We recently started using a vegan protein powder*. Here’s an excerpt from the company’s description:
“… convenient, completely vegan-friendly, and delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 47 calories per serving. Blended with nonfat dairy; almond, rice or soy milk, or water, [it] can be used as part of a weight-loss strategy of reducing daily calorie intake and burning fat stores through exercise. [This shake] includes a patented weight-loss ingredient that has been clinically demonstrated to help manage cortisol—a stress hormone associated with fat storage in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. [It] blends well with water or rice or almond milk and provides 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.”
We’re not doing it for the weight loss benefit but for the high-protein content and its ability to reduce the body’s cortisol (stress hormone) levels. I’ve been impressed by the non-gritty texture and the taste.
Here are our favorite ways to use it.
- Chocolate nut butter shake. Toss 1 cup crushed ice, 2 scoops protein powder*, 1 Tbsp maca powder, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/4 cup your favorite nut butter, and 1 tsp. cinnamon into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Chocolate yogurt. Mix 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp protein powder*, and 1 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- High protein oatmeal. Prepare one (1) package organic oatmeal (we prefer maple and spice). Mix in 1 Tbsp protein powder* and a splash of vanilla.
*We’ve chosen a specific brand of protein shake because of the company’s commitment to safety, sustainability, quality, and support. We believe life (including essential oils) is best done in community and this company has a similar mindset. Unfortunately, to protect myself from scrutiny from the FDA, I’ve chosen to not disclose the brand on my website. It’s crazy world we live in! If you want to learn more about who we chose and why, send me a message here. You can also sign up for my newsletter where I send out wellness tips, event invites, and ways to get FREE oils and products.