Protein Powders (+ Reviews)

“Where do you get your protein from?” – The one question vegans get the most. A vegan lifestyle is not void of protein. As a matter of fact, just one serving of our Coconut Dhal without the flatbread contains approximately 50g of protein. That’s 54.9% of the maximum reasonable estimate for the average man and 66.7% of the maximum reasonable estimate for the average woman. It is also 89.2% of the dietary reference intake (DRI) per day (to prevent deficiency) for the average sedentary man and 108.7% of the DRI for the average sedentary woman. (1) However, the right amount of protein for a person to consume (10-30% of daily food intake) depends on more factors than the DRI. These factors include, but are not limited to, a person’s present state of health, activity level, type of activity, age and if the person is pregnant or not.

So, what are protein powders? 

Protein powders are concentrated sources of protein in a dry, powdered form which can be used to increase a person’s daily intake of protein to aid in achieving dietary goals or maximising muscle mass. Continue reading “Protein Powders (+ Reviews)”

Apple Baked Beans

Fun Fact: Baked beans are seldom ever baked.

Do you hate baked beans? If yes, so does Samantha, our founder. She can’t stand a tin of baked beans and blames it all on the cornstarch-laden weird tomato sauce (her words). However, her heart has been won over by baked beans before – at her cousin’s wedding. She says the only reason she tried the baked beans was that the tomato sauce looked fresh and authentic, unlike what you get in a can and her special menu described them as “apple baked beans”. About a year and a half after her cousin’s wedding, she still couldn’t get these baked beans out of her mind so she set out on a mission to create something as similar as possible and today, we are going to share her finalised recipe with you.

These baked beans are a source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxamine (vitamin B6), folate (vitamin B9), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and a bit of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. You can find more information on the roles of these nutrients in the body in our Nutrient Index.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe to the second baked beans Samantha has ever loved.

Bon Appétit!

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Vegan In Nigeria: Experience and Reviews

Author: Samantha

“Vegan” is a word that is seldom ever heard in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, it is often nightmarish to think of going to Nigeria as a vegan, but that’s not the case anymore.

The last time I was in Nigeria, a little over half a decade ago, I was a vegetarian and that was already hard on its own. I remember going to a restaurant, asking if there was a vegetarian option and the waitress asked me, and I quote, “what’s wrong with you?” Not eating meat was seen as a problem because the majority of the population loved eating meat. You could even say that meat-eating was part of the culture. Continue reading “Vegan In Nigeria: Experience and Reviews”