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Whey Protein: Concentrate versus Isolate

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Whey protein is commercially available in a number of different forms and concentrations. The two most common forms are whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. At Mike’s Mix, we have researched and experimented with both varieties, and currently use a high quality concentrate for our recovery drinks and protein powder. Although the two varieties […]

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Adding Protein to your Post-Workout Recovery Drink

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Want more Protein after your workout? Mike’s Mix’s recovery drinks provide 12 grams of protein per two scoop serving and the ratio of carbohydrate to protein is 4:1.  Research has demonstrated that this ratio increases the rate of glycogen formation compared to carbohydrate alone, but as to date, there have been no studies comparing greater […]

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There are no Health Foods

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by Michael Lohre, MS Contrasting advice on what constitutes healthy eating It is my perspective that an aura of confusion exists amongst dieters, the media, and even health care professionals as to what constitutes a healthy diet.  It seems a daily occurrence that I run across information touting the health benefits of a certain food […]

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A Protein Cost Comparison

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In recent years protein has become a very popular commodity, both domestically and abroad. Consequently, the cost of protein has increased dramatically and will most likely continue this upward trend. Much has been written about identifying foods that are high in protein, however this article is written for the prudent consumer searching for the best […]

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Avocado-Spinach Smoothie

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It’s like mission impossible in my house when trying to get my children to eat anything green, or vegetables of any color for that matter. Unfortunately, I’m often not the best role model and rely on Mike for the nutrition management of our household. Even though I know the health benefits of consuming vegetables, especially […]

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Nutrition and Exercise Induced Muscle Soreness

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Exercise Induced Muscle Soreness: Common and Annoying Almost every athlete has experienced exercise induced muscle soreness at one time or another. This soreness is often referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) because symptoms usually present 12 to 48 hours after cessation of exercise. Muscle soreness can be extremely annoying as it limits your […]

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Melissa’s Mix: A Recovery Drink for Women

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Over the last four decades research has established a gender based difference in the physiological response to exercise with more recent efforts examining post-exercise, gender-specific recovery. Findings indicate that as far as post-workout nutritional strategies are concerned there doesn’t appear to be a difference between male and female needs:1  Like men, women should focus on […]

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Boundary Waters Foraging Trip: Day 2, A Decent Meal.

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  Anxious about finding breakfast, I wake at dawn and quickly head out to take advantage of prime fishing, or the short time before the sun gets too high in the horizon. One advantage of not having food is that I don’t have to take the time to make breakfast or even pack a snack […]

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A simple, healthy, and easy sandwich: Garbanzo Bean and Avocado

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I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different foods with the caveat that recipes are not overly time intensive or too complicated.  Recipe books and cards handed down through families can be the source of quality recipes, but I find they often tend to use foods I’ve never heard of or consist of so many ingredients […]

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Pumpkin Spice Whey Protein Smoothie

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Another Mike’s Mix customer, Frank, sent us this tasty recipe just in time for the autumn season.  Frank says,  “Pumpkin Spice is a lot more than advertised!  It has a very creamy, milkshake like texture and if you have any customer or yourself who are big fans of either apple or pumpkin pie, this is […]

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Coffee Smoothie

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Also known as an Iced Mocha Recovery Drink!  This recipe was submitted by a Mike’s Mix user, Lisa, who is doing the P90X program along with her family.  Although trying to cut down on caffeine, they have allotted themselves this one treat.  In her words “No workout, no caffeine”.   Although it would be difficult to […]

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Banana Chocolate Recovery Smoothie

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Thanks to a Mike’s Mix customer for sharing this tasty chocolate recovery smoothie recipe. A classic recipe that everyone should try; it is fast, easy and one of the least expensive recovery smoothies you can make. Bananas are full of health benefits that their rounded brethren don’t have. Bananas are loaded with potassium which promotes […]

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Blue Raspberry Whey Smoothie

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Thanks to a Mike’s Mix customer for coming up with this tasty protein smoothie recipe.  This smoothie has two full servings of fruit and 47 grams of protein! Using blueberries and raspberries together combines for a great taste with Mike’s Mix Whey Protein.  Both fruits are full of antioxidants and vitamins and only contain a […]

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Stawberry Kiwi Recovery Smoothie

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Thanks to a Mike’s Mix customer for coming up with this refreshing post-workout smoothie. This thick and delicious smoothie is one of the best I have tasted! Using frozen strawberries with fresh kiwi combines for a sweet taste that goes perfectly with Mike’s Mix Original Recovery Drink.  This recovery smoothie has many benefits; kiwis are […]

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