BCAAs are the building blocks of protein and are essential whether you’re an average Joe or a competitive bodybuilder. But for vegans they are even more important thanks to the drawbacks of living on a vegan diet. Don’t be concerned if you are a vegan however, we’ve created this one stop guide to make sure you know everything you need to about the mysteries of Branched Chain Amino Acids.Continue reading “BCAAs Are More Important For Vegans; Here’s Why.”
The stigma around veganism is a thing of the past, with more and more moving away from animal products and taking the plunge to a plant based diet. But what about vegan runners? Well they’re going to be just fine.
There is a lot of assumed knowledge in the world of health and fitness, and a phrase that gets thrown around a lot is ‘complete protein’. But what exactly is a complete protein? And how can you get more into your diet?
Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s keep it basic and look at what protein is. A protein is a macronutrient made up of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids which each have their own impact on important functions. Proteins contain these in abundance and have been shown to improve muscle growth, muscle mass, and muscle maintenance. This is mainly done through the amino acid Leucine.
Looking for a more ‘home-baked’ take on our Protein Brownies? Look no further.
This absolutely delicious recipe comes from the kitchen of local geordie Oatein Ambassador @cleanleanbakes (make sure to follow Vicky on instagram for some food heaven!).Continue reading “Oatein Peanut Butter Booster Brownies”
Every day should be a cake day!
A few ingredients, 2 minutes of time and a microwave. That’s all you need to make every day a cake day. #LIVINGTHELIFEContinue reading “Strawberry Mug Cake Delight”
Pancakes? More like Fancakes because you’ll be a huge fan of these pancakes even if you think our puns are terrible!
These pancakes are mischievously guilt-free and the perfect way to cheat your tastebuds. Low in fat and low in sugar these pancakes are jam packed with a fantastic full-chocolate flavour. Continue reading “Cheat-Not-Cheat Full Choc Pancakes”
Is there anything better than a good mug of coffee to start your day?
Yes. Our Coffee Lovers Protein Shake for one.
This recipe uses cold brewed coffee. If you haven’t cold brewed coffee before, it’s a delightfully low-effort way to brew, although it takes between 12 and 24 steep.
“All baby sandwiches dream of becoming peanut butter cookie sandwiches when they grow up.⠀Only the strongest become true Oatein Nut-butter Cookie sandwiches.”
– Winston Oathill
The ultimate lazy day treat, these peanut butter filled cookies are an absolute smasher when you want to go a bit overboard and want zero hassle. Rich in protein and high quality peanut fats this recipe is a real winner. While it certainly isn’t ‘guilt-free’ it’s got much more nutritional value than your average high-street snack.Continue reading “Oatein Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich”
Ok, we’ll admit it, we kinda love Protein bars. Protein bars, when done right are a convenient, healthy and blummin’ delicious snack whether you’re a dieter or fitness-lover looking for your fix after hitting the gym.
Increasing the amount of protein in your diet has been shown to provide a wide range of benefits like increased muscle mass, faster recovery and increased fat burning (and who doesn’t want that!).
However, not all protein bars are cut from the same cloth, or chocolate, and some of them are little better than glorified chocolate bars. Let’s break down what makes the best protein bar…and what makes a bad one.
Protein is a critical part of our diet, especially if you workout or want to look after your weight. More and more people are beginning to realise how important it is and why it’s worth increasing your intake of protein.
If you’re considering following a plant-based diet getting enough protein can seem like a bit of a challenge. Many of us get most of our protein from meat and dairy products, but as more and more people get interested in vegan and vegetarians diets the ever growing range of protein fortified foods means it’s getting ever easier.