Q: Should chia seeds be ground or whole when making smoothies? How about flax? Is whey protein better than plant based?
A: If you have a powerful blender (i.e. a Vitamix) you can put whole chia/flax seeds in it. Otherwise, I suggest using a coffee grinder to break them down so that the nutrients become more bio-available. Although, chia seeds will provide great benefits when consumed whole also.
Whey, being a waste byproduct of the dairy industry, is not optimal for overall health. In fact, it can be very harmful and mucus forming (creating inflammation). Plant-based protein is definitely superior when it comes to our health. Moringa Oleifera is one of the best sources of protein in nature. You may want to look into this “Miracle Tree” which contains all the 22 amino acids. It is highly bio-available, too!