Monday, June 21, 2010

Go ... fish?

I'm still writing The Lazy Vegan on occasion, and at some point may pick it up on a more regular basis, but I just wanted to check in with everyone and say that my need for fish has disappeared (permanently?) since I discovered something. I'm not affiliated with this product in any way, but have found that it seems to satisfy my protein requirements without having to eat fish (and gives a good fiber boost too, which is a bonus). It's called Nutiva Hemp Protein and Fiber Powder. I get it on Amazon with their subscription service, which shaves 15% off the price. (Yes, it's made from hemp, which has gotten a bad name because it's in the same family of plants as marijuana, but it's a non-drug plant that's in fact chock-full of nutrients with none of the mood altering effects of marijuana.)

My boyfriend and I both take it in the morning (me in water, my boyfriend in milk) as part of breakfast, and it doesn't taste bad at all. (My boyfriend does eat meat, but likes the protein boost and energy it gives him, too.)

It's not "delicious," but I like the way it energizes me so much that I don't mind the taste. If you find it very unpalatable, you could mix it in juice instead of water. Just wanted to give we "wanna be vegans" a heads up if you're struggling to try to meet protein requirements and find meat seems to be your only option even though you'd rather not eat it. I can say I haven't craved fish once since I started to take this. To me, that's peace of mind. :-) YMMV.