March has been a big news month. Kylie Jenner was named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, Chris Hemsworth launched his new fitness app Centr and Happy Way launched a new banana protein powder.
One of the most common questions asked about bananas is 'Do they have protein?' When it comes to knowing if a food has protein, there are many signs. Is it crunchy? Then usually no. A lot of fruit is soft and jelly-like instead, which doesn't necessarily mean that you can't eat them for protein - avocados are a good example of that. Is it sweet? Then yes, it contains sugar but not protein. This is because fruits are loaded with fructose, which is the most basic form of sugar in nature - all other sugars are simply bound to proteins or fats, making them more complex molecules called 'sucrose' or 'lactose'.
So, this brings us to the answer of the original question - does a banana have protein? No.
Bananas are a great source of dietary potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber and vitamin B6. They also contain some protein, but not as much as other fruits such as avocados or nuts. So you should try our Banana Protein Powder!
Now, we hate to have eclipsed the former with the latter, but our banana protein powder is the best news your taste buds have received since your parents first let you lick a paddle pop. If you haven’t already added it to your protein powder repertoire, here are 5 reasons you may reconsider.
You will go bananas for the flavour…
It will cure you of all of your childhood nostalgia. Think long summer days spent at the beach with your banana paddle pop in hand or all those movie dates started with an obligatory banana thick shake. When it comes to flavour, our banana protein powder will transform you right back to a time of no responsibilities and no worries. Creamily delicious, it tastes just like one of those banana flavoured, ice cream jammed, sugar-filled, drinks that gave you all the heart flutters as a child.
… Sans the guilt…
The best part of our banana protein powder is that you get to experience all the flavour without the consequences. No sugar rush and a need to undo the top button of your favourite jeans. This thick shake alternative is waistline and stomach friendly and totally open for seconds. In fact, we encourage it. A single scoop serving of this delicious protein mixed with water contains just 117 calories. Go wild!
*Disclaimer: Happy Way will not be responsible for any family feuds over the last scoop.
It will add a bounce to your step
Not just a pretty face, our banana protein powder is made using a powerful superfoods blend of organic chia seeds, organic psyllium husk and organic maca powder. Why one may ask? Well, because our protein powders aren’t here just to help you build muscle. Oh no. They exist to help you keep regular, to ensure you feel full and satisfied between meals, and to leave you feeling energised.
Your body and the environment will thank you for it
Free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, our range is both delicious and filled with organic sources of minerals and nutrients. Our ingredients are not genetically modified in any way and are GMO and pesticide-free. So you can rest assured your little ones are receiving all the benefits without unnecessary fillers.
It will help keep you in shape
Whey protein is packed full of amino acids which assist your muscle recovery and growth. The hardest working gym partner you will ever have really. Helping speed up your post-gym recovery, a good quality powder will not only help you build muscle but will also simultaneously help boost your metabolism, making it perfect for regulating weight.
You can shake and bake it
Our banana protein powder is completely low maintenance. A scoop mixed with water will deliver the protein fix you need. However, if you are looking to spice it up a bit, you can make it into a delicious smoothie. Think banana, almond milk and ice topped with dark chocolate nibs. Delish! Or if you’re looking for a Sunday treat, why not add it to your pancake mix.
1 scoop happy banana protein
1 cup flour
1 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon baking powder