Fact: I love snacks and have tried a lot vegan snack bars. Some delicious, some less so. But apart from taste there are a few other specifics I look for when I turn the pack and read the ingredients and nutritional info.
After scanning the ingredients, I’ll zero in on the protein, fat and carbohydrate grams per bar. As a general everyday snack (different to a pre or post workout snack) I generally look for a high protein count – ideally over 11 or 12g, low in fat – ideally under 10, and medium carbs – perhaps no more than 20g. Obviously it needs to taste good too.
Sometimes this macro combo feels like a tall order because most snack bars are fruit and nut based (nothing wrong with that) but it just means the protein ends up being relatively low compared to the other macros.
That’s why I was keen to try VTMN Vegan Chocolate Protein Bar (£2.50 each from vtmn.com) when I was emailed about it. The macros looked impressive and nutri-info on point. I just hoped it would live up to the expectations in taste!
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I have a keen eye for new vegan protein products so when news of Dare Motivational Shake landed in my inbox, I was intrigued. Co-launched by A&E doctor, Dr Ben Hamida and his wife, it’s hands down one of the tastiest [and chocolatiest] vegan protein powder I’ve had – and I’ve tried many!
The ingredients are interesting too. It contains 100% of the daily recommended dosage of all essential micronutrients: vitamins A, Thiamin B1, Riboflavin B2, Niacin B3, Pantothenic Acid B4, Biotin B5, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folic acid and vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E.
The protein content is 20g of plant-based protein – mainly from soybean – as well as flaxseed, oats and peanut butter. On top of that there’s a long list of interesting health-supporting ingredients such as turmeric root, alfalfa powder, kale leaf powder and more.
After trying all three flavours and becoming a firm fan of all of them, I’m now super happy to bring you a special discount-affiliate code for £10 off your first order (over £40). Spreading the Dare protein love!
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If you love pancakes but still trying to figure out the best way to make them vegan, then you’re not alone. I’ve been vegan for over 13 years and still experimenting with recipes for the perfect vegan pancakes. But don’t let that put you off! These days I like to add vegan protein powder, so that they satisfy my protein needs but that can make things a bit more complicated. Luckily I recently tried a recipe that actually worked – hurrah! – so here it is.
Using Purition Protein Powder 40g sachets in Vanilla and Almond & Orange (kindly sent to me to try by Purition for this post), I adapted this vegan pancake recipe on the Purition site.
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