Food & Drink
Roots ‘n Shoots: Plant-powered protein powder
If you’re considering including more protein in your diet, Roots ‘n Shoots is definitely worth trying. Roots ‘n Shoots offer a tempting range of vegan protein powders with added b12, currently in four delicious flavours including; very vanilla, crazy good cacao, blatantly good berry and salted caramel. The founders of Roots ‘n Shoots believe in providing the cleanest and meanest tasting protein powder that money can buy. They make sure to use only the highest quality, ethically sourced vegan ingredients to make sure that their products are top-notch.
We sampled each flavour of Roots ‘n Shoots protein powders, and thoroughly enjoyed every one. We found them extremely versatile, they were great in shakes, smoothies, pancakes and even desserts. Because of how easy they are to incorporate in recipes, it is easier than ever to include some extra protein in day to day life.
Our favourite flavour has got to be salted caramel, this was especially delicious mixed with some dairy-free ice cream and plant milk to create an incredible dessert shake. We could not recommend Roots ‘n Shoots more if you are looking for a protein boost.
You can even use Roots ‘n Shoots to create protein-packed desserts. This gluten-free protein chocolate brownie recipe can be found on Roots ‘n Shoot’s blog. These delicious brownies taste as amazing as they look, and the best thing is that they are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. What more could you ask for?
2 tbsp ground flax seed
4 tbsp water
100g ground almonds
120g ‘crazy good cacao’ vegan protein powder
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
60g coconut oil, melted
200g dark brown sugar or coconut sugar
200g dark chocolate
2 tsp vanilla extract
150ml almond milk
• First mix the flax seed and water together in a small bowl and set aside.
• Mix the almonds, protein, cocoa, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.
• In another bowl set over a bowl of hot water melt the chocolate and coconut oil together.
• When melted add the vanilla and mix well.
• Pour into the flour mixture along with the almond milk and mix until smooth.
• Pour into a lined 20cm square cake tin and smooth the top. It may help to place a piece of baking parchment on top and press down to even out the mixture.
• Bake for 25 mins at 180C.
• Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.
You can find out more about Roots ‘n Shoots protein powders, as well as more delicious recipes on their website and Instagram.