It Made Our Teeth Hurt When We Realized
Most people mixed these sugary soy powders with sweet fruit juice or with fresh fruit and made smoothies. This seemed like sugar overkill to us. Why not keep the sweetening in the soy protein to a minimum and let the added fruit and fruit juice be the sweetening? That's what we decided to do in our formula.
Why Our Smoothie Mix Tastes So Good
Since we were determined not to mask the "green" taste of soybeans with sugar in our formula, we wondered why the soybeans themselves couldn't be tastier. Determined to find a better bean, we tramped around the Midwest literally "field testing" lots of legumes. Somewhere in Iowa, we found the Ultimate Bean. This special breed of premium, mild-tasting soybean is organically grown and not genetically modified. This bean gets all the credit for the mild, nutty flavor of our Whole Nectar Soy Protein Smoothie Mix.
A Better Process
Once we found the Ultimate Bean, we weren't about to throw a lot of it away! Believe it or not, that's what goes on during the processing of typical soy protein powder. Just the protein part of the soybean (called isolate) is used and the rest goes out the door. But that wasn't going to happen with our bean because we believe in the whole food health philosophy. After all, if it's "health smart" to eat whole wheat, the whole apple and the whole enchilada, why not the whole bean? Since each whole food is a complex grouping of many health properties, working synergistically, it didn't make any sense to cheat ourselves of these benefits. Take isoflavones: we weren't about to process them all out and then add some back in at unnaturally high ratios like many processors do. That's why the number one ingredient in our soy protein smoothie mix is the whole soybean with all the naturally occurring isoflavones in their natural ratios. We think a diet rich in whole foods is important.
Soy Is Good For You
However, you shouldn't have to eat a wheelbarrow load of beans or gallons of soy milk to get enough protein every day. We all know that eating the right balance of low fat, quality protein is imperative for maintaining health. For Whole Nectar Ultimate Soy Smoothie Mix to be true protein "power" smoothie mix, it had to have a meal's worth of protein in every serving. To ensure that all your smoothies are protein-rich, we use an organic isolate that has the highest protein content of all soy foods (over 90%), is water washed, non-GMO, and not chemically extracted like other soy products.
The Right Blender to Use
When you blend fruit and vegetables, you don't have to discard nutritional gold mines like the core of the pineapple or the white pith of citrus fruit, if you use the right blender. There is only one brand of blender that makes it possible to easily process these fibrous parts of the fruit and blend them into your smoothie using "stealth technology." That blender is called the Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix will easily handle large amounts of ice, frozen fruit and vegetables so there's no reason to thaw out frozen food or do a lot of pre-chopping. Following simple and delicious recipes, you can transform the high density fiber of a whole carrot (for instance) into pure liquid nutritional gold! No regular blender can do that. Bottom line: the Vita-Mix is the best kitchen tool for the job and it's the choice of restaurant pros. We wouldn't make a smoothie without it. For more information on the extraordinary Vita-Mix blender visit their website.