Nature’s Best Pea Protein – It’s vegan, it’s protein, it’s all mine. My full review of Pea Protein!
To Pea or Not To Pea – That is the question.
There are several other vegan protein powders on the market. Veganism is really taking over, possibly (and hopefully) for the long haul and if you’ve not seen Carnage yet, what are you doing with yourself?! Along with the plethora of other proteins, there’s also a tonne of positive reviews. So how do you deicde which is best for you?
Luckily, you have me as your guinea pig – I trialled both a pea protein and a complete protein from Bulk powders (which really needs a full review). Pea protein for me is by far, the winner but that’s just my opinion,
What is Pea protein actually good for?
Pea protein is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their protein intake, easily and without increasing their fats, sugars and calories. It’s great for those who wants an easy-to-digest high-quality protein, rich in essential amino acids. It’s also great for vegetarians and vegans AND anyone with a soya allergy as it’s milk and egg free. It is made from peas – the protein is concentrated from the normal level of 6% in fresh peas to 80% in this product.
The amino acid profile of pea protein is above great – why?
- It has 25g of protein per 30g scoop – No carbs, No sugar, No fat. Just fibre and just protein.
- Perfect for those counting macros and needing an extra protein boost with no added extras.
- It is rich in ‘branched chain amino acids’ (leucine, isoleucine, valine) and is richer in arginine than any other commercially available protein.
- Health buffs: Muscle mass can only be increased if the diet provides enough protein.
- Use this product to enhance the protein content of meals. This will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Low appetite or recovering from an illness: This product gives an excellent boost to your protein intake.
How do I use it?
It’s all personal preference really, for me, since going vegan. I’ve noticed that the only days I hit 80% of my protein is when I’ve had almost 200g of carbs and I’m really struggling to keep my calories steady. I’ve started sneaking this into so many of my foods in recent weeks (I started Macro tracking again as I think I was off track). I’ve found that it can be added and really not effect flavour at all.
I’ve seen tonnes of reviews saying there is a very slight flavour but I really can’t taste much at all, so strange! I’ve added this recently to;
- sweet potato mash
There’s not a lot I wouldn’t add it to to be honest with you and I hope, if you’re looking for a protein you give pea protein a look. Weigh up the benefits for you and find a version that you can add to your diet. Nature’s best lovingly sent me this pea protein, my first ever vegan protein, for review! So I’m completely impartial with thi and you can rest assured I’ll always be 100% honest about the flavours and textures. Above all, have a great week,