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Vegan Protein Powders I Love

I try to mix things up regularly when it comes to my diet. I tend to eat similar, if not the same, foods on a daily basis, so I like to mix in new products to complement those meals. Like… Vegan protein powders!

I use vegan, plant-based protein in smoothies, oats, banana soft serve, raw desserts, and baking.

Why?

The human body uses protein to make enzymes and hormones, and to build bones, muscles, skin, blood, and even cartilage. Eating high-quality, easily-digestible protein on a regular basis does everything from helping you maintain energy levels & manage weight to improving your workout recovery time & keeping you satiated after meals.

Dairy-Free Nutritional / Meal Replacement Shake: Tasty Vega One Nutritional Shakes are packed with dairy-free protein, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, prebiotics, greens, digestive enzymes, and Omega 3s.:

So rather than have the same protein powder every day, I mix in different versions and try out new brands.

Here are a few of my all time, tried and true, favorite protein powders.

Clearly I’m a fan of vanilla… 🙂 I think it’s just the easiest to mix/mask in foods. What do you think?

Do YOU have a favorite protein powder? What do you use protein powders for in your daily life?

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MCLV Mange: Energy Bites

Before my first attempt at making the Oh She Glow’s delicious vegan, gluten-free mac n’ cheese two weeks ago I broke out my food processor and threw together some quick & easy energy bites.

These tasty, chocolatey little balls are a cross between Choosing Raw’s Five Minute Raw Cacoa Snack Bars and OhSheGlow’s Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites.

The main ingredients for these flavorful little bites are cashews and pitted Medjool dates, and then you can flavor them as you like by adding whatever additional ingredients strike your fancy – Coconut flakes, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, powdered peanut butter, nuts, dried fruit, carob powder…

 

The options are endless!

What did I use for this batch? Since I’d recently spent some quality time with the bulk bins at Whole Foods I went with the tasty mixture of carob powder, maca, and mini carob chips.

Delicious!

You mix the cashews and add the dates, and then the rest of your ingredients. Easy peasy!

At that point you can either make them into bar form or a ball form, then you you just pop them in the freeze – Et voila!

Quick. Easy. Delicious. What’s not to love?

Since I made these I’ve experimented with some other mixtures and ingredients, trying to find the tastiest and healthiest combinations that I can, and I’ll plan to share even more healthy snack bite options with you soon.

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment or check out previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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