In terms of protein, I always look for brands that provide organic ingredients and a good mix of plant protein sources. The Vida Glow Hemp blend ticks all the boxes and here’s why:
- 100% Certified Organic (Australian Certified Organic). Many brands claim organic but unless it’s certified, you don’t really have any proof. You do pay more for this piece of mind but I don’t use a whole lot of this stuff daily (get most protein from whole foods) so it does last a while.
- Made in Australia
- 100% natural
- Gluten Free
- No refined sugars
- 5 Protein sources – Hemp, Yellow Pea, Brown Rice, Sacha Inchi and Chia
- Tastes delicious – unlike many plant proteins, it’s not overly earthy in flavour. The Vanilla one is my personal favourite.
- Good Omega 3 source from the Hemp and Chia
- Ship globally
I typically have 1 scoop (20g) in oats in my overnight bowls and if I am running short on time and need a quick meal, I will often blend a smoothie with another 20g scoop later in the day. The reason I only use 20g is because, usually, I am adding the protein with other foods like Oats, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, etc. so there is more than enough protein. This means a 500g container lasts 25 serves.
Other proteins I like are:
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein although compared to the Vida Glow Hemp Protein this one is just a single protein source (pea) and is not certified organic.
Sprout Living Protein is certified USDA organic and a great blend of plant protein ingredients including Sacha Inchi, Brown Rice and Yellow Pea Protein.