Organic Pea Protein is an easily digested protein with an excellent amino acid profile, containing leucine, isoleucine, valine (the three branched-chain amino acids), lysine, arginine, and glutamine. An interesting characteristic of pea protein is that it assists in lowering levels of grehlin, an appetite-stimulating peptide. The result is an increased potential for feeling satiated, thus possibly helping to prevent overeating.
Organic Pumpkin Protein, derived from the nutrient-rich seeds, is not only a complete protein source, but also plentiful in vitamin K and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and more. Pumpkin seeds contain numerous phenols with antioxidant properties.
Organic Sacha Inchi is derived from the seeds of the South America Plukenetia volubilis plant. Because it contains all nine essential amino acids, sacha inchi is considered a complete protein source. Sacha inchi is also a potent source of the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Organic Spirulina, a microscopic single-celled alga, is a complete protein source and has the highest concentration of protein by weight of any food. Considered by many to be THE superfood of superfoods, spirulina is vitamin- and mineral-dense, and rich in enzymes and antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase. It’s a potent source of chlorophyll (second only to chlorella) and essential fatty acids. Spirulina is also considered a blood-building nutrient, primarily due to its polypeptide content (called phycocyanin). Additionally, spirulina is believed to help maintain digestive system health by serving as a food/fuel source for beneficial intestinal flora.
Organic Chlorella is another single-celled alga and, like spirulina, is a complete protein, loaded with chlorophyll and essential fatty acids. Chlorella is perhaps the most vitamin- and mineral-dense “green food” available, including a complete B vitamin profile. (Chlorella has more vitamin B12 by weight than liver!) Chlorella also contains naturally occurring RNA and DNA for assisting in cellular growth and repair, and is considered an “eye health” nutrient, courtesy of its plentiful amounts of beta-carotene and lutein. Lastly, chlorella has gained a reputation as an excellent detoxifying agent. It is purported to have the ability to bind to heavy metals as well as other toxic substances in the bowels.
Mix 1 scoop of Hammer Vegan Protein in 175ml or more of cold water. Hammer Vegan Protein is ideal for use after exercise or anytime throughout the day to bolster your daily protein intake.
With Hammer Vegan Protein in three different flavors, it is easy to make vegan-friendly, soy-free versions of your favorite Hammer Nutrition fuels. While it’s not possible to make exact replicas of Perpetuem or Recoverite using Hammer Vegan Protein, the following recipes are quite similar in terms of their carbohydrate and protein makeup, and their caloric donation as well.
Soy-Free Vegan Perpetuem
Each scoop of Perpetuem contains 135 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 3.5 grams of protein, and 1.25 grams of fat. To make a fuel that’s comparable to Perpetuem using Hammer Vegan Protein, mix:
- 1 level scoop of HEED = 100 calories from 26 grams of carbohydrates
- 1/4 scoop of Hammer Vegan Protein = 27.5 calories from 5 grams of protein, 1.25 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.25 grams of fat
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES 27.25 grams
TOTAL PROTEIN 5 grams
TOTAL FAT 0.25 grams
TOTAL CALORIES 127