For a long time, people have been emailing me wanting to know which organic protein powder they should buy.
It took a while but now I finally have an answer.
Boku’s Super Protein is the best certified organic protein powder that I have seen so far.
While I have no issue at all with consuming whey protein (dairy-based), Boku’s Super Protein is different in that it is both raw and vegan.
And when you start to look closely at the ingredient list in this protein powder, you can immediately tell that a great amount of care and thought went into the formulation.
Let’s talk about a few of the ingredients:
Protein – It uses a grain base of sprouted, bio-fermented brown rice. This process allows for maximum absorption of minerals and nutrients. It also contains dulse, one of the most nutritious sea vegetables on the planet.
I found the inclusion of dulse to be very, very interesting. Sea vegetables are an incredible source of minerals but they remain a food that people rarely consume.
Sweeteners – The combination of dehydrated Vermont maple syrup, vanilla powder (I LOVE vanilla powder), and lucuma (a superfruit from South America) really works.
Enzymes – This vegan protein powder includes a proprietary enzyme formulation called Boku Super Enzymes. Enzymes are incredibly important for digestion and are something that I take as a supplement before meals.
Here is a picture of Boku’s protein powder.
If you are used to a whey protein powder, the taste of Boku’s Super Protein is slightly different but still excellent. You need to adjust your palate and understand that this is a grain-based product, not a dairy-based one.
Boku’s Super Protein is certified organic, doctor formulated, kosher, raw, vegan, and free of wheat, gluten, soy, and dairy, and can only be purchased online.
Here is a recipe that I love to make. Of course, I only use all organic ingredients.
Brazil Nut Cacao Smoothie
– 1 glass of Brazil nut milk (below is the video on how to make nut milk). Use raw, unsalted Brazil nuts – 2.5 cups of filtered water and .5 cup of Brazil nuts, then blend. You can add more water and nuts, depending on how much you want to make, and can also vary the ratio for desired thickness.
– 1.5 teaspoons of raw cacao powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of raw organic coconut oil
– 1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar
– 1 banana
– 1.5 tablespoons of Boku Super Protein
Put all of the ingredients in the blender and mix.
Tip: Since I want it to be cold first thing in the morning, I will put my filtered water in the fridge the night before. Then, about 30 minutes before I make the smoothie in the morning, I’ll put that water in the freezer to get it even more cold.
The reason that it goes into the freezer is because the other ingredients – banana, protein powder, etc. – will slightly offset the coldness of the water.
If you want to try something a little bit more different, take a look at my post making black sesame seed milk, which I then use in my smoothies.