May 11, 2017

Grass Fed Whey Protein & Ghee Cookies

Our Grass Fed Whey Protein & Ghee Cookies are sure to blow your mind. Everyone knows there's nothing like a homemade cookie, so check out our spin on a classic, recipe below! These little nuggets will blow your mind plus they'll keep you strong and healthy.
Recipe:
-2 scoop Levels Unflavored Grass-Fed Whey Protein
-6 tbsp. coconut flour
-2 tbsp. organic stevia = ¼ cup baking stevia
-2 tbsp. brown sugar
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
-1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
-1/4 cup Grass-Fed Ghee
1 whole egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Whisk together dry ingredients (through salt) in a mixing bowl.
3. Mix in wet ingredients (through vanilla) to form a dough.
5. Lightly coat baking sheet with Ghee.
6. Place twelve rounded tablespoons of dough onto sheet a couple inches apart. Press 7. flat just slightly.
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown. Enjoy!
January 18, 2017

Protein Packed Cottage Cheese with 100% Unflavored Grass-Fed Whey

Are you eating your cottage cheese? We decided to kick ours up a notch! This high protein cottage cheese and fruit bowl is a killer way to start the day.

Recipe:

  • 1 Scoop Levels Unflavored 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein
  • 1/2 Cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 3 sliced strawberries
  • 5 blackberries
  • Drizzle Vermont Maple Syrup to taste
November 22, 2016

The Resurgence of Beets & Why You Should Eat Them

For many years beets have been recognized to be an outstandingly nutritious and tasty food in many cultures across the world. Beets can be eaten in many ways and nutritionists confirm that beets contain an enormous amount of vitamins and minerals. 

Beets promote mental agility

Beets can be instrumental to promote mental agility. Studies show that beets are rich in antidepressant substances such as betaine. In addition to that, beets are capable of relaxing the mind while generating a feeling of wellbeing thanks to the specific substance it contains called tryptophan. They have also proven the ability to normalize the blood pressure.
 

They provide greater amount of energy

It is true that beets contain naturally occurring sugar. However, the sugar in beets is not released into the system abruptly as with other sources of sugar. However, beets contain a minimal amount of calories; you don’t find many foods like this. In this case beets become an exceptional addition to your meal plan. Those who are engaged in physical activities such as fitness, sports etc. can consider beets as one of the main energy sources due to this characteristic.
 

They are rich in essential vitamins and minerals

Beets are recognized to be a rich natural source of many vitamins and minerals. They contain Vitamins A, B & C and other essential substances such as potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, fiber etc. In addition to that, your body will be supplied with beta-cyanine and folic acid when you consume beets. The list goes on and on in this magical food. Since beets are rich in Vitamin B and iron, they are recommended for expectant mothers; both Vitamin B and Iron are substances that can promote the growth of new cells during the pregnancy.
 

Beets are a great cleansing agent

Apart from all the nutrients and taste they offer, beets are a wonderful cleansing agent. Beets have a great ability to work as a cleansing agent and purify the blood. Due to this cleansing ability, beets can actually help you preform better through your daily routine.
 

They are a rich source of nitrates

Beets are considered to be one of the richest sources of nitrates. Foods that are high in nitrate increases the nitric oxide levels of the body. In fact, Nitric Oxide is regarded to be one of the most essential elements particularly for men’s well being. Nitric Oxide is capable of maximizing the blood flow and promotes cardiovascular health. In simplest terms Nitric Oxide makes your body to engage in physical activities in an easier and more dynamic manner.
November 15, 2016

Grass-Fed, A Step Beyond Organic

Organics have taken the modern food market by a storm. As a result, local grocery stores, super markets and restaurants are filled with ‘organic’ products. As soon as you hear the term organic, you assume that the respective product is free from harmful substances such as synthetic hormones, residues of pesticides and so forth. Moreover, organic products don’t have any controversial additives that may affect human health. Apart from the direct health benefits they deliver, organic is known to be an eco-friendly choice that provides a net benefit to the environment. However, considering all the facts, when it comes to animal production, going organic isn’t as effective as you may think. When it comes to products that are made by animals, we believe the best approach is to go for grass-fed instead of relying on organic.

Animals raised under an organic certification live a drastically different lifestyles than their grass-fed brothers and sisters. When raised in large herds, there is no guarantee that organic breeders don't keep these animals in confinements. Additionally, organic animals are still typically fed a grain based diet. Animals raised in this manner possess fewer nutrients (particularly when it comes to products like dairy) and live a less humane life.

Beyond organic dairy

Studies show grain contains lesser amounts of essential nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin E compared to grass. Eventually, animals that are raised based on grass will produce milk (and meat) rich in fats, vitamins and minerals. Apart from that, health professionals claim that grain-feeding may hold back the process of producing CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Interestingly (yet shockingly), numerous lab tests confirm that most of the grain-fed dairy products consist of no omegas as well as CLA. When it comes to grass-fed dairy, however, the conditions are as natural as they get; cows are naturally adapted to eat grass, their metabolism and digestive system has evolved to accept grass to be the first preference. Therefore, you should always go for dairy products made from grass fed animals. If you prefer to purchase the healthiest version of the dairy products, grass fed dairy should be your first preference undoubtedly.

Grass-fed promotes food safety

Many consumers are highly concerned about food safety. When it comes to food safety, due to obvious reasons, grass-fed dairy can be ranked above ‘organic’ products. As per the scientific explanations, grain feeding promotes acid production in the digestion system of animals like cows. Such environment within the digestive system tolerates the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria. Such acidic friendly microorganisms have high potential to survive in our body even with the natural cleansing process our bodies implement. The end result of such process is an unhealthy body.

Bottom-line

Without being mislead by ‘organic’, we believe choosing healthy grass-fed products is the best option. When you purchase a dairy product, be sure to verify if it is made by grass-fed cows and avoid any guesswork.
October 09, 2016

Epic Smoothie: Cinnamon Chili Pear 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein

 


INGREDIENTS:
1 small green chili
1/2 peeled Green Anjou Pear
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop Levels Unflavored Grass-Fed Whey
5 ice cubes
1/2 cup water
Blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy!