Plant Protein? Why Do I Need It?



We hear so many myths about protein, in particular when it comes to plant-based protein. Most of us are used to eating animal protein and until I went vegan, I did too.  One of the adjustments I had to make was to start taking a plant protein - I am so happy to have found ZIJA's Core Moringa protein product! 


But first, let's get a few key things out of the way with regards to protein & what makes plant protein so great.


Protein is a macronutrient & is really crucial for building muscle mass. It's made up of amino acids which build protein - this protein builds up muscle. We need to get protein from our diet because it is not made by our bodies naturally.  


Plant-proteins come from plants & are beneficial for a few reasons:


1) They don't contain growth hormones or antibiotics (who wants to eat those?)


2) They are easy to digest 


3) They are much better for the environment 


4) The greener the food, the better. (Most steak isn't green!)


You want to get a variety of plants that combine together to give you the complete amino acids that you need.


Doesn't that sound like a lot of work?


It is.  That is why I use Zija's protein.


Zija International's Core Moringa protein is a COMPLETE protein.  It is extracted from Moringa Oleifera (if you read my last blog post, you know how AWESOME Moringa is).  


Why is Zija's protein so amazing? Here's why:


1) Each serving contains 20 grams of plant-derived protein

2) It's gluten-free

3) It's soy-free

4) It's vegan 

5) It EXCEEDS the minimum requirements of all 9 essential amino acids!!! 


You don't need to mix and match!



I take this protein on a regular basis & I love it!  I know that I am nourishing my body with the goodness of Zija's Moringa Oleifera & I am getting the best there is when I consume this product.



How can you take it?


Easy - you can just throw the packet in a blender with your milk or water. Or make a smoothie out of it by adding fruit.


Or try these pancakes:



Vanilla Protein Banana Pancakes




1 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp organic flaxseed meal

2 packs vanilla plant protein powder

1 banana

2 eggs (or applesauce if you are vegan)

1 1/4 cups water


Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a large mixing bowl.  Take a fork & combine everything together so that it forms a dough-like consistency.  Add in water until you reach the pancake consistency that you desire!  Scoop up some mix & place it in a hot fry pan. Add in pancake toppings or your choice & enjoy!



This protein comes in both vanilla and chocolate (my favorite)!


Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to hear more!



Nisha is living life unlimited as an avid oiler (essential oils that is) & natural health educator with Zija International!  She is an MBA & CMA with 18 years of corporate experience.  After experiencing long periods of stress, adrenal fatigue & insomnia Nisha ultimately found herself in burnout.  It was only when she was introduced to the healing benefits of Ameo essential oils & Moringa Oleifera, that she became a passionate advocate of the natural health revolution.  Nisha is a long distance runner, lover of hot yoga, hiker & enjoys living an active lifestyle.  Her mission is to empower women to live their life unlimited & proactively manage their own health.


To learn more about Nisha visit her website or Facebook page or connect with her via email at





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