How Superfood Powders Transformed Me
(As a Vegan BTW)

Happy people enjoying Lean Bean Power Coffee

Eating vegan (or plant-based) can look very different from person to person. Individual needs depend on our bodies, our activity levels, and our goals. To be vegan, we are simply abstaining from using animal products and byproducts. In fact, veganism isn’t a diet, because we don’t eat leather shoes! It’s a lifestyle.

I have been vegan for two decades. Throughout that time, I have been a junk food vegan, a raw vegan, a fruitarian, a fast food vegan, and a vegan who primarily lived off of beer (not the healthiest!) These days, I’m lifting heavy, raising a toddler, and running a decent distance at a decent clip.

Superfood powders have been a great tool for my mood, energy, and strength gains. Here's my experience:

1. Protein Powder directly after strength training

Let me preface with this disclaimer: vegans are not at risk of protein deficiency if they’re eating enough calories! But, if you’re busy, lifting heavy, and not paying attention to the macros in your meals, protein powder is a magic elixir.

I’ll admit that I never paid much attention to protein. I’ve always been strong – or so I thought. My yoga practice was solid, my chaturangas looked great, and I was very active. But, with strength training and drinking vegan protein directly after a workout, I have seen my strength increase substantially in a short period of time. Also, from a vanity standpoint, my shoulders, abs, and triceps have never been this poppin’.

I started following a YouTube strength program at the beginning of lockdown, and I’ve stuck with it! At that time, I decided that I would drink a vegan protein powder after each strength session. I’ve increased the weights I use from 5-10 lbs up to 15-25 lb depending on exercise.

For this, I drink two scoops of Uplift Florae Plant Power vegan protein immediately at the end of my session.

2. 2. Green Drink in the AM

I have not yet transcended my craving for a hot cup of earl gray with a super sweet, barista blend oat creamer. However, I have added in an additional beverage to my morning routine. I mix my green drink in with my protein powder. I mix 2 scoops of Plant Power Protein with one scoop of Phyto Greens.

Magnesium supports mood, bones, cardiovascular health, and nerve function. A quick scoop of Phyto Greens containing mineralized seaweed already puts me at 12% magnesium before the sun comes up, along with 10% daily calcium and a ton of nutrients from leafy greens, sprouts, and nootropic mushrooms. I’ll drink to that!

3. Nootropic Mushrooms to Get my Mind Right

Speaking of nootropic mushrooms.... Nootropics support clarity of mind and concentration. As a full-time, work-from-home, single mom with a toddler (who isn’t in childcare), my brain would be a braided mess without a little detangling. Nootropic mushrooms like reishi, lion’s mane, and cordyceps have been shown to help focus the mind, providing some calming clarity during the work day.

Some of these nootropics are present in the Phyto Superfood Green Drink, so I get those in first thing in the morning to start off on the right foot. But, if I need an afternoon (or mid-morning) boost, a quick click of the electric kettle and a scoop of Lean Bean Power Coffee provides a mega-dose of mind-massaging mushrooms.

4. Golden Milk at the end of a lonnnnnggggggg day

Does your body hurt? Are you sore in weird places from your ankle to your knee to your hip joint? Is your brain so fried that you've reached a zen place of zero thoughts? 

Tranqui-Latte Golden Milk is a soothing tonic with a creamy latte texture and a turmeric ginger flavor. Just the aroma and taste alone are a gentle hug for the soul. But, the goodness doesn’t end there. For someone who runs, picks up a giant toddler with one arm, and generally does the most… turmeric helps to soothe tired muscles and ease inflammation. 

The ginger, meanwhile, supports digestion, so if you had to scarf down your cold dinner quickly while being yelled at by a baby… the ginger can help ease your mistreated belly.

5. Adaptogens for a mellow mood under pressure

Adaptogens help the body to adapt to daily stress. Stress effects more than our minds – after all, or minds and bodies are intricately connected. Ashwagandha, gynostemma, and ginseng are all adaptogens. They help to regulate body function, nerves, and mood regardless of external pressure.

In addition to nootropic mushrooms, Lean Bean Power Coffee contains adaptogens astragalus and ashwagandha. Who doesn’t need a little stress support with their afternoon pick-me-up?

We also have adaptogens ashwagandha and maca root in the Hot Sexy Cocoa Blend, a decadent vegan treat that supports mood, energy, and sexual health. Plus, it's vegan cocoa and it's delicious so what's not to love?

Superfoods for a Vegan Diet

Incorporating plant-based superfoods into your vegan diet can help give you an extra boost. A vegan diet has many benefits, from a moral, to an environmental, to a physical standpoint. But, even with the healthiest vegan diet, the demands of daily life can ask more of our nutrition.

If you want to feel your best and perform at your optimal level, give superfoods a try for your mind, your muscles, and your mood! The results of a few simple and delicious beverages incorporated into your daily routine may transform you in ways you never knew were possible!

Coffea robusta powder with beans

Sippin' on some superfoods brings us to our happy place!

Uplift Florae Lean Bean Power Coffee

Uplift Florae Lean Bean Power Coffee

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Lean Bean Power Coffee

$25.99

Uplift Florae Lean Bean Power Coffee is a delicious coffee blend pumped up with adaptogens, herbs, and mushrooms to help boost stamina, assist metabolic function, and help to improve cognition.

 

Want your morning cup of coffee to do more for your brain and your waistline? Lean Bean mushroom coffee helps give your brain a boost and your metabolism a kickstart.

  • VEGAN SUPERFOODS POWDER: All of our formulas are vegan, plant-based, ketogenic diet, and paleo diet friendly. Our formulas do not contain soy and are non-GMO.
  • ADAPTOGEN GYNOSTEMMA: Gynostemma, also known as Jiaogulan, is widely purported to increase resistance to stress, support healthy weight, heart health, and stamina. Adapting to stress and reducing cortisol may help reduce body fat storage.
  • EIGHT NOOTROPIC MUSHROOMS: Our Lean Bean Power Coffee blend contains our potent mushroom blend of Reishi, Maitake, Shitake, Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Oyster. Nootropics may increase mental function, clarity, memory, and cognition.
  • ASHWAGANDHA POWDER: Ashwagandha has long been utilized in Ayurvedic blends to help the body cope with adrenal challenges and stress.
  • MADE IN THE USA: All Uplift Florae products are made in an FDA and USDA facility with ingredients mindfully curated from around the world. We blend and process all products in the United States in state-of-the-art facilities to guarantee safety and quality.

 

Mushroom Coffee Benefits

 

What's in the brew?

 

Coffee

 

We all love our coffee.  And coffee gives us energy. So, if you’re looking for a boost, grab a Lean Bean Power Coffee, not an energy drink. Get the power of adaptogens along with your energy. 

 

Echinacea

 

Echinacea is a humble little flower that enhances immune system function.  

 

Ashwagandha

 

Ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha are getting a lot of hype these days. But, what exactly is ashwagandha, and what does it do? According to traditions, it is an adaptogen that protects the nervous system from exterior stress. Today’s researchers confirm that this powerful herb increases performance decreases cortisol and increases muscle mass and VO2Max.

 

Reishi

 

Reishi has been an ancient Chinese secret for spiritual growth and longevity for over 2000 years. 

  

Maitake

 

Our mood matters. Depression can cause us to lose motivation. Millions of Americans experience depression, and many more go unreported. Maitakes have been studied for a wide variety of benefits, and a quick search will give you a tsunami of reasons to consume them. One study found that a naturally occurring chemical in maitakes has a profound antidepressant quality. A better mood from a mushroom? That’s something to smile about.

 

Shiitake

 

Shiitakes contain beta-glucans (β-Glucans). Never heard of it before? It’s a polysaccharide that has a laundry list of benefits. It is known to bolster immune function. Research suggests it can help with bone density and regeneration. It also helps regulate cholesterol and blood pressure. And, of course, it has antioxidant properties. 

 

Lion’s Mane

 

Lion’s mane is a whacky, shaggy mushroom. But …. You guessed it… researchers have uncovered some serious potential in this fungus. The studies conclude that consuming lion’s mane is beneficial for brain function and memory.

 

Cordyceps

 

Cordyceps really gives this power brew a boost. Studies show that cordyceps supplementation can improve aerobic performance. Chemicals in this fungus seem to enhance endurance, blood oxygen, and VO2Max. 

 

Turkey Tail

 

Turkey tail mushrooms have been shown to have neuroprotective properties.

 
Chaga

 

The chaga mushroom has an odd look. Chaga helps protect the brain. It has nootropic qualities, enhances mood, and improves memory.

 

Oyster

 

We’re all relatively familiar with this culinary mushroom. They’re rich in selenium, vitamin D, and antioxidants. 

 

Gynostemma

 

Jiaogulan, or gynostemma, is an adaptogenic climbing vine. Adaptogens contain saponins, which are antimicrobial. They’re also considered an antioxidant that protects against free radicals. Analysis of this well-known medicinal herb found a new saponin type in the leaves! The unique saponin has been shown to have neuroprotective benefits.

 

Serving Recommendations

 

  • Vegan whipped coffee!

  • Make coffee nice cream

  • Mix with protein powder for protein coffee

  • Mix with Tranqui-Latte for a really tasty concoction

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