Be careful which proteins you use. Most whey proteins are denatured - so they don't actually provide a USABLE protein source for the body. I use Raw, Rice Protein in a smoothie every morning.. with whole fruit.. and an herbal tonic that I make myself (not THAT kind of herbal - mine is custom made for my body with adaptogens and immune support).
I'm rebuilding my body after about a 2 year hiatus from regular exercise. I've been back at it close to 6 months.. the first few were slow going.. am now seeing much faster results and I'm much more pleased.
Kudos for everyone trying to match their bodies with their spirit/minds. <3