Sweet and Sneaky Ways to Eat Your Protein!Maya Porebska-Smith
August 24, 2020
Whatever your daily activity level, protein is an important part of any diet. As plant-based eating becomes increasingly popular, there has been a lot of discussion about how to get the right amount of protein. The average individual requires roughly 7 grams of protein per 20 pounds of bodyweight.  As we are learning more about good sources of protein, it becomes clearer that protein doesn’t have to just look like a pile of meat on your plate. Although the words sweet and protein seem a little incongruous at first, there are lots of ways to eat protein and enjoy a treat. Botanica’s Perfect Protein is gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, and certified organic. Plus, it comes in five different variations, each with unique nutritional qualities. Perfect Protein is also made with organic sprouted rice protein, making it an excellent source of easy to digest protein. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with food habits so here are some sweet, sneaky, and delicious ways to ensure you are getting your required daily protein intake. Trust us, you’ll enjoy this!
Adding protein powder into your smoothies is one of the easiest ways to make sure you are getting what you need. We’ve all drooled over an Insta-smoothie bowl or two but now is your chance to do it yourself! Whether you are looking for a new breakfast smoothie option to shake up your morning routine or a dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite drool-worthy healthy smoothie recipes:
Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl
Our Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl has thick and creamy soft-serve vibes, powerful berry flavour and is perfect for sharing. This smoothie bowl features Botanica’s Perfect Greens – Berry and Perfect Protein Vanilla as well as the Brazillian superfruit Acai berries! Click here for the full recipe.
If none of these sparks your interest, try playing around with different combinations. Our favorite smoothie base includes nut milk or coconut water, banana, spinach or kale, frozen fruit of choice, and a scoop of Perfect Protein of your choice.
PROTEIN PACKED CHOCOLATE GRANOLA
You can have chocolate for breakfast with this Protein Packed Chocolate Granola recipe! Loaded with oats, nuts and seeds, cocoa, and Botanica’s Perfect Protein Chocolate, this granola is satisfying and super delicious. Click here for the recipe.
vegan Banana Protein Pancakes
Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast?! Whether it’s lazy weekend mornings, a special week day treat or the lazy yet elaborate “breakfast for dinner” – pancakes are true heroes. What’s even better is pancakes which are actually healthy, offer ample protein, have added health benefits from targeted superfoods, and are free of refined sugars and gluten. Our recipe for Vegan Banana Protein Pancakes also features Perfect Protein Elevated Adrenal Support. Click here for the recipe.
So there you have it. All of our favorite recipes to get your protein in, the sweet way. Happy baking and blending!