My twice weekly kettlebell sessions with my personal trainer, Cindy Lai , are not your average workout. They challenge my body in a way that I haven't felt challenged by a workout in a long time. But as I always tell my clients, exercise is only part of the equation. Diet is the other.
I certainly eat well but I thought I could benefit by being more conscious of my protein intake. As someone who eats a primarily vegan diet - my options are, well, different. There is tofu, tempeh, lentils, beans, nut and nut butters and seeds so I started by adding more of those. I also wanted to find a way to give my morning smoothies a protein boost. I've never been comfortable with protein powders but I AM comfortable with the benefits of hemp seeds . Vegan athletes sing the praises of hemp protein powder so I investigated.
I found Tempt by Living Harvest , a raw, organic, cold-pressed formula. This blends easily into my smoothies with no aftertaste. I feel comfortable consuming it because I know the ingredients on the label are safe and the product is wholesome and minimally processed. I always recommend using the whole food whenever possible but sometimes life calls for short cuts.