Hi my name is Sherry Rothwell.
I am a holistic nutritionist who helps people lose weight without dieting.
As the founder of Protein Powered, I help people prioritize protein on their plate with our grass fed protein pancake/baking mix that is low carb, gluten free and high protein.
What sets our product apart, is it’s versatility. It's so reminiscent of wheat, that it gives both diabetics and celiacs and other gluten free (and low carb) people like me that “flour like feeling" we crave, without compromising our health.
With my back round as holistic nutritionist, our products must be made of simple, natural whole food ingredients, that are nutrient dense for health, and easy for customers to make, so that they can optimize their time spent in the kitchen.
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The Whole Story
Our Protein Powered grass fed pancake mix was inspired by trying to find an alternative to white flour pancakes for a sweet little toddler who loved to eat pancakes for breakfast. Since eating pancakes is more akin to eating cake for breakfast, it’s not the best way to start the day!
After trying a few sugar free, low carb recipes made of almond flour that fell apart and didn’t taste enough like wheat pancakes to pass the toddler taste test, I had the thought, “I wonder if I could just use pure grass fed protein powder instead of flour?”. No one was more shocked than I was, that it worked! Not only did it work, but it looked like, and cooked up like, a white flour pancake ....and it did pass the kid test!
Low and behold, I had no idea that this recipe was also going to be the solution for my own health, nutrition and weight challenges. It all started when in my mid thirties I ended up obese, even though I was eating a natural whole foods vegetarian diet! It just made no sense to me at the time.
It turned out that, being that I am of indigenous ancestry and with my biological father being diabetic, I had a hereditary tendency to easily slip down the slippery slope of insulin resistance, that leads to diabetes.
All of that in combination with my high carb, low protein vegetarian diet had culminated into blood sugar issues and raging hormone havoc, that resulted in an excess of another 20 lbs in less than two months - even though I hadn’t changed my diet.
The truth is though, that 1 in 4 Canadians is pre-diabetic, so this doesn’t just affect indigenous people and vegetarians - anyone can eventually become diabetic, if they don’t eat balanced meals or eat too many processed carbs, white sugar, processed food in general and exclusively eat low quality vegetarian protein alternatives, that are deficient in essential amino acids.
While I now incorporate quality sources of meat into my diet whenever I can for nutritional reasons, the truth is that my tastebuds still tend toward eating primarily plant based foods.
While I initially dropped 12 dress sizes by being very strategic about how I eat carbohydrates (including giving up bread), it’s still always been a challenge to get enough protein due to my aversion to meat, and those starchy carbs like bread, can still be a temptation when I am out and about or feel like a treat.
The Protein Pancake mix has not only been the perfect solution for me to prioritize protein on my plate (as a meat alternative), but it’s also perfect for my weight loss clients. Now we can all have the pleasure of enjoying comfort foods - but without having to pay for it later, with blood sugar swings or inflammatory gluten.
Not to mention, one of the biggest complaints that I hear from clients is that they don’t have time to cook 3 whole food meals from scratch every day. Now my clients can make a balanced whole food, fast food meal in minutes. With a quick whisk of the mix, some shredded cheese and veggies, everyone can have a balanced, protein forward whole food meal in just minutes!
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