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Old 06-30-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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protein powder

Could anyone suggest a vegan protein powder to make drinks with? And, where you buy it?
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Followed a link for cocoa powder and found a vegan protein powder - pea - from Netrition.com So, I got it! NOW Pea Protein
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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Jarrow makes a blend and so does Life's Basics and Garden of Life makes a raw blend. All are available at Whole Foods and possibly Netrition. can't handle the straight pea protein so I buy the blends
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:34 AM   #4
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Thank you lewlew. This is my first try... so I might try a blend next!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:05 AM   #5
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Try Fat Flush Pea Protein powder too by Dr. Louise Gittleman
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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Good tasting

I used the pea protein I bought from Netrition.
I put it in almond milk, no sugar added style, and two tablespoons of cocoa...there was about 16 ounces of milk...a small packet of Stevia, and about two capfuls of Irish Creme DiVinchey flavoring. It was super delicious! I might not need as much "sweetener" next time.
Thanks everyone for weighing in :=D
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:02 PM   #7
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Hi, if you are still looking for suggestions, I think "Plant Fusion" is delicious!
I worked at a juice bar and made many vegan smoothies every day...
We tried a few different vegan protein powders but this one was the best;
everyone loved it!!! We used the "Vanilla Bean" flavor.

ETA: it has 3-4g carb per serving
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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Netrition carries Plant Fusion, It is yummy! Here is the link NutraFusion Nutritionals PlantFusion Protein
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #9
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I would imagine hemp powder would be good for vegans.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #10
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Has anyone heard of chia seeds?

I am wanting to eliminate as much processed foods as possible and my girlfriend said if you want a lot of protein without processing get chia seeds. They are suppose to be almost nothing but protein.
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Chia:
36% carbs (mostly fiber)
53% fat
11% protein

Chia seeds are high in fiber & omega 3s, and the protein is very high quality (good balance of amino acids), but you'd have to eat 4 oz (555 calories) to get 18g of protein. Many low-carb/sugar free protein powders are 20-25g for 100-150 calories, and much cheaper.

Also (depending on your need) I think most bodybuilders want a fast-absorbing protein after working out, and with all the fiber and fat in chia, that would slow down digestion. However, if you're looking for something to keep you full for a long time, that might be a good thing!

Another good thing about chia is that it absorbs a lot of water and releases it slowly in the digestive tract, so traditionally it is used for stamina (for exercise, hard work, or hot weather) as it can prevent dehydration.

Hemp seeds, on the other hand, are 33% protein-
11 grams in an ounce.
And they don't get slimy like chia seeds
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