Organic Plant Protein Powder - Chocolate - Stevia-free
This deliciously smooth, vegan, not too sweet, all-natural organic chocolate protein powder is the perfect addition to your smoothie. With 20g of organic plant-sourced protein plus fibre, vitamins and minerals in each scoop, this powder is vegan-friendly, allergen-free, extremely low in fat, with zero sugar or stevia and as always nothing artificial.
- 20g of high-quality complete protein from organically grown peas per scoop
- With vitamins and fibre
- Natural chocolate flavour with organic cocoa
- Super silky texture, never chalky
- Extra delicious in smoothies with fruit and/or veggies
Organic Plant Protein Powder - Chocolate - Stevia-free
Each scoop (26g) contains:
Organic Pea Protein (Pisum sativum – Seed)
Sodium bicarbonate (Carbonic acid sodium salt (1:1))
Potassium (Phosphate, monobasic)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopherol)
Pantothenic acid (D-Pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Folic Acid (Folate)
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Organic cocoa powder, natural chocolate flavour, monk fruit extract, xanthan gum
Directions & Cautions
Adults: Mix one scoop into 500ml cold water or non-dairy milk in a shaker cup, or using a blender add one scoop to a smoothie
Health Canada Approved Product Claims:
- Source of protein to maintain good health, build and repair body tissues
- Supports healthy glucose metabolism
- Source of vitamin A for the maintenance of good health
- Source of antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
- Helps in wound healing
- Helps in the absorption and use of calcium
- Helps in the absorption and use of phosphorus
- Source of antioxidant that protects the fat in body tissues from oxidation
- Helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins
- Helps in energy metabolism and tissue formation
- Helps to maintain normal metabolism of iron
- Helps to form red blood cells
- Helps to maintain normal muscle function
- Source of electrolyte for the maintenance of good health
Cautions and Contraindications:
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if:
- You are taking blood thinners
- You are a tobacco smoker
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Folate supplementation can mask a Vitamin B12 deficiency. If you are unsure whether you are taking enough B12, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
- Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Tell Me More
Protein is one of three primary macronutrients that provide energy to human body, along with fats and carbohydrates. They are comprised of a number of amino acids that are essential to proper body function and serve as building blocks of body issue.
There are 20 different amino acids in total. While some of these can be made in the body, there are 9 essential amino acids that people can only obtain from dietary sources. Foods that provide all of the essential amino acids are called complete protein sources and can include animal as well as some plant-based sources.
A diet rich in high-quality clean protein supports good health, muscle recovery and growth. All proteins are not created equal however, and if you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply cutting back on animal products in your diet it can be challenging to get the quality protein you need. Which is where a daily protein smoothie makes a ton of sense. In less time than it takes to make a bowl of cereal you can blend up a great tasting protein smoothie that will keep you energized and satisfied for hours – while also helping your body build and repair lean muscle tissue in your body.
Q: What is the protein source?
A: Niyama’s Plant Protein is sourced from 100% organic pea protein.
Q: Did you consider using a blend of plant proteins?
A: Yes, we looked at blending several sources with organic pea including brown rice, hemp, and coconut. Brown rice can sometimes have traces of heavy metals so we ruled that one out early on. We love the nutritional profile delivered by hemp and coconut (additional good fats and fibre) but really wanted to make Niyama’s plant protein taste really good, not just “good for plant protein”. Our organic pea protein source delivered a super clean nutrient profile and a mild, pleasing taste with great mouth feel.
Q: Why is it so smooth and not chalky?
A: Our pea protein isolate is milled into an exceptionally fine powder – to the consistency of baking flour or icing sugar. When you open the container, you can see just how fluffy it is. So, it mixes beautifully without any gritty texture.
Q: Will it cause stomach issues? I sometimes get gas/bloating from pea protein.
A: To date we are thrilled to say that we have had zero reports of any gas, bloating, or stomach upset after taking Niyama’s plant protein. Even with people who have experienced issues with other pea-based proteins in the past. We don’t have science to support this, but there is a theory that many of the digestive issues associated with pea protein are usually with non-organic sources. Yellow split peas are a heavily sprayed crop when grown conventionally, and we don’t know the levels of glyphosate (chemical pesticide) that remain in non-organic pea proteins, but they do tend to be hard on the digestive system and not easily tolerated. However, if you have an allergy to pea protein we obviously do not recommend you try Niyama’s plant protein.
Q: What is the sweetener?
A: Our original formula was sweetened with stevia and only came in natural vanilla flavour. Our new & improved formula is stevia-free and is sweetened only with monk fruit, in both vanilla and chocolate flavour.
Q: The new protein formula is more expensive then the old – why is that?
The pricing is higher on the new formula as a result of the large cost differences inherent in working with monk fruit over stevia.
Select Research and References:
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