Organic Protein Powder
Organic Protein Powder by 180 Nutrition
Finding a high quality protein powder can be hard. The market is saturated with powders that are full of artificial flavourings and preservatives, processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, soy, gluten and not to mention fillers. It is surprising to see how many people choose to eat optimally but use a poor quality protein powder that contradicts their healthy diet.
Beginning the day off with a breakfast rich in protein improves appetite control, regulates blood sugar levels and reduces unhealthy snacking throughout the day. I usually begin my day off with a smoothie and I love adding protein powder to it. A friend recommended 180 Nutrition, an Australian based brand that is new to the NZ market. Guy Lawrence and Stuart Cooke are the founders of 180 Nutrition. Guy, a fitness trainer created this brand after researching protein powders on the market that his chronically ill patients could use. He was shocked to discover the amount of chemicals and fillers were in the protein powders that were on the market so he decided to create a formula using organic, raw and natural ingredients.
180 Nutrition make a pea protein and also organic whey (NZ sourced whey). I have been using their products for the last few weeks and what I love about 180 Nutrition that makes it different from the rest is their ingredient formula.
The ingredients include:
Flaxseed Almond Meal Sunflowers kernels Coconut flour Shredded coconut Cocoa Peptia (Pumpkin seeds) Sesame seeds Chia seeds Psyllium husks Inactive brewers yeast Stevia
In the morning, after a workout or if I want a snack I'll blend up a smoothie using 180 Coconut flavored Pea protein powder (my favorite flavor), berries, coconut milk and a dollop of Greek yogurt. There is no need to add any other ingredients as this protein powder already contains a super food blend. There is also a chocolate flavored protein available.
What I also love about this product is that it is vegan friendly, tastes great, mixes well and can be used in baking. I always add a scoop when making my dairy free, yonana ice cream or protein muffins.
For more information on this product check out the 180 Nutrition website for recipes using this protein, including dairy free coconut ice-cream, paleo friendly raw cheesecake, quinoa chocolate loaf and carrot cake and cream cheese muffins. YUM! You can also read some of the testimonials, some of the athletes that use this protein, and browse the online store. There are also superfood bars and kids snacks that are tasty and made with real ingredients.