Who doesn’t love a good fitness-oriented smoothie? Well, perhaps if they’re TOO healthy you might have to sacrifice some tastiness, but you’re still left with the great feeling of satisfaction from eating something healthy, quick, and convenient. A key ingredient for these is protein.
🤔The one complication though, is that there are endless different choices for which protein powder to put in! How are we supposed to decide which one is best for our bodies?
👨🏫Well lucky for us, Beau’s years of experience, education, and trial/error are here to shed some light on the issue. IS protein powder good for you? Which one should you use? When/how should you use it? As the saying goes, Beau Knows! 😉
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A common nutritional supplement is protein powder. Protein is a necessary macronutrient for muscle growth, tissue repair, and the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein powder can also help people lose weight and tone their muscles.
Protein Powder and Its Applications
Protein powder has a wider range of applications than you may believe. It goes nicely in smoothies, but it also works well in oatmeal, overnight oats, pancakes, morning pastries, and energy balls and bars. Protein powder may also be added to soups (I use it in my vegan butternut squash soup), hummus, plant-based burger patties, and pizza crust.
Protein powder may be added to chia pudding, homemade ice cream or frozen pops, brownies, and DIY peanut butter cups to boost the protein value of your dessert if your meal is lacking in protein.
Protein powder is a supplement that contains amino acids.
Protein powders are typically prepared from one or more forms of protein that have been extracted from a meal and condensed into a dried, finely powdered form. A protein powder can be manufactured from a range of animal or plant sources, such as eggs and dairy-derived whey or casein protein. Split peas, soy, brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and hemp are all good sources of plant-based protein.
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- Natalie Butler, R.D., L.D. (2018, September 18). What are the benefits of protein powder? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323093