How to feel full and energized all day with the BEST breakfast ever (ft. PlantFusion Protein)

Are you guys in any Facebook groups on FB? 

I’m in a few and I feel like one of the questions that always comes up is about vegan protein. What’s the best, what tastes good, and what brand does everyone love?

This one has come up in the Almost 30 Podcast Secret Group, more than once. There’s so many brands out there, it’s hard to choose. I’ve tried them all – you name it sistah.

But I've decided and committed, that PlantFusion Vegan protein is my FAVORITE thing. 


Okay WHY is it my favorite thing?

  • I didn’t know it was possible to feel so full from a protein powder: SERIOUSLY. Leveraging the Fab 4 Smoothie Method from Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly (make sure to listen to the Almost 30 Podcast episodes) I can stay full for at least 4-5 hours. Let me break down the Fab 4 if you aren’t familiar in a sec.
  • It’s SO SMOOTH. It makes super smooth, buttery soft, silky smoothies. If my smoothie isn’t thick AF I don’t want it, and the consistently is on freaking point.
  • It has everything you need it in and then some:
    • It’s the only plant-based protein shake that compares to whey: enhanced with 4500mg of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) and 3,350mg of glutamine, PlantFusion is a complete and extremely potent source of protein. It’s the first plant-based protein that compares to animal proteins (like whey) in amino acid density and balance.
      • It’s SUPER nutrient-dense: it has a 21 grams of protein + amino acids and only 120 calories.
      • MAJOR KEY. It’s free of all major allergens: No dairy, soy, gluten (wheat), eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts, or shellfish. There’s no artificial flavors and preservatives.
      • One of my favorite parts it that it’s easy to Digest: It contains a proprietary blend of enzymes to ensure anyone can digest it. With other proteins I’ve had a bloated belly, been uncomfortable, but not with this one.  
  • I can buy it on Amazon Prime (2-day shipping for life).
  • The flavor, again by far my favorite. I’ve had some that doesn’t taste like anything, or just isn’t good, and I really look forward to my shake every day. You can buy a $10 sample kit, here
  • Making a shake in the morning is such a quick easy way to get a great filling breakfast in, and set myself up for a good day. It keeps my blood sugar stable, and is s super easy to make.
  • I can bring the $10 sample kits with me when I travel so that I'm staying right on the go. 

I love it so much that, sometimes I find myself STALKING group threads, because I feel like I need to tell everyone about PlantFusion. It’s like a hobby of mine. 

I’m cool right? 

Although this post is in partnership with PlantFusion, I would have written this anyway, because it’s hands down my favorite protein powder I’ve ever used and I won’t use another since I started having it.

I look forward to my shakes in the morning. Even when it's done, I am looking forward to the next smoothie the next day. I love how they make me feel full, they give me energy, I don't feel bloated and it's SO DELICIOUS.

Because me with protein powders, I’ve seriously, had them ALL.

I’ve been vegetarian for over 10 years, vegan for 2 and I’ve been making smoothies and shakes for a real long time. 

I’ve enjoyed some of them, and not enjoyed some of them, but I never really thought I could love one as much as this. 


Along with Plantfusion, I leverage the Fab 4 Methodology when I make my shake. 

Again, you must listen to the Kelly episode ASAP because she breaks down why you need to have one smoothie a day to kick start a healthy lifestyle.


Kelly’s Fab Four:

Fat: Fat doesn’t make you fat! Rather, it helps your body produce hormones; is essential for the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K; increases insulin sensitivity so your muscles absorb glucose more efficiently instead of storing it as fat; makes meals more satisfying so you can stay full longer without dips in blood sugar.

Greens: The health benefits of green leafy vegetables comprise an extensive list, but they ultimately cleanse the blood and fuel the body with oxygen.

Fiber: health benefits of fiber include reducing the incidence of heart disease, lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose levels and inflammation, and even weight loss.

Protein: This is where Plant Fusion comes in. Eat Protein in the Morning. People who got 35 grams of protein at breakfast were less hungry throughout the day and saw favorable changes in the hormones and brain signals that control appetite.


All 4 of these things are tools in your tool belt that can be a game changer for the way you feel about your breakfast, and the way you feel about your day. Stable blood sugars help improve mood and provide a foundation for clear decision making. A diet high in fiber can. Healthy fats can.

Protein is the building block.

Again, so excited to share this with you guys. YES I did this in partnership with PlantFusion but I’ve never felt better about sharing with you (if I haven’t shared it already!)

ENJOY and let me know your favorite smoothie recipes pls!

Xoxo

Krista

*P.S. Running a giveaway of PlantFusion over on Instagram! Head over there to win!

Thanks for PlantFusion for partnering with me on this post! All opinions are my own. 

Our biggest podcast episode yet + KEY ingredients for the PERFECT smoothie

People I know you are listening to the Almost 30 Podcast weekly. I KNOW THIS. It makes me so happy too.

However, this week – was WOAH. SO GOOD.

I've recieved so many texts, emails, calls, etc. etc. about Kelly Leveque and her insights on nutrition, eating, dieting, and being an entrepreneur…all the good stuff.

I wanted to recap some of the highlights for you, as well as to link some of the products she mentions and so you can make your own Be Well Smoothie with the Fab 4 Ingredients! Fat, Protein, Fiber and Greens.

Kelly says, “The #bewellsmoothie is a formula to help you develop a blood sugar balancing meal replacement shake in any flavor with enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full. Many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes are loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit. Fructose sugar stores as fat 20-30% faster than glucose.”

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Highlights of the episode:

  • Turning off hunger hormones requires you to have protein, fat and fiber. Without it or with an imbalance of the three you’re going to still be hungry. That’s why ‘fat is back’ because it’s key to turning off those hunger hormones and leaving you feeling full way longer.
  • The easiest way to change your diet now is to change your breakfast. Make it a smoothie, with the fab 4 and feel fuller longer, change the game for your whole day by turning off hunger hormones.'
  • Juicing is hard on your body, because most juices have so much sugar you’re insulin levels rise and you’re not feeding your body the appropriate fats, protein and fiber.
  • Working out in the morning before you eat, can increase your levels of HGH and fat burning.
  • Kelly didn’t doubt herself in her entrepreneurial journey because she didn’t have TIME. By keeping busy, staying in your own lane and super focused – you can ignore all the self-doubt and not let it creep in.
  • The game changer for her in her business was charging more. For all the small business owners and entrepreneurs – yes you are WORTH IT.

My version of the Be Well Smoothie (all products I have linked!)

One Scoop Sun Warrior or Vega Sport Protein – I like Vanilla but Chocolate is also good

One whole or half avocado – Depending on how thick you want it

One Tablespoon of chia Seeds or Flax Meal – FIBER. I like these because they are non-GMO but any will do!

One Scoop Vital Proteins Collagen

One shake of bee pollen

One Scoop of Mushroom Powder

One Scoop of Amazing Grass Green Superfood – If you’re feeling frisky and want the extra green  - it does change the taste so PLEASE beware!


Protein: Our recommendations for protein varies depending on our clients lifestyle and goals. Look for a clean sprouted vegetarian protein or an organic grass fed whey. Servings will vary depending on your selected protein, read the directions and add one serving per smoothie. We are also available personally for a consultation and more information!

Fiber: Raw fiber powder, chia seeds, flax seeds or avocado are great choices. We recommend keeping your smoothie psyllium husk free.

Greens: Get creative, anything green! Kale, spinach, romaine, basil, cilantro, parsley, cucumber, fennel or any other vegetables, herbs or leafy greens. The list goes on and on.

Fruit/or High Fructose Vegetables: Berries, lemons, limes, mango, banana, pears, peaches, beets or even carrots. Frozen fruit is a fun option to replace ice if you like your smoothie thick and chunky. Slice your bananas and freeze them so that you can easily grab a 1/4-1/2 cup and don’t over do it. We limit items that contain Fructose/Glucose to keep blood sugar manageable.

Fat: Avocado, Coconut Oil, MCT oil, Nut Butter, Walnuts, Coco Butter, Cocoa Butter or Ghee at room temperature.

Liquid: Water, Almond Milk, Coconut Water, Cashew Milk, Flax Milk, Walnut Milk, Hemp Milk or cold pressed green juice. Take note of the sugar content in your green juice and avoid added fructose. Depending on your preference for a thin or thick smoothie you can add liquid accordingly. We have seen it takes at least a cup to get the blender moving.

Superfoods/Additives: Greens Powder, Collagen, Tumeric, Bee Pollen, Goji Berries, Raw Gluten Free Granola, Cocoa Nibs, Ginger, Chia Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut flakes, Sea Salt. Superfoods can be used as a fun topping or add to your smoothie for supplemental needs. We make suggestions for our clients specifically to meet goals. Many of these additions can be glucose spiking and change the nutritional makeup for our formula. Take caution to avoid the blood sugar spike.
— Be Well By Kelly

I've seriously done an overhaul of my breakfast the past week, making this smoothie and LOVING being full until noon. That never happens for me as I am a morning/lunch eater. GAME changer to keep healthy momentum going.

Which part of the podcast did you love? Share with your friends who are into this stuff! Learning together :)

xoxo

Krista 

photos via Be Well By Kelly