After I play tennis, or during a round of golf, it is convenient to unwrap a protein bar. When I am on the fly and need a quick breakfast, I will put together a protein powder shake or make up a smoothie 'bowl'. When I have more time for breakfast I make waffles or pancakes or 'puffs' with protein powder and egg whites.
But most importantly, after a tough workout, or a sweaty run, I make up a protein smoothie to help make sure I have a comfortable and healthy recovery. I like to use a powder that mixes readily, and completely, that tastes great, and that has a favorable nutritional profile.
Well, have you met the latest and brightest star in the vegetable protein lineup? It is pea protein.
A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to sample a variety from Nu-Zest USA called CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN... they sent me 4 sample packs to test. I was so happy with the taste and texture and nutritional information, that I decided to become an affiliate. I liked the Wild Stawberry, the Rich Chocolate, and the Creamy Cappucino, but my favorite is always vanilla and this Smooth Vanilla is exceptional. There is also an unflavored powder called Just Natural.
For me, the first test of a protein powder is how it tastes mixed with only water. And these certainly passed that test. I admit to liking them better mixed with coconut or almond milk, for the creaminess factor.... but in a pinch, water is fine. That makes them particularly handy to carry in you gym bag or purse so that you have a healthy snack or mini-meal at the ready.
And the second test is how long they stick to my ribs... whether they satisfy me for a few hours after I have consumed them. I have found that the CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN keeps me feeling full for at least 3 or 4 hours. Great.
These powders are very high in protein, low in fat and low in carbohydrates. They fit into a low-carb lifestyle such as mine, just perfectly. CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN is formulated from European Golden Peas making it highly and readily digestible. It is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and GMO free. It is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.
I am happy to tell you that NuZest offers free shipping to Canada and the 48 mainland states in the U.S.A. on orders over $50. Free shipping. That is always good news to Canadians because we pay outrageous fees here for postage and couriers.
Do have a look at the NuZest USA web site for yourself to read all the important and relevant information. There are even some recipes there for you to try. Sign up for an email subscription to get a free sample, too. And there is a giveaway happening for two tubs as well. Don't miss that for sure!
And if you do decide to go ahead and buy, please use the code eatrunsail in order to receive a 15% discount on your purchase. Yes, I will earn a small commission. But in all honesty, my blog is not about earning an income, and any money that does come to me from these sales, will be donated to my local SPCA.
Have you tried a pea protein yet? What is your favorite way to use protein powder? What do you eat after a workout or run to help with recovery?