A protein start to the day
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I look to get the best start possible in the easiest way possible. I have the same thing every week day so I do not have to think about what I am doing (I am not the best as early rising and mostly brain dead until coffee). I am following Tim Ferris’s slow carb diet in which he states you should look to consume 30g protein within 30 minutes of rising. He states 30 in 30 is easy to remember and the protein will leave you feeling full. Google slow carb diet to find his blog post.
To achieve 30 in 30 I use 60g of Braham And Murray Natural Hemp Protein Powder and 26g of It Works Chocolate Protein Powder to compensate for the bitter taste of the hemp protein. This provides 45g of complete protein which leaves me feeling full until lunchtime. A protein is considered complete when it includes all the essential amino acids. The shake also contains over 12g of fibre to keep the body in running order and as discussed in a previous post is a source of Omega 3 with a ratio to Omega 6 as (Omega6 3:1 Omega 3)
Both shakes are vegan with the It Works Chocolate Protein Powder made from Pea Protein and Brown Rice Protein.
In terms of calories, it breaks down as 208 k/cals from the Hemp Protein Powder and 105 k/cals from the It Works Chocolate Protein Powder giving a total of 313 k/cals.
The calories breakdown looks like:
60g Braham And Murray Natural Hemp Protein Powder – 208 k/cals
26g It Works Chocolate Protein Powder – 105 k/cals
Total – 313 k/cals.
The carb breakdown looks like:
60g Braham And Murray Natural Hemp Protein Powder – 15g with 3.2g sugar
26g It Works Chocolate Protein Powder – 5g with no sugar
Total – 20g
Although I cannot find the exact amounts, the Hemp Protein Powder also contains magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron to boost mineral intake making it an excellent start to the day.