Thursday, June 21, 2012

Orgain - Creamy Chocolate Fudge

In my continuing quest to lose weight I recently began considering adding more protein to my eating regimen.  I am not talking about a “high-protein” diet; I just want to add a little more protein to keep my metabolism running and help keep me satiated.  There are numerous reports that indicate starting your day with a good amount of protein will get your metabolism going.  I am not a big breakfast eater on the average day.  I usually have my coffee and a greek yogurt for breakfast.  So I decided to add more protein as a “snack” or post workout.  My goal is to maintain lean muscle tissue while burning fat for fuel.  I also want the right combination of nutrients for overall health.

I tried a few whey protein powders, none of them were something I looked forward to drinking.  After a few weeks of research, I have found what I call the miracle protein shake, Orgain.  This shake is packed with protein and all the nutrients from fruits and veggies it can possibly handle.  Not only is it good for you, it is organic and it actually tastes DELICIOUS.

“Orgain is the world's first doctor developed ready-to-drink nutritional shake. Orgain uses only the highest quality organic ingredients to provide perfectly balanced nutrition by blending organic whey protein, organic brown rice, omega-3's, fiber, organic green tea and pomegranate extracts as well as 24 vitamins and minerals. If that wasn't enough, Orgain has the antioxidant equivalent (ORAC value) of 10 servings of fruits and veggies.”
Besides all of the nutrition, Orgain is convenient.  I normally do not buy convenience foods because there are all kinds of junk in them.  This one convenience food is now a regular part of my daily routine.   In one 11 ounce serving of Orgain, you can drink 255 nutrient dense calories with a perfect 2:1 complex carbohydrate to protein ratio that gives you a delicious, organic meal anytime, anywhere.
Orgain offers three flavors Sweet Vanilla Bean, Iced Café Mocha, and Creamy Chocolate Fudge.  I have only tried the Creamy Chocolate Fudge.  It very similar to an under sweetened chocolate milk.  It is creamy and chocolaty; I love it because it does not give you that protein after taste you get from most protein shakes.

“Orgain was formulated to provide perfect, organic nutrition for anyone's health needs. If your desire is to lose weight, simply replace an unhealthy meal with a serving of Orgain. With only 7 grams of healthy fat and 16 grams of organic whey protein, Orgain can keep you full and satisfied with balanced nutrition.  Orgain has no saturated fat or excess sugar, helping you reach your weight-loss goals organically.  Orgain provides 255 nutrient-dense calories with a perfect 2:1 ratio of organic complex carbohydrates to organic protein, giving you sustained energy without the sugar crash associated with energy drinks. With no caffeine or stimulants, Orgain is the natural and healthy way to increase your energy levels.  Post workout at the gym, replenish your body with antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, and the highest quality organic whey protein to help you build lean muscle and keep you going through your day. Just chill, shake and drink a serving of Orgain to provide a perfect post-workout recovery drink that will help nourish your muscles and keep you performing at your peak.”

Orgain’s nutritional value is extraordinary and their list of ingredients does not disappoint either.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Orgain Organic Protein Blend (Organic Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Milk Protein Concentrate), Orgain Organic Complex Carbohydrate Blend (Organic Brown Rice Dextrins, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup), Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Natural Flavors, Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Inulin (from chicory root)
Orgain Vitamin Blend: Tocopherol Acetate, Sodium Ascorbate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Chromium Citrate, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin.
Orgain Organic Veggie Blend: (Organic Kale, Organic Beet, Organic Spinach, Organic Carrot, Organic Tomato) 50mg
Orgain Organic Fruit Blend: (Organic Blueberry, Organic Banana, Organic Acai, Organic Apple, Organic Raspberry) 50mg
Orgain Organic Antioxidant Blend (Organic Pomegranate Extract - 50% polyphenols and Organic Green Tea Extract - decaffeinated, 90% polyphenols, 45% ECEG) 30mg

Orgain was developed by Dr. Andrew Abraham who is a cancer survivor and practicing physician that has dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of others.  Dr. Abraham spent years searching for a healthy, nutritious drink made with only high quality organic ingredients only to come up disappointed.
"I created Orgain with the intention of developing a drink that would far surpass any product on the market. The truth is, a majority of drinks offered today are filled with sugar, corn syrup, and very low quality non-organic ingredients in order to keep costs low and profits high."  Dr. Andrew Abraham

After being diagnosed with cancer, he learned firsthand the importance of organic, wholesome nutrition and the vital role it plays in supporting the body in times of stress. Not only did he want a drink that would support those fighting an illness, but he wanted a convenient, delicious organic drink for people like himself as a post-workout shake or a healthy meal on the run.  He spent years formulating and re-formulating a drink that finally met his very strict standards. It had to be low in sugar, high in organic protein, have complex carbs, fruits, veggies, omega-3's, fiber, immune boosters and be in a ready to drink, delicious package free from artificial sweeteners, preservatives and colorings. He wanted a drink where people would actually feel a difference in their health. After exhaustive work and research, he finally developed the perfect formulation that would later become Orgain.

None of the protein shakes or meal replacement drinks on the market come close to Orgain.  I sincerely hope you decide to give it a try.  You can purchase Orgain online at  It is a little more expensive around $42 for a case of 12.  I purchased my case of Creamy Chocolate Fudge at the Vitamin Shoppe it was on sale for $30.  The Vitamin Shoppe sells cases online as well.  Other retailers who carry Orgain include Whole Foods and Fairway Supermarkets.

Let me know what you think.

Healthy eating…


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