Choosing the right protein powder

Choosing the right protein - Thrive Nutrition and Health Magazine

We’ve been drinking smoothies for over 10 years now and trying to make them healthier and more nutritious has always been part of the journey.

We’ve been using beneficial superfoods like chia seeds to maca for many years, but one essential nutrient that was missing from our smoothies was a quality plant based protein. So, we created a range of smoothie powders to fill this gap!

Having a balanced smoothie mix is essential. It’s easy to judge your smoothie by taste, usually the taste is what tells us whether it is good or not – especially when it comes to a green smoothie, but the important thing is that it contains the right balance of nutrients.

What about having the right nutrients and in a balanced way?

When I swapped my breakfasts for smoothies, I started to feel that sometimes I got hungry too fast (in 1-2 hours). With the right balance of nutrients your breakfast smoothie should keep you full until lunchtime.

Why protein is an essential dietary component for every person on the planet.

Contrary to the common misconception, protein is not just for bodybuilders. Protein is an essential building block for cell growth and regeneration, meaning that it’s also essential for blood circulation, skin regeneration, muscle repair and strong bones too.

When protein is necessary in your smoothie and when it is not.

For just a healthy snack between meals, protein is not essential. The vitamin boost from berries and veggies is enough.

At breakfast – breakfast gives you the energy you need to start your day and adding extra protein will help keep your appetite in check

To support your weight loss – eat less without feeling hungry.

For post-workout – protein delivers a wide range of amino acids to your body, essential for muscles to repair post exercise.

Why choose plant-based protein?

Plant-based protein has been shown to be beneficial to the body. This is because it also contains healthy carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

How to choose the right protein powder for your smoothie?

Like you, we’ve been there, and when we tried to find something to boost the protein in our smoothies, all we found was fake flavoured powders with a lot of additives. Fortunately, here at the ‘Boost Yourself’ lab, we specialise in organic superfoods and pure nutrition. We made it our mission to create a plant-based protein blend without additives, sugars and preservatives. We wanted a 100% natural plant based protein powder, so we created the 1st Superfood Protein.

Feature as promoted inside summer issue of Thrive Magazine for Boost Yourself.

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