One of the number one things I have done for my health is plant based smoothies! Every morning, I mix 1 scoop of raw organic plant protein powder into a protein shake made with almond milk, bananas, strawberries, and sometimes greens like avocado or cucumbers. I try to avoid green smoothies made with vegetables that contain too much oxalic acid, such as raw kale.
Since starting to make plant based breakfast shakes, I have noticed that I have more energy throughout the day and I am able to accomplish much more. I spend all day working hard at my 9-5, and still have energy to exercise at the gym after work! I couldn’t have said that two years ago! I have also noticed that I am able to get more done at work throughout the day, and with less stress!
This article might seem like a bit of an exaggeration, but veggie protein shakes and smoothies have totally made a huge difference in my health. Right now, my favorite protein powder is made with USDA organic and raw brown rice, mushroom, and hemp protein and it is absolutely delicious! The best part is that it is enhanced with enzymes and probiotics that have greatly improved my digestion!
I learned the hard way that most conventional protein powders are expensive and totally overrated. What’s worse is that some of these protein powders (especially those made with highly processed whey or soy protein) can actually cause damage to your health! That’s right; a supplement that actually does more harm than good!
For this reason, I choose to buy only plant based protein powders that are as minimally processed as possible. I also avoid protein powder with synthetic nutrients and artificial ingredients. The only way to ensure that you are getting high quality protein is to READ THE LABEL! It’s as simple as that!