Yupik’s Pea Protein powder is a plant-based source of protein derived from pea, extracted through an extensive process. After harvest, peas are dried and grinded into a fine flour, then mixed with water, fermented, and separated from the fiber and starch. The paste is then dried and ground into powder.
Throughout the years, this superfood has rapidly gained popularity among athletes and gym goers, for its health benefits. Just to mention a few, recent studies have shown that it may support heart health and help regulate blood sugar levels.
Being gluten-free and dairy-free in its purest form, field experts consider it as one of the best protein alternatives in case of food allergies, and for those following vegan, vegetarian, or other special diets.
INSIDE THE SCOOP : a few facts!
Yupik's pea protein powder is:
- Organic Certified
- Dairy free
- Gluten Free
- Vegan and vegetarian-friendly
- It contains 80% protein extracted from the pea
INSIDE THE SCOOP: Go beyond smoothies!
Yupik’s Pea Protein Powder has a mild, pleasant flavour that can easily be paired with most staples in your pantry, when making smoothies or shakes. For a natural energy boost ready in no time, combine 1 tsp pea protein powder with 1 cup veggies, a handful of fresh fruit, 1 tbsp cashew butter or peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk. You can also mix pea protein powder with other protein powders, such as brown rice protein powder whose gritty texture will blend divinely with it – trust us on this!
You can also use it to add a little twist to your baking projects! These easy, gluten-free energy bars can be a good start! To make 9 serves, in a small bowl, place 1 cup gluten-free oats and 1 cup pea protein powder, then stir for a few minutes. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup almond butter, ¼ cup honey, 2 ripe bananas, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Pour the oat mixture into the large bowl, stir for a few more minutes and spread the batter onto a pan greased with cconut oil. Bake in the oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes, let it cool, cut into pieces and enjoy!
Or else, you can also squeeze pea protein powder into a speedy morning pick-me-up recipe: coconut chia pancakes! To make 2 pancakes, place 2 tbsp coconut flour, 3 tbsp protein powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, a pinch of sea salt, 1 tbsp chia seeds, and 1 tbsp coconut flakes in a bowl, and stir. Then add 1 egg, and 4 tbsp almond milk to the mixture, and continue to stir until smooth. Heat a pan coated with coconut oil, pour 2 tbsp of batter and form pancakes. Cook, flip, cook for a few more minutes and serve! Grab and go!
Once you are done with these ones, test pea protein powder’s baking potential in protein-powered muffins, cookies, or cheesecakes: your guests will be wowed!
BAKING TIPS: the secret to baking success
When baking with protein powder, it is generally recommended to use a 4:1 ratio of flour to protein powder as rule of thumb. Since the powder tends to absorb the liquid, avoid adding more powder to make it smooth, or else you may end up with a hard, and compact hockey disk-like dessert! Last but not least, in order to preserve the protein in the powder, make sure not to overcook (or burn) your dishes!
ABOUT PEAS: Did you know?
Pea is of the oldest crop in the world. There is evidence that it has been one of the most important sources of food since the Neolithic period. This plant can grow in adverse conditions where the soil may be lacking in sufficient nutrients.
HOW TO STORE: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 18 months.