Sunday, 16 September 2018

Vegan Coffee Protein Shake

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Slowly but surely I have been working my way through lots of vegan protein powders and have some firm favourites now that I will do a separate post on.

I thought I would do a quick post about making a protein coffee shake which is really yummy and sets you up for the day. It's lovely and filling, packed with protein and healthy carbs and is only 216 calories, and best of all takes under 2 minutes to make!

Ingredients

1 medium banana (about 90-100g)
200ml of unsweetened almond milk (I use almond breeze or alpro roasted)
32g of Missfits coffee protein powder

pop it all in a blender and whizz until smooth and frothy.

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You could modify this and just make it an iced protein coffee if you would rather by leaving out the banana and blending the protein with ice, I might even be inclined to add a shot of cooled espresso as well.

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Keep an eye out for my round up of the best (and worst) vegan protein powders, they are expensive so it will hopefully save you from wasting your money on the ones that taste terrible.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Why I drink lemon water in the morning and you should too

The benefits of drinking lemon water daily have been documented lots of times and you've probably seen that it has health benefits, but did you know just how many? 



As much as I am addicted to a cup of tea in the morning I really try and drink a big glass of water, especially with some fresh lemon before I have anything else, here are some of the reasons why. 

Source of vitamin C

Lemons are high in Vitamin C which has quite a few health benefits including helping to lower blood pressure, boosts your immune system and is an antioxidant that helps to protect your cells from free radical damage.

Helps with digestion

Drinking hot water with lemon first thing in the morning is said to help stimulate the digestive system due to the atomic structure of lemon juice being similar to that of your digestive juices, therefore it tricks the liver into producing more bile which keeps food moving through your gastrointestinal tract smoothly. I actually quite like hot water with lemon and ginger so don't find this too much of a chore.

Helps keep your skin more youthful

Vitamin C encourages your body to produce collagen which is an important part of youthful skin helping to keep your skin plump and ward off wrinkles, most of us are in a constant battle to keep wrinkles at bay so what better reason is there to down a glass of lemon water? A study recently published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people who consumed more vitamin C were at less risk of wrinkles and dry skin.

Boosts energy

Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is beneficial for your body because after sleeping through the night the tissues in your body are dehydrated, lemon water hydrates and oxygenates your body providing you with an energy boost that is far better for you than coffee. This doesn't mean I am not a fan of coffee, because trust me I am. Just make sure you get the water in first, to re-hydrate and then have some good coffee about an hour after your water, because coffee if you buy decent stuff also has health benefits.

Helps prevent kidney stones

Lemon contains citric acid which may help prevent the build-up of calcium kidney stones, and no one wants to get those!



With all these worthwhile reasons for a simple glass of lemon water, why wouldn't you?

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