A couple of weeks ago I was sent some products by the kind people at Pulsin’.
Protein is needed for growth and repair in the body, making it perfect to help muscle recovery after tough workouts. There’s also lots of scientific studies out there linking protein to increased satiety (fullness), hunger hormone control and weight loss.
The guys at Pulsin’ produce 4 protein powders;
Whey protein highlights –
- 18g protein/20g serving
- high bioavailability therefore absorbed quickly into the blood stream and used by the muscles
- un-denatured thanks to specialist filtering techniques used (lots of other commercial protein powders are processed at high temperatures, causing them to become denatured and therefore harder to digest and absorb in your body)
- great for using in protein smoothies, adding to yogurt, protein ‘ice cream’ and also in homemade raw protein bars/balls
Soya Protein –
- 17g protein/20g serving
- non GM
- high in photo-oestrogens, which can be great for anyone suffering from hormonal imbalances
- tasty in overnight oats, protein pancakes and smoothies
Pea Protein –
- 17.1g protein/20g serving
- made from dried and powered yellow split peas (different!!)
- a good source of vegan protein
- can be used as a thickener, as an alternative to cornflour and also good in porridge and soups
- 14.1g/30g serving
- raw/cold pressed
- great source of omega 3 fatty acids; for healthy hair, skin and nails
- delicious in green smoothies
All of these proteins are unflavoured and minimally processed, which makes them a great alternative to many of the highly processed, artificially sweetened and expensive protein powders available out there!
I was really surprised by just how tasteless these powders actually are. In the past I’ve tried a few ‘unflavoured’ proteins which actually tasted horrible and usually had a very detectable texture but these were great!
I’ve been enjoying this chance to be a bit experimental …
Chocolate, banana, green smoothie – I’ve had with both whey protein and hemp protein…both tasted great
Banana-Berry protein ‘Ice Cream’ with added whey protein
Overnight oats, milk soaked oats with soya protein and grated apple, topped off with greek yogurt and peanut butter (I loved this combo and it kept me full for ages!)
Banana, cinnamon protein pancakes – made with a blend of whey and soya protein….topped off with my favourite combo…greek yogurt and peanut butter! (this mornings breakfast!)
Overall I love these proteins…I think they’re very reasonably priced, easy to use and add a great protein boost to lots of my favourite meals and snacks…great work guys :)!
The weather yesterday was just glorious!! I started my day with a body combat class at the gym, followed by a lovely walk with the dog along the marina. We had been invited for dinner at James parents house and seeing as it was so warm, late in the afternoon we decided to head over on his motorbike…
…me getting kitted up!!
Great day to be out on the bike (although maybe a little cold on the way home!)
Today started early with a 7am Bodypump class, followed by protein pancakes for breakfast. I’ve got 2 deadlines for uni this week (one today and one Wednesday) so I’m off to do some proof reading before handing in!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Question; do you use protein powders? whats your preferred protein source? and your favourite way of using it?