In the nutrition and health world, there will always be new products that come out on the market. I always do my best to give everything a "fair chance" and below I've described the process I go through when choosing supplements to use personally and to share with you.
Isabel's 5 step supplement approval process:
- Know the ingredients. Does it contain any of the following?:
- • Artificial sweeteners
- • Vegetable oil
- • Processed sugar
- • Agave syrup
- • Processed grains
- • Soy
If the answer is YES, I immediately say "NO, thank you." Nine times out of ten (yes, that many times) health food products I am sent contain one of these and I quickly tell the company owners that it is not something I would ever ingest personally.
Frequently asked questions about Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder:
Here are a few answers to questions I've received about my #1 recommended protein powder:
What are the ingredients in Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder?
There are 5 ingredients:
- Pea protein isolate
- Rice protein isolate
- Natural vanilla flavor
In addition, it's GMO-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder contains "natural vanilla flavor"... what exactly does that mean?
The natural vanilla flavor is sourced from real vanilla bean - and that's it! It contains absolutely no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, and no artificial colors.
How do I measure one serving of Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder?
One serving is one scoop of protein powder, or 28.4 total grams, and the scoop is included with the product. Take one scoop with 8-10oz water or mix with any smoothie, oatmeal, pudding, or ice cream recipe, and more!
How many of the 28.4 total grams in one scoop are protein?
There are 21 grams of protein in both the chocolate and vanilla flavors of Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder options.
Is it vegan? I'm sensitive to dairy (or choose not to eat it)
Yes, this particular brand of protein powder is vegan. It's protein sources include rice protein and pea protein only.
Do I have to use protein powder to lose weight?
OF COURSE NOT!
Whole foods will always be my #1 recommendation and you can get all of the nutrients you need by using the foods I recommend to you in Beyond Diet. Having a protein powder that you like on hand may give you a few more quick and easy meal options when time is an issue, but it is not necessary by any means.
Here are a few ways I like to use to Spring of Life Plant-Based Protein Powder
- •Add 1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate in my morning oatmeal.
- •Mix 1 scoop of chocolate with 8oz water and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for an easy snack.
- •If you are someone who enjoys smoothies, 1 scoop is a great addition to any healthy smoothie recipe.
- • Freeze some of your favorite fruits and 1 scoop of protein powder to have protein-packed popsicles (and they are great for kids too!).
Hopefully now you have a better idea of what to look for when choosing protein powder and how EASY it can be to include in delicious snacks and meals!