The human body needs protein to survive and thrive, around 46-56 grams per day (depending on a range of factors such as age, gender, weight and activity levels). For many of us, it can be difficult to find this amount of protein in your diet alone, so protein powder can be a convenient way to add protein to your diet.
Now, not all protein powders are made equal. We have tested and tried many and can advocate for Superflora, a gut-friendly protein powder created by Noisy Guts.
Unlike mainstream protein shakes, Superflora shakes are gluten-free, low fodmap and gut-friendly. Superflora’s scientifically formulated blend of easily digested protein, gentle fibre and clinically validated probiotics, can boost your microbiome and make you feel your absolute best.
Here are our favourite ways to add Superflora to your breakfast.
Super Smooth Smoothie
Plant-based smoothies can be grainy, this one is super creamy.
- 3 tbspn Superflora Plant-based Chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbspn tahini
- 250ml macadamia milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cacoa nibs
Chocolate protein porridge
This porridge is choc full of protein, fibre and probiotics. It is guaranteed to get you off to a good start even on a cold winter morning.
- 1/2 cup of porridge oats
- 1/2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1/2 tspn of cocoa powder
- 1 tspn to tbsp of maple syrup depending on how sweet you like your porridge
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of soy milk made from soy protein (we love So Good Soy Milk)
- 1 tbsp (15g) of Plant-Based Chocolate Protein Powder
Add the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk and water to a pan. eat gently and stir until oats soften to your preferred consistency. If neccessary, add exta water.
Remove from the heat. Stir through the protein powder. Serve with your favourite topping, we used a strawberry, 3 almonds and 3 blueberries and a grating of dark chocolate to keep it low-FODMAP.
Chocolate-dipped protein balls
Looking for a sweet treat that EVERYONE will love? These gorgeous choc-dipped protein balls look and taste more like a delectable truffle! No need to mention that they’re choc-full of protein + fibre + probiotics.
- 150g dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 30g Superflora Rich Cocoa Chocolate protein powder
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Valrhona Dutch Cocoa Powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 170g 70%+ dark chocolate, melted (for coating)
Roughly blitz all ingredients until well combined. If your mix is too dry or just not coming together, add an extra tbsp of coconut oil. WIth damp hands, roll into balls and then place in the freezer to set for an hour. Cover with melted chocolate for the ultimate finish. Makes 20 balls.
If you are sensitive to fructans, you’ll have to limit yourself to 1 ball per serving. Yup, this bit is going to be hard! While each ball contains less than 8g of dates (which is a safe serving size for those that are limiting fodmaps), eating more than a safe serving size of fructans could trigger gut health symptoms.