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Aug/Sep 2012 Issue
If you want to beef up your smoothie with an extra shot of protein—a good idea when gulping down breakfast or after a workout—consider whirling in one of these gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free powders.
Amazing Grass Amazing Meal
When you combine hemp and pea protein with antioxidant-packed super greens and fruits, you’ve got a powerful smoothie addition that surprisingly tastes great.
Garden of Life Raw Protein
For the purists, this powder gets its protein from sprouted (read: crazy nutritious) grains and legumes. It also provides vitamin D (most of us don’t get enough of this vital nutrient) and probiotics to help with digestion.
Living Fuel Living Protein
This powder contains a whopping 21 grams of protein per serving derived from pea and rice. A bonus 6 grams of fiber makes your smoothie more filling.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein
Gleaned from hemp seeds, hemp protein is a complete protein. This means it contains a full arsenal of essential amino acids to help with vital functions in the body, such as cellular repair. manitobaharvest.com
This plant-based protein is fully loaded with all sorts of goodies, such as fiber, gut-healthy probiotics, omega-3 fats and antioxidants.