Posts tagged "plant protein"

Raw Vegan Almond & Coconut Oat Protein Bars

July 30th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Raw Vegan Almond & Coconut Oat Protein Bars”

These raw protein bars are simple to make, with only 4 ingredients, they make a perfect snack or on-the-go breakfast. Gluten, dairy, egg and wheat free.

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Raw Vegan Almond & Coconut Oat Protein Bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 160 g Rolled Oats We used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 200 g Almond & Coconut Butter We used Pip & Nut
  • 75 ml Runny Honey
  • 50 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 160 g Rolled Oats We used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 200 g Almond & Coconut Butter We used Pip & Nut
  • 75 ml Runny Honey
  • 50 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
Instructions
  1. Measure out all your ingredients.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Press into a square cake tin, compact using a fork. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Slice and keep in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy!
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Plant protein and heart health

July 25th, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating 0 thoughts on “Plant protein and heart health”

At Liberto we love to offer great tasting food that is good for our health. We also love to read the most current evidence about how our diet can impact our families’ health for the future.

This recently published study looked at the effects of swapping portions of animal protein for plant protein on heart health. The study combined the results from many (112) smaller randomised controlled trials, making it a meta-analysis, which is the highest grade of evidence (think top of the class!).

What did they find?

Swapping animal for plant protein significantly reduced three different measurements of blood lipids – LDL Cholesterol (bad cholesterol), non HDL Cholesterol and a lipoprotein called Apo-B. These have all been associated with higher risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease.

The researchers calculated that this level of reduction of LDL cholesterol equates to a 4% reduction in risk of major cardiovascular events.

How does it work?

Potential mechanisms include:

  • The displacement of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, so the more plant protein we eat, the less saturated fat we eat from other sources such as red meat.
  • Foods rich in plant protein also contain soluble fibre (such as beans), and healthy fats (such as nuts) that lower cholesterol.
  • Plant protein itself lowers cholesterol (they found no difference in effect of whole plant protein foods, and protein isolates (so, for example, soy beans versus a soy protein powder). Plant protein is higher in the amino acid argenine, which in animal models has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol.

How to attempt to achieve this effect:

  • The studies most commonly substituted 30g of protein, so aim to swap animal protein sources for 30g plant protein each day. This equates to around two servings a day, so swap meat, eggs or cow’s milk for soya, peas, beans, nuts and legumes.
  • Most of the trials used soy protein as the plant protein, but other plant proteins studied included legumes, pulses, pea and nuts so include a variety in your diet to make it more interesting!
  • The studies included a mix of whole proteins (as you would find them in whole foods) and isolates (such as plant protein powders) – so alongside whole foods you could try a plant protein powder or shake.
  • The study included both people with high cholesterol and normal cholesterol levels – and found it lowered levels in both groups so you don’t have to have high cholesterol to reap the benefits!

Try some Liberto plant protein

One serve of our Edamame pasta contains an amazing 22g of plant protein

One serve of our Pea Protein powders contains 20g of plant protein as a minimum

To maximise the effect

While the impact of this dietary change on blood cholesterol levels was a small percentage, to achieve a greater reduction you can include this change as part of the portfolio diet – which makes other dietary changes to maximise the reduction in bad cholesterol levels (by up to 30%!). For more information on the portfolio diet check out our blog post here.

Read the full article here.

Effect of Plant Protein on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Siying S. Li, HBSc; Sonia Blanco Mejia, MD, MSc; Lyubov Lytvyn, MSc; Sarah E. Stewart, MSc, Effie Viguiliouk, MSc; Vanessa Ha, MSc; Russell J. de Souza, ScD, RD; Lawrence A. Leiter, MD; Cyril W. C. Kendall, PhD; David J. A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc; John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD. Journal of the American Heart Association. 

ProYo

June 27th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “ProYo”

ProYo = protein yogurt!

Super simple, two ingredient, protein boosted breakfast!

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ProYo
Our protein powders work wonders in any plain yogurt. We love CoYo (coconut yogurt) but it is low in protein (only 1.2g/100g). Adding 20g of our protein powder boosts the protein content by a whopping 12g.
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 150 g CoYo We used coconut collaborative
  • A dash Water
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 150 g CoYo We used coconut collaborative
  • A dash Water
Instructions
  1. Mix the protein powder, yogurt and a dash of water together with a fork. Viola! Best served immediately.
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Mango Passionfruit Chia Protein Pudding

June 13th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Mango Passionfruit Chia Protein Pudding”

A delicious high protein, high fibre dish, perfect for breakfast or dessert.

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Mango Passionfruit Chia Protein Pudding
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 40 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 180 ml Coconut Milk We used KoKo
  • 40 g Chia seeds
  • 0.5 medium Passionfruit Scoop out the flesh
  • 0.25 medium Mango Sliced
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 40 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 180 ml Coconut Milk We used KoKo
  • 40 g Chia seeds
  • 0.5 medium Passionfruit Scoop out the flesh
  • 0.25 medium Mango Sliced
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Mix the chia, protein powder and coconut milk. Whisk with a fork until well combined. Leave to refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. Slice the mango, add half to the bottom of the serving glass, pour in the chia mixture, top with passionfruit and the remaining mango.
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Vegan Blueberry Protein Pancakes

June 13th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Blueberry Protein Pancakes”

These gluten free, vegan protein pancakes are deliciously light and fluffy and contain a total of 24g plant protein.

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Vegan Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Pancakes
Ingredients
  • 120 g Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour
  • 30 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 180 ml Coconut Milk We used Koko
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 80 g Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Pancakes
Ingredients
  • 120 g Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour
  • 30 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 180 ml Coconut Milk We used Koko
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 80 g Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients, whisk in the coconut milk. Add the blueberries.
  2. Spoon the batter onto a greased, heavy bottom frying pan. Cook on medium heat for 2-3minutes. Turn once lightly golden brown.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.
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Liberto Vegan Dinner Party

May 18th, 2018 Posted by Healthy Eating, Recipes, Updates 0 thoughts on “Liberto Vegan Dinner Party”

We are celebrating our wins at the Free From Food Awards Ireland by having an all vegan Liberto dinner party! All the dishes are gluten, dairy and wheat free.

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Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles

April 29th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles”

We were inspired by @romylondonuk to make some protein balls of our own. These ‘truffles’ are the ultimate raw, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, protein packed, guilt free treat! Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles
Servings
Truffles
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder for dusting
Servings
Truffles
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, apart from the Cacao powder, in a food processor and blitz well.
  2. Roll into 9 balls, and dust with the cacao powder.
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Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk

April 29th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk”

We are so excited that @romylondonuk has used our coconut & lemon protein powder to make her delicious bliss balls! Do check out her super inspiring Insta page for seriously delicious vegan recipes.

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Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk
Photo credit: @romylondonuk
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut For decoration
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut For decoration
Instructions
  1. Simply blend up all the ingredients, then roll into bitesize balls, wet your fingers, then roll the bliss balls in the desiccated coconut. And you’re done!
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Peanut Protein Porridge

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Peanut Protein Porridge”

Boost your morning with our super simple Vegan protein porridge.

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Peanut Protein Porridge
Boost your morning with our super simple Vegan protein porridge recipe. Adding 20g (two dessert spoons) of our protein powder adds a whopping 10g of plant protein (not to mention the other healthy fats, vitamins and minerals!) What a start to the day!
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
  • 1 Bowl of Porridge, cooked with oat milk We used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 10 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake That's 2 heaped dessert spoons
  • 1 tsp Peanut butter Or other nut butter
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
  • 1 Bowl of Porridge, cooked with oat milk We used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 10 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake That's 2 heaped dessert spoons
  • 1 tsp Peanut butter Or other nut butter
Instructions
  1. Make your usual porridge (we used oat milk), then stir in the protein powder and nut butter. Serve with fresh fruit.
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Vegan Cherry Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

February 10th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Cherry Chocolate Protein Cupcakes”

Gluten, dairy and egg free, these cupcakes have an indulgent, brownie like texture. The addition of our Sour Cherry Protein Powder boosts their nutritional value. The icing is made using natural fruit sugar.

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Warm Hot Dark Chocolate and Sour Cherry Protein Shake

January 16th, 2018 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Warm Hot Dark Chocolate and Sour Cherry Protein Shake”

Warm up a chilly morning with our hot dark chocolate and sour cherry protein shake!

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Shake recipe inspiration

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Shake recipe inspiration”

Get some quick recipe inspiration…..!

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New range – now launched!

October 23rd, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “New range – now launched!”

We have very exciting news to share with you! We’ve been busy developing a new range of Vegan Protein Shakes.

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What’s in a Portion?

September 28th, 2017 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “What’s in a Portion?”

A portion of Liberto bean pasta really packs a punch….

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