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Ditch the protein shake to get more out of your workout

Ditch the protein shake to get more out of your workout

Learn why professional athletes are increasingly changing over from protein shakes to our superfood meal shake.

Ditch the protein shake to get more out of your workout

Nutrition is ever evolving. Athletes are constantly seeking ways to optimise their diets for peak performance and to recover faster.  

While protein shakes have long been a cornerstone of athletic nutrition, they lack the complete macro profile necessary for a well-rounded diet, often containing solely protein and little healthy fats, vitamins or minerals. 

Enter the new contender – superfood meal shakes.  

Let's delve into why athletes are recognising the need for more than just protein to sustain their active lifestyles. 

Breakdown of a Superfood Shake vs Protein Shakes

Whole Supp is a superfood meal shake with 31g of protein and 13 superfoods. Here is how it compares to a protein shake:

The Protein Paradigm

Protein shakes have long been synonymous with athletic nutrition, revered for their ability to support muscle repair and growth.  

Athletes have relied on them as a convenient post-workout refuel, aiming to replenish their muscles with the essential building blocks of protein.  

However, nutrition evolves. It's increasingly clear that whether you’re a triathlete or simply looking to get in a quick workout or run between meetings, protein alone isn’t enough to keep you energised and ensure you’re recovering properly. 

Athletes and anyone working out need a comprehensive blend of macronutrients and micronutrients to fuel their bodies optimally:  

  • Slow-release carbs are also essential to an active lifestyle, as they’re an energy source that keep you going through busy days and heavy workouts.
  • Healthy fats, your body wouldn’t be able to absorb important vitamins like Vitamin A, D and E. 
  • Fibre is needed to support digestion 
  • Antioxidants help fight inflammation post-workout 

The moral is clear - relying solely on protein shakes may leave athletes deficient in other vital nutrients and limit how much energy they can have, potentially compromising their performance and overall wellbeing. 

 Superfood shakes can do it all

Superfood meal shakes represent a paradigm shift in athlete nutrition.  

They combine high-protein content with carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and probiotics, to ensure that your nutrition doesn’t have to suffer as a result of your athletic lifestyle. 

They're enriched with an array of nutrient-dense ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins 

For example every serving of Whole Supp contains:

  • 13 superfoods
  • 5g of BCAA’s
  • 31g of protein
  • 13g of healthy fat
  • 7g of fibre
  • Over 30+ vitamins and minerals
  • Less than 1.8g of natural sugars

One Whole Supp shake is a whole meal; supporting health, growth and recovery.  

Ready in seconds, a Whole Supp shake can be consumed before or after your workout, ensuring you have the necessary slow-release carbs to stay fuelled throughout, and promoting blood flow to your muscles after to improve recovery. 

Try all of these wholesome benefits with our original shake, which you can get discounted with a free shaker and free shipping here for just £29.99 or €34.99! 

Dr Brian Carson, Co-Founder of Whole Supp and PhD in Physiology, says: 

“Whole Supp is designed to help maintain your energy levels and performance throughout the day. There are several bioactive nutrients included in our formulation which have been proven to have an influence on exercise performance, including the nitrate content of our beetroot, cherry and spinach extracts. In addition, our unique vitamin and mineral formulation can support active lifestyles with key B vitamins and minerals, like iron, necessary for maintaining performance in the short and long term.” 

But why has this been largely unknown until now?

Well, a meal shake has more calories than an average protein shake, which people worry about because of what traditional diet culture has told them about calories being bad for you.

Also poor quality meal shakes, like Slimfast, have been associated with an unhealthy diet culture.

They might also have negative associations with meal shakes, as many are made with poor, processed ingredients. 

But the fact is, it’s a healthier trade off. A Whole Supp shake might contain 400 calories, compared to the 120 – 200 in an average protein shake, but those calories come from wholesome superfoods that will keep you fuller for 4 - 6 hours vs a protein shake that may keep you full for 1 - 2 hours at most.

Plus, Whole Supp is made from natural ingredients with no added sugars, so you don’t need to worry about what is in your meal shake.  

And we’ll make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to kickstart your Whole Supp journey with our discounted starter pack (just £29.99 or €34.99), containing our superfood powder (15 meals or 30 snacks), a free shaker and shipping. 

So what are the benefits of Superfood Meal Shakes? 

There are four key reasons why superfood meal shakes help you get more out your workout than a protein shake:  

  1. Well-Rounded Nutrition: Whole Supp’s superfood meal shakes provide a blend of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients), ensuring athletes receive the fuel they need for optimal performance and recovery. 
  1. Sustained Energy: With complex carbohydrates from oats, brown rice and peas, Whole Supp’s superfood meal shakes offer sustained energy to support athletes through intense workouts and competitions, so you don’t feel completely puffed out 20 minutes into your workout. They help maintain stable blood sugar levels, preventing energy crashes and maximizing endurance. 
  1. Enhanced Recovery: Superfood meal shakes are formulated with ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties, such as beetroot and tart cherry. These ingredients promote faster recovery, reduce muscle soreness, and support overall recovery, enabling athletes to bounce back quicker and train harder. 
  1. Gut Health: A healthy gut is essential for and immune function. Whole Supp’s superfood meal shakes are rich in fibre, supporting digestive health and promoting a balanced gut microbiome. By nourishing the gut, these shakes enhance nutrient absorption and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues during training. It is hard to eat just before or after a workout without feeling nauseous, but customers of Whole Supp don’t have this because our shakes are packed with prebiotics and fibre.  

It’s time to ditch your protein shake  

Whether you’re gearing up for a day of training, a long commute or back-to-back meetings, we can all benefit from sustained energy and solid recovery when resting.

Stay active for longer with our science-backed approach to nutrition and performance. 

Take a Whole Supp before or after your workout, or as a breakfast / lunch on a busy day.

If you’re curious to try our superfood meal shake, you can get the discounted starter pack which includes: 

  • 1.5kg bag of Whole Supp (15 meals or 30 snacks) in either chocolate, vanilla or caramel sea salt 
  • Free shaker 
  • Free scoop 
  • Free shipping
All for £29.99 or €34.99! 

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