Spice Up Your Thanksgiving!



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Tis the season to be #grateful and today I am thankful for...

Blessed Plant-based Protein and Pumpkin

 

What makes Blessed Protein so amazing?

As you probably know, I have been following a plant-based diet for just over two years now. The only doubt I had when I made the transition was how I was going to maintain my progress in the gym. I was lucky enough to be working with a company that supported me and my values, and that is how Blessed Protein was born. Many people believe that a vegan diet simply doesn’t provide enough high-quality protein to support muscle growth, and I think that myself and all of the other vegan fitness ambassadors out there have done a lot to disprove the neigh-sayers!

When most people think of protein they think of a chicken thigh or a piece of steak, not a spinach and bean salad, tofu and chickpea pasta, or a protein powder made from peas! But the reality is, that the golden yellow pea used in Blessed actually provides ALL of the essential amino acids the body requires in order to grow and repair. This is why I feel comfortable using it every day and recommending it because Blessed protein does not need to be combined with any other plant protein sources.  

Blessed Protein & Pumpkin

The nature of a plant-based diet, that incorporates plenty of variety and flexibility, as well the consumption of nutrient-dense (rather than calorie-dense) foods means that the body is actually provided with a lot of protein, through various complementary foods. So as long as you are eating the rainbow and mixing up your vegan protein sources, your body will thrive living on plants!

The other thing that I love about Blessed is that it is free of common allergens and is also really easy on the digestive system. So even if you’re not plant-based, but you have allergies or find whey protein disagrees with your body, Blessed is the perfect alternative. The tub is even made from recycled resin!

What makes pumpkins so amazing?

  • • Pumpkins are nutrient dense, so they are low in calories, but provide lots of beneficial nutrients to keep your body looking and feeling good, 1 cup of cooked pumpkin contains just 49 calories!

  • • It provides loads of antioxidants that have many benefits, including reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, possibly even arthritis, and stroke. Antioxidants are also linked to immune function, so getting plenty can help keep the doctor away.

  • • Pumpkins provide a lot of Vitamin A which is involved in so many important processes within the body, including vision (especially night vision).

  • • Pumpkin is super versatile! You can have it roasted, mashed, sliced and crispy, in a dessert and you can even eat the seeds (which are also full of all kinds of goodness)!

  • • Pumpkin seeds are edible, you can flavor and roast them yourself AND they are a complete protein source. This means they provide all of the essential amino acids that need to be consumed in the diet to support growth and repair of muscles and other tissues. Plant-based complete proteins are very valuable to both vegans and non-vegans as they provide high-quality proteins without the potentially negative impacts associated with animal-based protein sources.

One cup of cooked pumpkin contains

My favorite ways to eat pumpkin

Pumpkin spice blend

This Thanksgiving make the most of these two amazing foods by baking a Blessed pumpkin pie for your loved ones!

Blessed Pumpkin Pie

Why not take a few moments over the next week or so to really focus on the things you can be thankful for. You could write them down, post them on social or simply tell the people you care about how much they mean to you!

Happy Thanksgiving

Love Katya xoxo


 
 
 
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