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Healthy Diet Vital Protein PowderConsidering I believe most protein powders on the market are little more than junk food – thanks to all the artificial additives – fake flavours, fake sugar, fake muscle man on the label, Vital Protein powder is one of the few brands I am happy to give my nutritionist tick of approval because it’s made from pea protein vs whey, contains no nasties and actually tastes great! So if you’re looking for a healthy & convenient breakfast option, this is the perfect way to get your morning (easy to digest) protein hit! check out my coconut, raw chocolate & banana smoothie for a great recipe idea.

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  1. Hi Ash you could use it twice day for a short period but you need to ensure you add more ingredients to get a more balanced nutrient intake. Try my Green Goddess super food power smoothie http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipegreen-goddess-super-food-power-smoothie/ or check out my e-book http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ for more healthy smoothie recipe ideas x

  2. Hi Ash you could use it twice day for a short period but you need to ensure you add more ingredients to get a more balanced nutrient intake. Try my Green Goddess super food power smoothie http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipegreen-goddess-super-food-power-smoothie/ or check out my e-book http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ for more healthy smoothie recipe ideas x

  3. Hi Wendy. it sure can, just make sure add some healthy fats to it to balance the nutrient content out, such as extra virgin coconut oil and or avocado. These will also help to keep you feeling fuller for longer 🙂

  4. Hi Wendy. it sure can, just make sure add some healthy fats to it to balance the nutrient content out, such as extra virgin coconut oil and or avocado. These will also help to keep you feeling fuller for longer 🙂

  5. HI Wendy I start most of my days with my Green Goddess Power smoothie which includes the vanilla pea protein powder and I find it takes me through to around 1130am and then I have a small snack – I have heaps of options in my ebook but hold off til tomorrow if you don’t already have it as I have added a few more recipes recently. The Green Goddess power smoothie recipe is on my blog http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipegreen-goddess-super-food-power-smoothie/ but you can vary it to this one too http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipe-coconut-bananna-chocolate-smoothie/ Enjoy x

  6. HI Wendy I start most of my days with my Green Goddess Power smoothie which includes the vanilla pea protein powder and I find it takes me through to around 1130am and then I have a small snack – I have heaps of options in my ebook but hold off til tomorrow if you don’t already have it as I have added a few more recipes recently. The Green Goddess power smoothie recipe is on my blog http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipegreen-goddess-super-food-power-smoothie/ but you can vary it to this one too http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/recipe-coconut-bananna-chocolate-smoothie/ Enjoy x

  7. Hi Sally,

    I recently bought vital pea protein chocolate,
    my question is can it be use ad replacement meal as well.

    Thank you,
    Wendy

  8. Hi Sally,

    I recently bought vital pea protein chocolate,
    my question is can it be use ad replacement meal as well.

    Thank you,
    Wendy

  9. Hi Sally,
    I’ve recently swapped to Vital Protein Vanilla from Protein FX Lo Carb powder. I am concerned about the high sodium level in Vital Protein. The serving sizes were different on the two labels so to compare apples with apples for 100g Vital has 425mg and Protein FX Lo Carb has 41mg. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance.
    Many thanks, Carolyn

  10. Hi Sally,
    I’ve recently swapped to Vital Protein Vanilla from Protein FX Lo Carb powder. I am concerned about the high sodium level in Vital Protein. The serving sizes were different on the two labels so to compare apples with apples for 100g Vital has 425mg and Protein FX Lo Carb has 41mg. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance.
    Many thanks, Carolyn

  11. Hi Ash, yes you could try that for a short period of time to kick start things but then I would limit it to one a day as too long on a liquid diet can increase your risk of over eating later as the act of chewing our food actually helps us to feel full 🙂

  12. Hi Ash, yes you could try that for a short period of time to kick start things but then I would limit it to one a day as too long on a liquid diet can increase your risk of over eating later as the act of chewing our food actually helps us to feel full 🙂

  13. Hi Sal,

    I just bought this today. The lady at the health food shop said its a good protein for weight loss. Would you recommend it as a snack replacement, two shakes per day for loosing weight?

  14. Hi Sal,

    I just bought this today. The lady at the health food shop said its a good protein for weight loss. Would you recommend it as a snack replacement, two shakes per day for loosing weight?

  15. I love this protein but am now trying to find an alternative as I have recently realised the sodium content is really high:(

  16. I love this protein but am now trying to find an alternative as I have recently realised the sodium content is really high:(

  17. Hi sally,
    Have been doing lots of searches online and came across living fuel brand of products, including living protein and super greens, its american based.
    Also ive come across synergy natural super greens.
    What do you think of these products compared with the vital products?
    Thanks for your time,
    Kris

  18. Hi sally,
    Have been doing lots of searches online and came across living fuel brand of products, including living protein and super greens, its american based.
    Also ive come across synergy natural super greens.
    What do you think of these products compared with the vital products?
    Thanks for your time,
    Kris

  19. Hey Tarryn, sounds like you have the full ‘vicious cycle’ going on in relation to the PCO / insulin resistance and Celiac / AI! I know your case well after treating so many conditions like yours in my clinic. You are on the right track with your GF, GF and SF diet. My eating program, Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 days is based on this concept, in addition to other dietary recommendations but my advice is to combine this with the digestive repair and detox supplement program as this will address the issue of healing the digestive system and gut wall, which will be directly driving and impacting on your AI and celiac. Especially when it comes to digesting protein – which so many people do not do sufficiently. The complete detox pack will address all the issues with repairing your gut and regulating the immune system http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/#buy in conjunction with guiding you on what to eat. Keep me posted on how you go with everything! Take care Sally

  20. Hey Tarryn, sounds like you have the full ‘vicious cycle’ going on in relation to the PCO / insulin resistance and Celiac / AI! I know your case well after treating so many conditions like yours in my clinic. You are on the right track with your GF, GF and SF diet. My eating program, Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 days is based on this concept, in addition to other dietary recommendations but my advice is to combine this with the digestive repair and detox supplement program as this will address the issue of healing the digestive system and gut wall, which will be directly driving and impacting on your AI and celiac. Especially when it comes to digesting protein – which so many people do not do sufficiently. The complete detox pack will address all the issues with repairing your gut and regulating the immune system http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/#buy in conjunction with guiding you on what to eat. Keep me posted on how you go with everything! Take care Sally

  21. Thank You for your fast reply 🙂 That information really helps, really appreciate it! Well there was alot going on but started 14 years ago with pcos, insulin/sugar issues but recently found out it may have been because ive been celiac/autoimmune disease all along. i now try to live a gluten, dairy and sugar free life (as these foods make me very ill) and now eat grass fed meats/organic (mainly turkey/chicken/ eggs) with lots of fruit n veggies including quinoa, millet gluten free grains.

    so hopefully both the rice and/or pea protein shake from vital greens should be ok for me.

    Yes unfortunately i dont think the source who told me about peas and fructose was a reliable source.

  22. Thank You for your fast reply 🙂 That information really helps, really appreciate it! Well there was alot going on but started 14 years ago with pcos, insulin/sugar issues but recently found out it may have been because ive been celiac/autoimmune disease all along. i now try to live a gluten, dairy and sugar free life (as these foods make me very ill) and now eat grass fed meats/organic (mainly turkey/chicken/ eggs) with lots of fruit n veggies including quinoa, millet gluten free grains.

    so hopefully both the rice and/or pea protein shake from vital greens should be ok for me.

    Yes unfortunately i dont think the source who told me about peas and fructose was a reliable source.

  23. Hi Tarryn, Can I ask your information source regarding peas being high in fructose? There is no fructose in Vital pea protein powder – containing 0.2 grams of carbohydrate per 25 grams serve and 0 grams of that from sugar. Vital greens should not spike your glucose level and should be tolerated if you are diabetic – can I ask if you are type I or II? Do you suffer fructose malabsorption or are you more referring to being prone to hypoglycemia? I do not advocate eating white rice, only a small amount of brown or basmati which has a lower GI factor and even then, avoid eating it after lunch or too often if you are trying to lose weight. If your looking for detailed information on all this you can find it in my e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book which will guide you on exactly which foods to eat and how much to avoid spiking your blood glucose and how to fix your digestive function to handle a Paelo diet, as many people are pushing this diet without the professional knowledge to back up their recommendations and lack the understanding of the impact of a high red meat and saturated fat diet on the digestive system when it is not optimally functioning – the case for most people. I’ll be writing a post soon on the pro’s and con’s for the paelo diet as there is a lot of misconception to certain elements of this diet. Hope this helps. Sally

  24. Hi Tarryn, Can I ask your information source regarding peas being high in fructose? There is no fructose in Vital pea protein powder – containing 0.2 grams of carbohydrate per 25 grams serve and 0 grams of that from sugar. Vital greens should not spike your glucose level and should be tolerated if you are diabetic – can I ask if you are type I or II? Do you suffer fructose malabsorption or are you more referring to being prone to hypoglycemia? I do not advocate eating white rice, only a small amount of brown or basmati which has a lower GI factor and even then, avoid eating it after lunch or too often if you are trying to lose weight. If your looking for detailed information on all this you can find it in my e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book which will guide you on exactly which foods to eat and how much to avoid spiking your blood glucose and how to fix your digestive function to handle a Paelo diet, as many people are pushing this diet without the professional knowledge to back up their recommendations and lack the understanding of the impact of a high red meat and saturated fat diet on the digestive system when it is not optimally functioning – the case for most people. I’ll be writing a post soon on the pro’s and con’s for the paelo diet as there is a lot of misconception to certain elements of this diet. Hope this helps. Sally

  25. Hi Sally
    i am really excited to have come across your webpage!
    i have asked about four different naturopaths and health advocates but for some reason, none of them have been able to give me a straight answer or know the answer.
    I am just wondering if the vital greens rice and pea protein are ok to drink if you are diabetic or fructose intolerant? as i know peas have a high level of fructose in them and rice is hi gi, so it might spike sugar levels? or do these proteins have a low level as it is mainly the protein extracted from the food?

    Also if someone is celiac and they have been recommended to eat no grains (paleo based diet) would you allow them to drink the rice protein shake?

    Hope my questions arent too much, Thanks for your time!!

  26. Hi Sally
    i am really excited to have come across your webpage!
    i have asked about four different naturopaths and health advocates but for some reason, none of them have been able to give me a straight answer or know the answer.
    I am just wondering if the vital greens rice and pea protein are ok to drink if you are diabetic or fructose intolerant? as i know peas have a high level of fructose in them and rice is hi gi, so it might spike sugar levels? or do these proteins have a low level as it is mainly the protein extracted from the food?

    Also if someone is celiac and they have been recommended to eat no grains (paleo based diet) would you allow them to drink the rice protein shake?

    Hope my questions arent too much, Thanks for your time!!

  27. Hi JB

    pea protein has a totally different molecular structure to soy, so you should not experience a reaction to it, in fact pea protein is a very low allergenic food, so I recommend giving it a go. The reason that you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above – eg: developing a possible intolerance to certain foods after a week of intake – could stem from a couple of issues – 1) Depending on what foods you are consuming will influence how you feel – (or zombie like reactions as you describe 😉 – so you should start to keep a food diary each day for a month or so and note how you feel after eating a meal, this way you will hopefully see a pattern to associate these symptoms with. You may like to consult my e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 days – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ as I provide a comprehensive food table detailing which foods you should avoid, moderate your intake of and those that get the green light – based on their allergenic factor, impact on the liver, sugar content and Candida producing factor, as well as recommended serving sizes and frequency of consumption.

    The second contributing factor to your ‘zombie’ like symptoms is likely to be stemming from the state of your gut / digestive function. As 70% or more of your immune function is governed from your gastrointestinal tract, when this becomes compromised – either through the mucosal lining becoming excessively permeable from factors such as excess anti biotic intake and the intestinal flora colonies compromised, this can give way to heightened immune responses – such as those experienced with food allergies and intolerances. So the key here is to ‘fix your gut’ in addition to cleaning up your diet. I have put together a gut repair program in my complete detox / digestive repair supplement pack here http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/#buy
    let me know how you go
    Take care
    Sally

  28. Hi JB

    pea protein has a totally different molecular structure to soy, so you should not experience a reaction to it, in fact pea protein is a very low allergenic food, so I recommend giving it a go. The reason that you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above – eg: developing a possible intolerance to certain foods after a week of intake – could stem from a couple of issues – 1) Depending on what foods you are consuming will influence how you feel – (or zombie like reactions as you describe 😉 – so you should start to keep a food diary each day for a month or so and note how you feel after eating a meal, this way you will hopefully see a pattern to associate these symptoms with. You may like to consult my e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 days – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ as I provide a comprehensive food table detailing which foods you should avoid, moderate your intake of and those that get the green light – based on their allergenic factor, impact on the liver, sugar content and Candida producing factor, as well as recommended serving sizes and frequency of consumption.

    The second contributing factor to your ‘zombie’ like symptoms is likely to be stemming from the state of your gut / digestive function. As 70% or more of your immune function is governed from your gastrointestinal tract, when this becomes compromised – either through the mucosal lining becoming excessively permeable from factors such as excess anti biotic intake and the intestinal flora colonies compromised, this can give way to heightened immune responses – such as those experienced with food allergies and intolerances. So the key here is to ‘fix your gut’ in addition to cleaning up your diet. I have put together a gut repair program in my complete detox / digestive repair supplement pack here http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/#buy
    let me know how you go
    Take care
    Sally

  29. Hi JB, you should be tolerant to the pea protein powder as it is very low allergenic compared to soy and whey based protein powders. I do not advocate including processed soy in your diet, due to the impact the manufacturing process has on the molecular structure of the phyto (plant) oestrogens contained in soy. In regards to your issue with becoming intolerant to foods shortly after introducing them, this is an indication that your immune system is the issue – so as around 70% or more of your immune responses are governed by your gastrointestinal tract, it is critical you tackle this in order to reduce the heightened immune responses / food intolerances you are experiencing. I suggest starting with my Complete Detox pack – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/ as this is designed to be the most comprehensive way to repair your digestive function in combination with eating plan contained in the included e-book – Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days. Let me know how you go. Sally

  30. Hi JB, you should be tolerant to the pea protein powder as it is very low allergenic compared to soy and whey based protein powders. I do not advocate including processed soy in your diet, due to the impact the manufacturing process has on the molecular structure of the phyto (plant) oestrogens contained in soy. In regards to your issue with becoming intolerant to foods shortly after introducing them, this is an indication that your immune system is the issue – so as around 70% or more of your immune responses are governed by your gastrointestinal tract, it is critical you tackle this in order to reduce the heightened immune responses / food intolerances you are experiencing. I suggest starting with my Complete Detox pack – http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/how-to-detox/ as this is designed to be the most comprehensive way to repair your digestive function in combination with eating plan contained in the included e-book – Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days. Let me know how you go. Sally

  31. Hi Sally,
    Nice site and good info….. Thanks
    I am pretty new to all this and pretty keen to start getting more protein as I have started going to the gym to get my strength back and inprove my health (I am in IT).

    I discovered from a blood test a friend of mine sent me for that I am allergic/intolerant to:
    Peanuts, wheat, milk, egg white, corn, kindney beans and coca-cola (no loss there!)

    This explains a great deal and I am now doing great!!!! Just curious though, I eat muslie in the morning so switched to soy and did not do well at all… now I take rice milk, with this product as well. Is it possiable the “Pea” protein will be similar to the soy……? I find I can eat something feel great then a week of intake I am a zombie and have to discover what it is and wean off again.

    This is a real drag in an area where you have to think for a living. Long winded but I am very keen for supliment advice. I take vits and just started this product with Planet organic super 3. Feel great hopping it lasts!

    JB

  32. Hi Sally,
    Nice site and good info….. Thanks
    I am pretty new to all this and pretty keen to start getting more protein as I have started going to the gym to get my strength back and inprove my health (I am in IT).

    I discovered from a blood test a friend of mine sent me for that I am allergic/intolerant to:
    Peanuts, wheat, milk, egg white, corn, kindney beans and coca-cola (no loss there!)

    This explains a great deal and I am now doing great!!!! Just curious though, I eat muslie in the morning so switched to soy and did not do well at all… now I take rice milk, with this product as well. Is it possiable the “Pea” protein will be similar to the soy……? I find I can eat something feel great then a week of intake I am a zombie and have to discover what it is and wean off again.

    This is a real drag in an area where you have to think for a living. Long winded but I am very keen for supliment advice. I take vits and just started this product with Planet organic super 3. Feel great hopping it lasts!

    JB

  33. Hi Maria

    The Green powders are a great addition to your smoothies for added nutrition, I recommend the Vital Greens as its on eof the most comprehensive formulas I have seen, a desert spoon a day should do it!

    Cheers
    Sally

  34. Hi Maria

    The Green powders are a great addition to your smoothies for added nutrition, I recommend the Vital Greens as its on eof the most comprehensive formulas I have seen, a desert spoon a day should do it!

    Cheers
    Sally

  35. Hi Sally,

    What do you think of green powders in your morning smoothie? eg spirulina, barley? can you mix with protein powder? thanks

  36. Hi Sally,

    What do you think of green powders in your morning smoothie? eg spirulina, barley? can you mix with protein powder? thanks

  37. Hi Matt, depending on your body type, this is ok, however if you are watching your weight then the banana and rice milk combined may be a little bit too much high GI carbohydrate, so you could reduce the overall carb content by either using half a banana and or add part water, part rice milk. To reduce the carb content of your smoothie even further and increase the ‘good’ fat, try out my recipe
    using fresh coconut water and scoop out the flesh instead of using rice milk
    http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/coconut-bananna-chocolate-smoothie/
    But you will need a meat cleaver style knife to open the coconut so not always practical!
    Cheers

    Sal

  38. Hi Matt, depending on your body type, this is ok, however if you are watching your weight then the banana and rice milk combined may be a little bit too much high GI carbohydrate, so you could reduce the overall carb content by either using half a banana and or add part water, part rice milk. To reduce the carb content of your smoothie even further and increase the ‘good’ fat, try out my recipe
    using fresh coconut water and scoop out the flesh instead of using rice milk
    http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/coconut-bananna-chocolate-smoothie/
    But you will need a meat cleaver style knife to open the coconut so not always practical!
    Cheers

    Sal

  39. Yes – I use this too.I mix in banana and use rice milk (organic) to make a energy rich brekky! Although it can be quite a dense powdered drink.

  40. Yes – I use this too.I mix in banana and use rice milk (organic) to make a energy rich brekky! Although it can be quite a dense powdered drink.

  41. Where can I get Vital Protein powder you mention above? your recipe sounds delicious! Fiona

  42. Where can I get Vital Protein powder you mention above? your recipe sounds delicious! Fiona

  43. Hi Farah, the natural vanilla pea protein flavour is great, especially when you add the raw cocoa nibs and banana! Try adding a desert spoon to gluten free muesli for an added protein hit and stay tuned for more recipe ideas using Vital Protein powder. Ciao

  44. Hi Farah, the natural vanilla pea protein flavour is great, especially when you add the raw cocoa nibs and banana! Try adding a desert spoon to gluten free muesli for an added protein hit and stay tuned for more recipe ideas using Vital Protein powder. Ciao

  45. Thank you for the reccomendation! I really need a good tasting protein powder, the one Im on right now is not very nice. I will definitely give this one a try! x

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