Experimenting with E3Live and Hemp & Maca Powder
This post is going to be a little more personal than usual because I need your advice and help.
Lately, I’ve noticed that I was getting a little more tired after my workouts. After some research on post-workouts inflammation and alkalizing protein sources I decided to experiment with hemp protein along with adding a few more power foods.
Hemp and Maca are among the new all-hype super foods. Maca is a small root vegetable grown at high altitudes in the Andes. Known as the Incan Superfood, it is rich in trace minerals, including zinc, iodine and phytosterols. Peruvians have eaten maca for centuries for conditions related to hormonal balance. They use it to increase fertility, improve sexual function and alleviate menopausal symptoms. Young mothers and athletes alike take maca to improve energy levels, mental clarity and focus.
The hemp seed is an amazing source of protein. Protein is made of amino acids, and hemp contains all of that adults need, and almost all that children require. Ruth’s Hemp Protein powder contains 50% protein, and is also a source of Essential Fatty Acids, Omegas 3, 6 and 9. Our powder is a very fine grind, to suspend well in smoothies. Certified organically grown in the Canadian prairies, take it daily as an alternative to meat or soy protein, to build muscles and increase stamina and energy..
E3Live – the amazing aquae botanical food from Lake Klamath. AFA is a super food that contains more protein and chlorophyll than any other food source. AFA grows only in the wild and is far superior to any other algae on the planet. It is nature’s perfect food. Research and testing of AFA has been impressive enough for UC Irvine scientists to call it a ‘Super Food, capable of contributing to the achievement and maintenance of wellness.
Ruth’s Hemp Protein Powder with Maca & E3Live claims to be the highest quality raw protein (This powder contains 80% hemp protein), to have an excellent amine acid structure and loads of trace minerals. High fiber, gluten-free and lactose-free comes as a bonus!
This powder sounds amazing but I can’t find the right combination of fruits/non dairy milk or water to make it taste good. I tried it with bananas, date, lemon, coconut milk, water, papaya, pineapple, celery, spinach, apple, pear… you name it. It still tastes overpoweringly hemp-y.
I’ve never tried any other protein powders but really enjoy regular smoothies with chia seeds, flax, almond butter and fruits. Even adding regular hemp seeds usually tastes fine. Not sure why my tongue is rejecting this particular power powder. If you are a smoothie expert, let me know if you have any favorite recipes that I should experiment with. Please, post your ideas, advice, or just thoughts in the comment section. I would really appreciate it! I will share the best one on the blog along with its picture and your name & website :).