This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NOW as part of a #NOWWellness Ambassadorship. All opinions are my own.
Warm weather has finally arrived in our neck of the woods. It’s such a welcome change from the cold and dreary weather we’d been experiencing up until now. That means I’m no longer craving hearty, dense, warm meals after my workout. Instead, I prefer to opt for something lighter – and cooler – like salads and smoothies.
However, when I’m in workout mode, my body craves a lot more protein, and it’s hard to get by without adding it into all meals and snacks. Since climbing back on the dairy-free wagon (kicking and screaming, mind you), I have been struggling to find more lower carb ways to get my protein in.
While I love preparing meals, I am really strapped for time now that the girls are on summer break. I’m juggling running multiple businesses, working out, taking care of the house, cooking meals and having the girls home full time – it’s a lot!
So when I received a canister of Plant Protein Complex Powder from NOW Sports as part of my #NOWWellness Ambassadorship, I felt like someone had heard my thoughts! Protein powder is such an easy way to get extra protein in without adding a lot of time to meal prep.
I don’t do well with whey, soy or egg white protein, so this Plant Protein Complex Powder is perfect for me. It’s comprised of a vegan protein blend of pea, brown rice, hemp and quinoa, so it’s totally dairy and soy free. And unlike many protein powders I’ve looked at it’s free of GMOs, aspartame, sucralose and Acesulfame-K. Each scoop provides 22 grams of protein, and typically has approximately 3,900 mg of branched chain amino acids and 1,800 mg of L-Arginine.
I have tried some protein powders that were either super chalky or super gritty – they end up expiring before I use them up. The Plant Protein Complex Powder is neither. It’s fine and it blends up really well. I don’t see this batch expiring on me 🙂
My favorite way to enjoy the Plant Protein Complex Powder is in my Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie recipe. It’s the perfect post-workout meal because it sticks with you and you don’t feel hungry 30 minutes later.
If you’re looking for a quick, easy, delicious, protein-filled meal for after your workouts, give this Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie recipe a try.