Kick start your days with a delicious smoothie: banana, spinach, peanut butter, cashew milk and Alver vegan protein from either Golden Chlorella (microalgae, 30% protein, rich in vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, fibers… for health, balance, cleansing), Golden Bean (mung bean, 85% protein, rich in iron, zinc, calcium… for strength), or Golden Pea (pea, 80% protein, rich in magnesium, calcium, iron… for feeling fuller for longer). Depending on your needs and objectives, among these three, you can find the perfect vegan protein source to complement your plant-based meals.
Did you know?
Proteins help maintain muscle mass and bones. Magnesium and iron reduce fatigue. Vitamins B2 and B3 support the maintenance of normal skin. Vitamin B6 promotes the normal formation of red blood cells. Zinc is important for the normal functioning of the immune system. Calcium contributes to a normal energy metabolism.
Although the health benefits of a plant-based diet are well documented, there is still concern that nutrient intake, including protein, may be reduced and cause deficiencies in the long-term. The consequences of inadequate protein intake include reduced muscle mass, a predictor of functionality, mobility, quality of life and mortality. More muscle mass enables higher strength production (grip strength). People on a plant-based diet often have lower muscle mass (LBM). It is therefore recommended that they consume 1.0 g of protein per kg of body weight per day. A recent study showed that mung bean protein significantly improves muscle strength in healthy adults who eat plant-based and are underactive. The connection between plant protein supplements and higher strength despite the lack of physical exercise is a new finding.
Alver Golden Bean is neutral in taste and can easily be added to any dish. Already fermented, washed, dried and offered in powder form, Golden Bean is the perfect ingredient for smoothies.
Note: if your aim is health, balance and cleansing and you go for Golden Chlorella, start with adding 3-5g of it to your daily smoothie not more. Golden Chlorella is a natural cleanser, your body needs to slowly adjust to the cleansing effects. After 2 weeks, you can progressively increase your daily Golden Chlorella intake to 10g.
How to prepare your smoothie
You will need 1 cup of plant milk – almond or coconut milk, 2 cups of baby spinach, 2 frozen babanas, 2 tablespoons peanut butter and the Alver protein of your choice. Put all ingredients into a blender. Mix until smooth. Pour into a glass. Sprinkle with chia seeds. Enjoy!