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Prioritize Protein

Prioritize Protein - Niyama Wellness
Carbs, fats, and proteins- the 3 macronutrients. The health effects of carbs and fats are often debated in the nutrition world, but one thing is universally agreed upon:  protein is a crucial part of wellness, for a variety of reasons! The majority of Canadians eat enough to prevent a deficiency, but a lot of people would do better with a significant increase in their daily protein.

It’s the fundamental building block of life, playing an indispensable role in supporting various aspects of our well-being. From nourishing our muscles and strengthening our immune defenses to promoting hormonal balance and enhancing our beauty, protein is the key to unlocking the full potential of our bodies.

Today, we’ll look into the captivating world of protein and its extraordinary influence on your health and vitality. Moreover, we’ll give you plenty of meal and snack ideas so you can easily up your intake!


Your hormones act as the ‘conductors’ in your body that orchestrate all of the vital processes. At the heart of this all lies protein, playing a key role in ensuring the delicate balance of hormones for optimal health.

Hormones regulate essential functions, including metabolism, growth, reproduction, mood, and sleep. For our bodies to function in harmony, hormones must be in a delicate balance. When we prioritize protein intake, we support hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances can lead to various health issues, including mood swings, irregular menstrual cycles, and metabolic disturbances.

Hormones influence nearly every aspect of our health, from our energy levels and mood to our skin's appearance and overall vitality. Proper protein consumption aids in maintaining a stable hormonal environment, contributing to overall well-being.

Healthy Beauty

Beauty that comes from within is a reflection of your overall health and well-being. Protein, as the primary building block of our bodies, plays a key role in nurturing healthy beauty from within.

Protein-rich foods supply the essential amino acids needed to repair and regenerate skin cells. Collagen, a vital protein, contributes to skin elasticity and helps maintain a youthful appearance. By incorporating protein into your diet, you nurture your skin's health, supporting a radiant and supple complexion.

Your hair is composed of a protein called keratin, which provides strength and structure. Ensuring an adequate intake of protein helps maintain healthy hair growth, prevent breakage, and enhance its shine and texture!
Collagen supplements have gained popularity for their potential to enhance skin elasticity and promote a youthful appearance- these supplements provide additional support to the body's natural collagen production, bolstering beauty from the inside out. Direct collagen sources aren’t vegan friendly, but an alternative is using a Vegan Collagen Booster (like our delicious Glow & Flow), to indirectly boost your body’s collagen by providing it with the correct building blocks.

Glow & Flow Collagen Booster


Try our Clean Protein to boost the protein in your favourite meals, or to add to these ideas (we're including both vegan and omnivore options so that you can choose what suits you!):
  • Breakfast Boosters:
    • Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl: Blend Greek or Coconut yogurt, mixed berries, a scoop of protein powder, and a sprinkle of nuts and seeds for a delightful morning treat.
    • Veggie Frittata: Whip up a fluffy frittata loaded with vegetables and feta cheese, providing a protein-packed start to your day.
  • Protein-Powered Lunches:
    • Grilled Chicken Salad: Toss together grilled chicken, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette for a refreshing and protein-rich lunch.
    • Quinoa Buddha Bowl: Combine quinoa, chickpeas, roasted vegetables, and a tahini dressing for a nourishing and satisfying plant-based meal.
  • Wholesome Dinners:
    • Baked Salmon with Herbs: Enjoy succulent baked salmon seasoned with fresh herbs, served with a side of steamed asparagus and quinoa for a protein-rich dinner.
    • Lentil and Vegetable Stew: Savor a hearty stew with lentils, carrots, and spinach, simmered in a flavorful broth, providing a comforting and protein-packed meal.
  • Snack Time Favorites:
    • Hummus and Veggie Platter: Dip into protein-rich hummus with an assortment of colorful vegetable sticks for a delightful and nutritious snack.
    • Cottage Cheese Parfait: Layer cottage cheese with fresh fruits and granola for a protein-rich, sweet and savory snack.
  • Decadent Desserts:
    • Protein-Packed Chia Pudding: Combine chia seeds, almond milk, and a scoop of protein powder for a delicious and nutrient-dense dessert.
    • Dark Chocolate Protein Bites: Indulge in these decadent treats made with dark chocolate, almond butter, and protein powder, offering a guilt-free delight.


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