Protein shakes are important for many reasons: 

They are healthy and taste great
Have more nutrients than most meals
Digest easier than most dietary proteins
They supply high quality protein
Cost less than most dietary proteins
Support lean muscle mass
Boost metabolism
Support muscle retention while dieting
Support a healthy lifestyle of frequent protein meals
Mix a healthy blend of easy-to-digest nutrients
Help monitor precise amounts of protein/carbohydrate/fats in your diet    
Wow! It sounds like we should all be pounding down protein shakes. I emphatically believe that when blended correctly, shakes can be the healthiest and easiest ways to power pack our bodies with a super concentration of nutrients. How many meals can be prepared in less than 5 minutes that supply your body with 30 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, only 25 grams of carbs and 12 grams of sugar, powerful anti-oxidants, vitamins minerals, heart healthy fats and no cholesterol? And they taste great. I challenge you to make that perfect meal in less than 5 minutes and for about 2 dollars! Take into consideration your time, cost, energy levels and, of course, health concerns, and most of you will see that protein shakes do offer a tremendous advantage. 
    
Max Muscle is proud to have pioneered the ever-popular protein shake. I guess it is a natural occurrence since we have specialized in manufacturing some of the finest protein powders on the market. MaxPro Super Protein Concentrate led the way for us. We first introduced MaxPro back in the early 90s. If we kept track of pounds of protein powders sold, I would guess that we have sold more than 25 million pounds!


-MMSF Joe Wells, September/October 2015


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars {Gluten Free}
 
These chewy, gluten free, one-bowl Peanut Butter Oatmeal bars are super simple to throw together and make a great breakfast or snack.
Author: Melanie F. | Nutritious Eats
Serves: 16
Ingredients

½ cup natural peanut butter (or can sub almond butter)
½ cup coconut oil, melted or at room temperature
½ cup applesauce or smashed ripened banana
¼ cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats, gluten free if needed

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter through vanilla extract. Add cinnamon and oats and stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth evenly with a spoon. Bake for 26-28 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.Notes
If you're not using natural nut butter which is more runny, you will likely have to microwave or heat the peanut butter so it's easier to mix with the wet ingredients.



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