- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Grain free
- No Added Sugar
- No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, or Colors
This grain-free, vegan protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high-quality proteins including pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa. At only 100 calories, it contains 14 grams of high-quality protein in every serving. For comparison, one-half of a cooked, boneless chicken breast comes in at around 13 grams of protein with 115 calories.
Where other protein powders use sunflower oil high in omega-6 fatty acids, we use non-GMO coconut oil powder. Coconut is a great source of beneficial fatty acids. In addition, this health-promoting oil adds a superior taste and texture for a silky, smooth, rich and satisfying shake.
For breakfast, pre- or post-workout, or whenever you need a quick on-the-go snack, this powder is ready whenever you need a tasty protein boost. Mix it with water or your favorite milk for the perfectly vanilla experience, or add it to pancakes, baked goods, and oatmeal for a new, delicious way to get more protein in your diet.
Naturally cholesterol free, pea protein is considered highly useable and contains branched-chain amino acids (the building blocks of body tissue). It is a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Pea protein is considered a hypoallergenic ingredient, so it is perfect for people with major food allergies. Because it is easily digestible, it is easy on the stomach.
A great source of protein for vegans, quinoa is an easy to digest, complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids as well as healthy monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids. Quinoa contains iron, B-vitamins, vitamin E and fiber. Chock full of minerals, it contains magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium in addition to manganese and copper.
An easy-to-digest grain considered a complete protein because it contains all of the amino acids. Hemp is a very good source of protein for vegans. Contains essential fatty acids and it is a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and zinc. Hemp is high in fiber so it helps you feel full, longer. Hemp protein is great for people with major food allergies because it is not derived from commonly allergenic foods like milk, eggs, soy and nuts.
High in protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, chia seed helps slow digestion, leaving you fuller, longer. Chia seed is high in tryptophan and a good source of calcium and phosphorus.
Rich in phytonutrients, phytosterols, manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron, pumpkin seed is a great source of omega-3s. It is also high in tryptophan.
Coconut Oil Powder
A source of health-promoting fatty acids, which are easily absorbed and used for energy.
Why should I choose foods that are non-GMO?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Genetic modification is a technique that alters living cells to produce new chemicals and functions in plants and animals. Many food scientists question the safety of genetically modified foods because they do not know if eating GMO foods over a lifetime can damage our health.
What is vegan?
A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products.
What does gluten free mean and why is it important?
Gluten is the sticky protein found in certain grains including wheat, barley and rye.
To people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is very important because it is the only known treatment for celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disease. People with celiac cannot digest gluten, which causes inflammation in the digestive system and affects the small intestine's ability to absorb nutrients from food. Symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and anemia.
People with gluten sensitivity have similar symptoms to those with celiac disease but test negative for it as well as wheat allergies. These people may feel fatigued, depressed, bloated and have abdominal pain.
Gluten-free grains include rice, corn, quinoa and buckwheat.
I have noticed “soy free” foods lately and I want to know if soy products are unhealthy?
Soy is one of the top food allergies, especially among babies and children. Symptoms of soy allergy are typically mild, although anaphylaxis is possible.
People avoiding GMOs may avoid soy since more than 90% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.
Soy can disrupt thyroid function which may lead to hypothyroidism and thyroid problems.
Soy contains phytoestrogens, compounds that mimic human estrogen.
Is eating dairy free healthy?
People may go dairy free if they are lactose-intolerant, have a milk allergy or are vegan.
People with lactose intolerance do not have the enzyme lactase which helps to digest milk and they can experience diarrhea, nausea, bloating and cramps when eating dairy products.
Milk allergies, which are one of the top 8 food allergies, occur either minutes or hours after having milk or milk products and can cause hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.
People may also avoid dairy for ethical reasons or believe it helps keep their skin clear.
Sugar is a natural ingredient so why do I care if there’s no sugar added?
Eating too much sugar has been linked to inflammation throughout the body and increased health risks. It is important to check labels since manufacturers frequently add sugar to many products that you would not think of as sweet, such as pasta sauces, chicken nuggets, cured meats, and ketchup. Also, sugar comes in many forms such as cane syrup, high fructose corn syrup and crystalline fructose.
What is rebaudioside A?
Rebaudioside A is an ingredient that is extracted from stevia leaves. It is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, so very little is needed to sweeten foods and/or beverages.
What is monk fruit extract?
This fruit grown in Southeast Asia is one to one-and-one-half times sweeter than sugar so very little is needed to sweeten foods and/or beverages.
Are natural flavors healthier than artificial flavors?
In general, artificial flavors tend to be in foods that are overly processed. If a food product contains artificial flavors, check to make sure that it doesn't also contain other less desirable additives like artificial colors and preservatives.
What’s wrong with artificial colors?
Artificial colors may cause hyperactivity and behavioral changes in children. Some artificial colors have been linked to increased health risks.
What’s wrong with artificial preservatives?
Some artificial preservatives have been linked to increased health risks.
What are the manufacturer’s credentials?
This dietary supplement is manufactured by a company that is GMP certified and FDA regulated in the USA.