Yea or Nay on the Vegan Protein Powder
A dairy-free protein drink does not always have to come out of a plastic tub. I like to drink a dairy-free protein powder shake every day, but try not to break the bank. There are dozens of good vegan supplements on the market today that can give you a big protein and complete amino acids boost, while also fulfilling your daily requirement for vitamin B12, vitamin D, and calcium that may be lacking in your diet if your are dairy intolerant or GFCF.
Looking for vegan products really saves time when you suffer from dairy intolerance, since you will not have to screen every ingredient and research the factory conditions and practices if you know that the company is dedicated to vegan products. If you are also gluten-free and/ soy-free, for example, you will still have to be ultra vigilant when researching protein powder supplements, even if they are dairy-free or vegan, since wheat and barley are used in more health food products than you would expect.
The Foundation of Homemade Protein Shakes
This article focused on dairy intolerance, whether it is a casein intolerance or lactose intolerance. Thankfully, there are more dairy-free protein powder brands and products than I can really do justice to in one article, and more are coming out every day. One thing that I want to focus on is the idea that using a vegan protein powder or a vegan meal replacement product can be part of the basis for your daily homemade protein shakes.
I use brown rice protein, hemp protein powder, and Vega brand vegan meal replacement, as the foundation of my vegan protein shakes. Incidentally, it is worth noting that I use “dairy-free smoothies” and “vegan smoothies” interchangeably, throughout these articles because virtually all of the products and ingredients that I am using are vegan. I don’t ever use eggs to get my “Eye of the Tiger” on, or honey, for example. The eggs can pose a slight salmonella risk if consumed raw, and there are plenty of great ways to sweeten your vegan protein smoothie without adding sugar to it.
The Best Protein Shakes Have More to Offer
Move past pure vegan protein powder shakes and think more about raw vegan smoothies that provide complete protein, including live enzymes, dairy-free probiotics, nutrients, and fibre. It really is not hard to put all of these factors together in a homemade protein shake whether you use organic fruits and vegetables, or legumes and ancient grain starches. Although you could use this protein shake diet plan as part of a vegan bodybuilding diet, I think of this as a balanced vegan diet that easily improves your health and energy.
Vegan Supplements and Your Body
Making the best protein shakes that you can every morning takes hardly any time and can work wonders in improving your wellness, not only each day that you have one, but over the long-term. A morning vegetable protein powder shake will provide your body with nutrients at a critical time of day in an easily digestible format. If you suffer from gluten and/ or dairy-intolerance, your gut may need all the help it can get to absorb nutrients. Not only might it be less co-ordinated in terms of peristalsis, but you may have increased inflammation in your stomach and/ or intestinal lining, damaged villi, and a higher than normal gut mucus layer that can reduce the efficiency of your body in digesting vitamins and nutrients from whole foods. In addition, a good vegan supplement that is added to a dairy-free homemade protein shake can provide you with vegan probiotics and fibre that will help to restore and maintain your gut function.