Introduction to Plenny Shake v3.0

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Plenny Shake v3.0 is a nutritionally complete meal that is high in fibre and plant-protein, and low in sugar and salt. 

One meal of Plenny Shake provides you 20% of the daily recommended intakes for all macronutrients and micronutrients your body needs to function well: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and all the 26 essential vitamins and minerals plus two small but powerful ingredients: probiotics and choline. 

One portion contains 400 kcal of which 42% comes from carbohydrates, 34% from fat, 20% from protein and 4% from fibre. Apart from their healthy composition, the shakes are available in 6 tasty flavours; Vanilla, Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mango and Coffee (added caffeine). 

  

Nutritional Information Per meal of Plenny Shake v3.0 Vanilla 

Nutrition

Value

RI* (%)

Energy

400 kcal/1674 KJ

20%**

Fat

15 gram

21%**

From which saturated fats

2.3 gram

11%**

Monounsaturated fats

5.6 gram

Polyunsaturated fats

6.7 gram

Carbohydrate

43 gram

16%**

From which sugar

3.2 gram

4%**

Fibres

8.2 gram

Protein

20 gram

40%**

Salt

0.30 gram

6%**

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)

Ingredients in Plenny Shake v3.0

  • Oat flour
  • Soy flour
  • Sunflower oil
  • Rice flour
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Inulin
  • Ground golden flax seeds
  • Vitamin and mineral mix
  • Sweetener: sucralose
  • Bacillus Coagulans
  • Depending on the flavour: Fruit powder, cocoa powder, beetroot powder, beta-carotene, and aromas when applicable.

 

Proteins

The protein in Plenny Shake is provided by the soy protein isolate, oats, soy flour and flaxseeds. Each portion of Plenny Shake provides 20 gram of protein so that you hit the daily recommended intakes. Besides that, a meal such as Plenny Shake, which is high in protein, can give a long satiety feeling because protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates. 

We use soy as the main protein source because of its high digestibility and absorption rate. In combination with the other protein sources, the following amino acid profile is achieved;


Amino Acid

Mg per portion

% from the WHO daily recommended intakes

Alanine

505

-

Arginine

862

-

Aspartic Acid

1369

-

Glutamic Acid

2117

-

Glycine

49

-

Histidine

296

37%

Isoleucine

527

33%

Leucine

885

28%

Lysine

723

30%

Methionine + Cysteine

315

26%

Phenylalanine + Tyrosine

993

50%

Proline

620

-

Serine

618

-

Threonine

464

39%

Tryptophan

155

48%

Valine

550

26%


As you can see, Plenny Shake meets the daily recommended intakes the World Health Organization has established for all 9 essential amino acids, helping you reach your personal protein needs and providing you enough building blocks to maintain your muscle health.

The Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is a method of evaluating the quality of a protein based on both the amino acid requirements of humans and their ability to digest it. 

The soy used in Plenny Shake has a PDCAAS of 1, matching that of milk protein. In addition to being the only plant-based protein that scored this well, we also chose soy isolate because it has a smooth texture and taste. It creates the optimal flavor profile and health benefits.

 

Fats

Most of the fats come from sunflower oil. Sunflower oil has mainly monounsaturated fats and a great amount of omega-6 and omega-3. Your body can't make these omega 3 and 6 on its own; reason for which it should be present in your food. Besides the sunflower oil, we add soy flour. The majority of the fats in soy flour are monounsaturated fats and provide a big part of the omega-6 in the final product. 

Because we don’t want to leave you hanging with the omega-3’s, we add golden flaxseed because of its high content of α-Linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6).  Lastly, the oats help a little bit out with the fat content of the product. Fat has a low direct effect on blood sugar levels, it is a major energy source for your body and it helps you absorb vitamins and nutrients.

A diet solely based on Plenny Shake would leave you with 5.2% of the total energy (E%) coming from saturated fatty acids (SFA), of which a maximum level of 10 E% is established. 


Fatty Acid

Mg per portion

Omega 3

1101.5

Omega 6

4234.7


 

Carbohydrates

Most of the carbohydrates in our product comes from oats, which are especially interesting because of their content of beta-glucans and their low Glycemic Index (GI). This means that blood glucose levels will fluctuate less and so will your energy levels thanks to their fiber content. Besides oats, rice flour is added as a form of immediate energy free from sugar. Before milling it into flour, the rice is cleaned and purified from foreign bodies and stabilized by a heat treatment.

 

Fibers

The main sources of fibres in our products are inulin, oats and flaxseed. They help in lowering the blood pressure and smoothen your digestion. In particular, inulin, extracted from chicory, is added to achieve a wider variety of fibre sources and upgrade the number of fibres per portion. If you are curious to know more, check this blog that is dedicated to fibres!

 

Micro nutrients

The vitamin and mineral mix that we add to the product provides all the needed 26 micronutrients. We use the most bioavailable forms of the micronutrients so that your body can absorb each bit of all the vitamins and minerals easily and at the highest rate. 

For instance, we add vitamin D in the form of cholecalciferol (D3) and vitamin K in the form of menaquinone-7 (K2 MK7). You can read more about our micronutrient mix here.


Vitamins-Minerals per 


Per portion


RI* (%)

Vitamin A 

160

μg

20%*

Vitamin D 

5.0

μg

100%*

Vitamin E 

4.0

mg

33%*

Vitamin K 

16

μg

21%*

Vitamin C 

30

mg

38%*

Thiamin

0.4

mg

36%*

Riboflavin 

0.3

mg

23%*

Niacin 

3.6

mg

23%*

Vitamin B6

0.4

mg

29%*

Folic Acid 

60

μg

30%*

Vitamin B12 

3.2

μg

128%*

Biotin 

10

μg

20%*

Pantothenic acid 

1.2

mg

20%*

Potassium

400

mg

20%*

Chloride 

279

mg

35%*

Calcium 

185

mg

23%*

Phosphorus

140

mg

20%*

Magnesium

75

mg

20%*

Iron

3.2

mg

23%*

Zinc

2.0

mg

20%*

Copper

0.4

mg

40%*

Manganese

1.0

mg

50%*

Selenium

18

μg

33%*

Chromium

8.0

μg

20%*

Molybdenum

13

μg

26%*

Iodine 

30

μg

20%*

* % of the daily reference intake (RI) for vitamins and minerals

 

 

Last but not least, Choline

We wanted to add extra functional benefits to our products, for which we dug into the best ingredients out there and decided to add choline and probiotics. Choline is a small organic molecule that your body needs to function properly. It is an essential nutrient because it is a key element in metabolic pathways that govern our bodies and run our cells, more specifically, it carries important building bricks called methyl groups, which are very important in food processes and in the brain for example. We have added 110mg of choline per meal.

 

Probiotics in Plenny Shake  

Moreover, probiotics came to our thoughts because of their ability to possibly enhance and strengthen our gut microbiome. Because of the high fiber content in Plenny Shakes, they have a symbiotic effect, meaning that probiotics become more resistant and provide a stroger health effect thanks to the fibers which they eat and live from, so basically one ingredient strengthens the other one, sweet right? 

Can’t wait to benefit from the tasty and nutritional advantages of the Plenny Shake v3.0? Try it today!