Ever since Burger King brought into the restaurant the Impossible Whopper® (Impossible Meat) meat alternative products have become relevant. But how do they taste? Are the good for you? These are both very good questions. My mom bless her heart, when she goes grocery shopping and sees special on stuff she thinks I’ll like she will go ahead and get it for me. A couple weeks ago she got me the Beyond Sausage, so I thought I would give it a try.
The biggest thing to have hit the fast-casual market since the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich craze has been The Impossible Whopper. As Americans continue to look at alternatives to animal meat, the fast-causal environment is looking to cash in as well. Vegans are one of the fastest growing sub-cultures in the U.S.
I was at the gym a few months ago, and one of the guys at the gym comes up to me and is asking me about Nirvana Life Nutrition’s PR Protein, so I begin to give him my usual elevator pitch on the benefits on Pr. Once I say “Its plant-based” he cuts me off, and tells me, that he his old school, still eats meat and does whey protein. I asked, “have you tried any plant-based proteins”, and he said he had not, when I asked why, he said “because I eat meat”.
When we designed our all natural, plant base protein we started with the end in mind. We considered what would the customer’s evaluation process look like when determining which protein supplement to buy. Additionally, we took into consideration time and money cost when we designed Nirvana Life – Pr to have 30 servings.
While I love our Pr Protein by Nirvana Life and if I could, it would be the only thing I would consume! Lol. But You can’t live on protein shakes alone. So, another good source of Plant-Based Protein is Tofu. This is a staple in my kitchen as most of my prep cooking involves tofu.
Living a vegetarian lifestyle has many health benefits, but sometimes the lack of protein intake or even struggle to attain adequate protein levels can be frustrating.
By not adding a plant-based protein supplement like Nirvana Life – Pr. Your bean and legume intake would most likely need to be elevated. So this is one of the only ways you can add a lean, pure protein source. This also ensures you can have a better handle on your carb and fat macros as well by avoiding other vegan protein sources that are either high in carbs or rich in fats.
The shake below is meant to be consumed in the morning. It contains coffee, dark chocolate and cinnamon which all help accelerate your metabolism and have high level of antioxidants. Additionally, it will contain other fruits + Nirvana Life – Pr, which contains various antioxidants and will help maximize the delivery of all other nutrients.
I’ve recently discovered that if I make my bedtime shake more dense and less like a shake I feel fuller and enjoy my bed time treat a little more. It may simply be a placebo affect but it works for my final meal of the day, and it seems to last longer (aka all night long while sleeping)
Before I stopped taking whey I would have a casein shake before bed, as it is slower releasing then your typical whey, isolate protein or in this case plant-based protein. So sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night hungry, so I would eat. However making muck has ended this middle of the night hunger and my sweet tooth.
One of my favorite shakes to have is The Phat Elvis (aka The Fat Elvis), I just don’t think when you are making a shake for weight management you should have the word ‘fat’ in the title.
The shake is named after Elvis’ favorite sandwich, which was Peanut Butter and Bananas. I’ve just made it better with Chocolate flavoring. One of the key components in making a healthy plant-based shake that is often overlooked is the protein. That is why our dietary supplement line, Nirvana Life Nutrition is all-natural and great tasting.
As part of our mantra at BFY Life we support living a balanced life. We wanted to share one of our favorite treats. Although we label this a treat (because it is SO good), from the ingredients below you will notice its jammed pact with nutrients to help you achieve your health goals. We added fruits and flaxseed to pump up the antioxidants. Then we included Nirvana Life – Pr Strawberry Cheesecake for some added health benefits and to kick up the flavor a notch. We suggest using this to help crave a sweet tooth or if you are going to a party this makes for a great item to share with friends.