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IsaLean Shake Plant Based: An Ingredient Breakdown

2018-08-08T11:00:39+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Featured Home, Featured Nutrition, Nutrition|

If you don’t mind us saying so, we think IsaLeanTM Shake Plant Based flavours Rich Chocolate and Vanilla Chai taste pretty darn good!

How good? Enough that we know many of you have had questions about their individual ingredients, how they’re flavoured, and how we managed to keep them nutritious for you.

Here we reveal all, in an ingredient-by-ingredient breakdown.

Plant-Based Protein

Displayed prominently on the labels of each shake is Phyto-IsaLean Complex™. The complex is made up of a blend of whole-grain rice protein and pea protein isolate crafted specifically to create a complete amino acid profile designed to support weight management and muscle building.

The shake’s breakdown of plant-based protein sources are:

Whole-grain brown rice protein: The smooth-tasting protein source extracted from whole-grain brown rice supplies key amino acids including arginine, cysteine, and methionine.

Pea protein isolate: The protein concentrate from peas offers a high concentration of branched-chain amino acids and lysine for a complete amino acid profile. It’s also a slow-digesting protein that helps to keep you feeling full.

Carbohydrates

A nutritionally balanced shake could not be complete without carbohydrates, preferably in a profile that provides just enough sweetness without providing excess sugar. These carbohydrates are essential energy that fuel your muscles, your brain, and your nervous system.

The combination of carbohydrates includes:

Evaporated cane powder: A natural source of sugar from the sugar cane plant.

Molasses powder: A product of drying pure molasses from the sugar cane plant that includes natural minerals and a more complex flavour.

Whole-grain rice milk powder: Modified rice flour supplying complex carbohydrates that allows for the replacement of milk in helping to give the product a creamy texture.

Tapioca maltodextrin: Tapioca maltodextrin is a source of slowly digested, complex-carbohydrate that also helps round out the flavour of the shake.

Healthy Fats

Providing your body with the right kinds of fat every day is an essential part of any healthy diet. The new IsaLean Shake Plant-Based provides 8 grams of fat. Fats are crucial for many functions in the body, in addition to their role in aiding digestion and absorption of essential nutrients and vitamins.

Sunflower oil powder: This is the main source of fat in IsaLean Shakes Plant Based because of its naturally high composition of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats including linoleic (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).

Olive oil powder: Rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, specifically oleic acid.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs): Extracted from coconut oil, it’s a source of fat that is more readily absorbed and digested because of its relatively smaller chain length than other saturated fats.

Dietary Fibre

Generally, most people don’t consume enough fibre in their diet. IsaLean Shake Plant Based provides 8 grams of dietary fibre to help close this gap, keep the digestive system healthy, and help to keep you feeling full.

Flax seed powder: A quality source of insoluble fibre that also happens to supply alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.

Xanthan gum: A natural gum that acts as a soluble fibre and is used as a thickener in the IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free.

Fruit and Vegetable Blend

IsaLean Shake Plant Based also offers a blend of fruits and vegetables selected to supply a combination of natural nutrients that belong in a healthy diet: acai, apple, banana, beet, butternut squash, carrot, kale, pomegranate, pumpkin, sweet potato, and spinach.

Flavoured Naturally

No artificial sweeteners or colours are used in any Isagenix products. IsaLean Shake Plant Based are no exception to this rule. It’s for this reason that natural flavouring agents are so important.

Cocoa powder: An extract from the beans of the cacao plant used as the main flavouring agent in the Rich Chocolate IsaLean Shake Plant Based.

Natural flavours: “Natural flavours” is a regulated industry term used to define flavourings that are created using only components found in nature. They are generally made up of essential oils, essences or extracts, fruit juices, and spices.

Sea salt: Produced from the evaporation of seawater, sea salt is used to enhance the flavour of the IsaLean Shakes.

Stevia leaf extract: South American herb that is naturally sweeter than sugar and has no calories.

Cinnamon: A common spice used in many styles of cooking that is a potent thermogenic agent.

Nutmeg: A household spice that adds to the shake flavour; derived from the seed of the evergreen tree the Myristica fragrans, native to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.

Cardamom: The spice from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family, which has a strong pungent flavour.

Other Ingredients

Most plant-based shakes are known for their gritty and chalky texture. To improve mouthfeel, special ingredients were needed to create a plant-based shake that rivalled the smooth, creamy texture of the dairy-based IsaLean Shakes.

Lecithin: A natural emulsifier that helps keep fats and water from separating to produce smoothness.

Potassium citrate: Potassium salt of citric acid that is used to regulate acidity. Also, provides essential potassium.

Lactobacillus acidophilus: A beneficial bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus that resides in the GI tract and is commonly found in dairy products like yogurt.

A No-Compromise Quality Shake

As always when it comes to creating each product, we follow the Isagenix no-compromise Ingredient Policy. These stringent quality standards start with the rigorous testing of each individual raw material. It’s an extensive and thorough process, set up to ensure our commitment to the highest standards of manufacturing and quality assurance.