Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Protein

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Robin Arzon says it best, “Queens don’t have opinions. They have standards.”

You have standards. You know what you want and you know you deserve it.

You deserve a protein powder made from premium ingredients, that helps you eat right, do good for the planet and others and that tastes delicious. Now you don’t have to compromise, you can have it all with Natreve Vegan Series.

 

What is Vegan Protein Powder?

The main difference between vegan or plant-based protein powder and whey is that vegan is derived from plants whereas whey is derived from dairy.

Vegan protein could be right for you if you’re focused on plant-based eating, looking for a non-dairy option and/or are lactose intolerant.

 

Is Vegan Protein Complete?

All protein, regardless of the source, is comprised of amino acids. Amino acids play a major role in many functions of your body, including healthy digestion, healing, repairing and rebuilding of muscles.

There are two types of amino acids - essential (ones that need to be consumed through diet; can’t be made by the body) and non-essential (ones the body can make). A protein that has all essential amino acids, in the right proportions your body needs, is called a complete or high-quality quality protein.

While all plants have protein, choosing a single source to get your protein may not be the best option because on its own it may not have all the amino acids you need, in the right proportions.

Opting for a multi-sourced protein powder, like Natreve Vegan Series, is a better bet because it contains high-quality protein from a blend of pea, organic pumpkin seed and organic brown rice and provides all essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

 

What Is The Amino Acid Profile*?

 

*Typical amino acid profile for Vegan French Vanilla Wafer Sundae

 

How Much Protein Do I Need?

Every body is different and your needs may change over time however most adults need about 0.8 grams (g) of protein per kilogram (kg) of weight1.

 

What Does That Look Like?

If you weigh 155 pounds, you want to aim for around 58 g of protein per day. That could look like:

Breakfast (25 grams protein2)
Natreve Vegan Series Strawberry Shortcake protein, blended with water and served on ice (yum!)

Lunch (13 grams protein2)
Your favorite green salad topped with 1/2 cup tempeh, and 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds

Snack (7 grams protein2)
Chia pudding made 1/4 cup chia seeds

Dinner (12 grams protein2)
Veggie stir fry with 1 cup broccoli and ¼ cup tempeh

 

Why Natreve Vegan Series?

  • 25g protein per serving PLUS grains, greens, probiotics for 150 calories or less

  • A multi-sourced plant-based protein complex with all essential amino acids from pea protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, organic brown rice protein

  • 5 decadent flavors, because you deserve it

  • Non-GMO

  • Gluten-free

  • No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors

  • No added sugar

  • Lightly sweetened with monk fruit

  • Informed Sport certified which means not one trace of any banned substances

  • Plastic neural product

  • Certified carbon neutral


Community, now it’s time for you to sound off. What’s your favorite Natreve Vegan Series smoothie recipe? Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #natrevewellness

 

References:

Quick Nutrition Check for Protein. (2019, December 13). Retrieved from https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/quick-nutrition-check-protein

FoodData Central. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/