Plant protein. In a shake
by team nuut
Along with fats and carbohydrates, protein is a vital and essential macronutrient our bodies require to live and thrive. Our bodies use proteins from food to build and repair tissues, as well as make hormones and enzymes important for great health.
Protein is one of three macronutrient profiles which are the main nutrients that make up the average diet. Macronutrient calculation consists of measurement for your diet broken down into protein, carbohydrates, and fats, with protein the main contributor toward building muscle mass.
Whilst meat is considered our main source of protein, there are plenty of diverse protein sources to try, including the one closest to nuut’s heart – plant protein.
Specific plants are excellent sources of protein and contain less calories and fewer potentially harmful effects than animal products. Some are even complete proteins, like quinoa, which means they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Others are missing some amino acids, which is why it is essential to include a variety of foods to get all 9.
Studies show that people on vegetarian or vegan diets, who rely solely on plant protein, are at a lower risk of certain diseases including cancers, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Plant-based protein food sources are a great way to help with digestive balance as they contain healthy amounts of fibre which can normalise bowel movements and help reduce the risk of gut inflammation.
High quality protein can be found in foods including -
Because the benefits of plant protein have become so well-known and the rate consumption can be hard to achieve with direct food sources, powdered protein has become a quick and efficient way to improve daily protein intake. It also allows control over grams per serving, allowing you to manage your diet by hitting targeted goals for a meal or for daily nutritional value.
Just one serve of nuut provides you with one third of your daily essential intake. Simply add one sachet or 2 scoops of protein-rich nuut to 300ml water or milk, and blitz for an energising meal on-the-go.
Not only is nuut good for you, it’s downright delicious, convenient and versatile.
Here is how nuut staffers pack in their plant protein every day –
“I have a nuut as an afternoon snack to curb my chocolate cravings. I like to mix half a serve of nuut Paleo with 250-300ml of water and give it a good shake. It’s a great pick-me-up and helps me power through until dinner.” Adil, boss man
“Ice elevates a nuut so I pop ice, 300ml of almond milk and a sachet of nuut Daily Balance. Adding nuut last prevents sediment gathering at the bottom of the cup. Then I blitz and sprinkle liberally with cacao nibs. It adds texture.” Bella, social media queen
“I blitz a nuut Daily Balance with 300ml of iced water, 3 almonds, an espresso, and dash of sea salt. It’s the perfect way to combine breakfast and my morning latte in one drink. It actually gets me out of bed in the morning!” Elizabeth, pencil pusher
“I love my nuut combined with water, ice, and a banana. nuut is also delicious with water and hemp seeds for that touch of creaminess!” Malika, creative genius
“Mine’s a blend-and-go smoothie of nuut Daily Balance, oat milk, banana, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. And now, thanks to Bella, I decorate it with cacao nibs. It adds crunch!” Zara, brand guru
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