heck of a time finding a protein powder that didn’t irritate the crap out of my gut (literally) or cause my face to break out in pimples.

There were – and still are – so many powders on the market with long lists of ingredients that didn’t meet my high standards and quite frankly, didn’t make me feel good when I tried them.

I remember the day I received a call from my good friend Jordan, who works for a prestigious, family-owned and run company that makes natural health products.

During the course of our conversation he began to describe this new grass-fed beef protein powder that the company recently launched. My ears perked up at the sound of these words because I’d never heard of such a thing, but I was definitely interested.

Jordan continued to read off the list of ingredients and at this point I had grown a tail and it was wagging enthusiastically!

Hear me out…High quality protein that is easily digested and absorbed by the body, with a short list of clean ingredients…Are you starting to feel my excitement?!

Well, if that wasn’t enough to sell me on this new protein powder, then finding out it was recommended by a big-time functional medicine doctor that I truly respected, definitely was.

Not only have natural health supplements like this one helped me to heal my gut and improve my health, but they have saved me LOTS of time and money.

This is how…

I can make myself a healthy, nutrient-dense meal with everything I need, including high quality protein, healthy fats and smart carbohydrates for roughly $5 (or maybe even less!)

How many nutrient-packed, high quality meals have you eaten that cost you only $5? If I had to guess, probably not many.

The best part is (that’s right, I’m not done) this almighty smoothie will only take 5 minutes to make!

Now that puts ShamWow to shame.

The protein powders I’m recommending for my 14-day smoothie challenge are:

PurePaleo Protein by Designs for Health (chocolate & vanilla flavour)


PurePea Protein by Designs for Health (vanilla flavour) – VEGAN OPTION

These protein powders contain NO: soy, dairy, eggs, gluten, grains, nuts, GMO ingredients, fillers, artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or sweeteners.

Check out this article I wrote about 4 reasons why I use PurePaleo Protein.

Do you have a sensitive gut?

PurePaleo Protein is a gut-friendly protein powder that helps to heal and support the gut. It contains high amounts of collagen which aids in gut lining repair. It’s the perfect protein powder if you have IBS or symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain/discomfort, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, etc …

If you’d like to use a different protein powder, I have put together a quick checklist to help you source a high-quality powder. Check it out here.

Happy to answer any questions in the comment section below.


You can find all above-mentioned protein powders at Healthletica. Studio hours are based on the class schedule which you can view here.

You can also purchase your protein powder online.

NOTE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: Orders for PurePaleo and PurePea typically take 1-2 business days to ship (Canada and US). 

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