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FAQ
Why doesn’t The Daily Shake believe in using dairy?

For many people, dairy products are a health catastrophe. Dairy is often difficult to digest and can cause inflammation, digestive issues, and allergic reactions. Dairy contributes to significant amounts of unhealthy sources of cholesterol and fat in the diet, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Several cancers such as ovarian, breast, and prostate, as well as insulin‐dependent diabetes, have been linked to consumption of dairy products.

Is almond milk dairy free? It’s called “milk”…?

Yes. Milk from almonds is simply the “milky” liquid that results in the soaking of almonds in water. There is no milk or dairy in almond milk, making it 100% vegan and safe for people with dairy sensitivities.

Why is The Daily Shake anti-fruit?

The Daily Shake is not anti-fruit; but rather pro-protein, pro-healthy-fat, and pro-low glycemic carbs. Most smoothies sold to the public use fruit as their base, making their shakes high glycemic, high in sugar, and devoid of important essential macronutrients. The negative effect of the excess fruit sugar outweighs the nutritive value of any other shake elements. Eating too much fruit is a common mistake; fruit is nutritiously dense but also sugar dense; our bodies need very little for nourishment. Current scientific research shows that excess sugar from anything, including fruit, can cause inflammation and inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, Candida, tooth decay, and gum disease.

I have heard bananas described as “Nature’s Perfect Food” … so why doesn’t The Daily Shake believe in using them?

Bananas are a wonderful fruit; sweet, delicious, and nutritive. However, the majority of smoothies on the market rely on the use of at least one whole banana per smoothie as a sweetener as well as to provide thickness and smoothness. This type of recipe creates a high glycemic drink with macronutrient imbalance. One whole medium-sized banana contains upwards of 20 grams of sugar and 35 grams of carbs, making it high glycemic. In an effort to reduce sugar intake and increase healthy fat content, The Daily Shake avoids using bananas and instead uses balanced healthy ingredients for sweetness and smoothness.

Why does The Daily Shake use plant protein instead of whey protein?

The Daily Shake uses pure plant protein because it is low-glycemic, hypo-allergenic, and provides all essential amino acids. Whey powders used by the majority of smoothie retailers are tainted by casein or lactose, and/or are damaged from heat processing. Most whey proteins are derived from ultrapasteurized milk and become overly acidic in the process; heat and acid damages the protein, making it impossible to dissolve in water. To fix this, many whey protein manufacturers add genetically modified soy lecithin, chemical surfactants propylene glycol, mono-diglycerides, maltodextrin, caseinates, and hydrolyzed proteins, which are really MSG in disguise. They also use artificial neurotoxic sweeteners such as sucralose, acesulfame potassium and aspartame. Most whey powders are made from cows who are corn-fed and raised with hormones and antibiotics, which are dangerous for human consumption. The majority of whey protein products are protein isolates that are not only tainted, but are devoid of natural vitamins, alkaline minerals and healthy fats all of which are lost in the processing…this renders them deficient and overly acidifying. Whey protein is not only contraindicated for those with dairy allergies, but also for anyone looking for a complete, nutritious protein supplement that will enhance health, versus cause damage.

The Daily Shake “shakes” are higher in fat than many other shakes on the market; doesn’t fat make us fat?

Fat is back. And fearing fat is becoming a thing of the past. Research now shows that avoiding fat is not the answer to having a fit and healthy body. In fact, a lack of fat in our diets can slow the metabolism to a point where it becomes impossible to lose weight, as the body’s natural response is to hold on to fat for survival. Our bodies prefer fat over carbs as a primary source of fuel. Fat keep us satiated and energized, and proper fat intake can curb cravings for sugar and unhealthy carbs. We also need fat for brain health and to regulate natural inflammatory processes in the body.

Current research shockingly demonstrates that low and/or non-fat diets based on reducing fats and increasing unhealthy carbs actually causes long-term weight gain.

The fats we use at The Daily Shake are a balance of monounsaturated fats from avocado, polyunsaturated fats from nuts and nut butters, and saturated fat from coconut oil. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of medium-chain fatty acids. MCFAS are a powerful source of instant energy to the body as well as stimulating the body’s metabolism, contributing to optimal body composition.

Are Daily Shakes meant for gym goers who want to bulk up?

Daily Shakes can be used by anyone as a pre-workout boost or replenishing refreshment after exercise of any sort. The Daily Shake has designed a “Workout Shake” that contains all essential amino acids to feed your muscle, low glycemic carbs for sustained energy, medium chained triglycerides for instant fuel, and other healthy fats to quell natural post-workout inflammation. Avid exercisers, hikers, runners, competitive sports players, weight lifters, power walkers and daily gym goers are encouraged to drink our workout shakes before and/or after working out to reserve and replace nutrients necessary for sustained energy and body repair, not for “bulking up”. Our Workout Shake does not contain any bulking agents such as Creatine and is purely for sustenance and satisfaction.

Is The Daily Shake a true meal replacement?

Yes. Every shake contains all the elements of a balanced meal with a perfect ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat; with the appropriate number of calories for optimal health and energy.

How many Daily Shakes can I have every day?

Daily Shakes are healthy meal replacements to enjoy up to 3-4 times a day if you like without over-consuming calories, carbs, protein, or fat.

What is the Glycemic Index?

The GI ranks carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on the pure sugar levels (glucose) in the bloodstream. It measures the speed at which your bloodstream absorbs the sugars in carbohydrates against a mean (an average) of 100, which equals the speed of glucose (pure sugar) absorption. The Glycemic Index of glucose (pure sugar) by itself is 100. The breakdown of foods very low on the GI to high on the GI is:

 

Zero: No glucose in the food described

Very Low: 10 to 35

Low: 36 to 55

Moderate: 56 to 69

High: 70 and up

What does “net carbs” mean?

The Net Carbohydrate count of a food item is the amount of absorbable carbs counted per serving, which is calculated by subtracting the amount of fiber from the total carbohydrate count. All Daily Shakes “net carb” counts are below 30 grams, making each shake perfectly balanced and low glycemic.

Is drinking a meal really as healthy as eating a meal?

It is with Daily Shakes! By drinking a low-glycemic, high protein shake, we allow our bodies a rest from mechanical digestion, which in turn gives us increased energy for chemical digestion, where the real breakdown of nutrients occurs. Furthermore, our pure plant protein contains a proprietary enzyme blend to further enhance nutrient degradation and absorption.