Proteins are building blocks of life and from the previous post, we do know that it is essential for everyone as well as how you can get them as dietary supplements. Today we’re going to learn that while it is a supplement, you don’t have to necessarily make it a chore consuming protein and other Nutrilite products.
Amway headquarters at Petaling Jaya
This is essentially what we learned while visiting Amway’s Malaysian headquarters at Petaling Jaya a few weeks ago where the representatives showed us some of the flavor mixes possible with Nutrilite protein powders, as well as a chance to taste them.
Amway Nutrilite products come complete with nutrition information
First of all, I really love the packaging of these products. The all plant protein powder plastic container is easy to handle, and if you peel the label open (resealable), reveals a detailed description, instructions for consumption, and complete nutrition information.
Similarly, the POSITRIM meal replacement packets too have all the information properly labeled on the box.
we sampled a couple different recipes
To consume the protein powder, all you need to do is add a scoop (approximately 10 grams) of the content to 225 ml glass of milk, fruit juice, vegetable juice, or any cold/room temperature drinks. Stir, and drink. It’s that simple. There’s no need to prepare hot water for it.
To make it even healthier, add a packet of Nutrilite ACTIVE 8 Lime/Lemon or Tangerine/Orange flavor powder to the mix. This will not only give you the benefit of the protein, but also extra 8 essential vitamins. You can actually also consume ACTIVE 8 beverages on its own in replacement of other sweetened beverages that only gives you empty calories (such as sodas or syrup).
I actually like the protein drinks on its own even though it’s unsweetened, and those who love their drinks to carry more flavors would love the addition of ACTIVE 8.
If you really want to get funky, the protein powder can actually be mixed pretty much anything – rice, salad, vegetable, cereal, porridge, soup. The key is that you can go creative and don’t need to treat it like consuming supplements.
I actually quite like how it tastes
Another product that we tried is the POSITRIM meal replacement packets that comes in three flavours – Vanilla, Dutch Cocoa, Cafe Au Lait.
Again, the preparation as simple as mixing it with 250 ml of cold water or skim milk. Both tasted pretty good as well, and carries essential nutrients of a complete meal with 12 essential vitamins, 12 minerals, 7g protein, and 3g of dietary fibre per packet.
This way you cut calories without jeopardizing your health, best of both worlds. To get even more out of it, you can mix this with the protein powder and Active 8 as well.
Here are some recipes for your convenience:
- 1 pack Positrim Vanilla + 1 scoop All Plant Protein + 1 tablespoon Active 8 Tangerine/Orange + 1 cup ice water
- 1 pack Positrim Ducth Cocoa + 1 scoop All Plant Protein + half cup Low fat milk + 1 cup iced water
- 1 pack Positrim Vanilla + 1 scoop Protein Mixed Berries + 1 cup iced water
- 2 tablespoon Active 8 Lemon/Lime + 2 tablespoon Manuka Honey + 2 cups ice water
we did a tour and a quick health screening too
After enjoying the drinks, we took a tour of the facility and got ourselves a quick health test as well. The Inbody 720 Body Composition Analaysis showed that I am pretty much in normal range when it comes to BMI, muscle/fat analysis, and strength, with only my waist to hip ratio needing a little bit of improvement. I guess exercising 3-4 times a week does pay off.
Oh, by the way, there’s also a “supermaket” at Amway’s headquarters (28, Jalan 223, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor) where you can purchase all these and other Amway products.