Organic purple vegan protein smoothie

Starting the week with a healthy, yummy protein smoothie after my beach walk!

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen organic blueberry
2 tablespoon of Raw Greens Organic Vegan protein powder
2 tablespoon of Nature Intent organic chia seed
Use water as the base. No added sugar.

Protein smoothie/shake are great for post workout as its nourishes our bodies. Proteins in our body are used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acid, and immune system components. Without adequate protein, our body can’t put together the structure that makes up every cell, tissue and organs – nor can it generate biochemicals that are needed for cardiovascular functions, muscle contractions, growth and healing.

Why vegan protein powder?

Soy protein has received a lot of negative press over the years and is portrayed as containing “feminizing”compounds. There has been studies suggesting that soy protein can lead to an unwanted decrease in testosterone and increase in the female sex hormone –  estrogen.

Whey protein is the most popular protein today, because whey comes from milk. That being said, it’s not always the best option for people who can’t tolerate dairy products. Did you also know that not all whey proteins are created equal? Does your whey come from cows that is pasture fed or grain fed? Is it GMO free? How is your whey being processed, heat or cold pressed? So many questions are going through our heads but unfortunately, not all our answers can be found on the label. Why buy something to nourish your body when you don’t know anything about it?

Organic vegan protein powder from Raw Green Organics contains Gemma protein that is isolated from pea protein. Raw Green Organic’s protein is certified organic so it is non-GMO. This powder is lighter than whey powder.

What is your favorite protein powder?