One of the hardest aspects of following a low-carb diet is the thought of sacrificing on flavour. Thankfully a growing number of innovative functional food supplements on the market are helping to ensure carb-conscious eaters have a range of tasty options on hand.
One such local brand is Go Nutz by MyBodyGuru. The company’s Almond + Whey Protein range is cash(ew)-ing in on the Banting and Paleo-fuelled popularity of tree nuts.
Cutting the carbs
Made using ground almonds, Go Nutz Almond + Whey Proteinoffers keto- and Banting-friendly high-protein supplements, which are available in delectable gourmet flavours like Vanilla Hazelnut Indulgence, and Choc Nut Decadence.
These products combine the best of both the protein and fat macronutrient groups. By crafting these products using slow- and fast-digesting proteins, you benefit from a sustained release of important branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and essential amino acids (EAAs) to aid muscle repair and recovery, long after your training session has ended.
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Fuelled by fat
These supplements are also enriched with medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a highly bioavailable source of fat-derived energy, in addition to other essential fats. And because they’re made using almonds, these products are also a rich source of fibre to aid digestion.
The instantised formulation means the powder mixes easily with a spoon or in a shaker, with the manufacturer recommending that Go Nutz Almond + Whey Protein ideally be mixed with 200ml of cold almond or fat free milk. It can, however, be used with other drinks or water. And the delicious flavours also make it a great addition to any nut butter smoothie.
This makes Go Nutz Almond + Whey Protein a versatile supplement that can be used as a meal replacement, or as a pre- or post-workout recovery shake. It’s also free from artificial colourants, hydrogenated fats and preservatives, and is wheat (gluten) free, making it ideal for those who following a low-carb lifestyle due to food allergies.
If you’re looking for a fresh, new take (and taste) on functional protein supplements, look no further than Go Nutz Almond + Whey Protein. For more info, visit mybodyguru.co.za.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.