Home Made: A Premium Meal Replacement Powder For Everyone

September 07, 2021

Home Made: A Premium Meal Replacement Powder For Everyone

Before releasing Home Made, there were very few, if any, meal replacement powders (MRPs) on the market that we would consider to be high quality. Even today, the majority of MRPs are filled with low-quality protein sources, high glycemic carbohydrates (i.e. dextrose, maltodextrin, etc.), and contain very minimal micronutrients or fiber.

Needless to say, that’s a far cry from the ideal “meal replacement”. You’re likely better off stopping at a gas station or fast food restaurant then wasting your money on sugar and protein.

Although everyone’s idea of a “meal” is a bit different depending on who you ask, we strongly believe that a proper meal consists of high quality protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates, healthy fats, a variety of micronutrients, and fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours.

After assessing the selection of meal replacement powders, we knew that all of the hard working m’fers out there deserved a hell of a lot more than what was available. So we took it upon ourselves to create a premium meal replacement powder that exceeded on every level including taste, texture, consistency, digestibility, quality, and nutritional value. And we named it Home Made!

Home Made is the only meal replacement powder fit for the hardest workers in the gym. It’s made with whole-food-based ingredients, such as sweet potato, oat flour, egg white protein, whey protein, brown rice protein, and pea protein. What’s more, Home Made contains two patented ingredients to optimize digestion and promote gut health, including Fibersol-2® and DigeSEB®.

Beyond its ingredients, Home Made wins customers over because of its incredible taste, texture, and mix-ability. With flavors like Blueberry Muffin, Sweet Potato Pie, Double Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Cookie, and Lemon Cream Pie, Home Made will satisfy any cravings you may have!

Keep reading to learn more about Home Made!

Macronutrient Breakdown*

Here’s what one serving (2 scoops/~113 grams) of Home Made contains:

  • Calories: ~430

  • Protein: 50 grams

  • Fat: 6 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 46 grams

    • Dietary Fiber: 8 grams

    • Sugar: 3 grams

*Keep in mind that the macronutrients vary slightly for each flavor

Micronutrient Breakdown

In order for a supplement to be considered as a meal replacement, it was a must to include a good amount of micronutrients in addition to a well-balanced macronutrient profile.

Here’s what one serving of Home Made contains:

  • Vitamin A - 1,344 mcg RAE (149% DV)

  • Calcium - 232 mg (18% DV)

  • Iron - 3.78 mg (21% DV)

  • Phosphorus - 328 mg (26% DV)

  • Magnesium - 48 mg (11% DV)

  • Sodium - 253 mg (11% DV)

  • Potassium - 500 mg (11% DV)

Ingredient Breakdown

Primary Carbohydrate Sources

Whole Grain Oat Flour

Whole grain oat flour is the primary carbohydrate source in Home Made because when it comes to high-quality carbohydrates, it’s hard to beat good old-fashioned oats. Oats are classified as a low-glycemic carbohydrate, which means they take longer to digest and don’t rapidly spike insulin levels.

Oats contain high amounts of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. But what makes oats stand out is their beta-glucan and avenanthramide content. Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that are attributed to oat’s cholesterol-lowering properties. Avenanthramides are a group of phenolic alkaloids that are anti-inflammatory.

Oats also may increase the production of nitric oxide in blood vessels, resulting in vasodilation (expansion). This effect is beneficial for both cardiovascular health and physical performance.

Sweet Potato

The second primary carbohydrate source in Home Made is sweet potato, which is also where the majority of vitamin A is coming from. Similar to oats, sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic carbohydrate that’s rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Most notably, sweet potatoes contain a high amount of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and beta-carotene, which help defend against free radicals and may reduce the risk of some chronic health conditions.

Primary Protein Sources

Whey Protein Isolate

The primary protein source in Home Made is whey protein isolate (WPI). Whey protein isolate is fast digesting and considered to be the purest protein on the market since it contains at least 90% protein by weight.

Whey protein isolate is very low in lactose, carbohydrates, and fats, yet rich in essential amino acids and branched-chain amino acids. Whey protein isolate is a byproduct of cheese production and is naturally found in various dairy products.

Whey Protein Concentrate

The next protein source in Home Made is whey protein concentrate WPC, which is very similar to WPI. Whey protein concentrate is also a byproduct of cheese production and naturally found in dairy.

Whey protein concentrate is still considered to be a fast-digesting protein, however, it’s slightly slower than WPI. Although WPC contains higher amounts of fats, carbohydrates, and lactose, it’s still rich in protein, essential amino acids, and branched-chain amino acids.

Brown Rice Protein

Instead of just using animal-based protein, Home Made also includes high-quality plant protein sources. Brown rice protein is slower-digesting than both WPI and WPC.

But brown rice protein still considered to be an excellent protein source since it contains high amounts of essential amino acids and branched-chain amino acids compared to other plant protein sources. Brown rice protein is easy to digest, hypoallergenic, and contains nutrients that provide various health benefits.

Egg White Powder

Since egg white powder doesn’t contain the yolk, you get all the protein without the fat. According to the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score, egg whites are an excellent protein source.

Moreover, egg whites are considered to be a medium-digesting protein because it takes anywhere from 3 to 3.5 hours to digest. So combining egg white powder with whey protein will help suppress your appetite and keep you in an anabolic state since the digestion rates vary.

Beef Protein

Beef protein is a high-quality protein source that’s particularly rice in two amino acids — glycine and proline. Both glycine and proline are essential components of collagen, which is the main protein that makes up your connective tissue.

Beef protein will likely promote joint, skin, hair, and nail health to a greater extent than the other protein sources in Home Made. Let’s face it, your muscles aren’t the only thing that’s getting beat up in the gym. So having an ingredient that promotes joint health, like beef protein, may help you recover even better.

Pea Protein

The last protein source in Home Made is pea protein, another high-quality plant protein. Pea protein is one of the few plant protein sources that is classified as complete. This means that it contains adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Similar to brown rice, pea protein is easy to digest and has a variety of nutrients that offer several health benefits.

Chicken Broth Powder

Organic chicken broth powder contains various nutrients that promote joint health, including:

  • Collagen
  • Glycine
  • Chondroitin
  • Glucosamine
  • Glutamine
  • Hyaluronic acid

Adding in a small amount of organic chicken broth powder along with the beef protein may further help your body recover and repair after a long day of work or intense training session.

Other benefits of organic chicken broth powder may include:

  • Improved gut health
  • Reduced appetite
  • Lower inflammation
  • Enhanced skin, nail, and hair health
  • Less joint pain

Primary Fat Source

Medium Chain Triglycerides

The primary fat source in Home Made is medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Medium-chain triglycerides are naturally found in some foods, such as coconut oil.  Medium-chain triglycerides get their name from their chemical structure.

On average, MCT’s have 6-12 carbon atoms, whereas long-chain triglycerides have 13-20. Since MCTs have a different chemical structure than long-chain triglycerides, they are metabolized faster and more efficiently used for energy.

Due to their unique structure, MCTs may:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Boost metabolism
  • Suppress appetite
  • Improve cognition

Patented Ingredients

Digestive Enzymes - DigeSEB™

DigeSEB™ is a proven and effective enzyme blend developed by Specialty Enzyme & Probiotics. DigeSEB™ is included in Home Made to significantly improve the digestion and absorption of all the nutrients. Digestive enzymes are essential for digestive health and supplementing with them can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues, such as gas, bloating, and heartburn.[1]

Here’s an overview of the substrate that each enzyme helps break down:

  • Amylases - breaks down starches (complex carbohydrates)
  • Lactase - breaks down lactose (milk sugars)
  • Proteases - breaks down protein
  • Lipase - breaks down lipids (fats)
  • Cellulase - breaks down cellulose (a polysaccharide in plants)[1]

Dietary Fiber - Fibersol-2®

Although the whole grain oat flour and sweet potatoes contain some fiber, the majority of the dietary fiber in Home Made is coming from Fibersol®-2. Fibersol®-2 is a low viscosity soluble corn fiber that’s achieved GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[2]

Fibersol®-2 contains at least 90% dietary fiber and may offer the following health benefits:

  • Improved digestive health
  • Decreased appetite
  • Reduced blood glucose and insulin levels
  • Maintains healthy serum triglyceride levels[2]

Other Ingredients*

The following ingredients are added to improve the taste, texture, and mix-ability of Home Made:

  • Natural Flavors - flavor enhancer
  • Sodium Chloride - salt
  • Sucralose - sweetener
  • Gum Blend (Gum Acacia, Guar Gum, & Xanthan Gum) - thickening agents

*Keep in mind that this list varies slightly from flavor to flavor

Suggested Use

Home Made can be used as a snack or meal replacement depending on your caloric needs and the chosen serving size.

Here are some different ways you can use Home Made to help reach your macronutrient goals:

  • Snack Option: Mix 1 scoop of Home Made with 8-10 ounces of water, milk, or milk substitute.
  • Meal Option: Mix 2 scoops of Home Made with 12-16 ounces of water, milk, or milk substitute.

Home Made can be used any time of the day, including post-workout to refuel after an intense training session. Not to mention, Home Made is great for baking, cooking, smoothies, protein pudding, and much more! Get creative with it and think outside of the shaker bottle. We’d love to see what you come up with, so tag us on social media when you have a recipe to share.

Stacking Options

Home Made is formulated to be taken on its own, but if you would like to add even more protein or carbohydrates to your shake, it stacks well with:

You can purchase each of these products separately or if you want to save some money, check out our Bulking Stack!

Flavors

Home Made is available in the following flavors:

Double Chocolate Brownie

Double Chocolate Brownie is for all of the chocolate lovers out there! This flavor has layers upon layers of chocolate that will satisfy anyone’s cravings, without being overly sweet. If you’re looking to get chocolate wasted, Double Chocolate Brownie Home Made is the one for you.

Sweet Potato Pie

Whether you’re from the south or not, Sweet Potato Pie is a unique, yet delicious flavor that everyone will enjoy. This flavor is just the right combination of savory and sweet. From the buttery crust to the rich filling, Sweet Potato Pie Home Made has it all.

Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry Muffins are a breakfast staple for many, however, they’re typically loaded with sugar and contain virtually no protein. So instead of reaching for another muffin, grab a tub of Blueberry Muffin Home Made for a hearty breakfast that will help you achieve your goals.

Lemon Cream Pie

There are very few lemon-flavored protein powders available, let alone meal replacements. However, Seth Feroce got his hands on Grandma’s secret recipe for her delicious Lemon cream pie, so we couldn’t help but pass it along to all the hard-working M’fers out there. Lemon Cream Pie Home Made is the perfect combination of tart and sweet. It even has a hint of graham cracker crust to really bring the entire flavor together.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Is there anything better than freshly made cookie dough? How about peanut butter cookie dough… because peanut butter makes everything that much better. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Home Made is sweet, salty, and delicious. Unlike traditional peanut butter cookie dough, this flavor is low in sugar, but high in protein and fiber, which will help keep you on track.

Stay On Track with Home Made

Never miss a meal and stay on track with the help of Home Made! We’re not the first sports nutrition company to come out with an MRP, but the quality of Home Made’s ingredients and selection of delicious flavors are unmatched.

If you’re looking for an MRP that gives you the right amount of nutrients to recover, repair, and perform, then Home Made is the way to go! And, If you would prefer a bar over a powder, check out the Home Made Bar as an alternative.

References

  1. Specialty Enzymes & Probiotics. Accessed July, 2021. “DigeSEB™ Line.”http://www.specialtyenzymes.com/products/digestive-enzymes/digeseb-line
  2. ADM. Accessed July, 2021. “Fibesol-2®: Features & Benefits.” https://www.fibersol.com/home/fibersol-products-landing/

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