If you’ve been keeping an eye on what we’ve been up to, you would have probably noticed the emergence of the mighty almond protein in some of our newest products. We’re talking Protein Pancakes, Protein Bars, Powdered Almond Butters and more to come! As always, we’re proud to be innovating and pioneering change in the health food and plant-based nutrition field, bringing you the highest quality and most delicious goods on the market!
Now, don’t for a second think we’re kicking peanuts to the curb, because here at Macro Mike we’re all about the amazing Peanut-Protein-Power! We will always strive to develop new amazing protein flavour combos and baking mixes to blow your mind. However, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to tolerate peanuts, so we are expanding our range so that more Macro-Mites (that’s you) can enjoy our products too!
Almonds aren’t a widely used source of protein for protein powder supplements, and basically that’s predominantly because they’re harder to access and costly to grow, and therefore also a little more expensive to process. It is estimated that the cost of growing almonds is up to four times the amount of growing other nut crops with similar yields. Apparently, almonds are pretty darn thirsty and precious, and require a bit of TLC. Generally, the almonds you eat that you buy from supermarkets are also covered in pesticides and may even be treated with other nasties in order to keep them fresher for longer, so converting them to a health-food starts from the ground up. At Macro Mike our almond protein is proven to be 100% made from whole almonds, with no fillers, no additives and no sweeteners – as always, just the real deal!
Almond allergies, although still prevalent, seem to be less common than peanut allergies and almonds are generally well tolerated by most people, even those who struggle with other types of nuts. Naturally, the almond protein powder we are producing is gluten free and doesn’t contain any corn, dairy, peanut, soy, palm oil, and is vegan, kosher and non-GMO certified. As almonds are so high in protein, they have been proven to be powerhouses for promoting lean muscle gain and also regulating appetite. Almonds are naturally great at reducing cholesterol and they themselves contain almost no saturated fat yet contain a nice amount of healthy fats (8g/100g), plus the fibre content is actually superior to pea and rice protein – boasting up to 15g/100g, and out of all of our proteins, it contains the lowest calories per serve at about 130cal per 40g scoop.
We don’t want to replace your love of peanuts for a love of almonds, but we want to be part of the global movement towards diversification of health and sport supplements. Almonds are really high in micronutrients such as magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron, which are all incredibly important for healthy immune and gut function, especially if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. Our Almond Protein products are not a replacement for our Peanut Protein ones, but a way for you to change up your dietary intake of protein, without the risk of compromising quality and therefore, your health and taste experience.
During our extensive research and development of these products, we have discovered that almond protein is great in beverages, protein shakes, bars, yoghurt, cookies and baked goods too, making it a really versatile product to work with. We have incorporate it into our baked goods, bars and powdered nut butters, complementing the individual natural flavours we are adding to our new ranges. We can’t wait to hear what you think and what flavours you love!
Check out our just landed range of Powdered Almond Butters and keep an eye out for more exciting almond protein products to come! We’ve got something special in store for you.
As always, stay safe and BIG LOVE from the MM team!