For those that can't tolerate grass-fed whey or prefer to follow a more plant based diet, this protein shake is for you.
Protein is essential to life, building muscle and overall health. It is especially important for heavy lifters and weekend Spartan Warriors who really stress the limits of their body and need the protein to repair and recover.
How are plant based protein powders different than whey?
Essentially, plant based protein shakes are cleaner and more easily digestible than whey protein.
Generally, speaking whey tends to have a more dense protein content per lb than plant based protein shakes, but usually contains a higher sugar content from the natural lactose and additional sugar and sweeteners added to improve the taste.
Also, whey protein (depending on its source) can also contain hormones, antibiotics and other chemicals that end up in the cow's milk through the mass-farm-dairy production cycle. Because of this, many people choose to stay away whey based proteins.
Plant based protein shakes usually have a more much enjoyable taste (except those made from pea protein) and less sugar and other additives, making them the perfect solution for the health conscience lifter or health nut.
The Plant Based Protein Shake recipe below is great as a healthy substitute for breakfast, as a post-workout shake, or as an evening snack.
If you're looking for a high quality brand, we recommend Vega Protein and Greens, which derives most its protein from Brown Rice and Sacha Inchi powder.
- Pour 16oz of water or unsweetened coconut milk into a blender
- Add 1 teaspoon of RAW Pine Pollen Powder
- Add 1 scoop of Plant Based Protein Powder
- Add 1/2 Cup of frozen or fresh Blueberries
- Add 1 Tablespoon of MCT Oil
- Add 1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds
- Add a pinch of fresh spinach or 1 teaspoon of Greens Powder
- Blend thoroughly