RECIPE – Vege-Pro Energy Bites

OHP_Vege-Pro_Recipe_EnergyBitesIngredients:

½ cup              organic almond butter

½ cup              organic dark chia seeds

½ cup              organic goji berries

¼ cup              organic & fair trade cacao powder

½ tsp               organic vanilla extract

1  tbsp              honey or organic agave nectar

1  scoop           Organika® Vege-Pro®

Steps:

  • Mix ingredients in a food processor
  • Roll into golf ball size
  • Add topping such as a coconut shavings / crushed almonds / cacao powder

Recipe Supplied by Organika – Copyright © 2015 Organika Health Products Inc.

RECIPE: Chunky Monkey Smoothie

OHP_Vege-Pro_Recipe_Smoothiev1Ingredients:

1 cup               organic chocolate (almond/soy/coconut) milk

1 scoop           Organika® Vege-Pro®

1 tbsp              organic almond butter

½                     organic banana

½                     organic avocado

2-3                   ice cubes made from alkaline water

1 tsp                Organika® Maca Powder

Steps:

  • Add ingredients into the blender
  • Blend until smooth

 

Provided by Organika Health Products – Copyright © 2015 Organika Health Products Inc.

NEW PRODUCT – Vege-Pro

0THE VEGAN SOLUTION: VEGE-PRO

Finally, an answer to the question that vegans and the health conscious have been asking for years!

If you’re like us, you’re tired of searching endlessly for a plant-based protein supplement that consists of complete protein, and is above the average 10-15 grams in most powders.  Especially for athletes! Or even you weekend warriors.

You’re unique, and as such have unique nutritional requirements.  For celiacs, the lactose intolerant, allergy prone or even the health conscious — it can be a struggle to find protein sources that fuel your everyday triumphs.  Time and time again, the same question arises for many of us:

“How do I get enough clean protein in my diet?”

You could eat your body weight in quinoa, savi seeds or soy in the hopes of meeting your daily protein requirements (which could get quite messy), or, you could think about an instant, delicious alternative.  Enter Vege-Pro® fill the gaps in your diet!

With 19 grams of delicious, 100% organic plant protein sourced from sprouted brown rice, hemp and mushrooms – we just found the answer for you.  Providing approximately one third of your adequate intake of protein, Vege-Pro® is a finely processed protein that offer all 20 amino acids in a convenient format, essential for:

  • Athletes
  • Developing children and teens
  • Those with unique dietary conditions
  • Anyone looking for a clean protein alternative with minimal calories, saturated fat and no sugar!

Normally when you think of plant-based proteins, you recall most powders that involve chalky, gritty proteins that don’t mix well or taste like the soil they came from. Blech!

Vege-Pro® mixes with no grit, is sugar-free and sweetened with Stevia, making for a protein powder that has a deliciously smooth finish and taste.

With your health in mind, Vege-Pro® contains fibre from inulin, pre-and probiotics and calcium to help support your active metabolism, digestion and immune health.

 

The Mushroom Advantage

In contrast to the chalky grit of plant-based proteins you may be accustomed to, Vege-Pro® is unique because of its taste and texture, but most importantly because it combines the benefits of 8 unique mushrooms:

Mushrooms are rich in B-glucans, protein, iron and B vitamins that have been studied to boost metabolism, lower cholesterol levels and improve immune health as a potent source of ergothioneine, that acts to reduce the damage of free radicals to skin, organs and tissues.

The Cleanest Protein on the Market

Grown on an organic, wheat-free oat base, these mushrooms couldn’t get any cleaner. It’s a well-known fact that mushrooms absorb and concentrate from the material they are grown inso we made sure they are only absorbing the best nutrients, and none of the gluten.

Vege-Pro® is gluten, soy and dairy free, as well as being organic certified!

Be sure to get creative with it in the kitchen with this versatile powder:
Vegan lentil burgers? Sure, why not.
Protein pancakes in the morning to start your day off right? Definitely.

Let us know what you come up with in the kitchen using Vege-Pro®!

 

Copyright © 2015 Organika Health Products Inc. – Re-posted with permission

Party Survival – Party Smart!

When heading out to party this weekend – consider taking a few supplements along with you to ease the suffering later in the evening and the next morning:

 

Our Staff Fav is Party Smart by Himalaya.  All of us who like to enjoy a drink or two have tried it (including at our staff Christmas Party) and we LOVE it!  All you need is 1 – 2 pills during your festivities and you wake up feeling great!  If you’re a smaller person (150lb or less) one pill is typically enough, however if you’re a bit larger, or you’re really enjoying your drinks – another pill at bedtime helps!

Party Smart is a blend of herbs that cause the by-product of alcohol metabolism to be easily flushed by the body, thus avoiding the awful hang over symptoms we’re all trying to avoid at this time of year!  Perfectly safe and fine to take along with any medications.  Plus – it’s totally affordable!  Pop in a grab one for New Year’s – we’re open until 6:30 New Year’s Eve this year.

 

Digestive Enzymes are another life saver – none of us leave the house without them!  If you plan on over indulging a basic digestive enzyme will help your body break down all that extra food!  If you are vegetarian, there are enzyme specifically for you, too.  If you are gluten intolerant – and you can’t be sure of the foods you’re going to be eating at a party GlutenEase is a staff favourite.  And if you’re lactose intolerant, and you’re not positive what’s in that baked good, Lactase is a life saver!

Digestive enzymes help prevent bloating, discomfort, gas, and that awful heavy exhausted feeling you get from eating too much.  They’re lifesavers at a party!

 

Probiotics are a great way to help digestion along as well – make sure you take a double dose at bedtime to prevent constipation and support strong digestion overnight (and even help with nausea if you’ve drunk a little too much!)

 

Magnesium is a great hangover cure too!  Lisa always takes 2 New Roots Herbal Magnesium Bisglycinate pills before bed after drinking to prevent that awful pulsing headache that goes along with hang overs!

 

Be safe everyone and have a Happy New Year!!!

GlutenEase

Many people have difficulty digesting gluten and casein proteins commonly found in carbohydrates, resulting in discomforts like occasional gas and bloating. Even those on gluten-free/casein-free diets may experience difficulties due to cross-contamination from offending foods.

GlutenEase™ contains Protease Thera-blend™ (G1) along with DPP-IV activity for enhanced digestion of foods containing gluten and casein.* Starch-digesting amylase enzymes assist in the digestion of the carbohydrate portion of grains, such as wheat, which contain gluten.

Recommended Use: 1 capsule with each meal containing gluten or casein. More may be taken as needed.

This product is not intended to replace a gluten-free diet for individuals with Celiac Disease.

Thera-blend™ is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in various pH levels. Thera-blend enzymes have been shown to be three times stronger and work more than six times faster than leading digestive supplements.*

THE SCIENCE:

Many people have difficulty digesting gluten and casein proteins commonly found in foods, resulting in discomforts like gas and bloating. Gluten is the main protein complex primarily found in grains including wheat, barley, spelt and rye. It may also be present in medications, processed foods, soaps and cosmetics. Casein is found in dairy products and processed foods. Even those on gluten-free/casein-free diets may experience difficulties due to cross-contamination from offending foods.

According to one U.S. survey, 1 in every 3 adults is reducing or avoiding gluten consumption.1 The study conducted over a three-year period shows a consistent increase in gluten-free popularity, which may suggest a high prevalence of gluten intolerance. Although the popular solution for gluten and casein intolerance is following a gluten-free, casein free diet, eliminating the offending proteins to reduce discomfort is only effective in the short term. Once those foods are reintroduced, symptoms return. As a complement to elimination diets, enzyme supplementation may assist and enhance the digestion of foods containing gluten and casein.*

GlutenEase™ combines the Protease Thera-blend™ enzymes (G1) along with DPP-IV. Proteases high in DPP-IV activity assist in encouraging healthy inflammatory responses to gluten and casein peptides, thereby better digesting and utilizing gluten and casein containing foods.*2 The Amylase Thera-blend enzymes included assist in the digestion of the carbohydrate portion of grains, such as wheat, which contain gluten, while the glucoamylase breaks down polysaccharides into glucose units.

Thera-blend is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in various pH levels. Thera-blend enzymes have been shown to be three times stronger and work more than six times faster than leading digestive supplements.* For more information, visit www.enzymedica.com.

This product is not intended to replace a gluten-free diet for individuals with Celiac Disease.

Recommended Use: One capsule at the beginning of each meal containing gluten or casein. More may be taken as needed.For additional assistance with dairy digestion, Lacto™ should be considered.

Enzymedica does not use ingredients produced using biotechnology.

References

1 NPD Group. (2013 March 6). Percentage of U.S. adults trying to cut down or avoid gluten in their diets reaches new high in 2013. Retrieved from https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/percentage-of-us-adults-trying-to-cut-down-or-avoid-gluten-in-their-diets-reaches-new-high-in-2013-reports-npd/

2 Byun, T, et al. (2001). “Synergistic action of an X-prolyl dipeptidyl aminopeptida

NEW PRODUCT – VEGE-PRO Protein & Medicinal Mushroom Blend

Vege-Pro® is a vegan, plant-based protein powder blend comprised of organic sprouted brown rice, organic hemp and 8 different medicinal mushrooms. 

  • Contains 21 grams of plant-based protein per-serving.
  • Contains 6 digestive enzymes blended for better digestion, and 4 probiotic strains to stimulate growth of good bacteria in the intestine.
  • Source of fibre from inulin and calcium for the maintenance of good health.
  • Great for Celiacs and those who are lactose intolerant.

As an organic powder made from mushrooms, brown rice and hemp, Vege-Pro® provides 21 grams of complete protein per serving; more than 1/3 of your daily requirement*. Vege-Pro® delivers the probiotics, fibre and calcium that active men, women and developing children need to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle.

As a plant-based protein, Vege-Pro® is much easier to digest than whey, casein and other animal-based proteins. It’s no secret that plant-based diets in general are sustainable and environmentally friendly compared to animal-based diets.1

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