But Don’t Vegan Athletes and Bodybuilders Need Protein Powder?
Although, I think it would be better for most people to avoid protein powders altogether, getting protein from whole foods is a healthier choice.
However, I understand that some people, like bodybuilders and other sports athletes, rely on protein powders to keep their protein at their intended target.
Vegans may find supplements useful, especially if they do a lot of exercise; professional bodybuilders, footballers and other sport athletes will benefit from taking in protein soon after training to help muscle recovery.
Even If you Consume Vegan Protein Powders in Your Smoothies Daily, Does Not Mean It Is Not Hurting You!
In 2018 there was a study that sparked a conversation about protein powder, specifically vegan protein powder, and its link with heavy metals.
The study by a group called the Clean Label Projects ( (a non-profit organisation that brings transparency to food and consumer product labelling) examined the top 134 protein brands using data from Amazon and Nielsen’s best-seller lists.
They were reportedly looking for “contamination with the heavy metals mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium, for supply chain contamination and for process contaminants like BPA.”
The study found that “approximately 75 per cent of plant-based protein powders had measurable levels of lead. In addition to lead, the plant-based powders contained mercury, cadmium and arsenic.”
So what Do these Findings Mean?
If you’re vegan, or simply trying to work more plant-based meals and snacks into your diet, then using plant-based protein powders in moderation is perfectly fine.
But did you know that the vegetable products used in vegan protein powders come from the ground. Because of that, they can bring up some heavy metals from the soil. What’s found in the protein powder isn’t an added ingredient, it’s from the soil.”
As long as you’re not having plant-based protein powder as a consistent meal replacement, or multiple times a day, it should be a non-issue.”
When purchasing a protein powder, always choose brands that are not sweetened with aspartame. “You don’t want any chemical sweeteners in your protein, so no sucralose or acesulfame potassium, which are the cousins of aspartame.
They can be inflammatory, and some studies have suggested they can inhibit growth.”
The Only Plant-Based Powders Worth Adding To Your Smoothies
The Vegan Protein Smoothie Program
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Don’t Make Another Smoothie Until You Read This…
You can apply those same principles here! I’ve already done all the hard work, made all the mistakes, and figured out what works (and what doesn’t). And believe me, I’ve made some mistakes and wasted a lot of time and money in the process… …so you don’t have to.
That’s why I’ve carefully broken down WHAT WORKS into simple, easy-to-follow recipes so you can follow along with the results I’ve gotten. In the past, these recipes were just mine, but now I’m making them available to the public.
So you don’t have to go it alone anymore!
This book will give you the confidence to create your own amazing smoothies tailored to your nutritional needs.
All recipes are customizable, with suggestions for variations and ingredient substitutions, and we cover everything you need to know about making delicious, creamy smoothies.
You’ll get tips and tricks that will inspire you to play with smoothie ingredients you may not have considered, like beans, cauliflower, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and carrots.