The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Protein Powder
Anyone who has followed a plant-based diet for more than five minutes will know that hitting protein requirements takes planning and effort. What’s more, anyone who has tried vegan protein powders will know that these can be more of an endurance test than the workout itself! We developed our Vegan Protein Powder to provide the best quality plant-based protein with zero allergens and no compromise on taste – here’s how!
Do I Need a Protein Supplement?
Rewind a decade or so and protein powder was seen as the go-to supplement for muscle-mad male body builders. Fast forward a decade and we now understand the importance of meeting protein requirements for everyone – couch potato, fitness fanatic, endurance athlete or anything in between!
One thing for sure is that those following a plant-based diet are at risk of not getting enough protein. But far from the common myth that vegans will have more luck drawing blood from a stone than meeting their macros, getting enough plant-based protein is just about balance.
The Complete Picture!
You see, meat is a complete source of protein – which means that it contains all 9 essential amino acids in one convenient, albeit controversial, package. So unlike plants which contain only a certain number of these amino acids, and so must be combined, you only have to eat one source of meat to meet your requirements.
Whilst this is something carnivores like to rave about, the relevance of a complete protein source ends when you mix up your plant protein. Put simply, vegans can get the whole range of amino acids offered up by meat if they incorporate a variety of plant proteins in their diet. The great news? Our vegan protein powder blend does just that – serving up a complete protein source that’s 100% plant-based and 100% convenient in one simple scoop.
It’s All About the Blend…
We formulated our Vegan Protein Powder blend to be as nutritionally balanced as possible, under the guise of an amazing taste of course! To do this we had to carefully select a range of plant-based protein sources. That’s why we’ve blended not one but five completely natural plant proteins. Let’s take a closer look…
Pea – The humble pea is the star of the show in our vegan blend. We chose Nutralys Pea Protein as the main ingredient due to its high solubility with water, excellent neutral taste and provision of all 9 essential amino acids – making it a complete protein source.
Brown Rice – Not only is brown rice protein a source of wholegrain but it’s also a great dairy-free alternative for those with allergies or dietary sensitivities. Combining rice and peas is a top trick for meeting protein requirements with a plant-based diet, which is why they both feature in our vegan blend.
Faba Bean - Studies have shown faba bean protein to be comparable to casein and eggs in terms of quality – both of which are complete protein sources. Furthermore, experts are looking into how faba beans could be a sustainable meat replacement in the future, thanks to their super eco-friendliness!
Pumpkin – Pumpkin protein is incredibly easy to digest and offers up a naturally sweet flavour. Pumpkin is also a great source of a whole spectrum of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Quinoa – However you pronounce it (Keen-wah is correct by the way), this power plant is one of the most well-known vegan protein sources. A health food deserving of it’s gleaming reputation, quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse of not just protein but vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.
We wanted to get the balance just right with our vegan blend, and we think we’ve nailed it! Consider these ingredients your new five-a-day 😉
Micronutrients, Maximum Importance
One thing that plant protein has over its animal-based counterpart is that it’s an amazing source of a whole spectrum of vitamins and minerals, not to mention antioxidants. So, for every serving of protein you’re also getting a whopping dose of health-boosting micronutrients. These work alongside the protein to boost energy levels, fight off free radicals and maintain overall health. I’ll drink to that!
A Diet that’s Sustainable…
The rise of veganism and plant-based foods is largely driven by the need for a sustainable food source, as well as animal welfare concerns. Vegan, vegetarian or carnivore, replacing animal-based protein with plant proteins is a great move for the planet, the animals and your own health.
Experts have warned that our current consumption of meat and its by-products is not sustainable, with an exponential amount of land and resources now dedicated to grazing animals. Choosing a Vegan Protein Powder is just one way to reduce the impact of your diet on the planet.
The Final Scoop
We really have crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s with our vegan blend! As if it wasn’t good enough, we've even added some fibre in the form of inulin. Extracted from chicory root, it’s an all-natural addition that will boost your fibre intake with every serving. This is important because most of us don’t get enough fibre, which contributes to poor gut health and conditions like IBS, IBD and even bowel cancer.
Plant Power your Diet
What are you waiting for? If you haven’t tried our Vegan Protein powder already, now’s the time. Our Vegan Protein Powder is 100% natural as well as GMO, gluten, dairy and soya free. Whilst high in protein, it’s also low in sugars and provides just 111 calories per serving.
Ready to get started? Add 1 level scoop of protein powder to 300ml of water, juice or your favourite plant-based milk - shake well and enjoy! We recommend having at least one serving every day, or as many as three per day if you’re winning at working out!
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