Health, well-being and planet conscious: sums up our driving passions behind the creation of our protein powder range. We want you to look and feel your best, without placing any strain on the Earth or your body! That is why our recipe has been formulated to suit those with digestive issues, allergies and other intolerances. Most importantly, it should be noted that you don’t need to live a Vegan lifestyle to begin incorporating a Plant-Based Protein into your diet.
We guarantee our formula is natural, raw, vegan, gluten free, lactose free and dairy free, whilst being a complete protein that is also a good source of fibre. Our formula base has been created through smooth Pea and Rice based ingredients.
Let’s discuss the benefits of these plant based proteins versus the well-known Whey Protein.
Whey Protein vs Pea & Rice Protein:
Whey Protein is one of the most popular types of animal-based protein powders, made up of protein isolated from cow’s milk. Due to the processes behind Whey Protein, the powders often contain milk sugar-lactose and gluten, making it unsuitable for those with allergies or intolerances (side effects can also be bloating and gassy symptoms). Typically, Whey Protein Powder’s rank at a higher price point, due to the costs behind production processes. This protein often has a thin, liquidy texture with a bland, milky taste.
In comparison, Pea Protein is plant based and lactose free, often having a smooth, creamy texture and a raw, earthy taste. Pea Protein Powder is naturally vegan, hypoallergenic, and typically well digested when compared to other protein sources. Further, it works as a great source of protein and iron (due to it being a legume), with studies showing that it aids in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health.
Additionally, Rice Protein provides an alternative to common whey and soy protein isolates. Due to its rich fibre content, the protein aids in digestion, making for a healthy gut microbiome whilst being lactose free (no irritated bowels!). Similarly, Rice Protein provides healthy levels of B vitamins and antioxidants. Rice Protein is also fast absorbed, making it ideal in the post-workout phase.
Stevia instead of Sugar:
The Choc Hazelnut Vegan Powder is also made using Stevia, a natural plant-based sweetener, rather than sugar. Stevia has fewer calories when compared to it’s less natural alternative, making it an ideal substitute for those wanting to upkeep a low-calorie diet.
From this information, there are clear differences between the different protein types. At the end of the day, the choice is up to your discretion and should be made based on your specific needs. While Whey Protein is popular and well-known, there are a variety of benefits behind plant-based proteins that should be considered and kept in mind. As these proteins are gluten, lactose and animal product free, they come with less irritants and allergens, in turn, proving to be highly beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing, whilst being animal and planet friendly.
Why don’t you give our Choc Hazelnut or Creamy Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder a try? Simply add 1 scoop in 250mL of milk of your choice (we recommend chilled almond milk) and shake, to make the perfect #funkylittleshake.
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