Rachel: I’m working on the Beard Growth Smoothie post.
Barry: Great! How about making one for me while you’re on the subject?
Rachel: How about you make it yourself? If you are not the laziest man in the whole world! Don’t you see how hard I am working here?
Barry: I see, I see…. I think I’ll just have another beer.
Rachel: Do whatever you want but the deadline for this post is tomorrow morning and I need you to edit it and work on the final touches so keep that in mind.
Barry: Duly noted.
Rachel: Shared it with you.
Barry: OK - working on it now. Let’s see, I made some minor changes and added a closing paragraph - that should do it. Nicely done!
Rachel: I’m getting better!
Barry: Yes you are! And this smoothie recipe of yours is just amazing. Here we go…….
The first thing you need to know is that eating a protein rich diet is the key to a healthier, thicker beard because each strand of hair is composed primarily of protein. So get plenty of protein and your muscles, skin, nails and bones will thank you for it too because protein is key for building and repairing them all.
How much protein to eat? It is recommended to consume 0.75 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day. Not an easy task but you don’t have to go crazy. Start slowly and build up, remembering that you will get better, faster and healthier results by eating about 5 small meals a day rather than 2 or 3 large meals.
So, as an example, let's say if you are 180 pounds. At 0.75 grams of protein per pound you need to consume 135 grams of protein a day. 135 grams divided by 5 meals equal to 27 grams per meal. But keep in mind that you want to mix and match different protein sources like whey and casein protein powders, beef, chicken, egg whites, turkey, fish, cottage cheese and yogurt. And make sure to drink more water throughout the day - a minimum of one gallon - to keep yourself well hydrated and to aid protein digestion.
A little overwhelming? Well, make yourself one of these smoothies for a quick and easy start. Your beard and body will love your for it.
Like it sweeter? Add a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses. Blend until smooth!
Also great for your skin, muscles and bones.
Barry: That’s it. I see that this is more than just an awesome beard smoothie recipe. It’s also a quick introduction to what protein can do for your beard and overall well being.
Rachel: Yes, I thought that was needed.
Barry: Yeah, it’s great, just wondering if we are going to do that with every recipe?
Rachel: Think we should?
Barry: Have to think about that. New readers might need it to get motivated and get with it.
Rachel: I think you may be right. We’ll see.
Barry: OK - how about that smoothie?
Rachel: How about you get yourself another beer?
Barry: A woman after my own heart :)
We've talked about this in our BEARD GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE but when it comes to drinking enough water it seems we can't be reminded enough. Your beard needs plenty of good, pure water just like the tall trees and amber waves of grain. So drink up, it's vital to beard growth and a maintaining a good, healthy beard.