P is for Pea Protein
Pea Protein powder is relatively new and is especially popular among vegetarians, vegan and people with allergies or sensitivities to dairy or egg proteins.
Easy to digest – no gassy or bloated tummies!
Unlike some plant-based protein powders, pea protein is well digested and highly bio available. Pea protein is almost as good as whey protein for building muscle, feeling satiated, and recovering from workouts. Pea protein is one of the best plant-based forms of protein that you can eat, and when flavoured well, has a uniquely pleasant taste. Pea protein is hypoallergenic, especially when compared to whey, casein and even soy protein powders. All of which can be very allergenic, especially when consumed daily for extended periods of time you may end up feeling bloated, gassy, nauseous or worse after drinking a shake. This quickly makes them intolerable.
Whey protein comes from milk and is a by-product of cheese making. Whilst it is high in protein, it does also contain lactose, a milk sugar that many people have difficulty digesting. Pea protein powder doesn’t have any allergenic ingredients. It is also easily digested, and is unlikely to make you feel gassy or bloated after drinking a shake, whilst at the same time, the amino acids are easily digested.
Pea Protein also helps you to stay full, with studies showing that drinking pea protein powder activates the release of hormones in your body that keep you feeling full between meals. This makes it great to drink as a meal replacement or when you are dieting to lose weight.
Most of your body is made from protein. It provides the essential building blocks for muscle, proteins, enzymes and hormones in the form of amino acids. As protein can’t be stored within the body, it’s important to consume to consume good quality protein every day
ALL HALE TO KALE
1 handful of kale leaves
350ml of water
60ml coconut milk
1-2 scoops of Pea Protein Plus
1 tsp of cocoa powder (organic preferable)
1 tsp Agave nectar or honey
Combine all ingredients in a blender