I bought a bag of Isowhey Pea+Brown Rice Protein a while back. This is an organic protein (well, 97.6% of it anyway); gluten, dairy and soy free, made from sprouted bio-fermented golden pea and brown rice, as well as a range of other sprouted grains, seeds and legumes including millet, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and flax seed. That all sounds really good doesn’t it, but I didn’t like the way it mixed with liquid on its own.
It has that typical grittiness you get with most (if not all) non-whey based protein powders. The taste wasn’t bad, it’s vanilla & lucuma, but the texture…. Nonetheless, I’m not going to let it go to waste and found it mixes well with a range of smoothies, including the one below, my Pea+Brown Rice Veggie Smoothie.
Until writing this post I thought Lucuma tasted like coconut. It doesn’t. It’s described as having a maple-like taste, or caramel, or some even describe it as pumpkin-like, but not coconut. Why I thought Lucuma tasted like coconut? Because the packet I have is Isowhey’s Organic Lucuma, Chia and wildcrafted Coconut. Although it’s made of 40% lucuma fruit powder, 21% sprouted pea fibre, and only 14% coconut juice powder, the taste is undoubtedly coconutty.
As always, only use a non-sweetened, 100% pure coconut water, such as Beyond 100% Coconut Water. You can get Isowhey Pea+Brown Rice protein powder for $26.95 (525g) and Lucuma, Chia + Wildcrafted Coconut for $9.95 (70g) from Pharmacy Online. Shipping is $8.95 for up to 3kg’s and free for orders over $149. I buy Beyond Coconut Water from Aussie Health Products, one of my favourite shops, for $5.35 for 1l.
I quite like the taste of Isowhey’s Lucuma, Chia & Wildcrafted Coconut so stay tuned for a smoothie recipe!
Pea + Brown Rice Veggie Smoothie
A nutritious, simple, fresh smoothie for breakfast or snack
- 1 cup coconut water pure, 100% coconut water
- 1 serve Isowhey Pea+Brown Rice Protein Powder 1 serve = 2 heaped tbsp = 25g
- 1 medium apple Unpeeled, cored. I like sweet apples like Golden Delicious or Sundowner
- 1 stick celery chopped in medium pieces
- 2 stems kale chopped in medium pieces
- 1 spring fresh mint optional but nice
Chop celery and kale in medium pieces. Cut apple in quarters and core.
Add coconut water, then protein powder, and all fruit and veggies to your blender.
Blend for 30-40 seconds or until you've reached your desired consistency
Serve on ice for a yummy breakfast or snack.
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