Packing a powerful protein punch, loaded with health-boosting nutrients
Linwoods in Armagh, the UK’s leading producer of healthy super foods, has launched a brand-new range of natural plant protein blends; Hemp Protein+. The innovative new product provides a natural source of protein, helping fuel the body with essential energy-boosting nutrients and heart-healthy compounds.
The launch marks the end of two years of research to produce an added-value natural plant-based protein, and Linwoods’ ongoing investment towards creating truly healthy products.
The range consists of three nutritious hemp protein blends, each with a Flaxseed base and other added-value ingredients, including the Chia Seed, Cocoa and Beetroot Powder blend, the Bio Cultures, Vitamin D and Co-enzyme Q10 blend and the Chia Seed, Broccoli and Spinach Powder blend. Each variant is a fresh tasting and easy-to-use addition to shakes, smoothies and for sprinkling into yoghurts – making it a convenient way to add healthy superfoods to your diet, every day.
To celebrate the launch of the new product, Linwoods has collaborated with nutritionists Tony O’Neill and Jenny Curran from healthy eatery ‘Tony & Jen’s’ on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. Together, they have created a range of protein popsicles, made using Hemp Protein+ and a range of other tasty health foods.
Jenny Curran, nutritionist and Co-Founder of Tony & Jen’s, talks about the exciting collaboration: “We love experimenting with new ingredients and flavours and we’re passionate about proving that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland and boring and I think these ice lollies show the fun side of it. We say they’re like protein shakes, but way more fun!
“They are packed full of goodness and flavour, and the amount of protein in each one contributes towards the average person’s Recommended Daily Intake, helping to balance your diet or maintain and build muscle mass.”
Linwoods, a family-owned company which has been established for over 50 years, is always exploring new innovation and this new range is no exception. It is made using plant-based protein, hemp, instead of other less natural alternatives, which offers various health benefits; they are low in saturated fat, can help maintain muscle mass, prevent blood vessel problems and have the added benefit of being an anti-inflammatory.
Sarah Shimmons, Head of Marketing at Linwoods, explains: “Hemp protein is becoming increasingly popular as consumers who like to eat well choose it over whey, soya or other less healthy protein powder alternatives. Hemp Protein+ is also suitable for gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets, so is the perfect natural alternative for everyone. It can be factored into your diet in lots of different ways and hopefully our collaboration with Tony and Jenny will help inspire everyone to have some fun with it!”
The Hemp Protein+ combinations pack a powerful punch and contain an impressive 15g-16g of protein in a 30g servingand not only are they highly digestible sources and loaded full of protein. The ingredients in Linwoods Hemp Protein+ range are all natural and have no added sugar, as well as being high in Omega 3 ALA, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Launching in outlets across the UK and Ireland, the 360g packs are available to order online from the Linwoods website and a number of independent health food stores including Eatwell & Framer Health on the Lisburn Rd priced from £16.99. Tony & Jen’s Protein Popsicles are on sale now until the end of August.