Some of you know I'm not one to rely on shakes for anything. I prefer to eat my nutrients as opposed to drinking them. Especially these days with all the other chemicals and unnecessaries (yes, I just made that word up) they put in powders these days. That stuff is actually toxic and will work against you in the long run despite the immediate effect it may have.
I've always been about doing things as natural as possible (of course, arsenic is natural, but you know what I mean). So, after many different combinations of ingredients, I've come up with a way to make a shake that has good-for-you stuff in it and that tastes like a chocolate-almond shake (no joke!)!
I will usually have one or two of these a week and usually only after a great pump where my muscles are in need of repair (I'll add the whey to it). You can easily have this for breakfast if you're in a rush and omit the powder; it will still taste pretty much the same and grant you some lasting energy (unlike that donut or bagel).
The Vital Proteins are simply cow collagen (flavorless) and contain a decent amount of arginine to improve blood flow before you exercise and the whey is just whey and nothing else. So, let those other people keep their $4 a scoop powders loaded with artificial sweeteners and other things you can't spell even while looking directly at them; you know better and now you have this!