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How to Use Clean Lean Protein
Protein is a very versatile nutrient; it isn’t just for your muscles. Protein is in every cell of your body, so if you fail to reach the daily recommended intake of protein, your body may struggle to function properly. When it comes to essential nutrients, it sits at the top of the list. Continue reading below to learn how to use Clean Lean Protein.
Protein is a source of energy, can help repair damaged tissue, is essential for growth, and plays a role in immunity. These functions can often be overlooked, so you might start questioning if you need more protein in your diet. The answer could be yes!
Knowing how to incorporate protein powder like Clean Lean Protein into your day is actually easier than you think. Just consider your current protein intake, your health and fitness goals, and how best to enjoy it!
When Is the Best Time to Have a Protein Shake?
There are three common times to consume protein shakes:
- In the morning for breakfast
- After exercise
- Between meals—a mid-morning/afternoon snack
There is actually some science behind when protein intake is optimal, and it's largely dependent on your goals. Do you want to lose weight? Build muscle? Recover from an injury or surgery? Or just boost your daily protein intake?
“I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT.”
Including more protein in your diet can actually support weight loss, by potentially curbing hunger and boosting metabolism. It does this by reducing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and increasing the appetite hormone peptide YY. Many of our customers use Clean Lean Protein to satisfy hunger in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon when the tendency to have a low-quality snack increases.
“I WANT TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BOOST MY PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY.”
In order to help build muscle, they must undergo ‘trauma’ to grow. Cells on the outside of muscle fibers become activated during resistance training, then these fibers fuse together to repair the damage caused from training, which increases the surface area of the muscle. Consuming protein soon after your workout session can be helpful to kickstart the process of repair and growth. Additional protein intake might also help boost glycogen storage and reduce muscle soreness, both of which are pivotal for improving performance and recovery. Aim to have Clean Lean Protein no more than 90 minutes after your workout to get the maximum repair benefits. You may also benefit from enjoying Clean Lean Protein before and during your workout, and because our plant-based protein has a high digestibility rating, it's easy on the stomach.
“I’VE JUST HAD SURGERY; WOULD I BENEFIT FROM CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN?”
Incorporating Clean Lean Protein into your day might aid in helping your body recover following surgery, and it may even speed up the recovery process by assisting in the repair of damaged body tissues, as well as forming antibodies and producing collagen, which is necessary for scar formation. In addition, it might help boost your general energy levels and increase your strength as you become more mobile.
“I WANT TO BOOST MY DAILY PROTEIN INTAKE.”
If you don't think you're getting enough protein from your usual meals, Clean Lean Protein is an excellent option to boost your daily protein intake! This might be especially true if you follow a plant-based diet. Try adding protein powder to your breakfast in the morning, whether that means a bowl of protein porridge or a smoothie. It's also fantastic as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Our Just Natural Clean Lean Protein is perfect for adding a dash of protein into any meal, as it’s almost undetectable in flavor.
If you’re unsure how to use Clean Lean Protein or you're bored with shakes, read on for easy ways to use protein powder throughout your day.
How to take protein powder:
Shake Protein Powder in a Shaker Cup
Add 2 scoops or 1 single-serving sachet to a shaker containing 10 ounces or more of liquid and shake to mix. Choose to mix it with your choice of water, plant-based milk, or coconut water.
Blend Protein Powder into a Smoothie
What is something I can add to my protein shake in the morning? Blend with your choice of fruit, or plant-based milk and yogurt to make a delicious smoothie. If you’re looking for a high-carb option, add in oats or a banana. If you don’t know where to start, check out our recipes.
Bake with Protein Powder
Add Clean Lean Protein to your favorite baking recipes or use as a replacement for flour. It has a fine consistency, which lends to versatility in baking. We have an array of recipes for you to try over on our recipe page.
How much protein can I have each day?
- Sedentary—0.8 to 1.0g/kg of bodyweight per day
- Moderately active—1.3 g/kg of bodyweight per day
- Highly active—1.6 g/kg of bodyweight per day
- Assisting in weight loss—1.3 g/kg of bodyweight per day
- Assisting in building muscle/improving performance—1.6 to 2.2 g/kg of bodyweight per day
Try to spread your protein intake across the day, aiming for 20-30g of protein every 3-4 hours.
Whatever your nutrition and fitness goals are, Clean Lean Protein can help achieve them by giving you the high-quality, plant-based protein to fuel your busy, active lifestyle. Choosing a natural protein powder such as Clean Lean Protein by Nuzest is a great start! It's plant-based, free from all common allergens and contains 18-21 grams of protein, plus nine essential amino acids.