Protein Packed Hormone Balancing Oatmeal (with PlantFusion)

OKAY, so! I have gotten so many questions related to healing my hormones naturally, a post that I wrote a few months back about my hormone health journey.

In short, I had really messed up my hormones through stress, excess exercise, too many stimulants, among other things. I wasn’t getting my period, I wasn’t myself and I definitely didn’t look or feel like it either.

Check out that post for the full story, but the biggest way that I healed myself naturally (brought my hormones back into balance – confirmed through testing two months ago) was through diet.

Changing my diet, to add in more healthy fats, reduce my sugar, and eating filling natural whole foods.

One of the staples in my diet has been PlantFusion Protein. 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.

Plus:

  • 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.  

One of my favorite recipes that I swear by, for healing my hormones naturally is my Hormone Balancing Protein Oatmeal. This version with pumpkin spice, but you can omit that, or use things like cacao, cinnamon, or mulberries if you’d like. I wouldn’t suggest honey, maple syrup or anything that will spike your blood sugar, that doesn’t help and is one of the biggest ways to throw yourself off.

I eat this all year round, but especially love it during the winter and fall seasons when I really crave warming in the morning. I love my Fab 4 Smoothie, but I also subscribe to the ayruvedic principle that having something warming is helpful for your digestive fire in the morning.

For this recipe video, I use Plant Fusion Vanilla Protein Powder. I’ve shared them with you before, because I seriously love their product, and when people ask me what vegan protein  powder I use, I always tell them it’s PlantFusion. I love that it has digestive enzymes in it (seriously helps to keep the tummy flat) it includes superfoods, and keeps you fuller WAY longer than any protein I’ve ever had before.


Ingredients:

1 Scoop of Vanilla Plant Fusion Protein

When it comes to hormonal balance certain protein sources serve you better than others. Eating protein provides your body with amino acids that are used to produce specific hormones, including insulin and growth hormone. 

1 tbsp of Coconut Oil

Many hormones are produced from molecules derived from essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fats. A lack of fat in your diet will prevent these hormones from being in balance, impairing athletic performance and recovery!

1 tsp of Ashgawanda

Adaptogens directly affect your endocrine system. Your endocrine system is in charge of your hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers that affect nearly every bodily function. Adaptogenic herbs, or more accurately the compounds in them, can direct your cells to make more or less or certain hormones … at the same time!

1 pinch of Pumpkin Seeds

Seed cycling for hormone balance is one of those things that seems far too simple to ever work, but work it does! It’s very gentle nutritional support that encourages your cycle to follow it’s natural rhythm and gives the hormones gentle nudges in the right direction.  Best of all, it’s done with whole foods, not with supplements or drugs, so it’s entirely natural, simple, inexpensive and gives you a whole different way to keep in contact with your body. 

Read more about seed cycling here

1 dash of Pumpkin Spice


Other Ingredients you can add to your Power Oatmeal:

Almond Butter/Nut Butters

Cacao Nibs

Collagen

Chia Seeds

Blueberries


The best part about this, is that you can win Plant Fusion Protein Powder by signing up for their email list using this link. They are picking a winner each week, and the emails they send I love, they include recipes and helpful tips.

 

Anything you love to add to your protein oatmeal?

Enjoy, lovelies!

xo

Krista

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.