She LOVES being my model..

philosophy:

It seems our days have become increasingly packed with events as we juggle family, work, and fitness leaving less time to focus on eating right throughout the day.

There are many nutritional products claiming to deliver amazing benefits but in reality fall short on balanced nutrition. With this in mind, we started mix1 with the following mission: to create the highest quality all-natural products that promote health, wellness and performance through truly functional nutrition.

mix1 products deliver all-natural balanced nutrition with multiple benefits in a convenient way. We use the right balance of ingredients, at efficacious levels, to provide the maximum benefit to your body.

Dr. James, ND, co-founder

Someone was talking about how great this stuff was, so I looked up the company.  I decided to drop them a line about their product and they sent me a few samples to try.  In no way did they pay me for the review (other than giving me some yummy stuff!) and they did not ask for anything in return.  Well, other than my honest opinion.  I suppose that counts?  And if you’ve been reading me for awhile — honesty is something that I come by fairly easily.

It’s hot out.  I know, NEWSFLASH OF THE CENTURY, duh, right?  But it’s hot out.  Which means it kicks off my NCS like nobody’s business when I go out to jog and it’s hot and I dehydrate.  So while I normally have a regular protein shake before my jog and one of these maybe after?  I decided to mix it up one evening while slowly putting off my run and have this before braving the heat.  No worries, I still took my 24oz of water with me, but at least I was armed beforehand with some electrolytes as well.

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PDCAAS scores

On May 1, 2010, in Protein, by Andrea

PDCAAS scores I’ve figured for various products.  Kinda a place for future reference.  I don’t like to have to do things multiple times (shh.. this was my selling point for having the blog in the first place…)  Remember that PDCAAS is the current protein scoring method used by the World Health Organization.  It is graded with 1.0 being the highest score possible.  Whey protein isolate and egg white protein both score 1.0 and thus are considered gold standards (and complete proteins).

If you need a protein refresher, read up here.

Some are surprising.  Some, not so much.

Do not take any of this as reviews.  I’m not reviewing these, simply showing the PDCAAS scores.  That’s all. Period.  End of story.  Not telling you to take, not to take, anything beyond the score.

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Protein coffee and high-protein bread. Lunch!

I made my first order from Julian Bakery and tried the Smart Carb 1 bread not too terribly long ago while trying to find a soy-free bread for my kids (soy is in almost all breads.. really, next time you’re in the bread aisle, take a gander.. then imagine your 2 and 4 year old allergic to it..).  I fell in love with the Smart Carb 1 bread and decided to give this bread a try on my next order.  (For the record, my kids decided on the Manna from Heaven bread.. also low carb at 2 net carbs.  They like it best with a new Jif that’s on the market with no Soy oil in it.)  It should also be noted that my “I don’t do diets” hubby will eat the Smart Carb 1 bread.  I don’t know if it’s ’cause he has no other choice and he’s starving or what.. but my stash is getting decidedly smaller.  I’m not repentant that he is eating healthier bread.

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something fiber-y

philosophy:

It seems our days have become increasingly packed with events as we juggle family, work, and fitness leaving less time to focus on eating right throughout the day.

There are many nutritional products claiming to deliver amazing benefits but in reality fall short on balanced nutrition. With this in mind, we started mix1 with the following mission: to create the highest quality all-natural products that promote health, wellness and performance through truly functional nutrition.

mix1 products deliver all-natural balanced nutrition with multiple benefits in a convenient way. We use the right balance of ingredients, at efficacious levels, to provide the maximum benefit to your body.

Dr. James, ND, co-founder

Someone was talking about how great this stuff was, so I looked up the company.  I decided to drop them a line about their product and they sent me a few samples to try.  In no way did they pay me for the review (other than giving me some yummy stuff!) and they did not ask for anything in return.  Well, other than my honest opinion.  I suppose that counts?  And if you’ve been reading me for awhile — honesty is something that I come by fairly easily.

A jog happened tonight, and thus a protein shake is in my future.  I chose this, which isn’t exactly a protein shake, but it’s all good anyway.

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Mix1 – dark-berry

On April 12, 2010, in General Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Something different..

philosophy:

It seems our days have become increasingly packed with events as we juggle family, work, and fitness leaving less time to focus on eating right throughout the day.

There are many nutritional products claiming to deliver amazing benefits but in reality fall short on balanced nutrition. With this in mind, we started mix1 with the following mission: to create the highest quality all-natural products that promote health, wellness and performance through truly functional nutrition.

mix1 products deliver all-natural balanced nutrition with multiple benefits in a convenient way. We use the right balance of ingredients, at efficacious levels, to provide the maximum benefit to your body.

Dr. James, ND, co-founder

Someone was talking about how great this stuff was, so I looked up the company.  I decided to drop them a line about their product and they sent me a few samples to try.  In no way did they pay me for the review (other than giving me some yummy stuff!) and they did not ask for anything in return.  Well, other than my honest opinion.  I suppose that counts?  And if you’ve been reading me for awhile — honesty is something that I come by fairly easily.

Just coming in from a bike ride with the kids, I decide to pull one of these out of the fridge.  Now, this is a bit different than the other mix1 products I’ve reviewed — this is not as much of a protein drink as much as it’s an antioxident / fiber drink.  In fact, it’s got a whole lot less sugar (9 grams versus the 29 grams in the other drinks) and a whole lot less protein (9 grams versus 15 grams) than the others.  So this is not, strictly speaking, a protein supplement.  But given how my stoma doesn’t do veggies and fruits?  It’s not a bad choice for me.  Your mileage may vary, so take this as it is written.

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