A couple of good alternatives for gluten and dairy free protein powders found in health food shops are alkalising golden pea protein(80% protein,18 amino acid profile, original, vanilla, chocolate, only additives are natural vanilla or cacao, natural sweetenerThaumatin), unflavoured rice protein(79%) or hemp protein*(49%).
Make up your own shake(avoids lots of additives found in some commercial shakes) with one of the above, 1/2water and 1/2 GF/DF milk alternative ricemilk, almond milk or non-acidic fresh juice like cloudy apple. Half water often preferred as not too thick and assists kidney function.
Optional great extra ingredients include chia seeds(22%), quinoa flakes(12%), maca/cacao blend(16% protein) or almond meal(20%), even organic brazil nut powder(45%) can further boost the protein content without gluten or dairy. Seasonal fruit gives a nutrient boost and variety of flavours to create new shake alternatives. A dash of real vanilla extract and/or sprinkle of cinnamon for flavour and to assist blood sugar regulation. Yum!
*Note: Hemp protein powder is available in stores in Australia/NZ, but legally requires a label ‘not for human consumption’ until officially approved.
Everyone has personal preferences and favourites, for starters give these a try!
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