Being a vegetarian, I am always for the look out for good protein sources especially for my kids. Because protein is an essential building block for the body and growing children do need quality sources of protein in their every day meal. I plan my kids breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack in such a way that there is some protein source in each one of them. I rely on legumes, nuts, coconuts, fruits like avocado, raw unprocessed dairy for my protein sources.
Even with all this planning, morning breakfast is a real challenge. To have some thing filling, fast as well as nutritious on the go especially for the kids. I am sure lot of people who read this face the same problem as me. So I rely on protein supplements like whey protein and brown rice protein to have a power packed breakfast. I would like to hear suggestions from you all on how you are fortifying your food with protein and what is your best suggested protein source/supplement (Of course a vegetarian source).
Preparation Time – 5 Minutes
Cooking Time – Nil
Serves – 1
Raw Milk – 1 Cup ( 8 oz)
Banana – 4 slices (3-4 small slices are enough otherwise you will have a thick smoothie instead of a shake)
Blueberries – Handful
Whey protein powder – 2 scoops
Xylitol – 1 Tsp or to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth and enjoy.
Note – Brown rice protein and hemp protein are vegan protein and brown rice protein tastes ok and hemp protein you have to get used to the taste. You can add few fruits, coconut milk, brown rice protein and xylitol and come up with a great smoothie. Hemp protein I find tastes better with green smoothies(non sweet) ones like spinach, yogurt, salt and lemon juice. Whey protein with raw milk and fruits tastes more like a milk shake than a protein drink and is the best tasting of all the three. But when you buy whey protein make sure the source is from grass fed organic milk, the protein is cold processed and is a whey protein concentrate and not an isolate.
Sending this to Zesty Palette’s New You Series 3 hosted by Vardhini.