OZiva Protein & Herbs Review + High Protein Indian Vegetarian Recipes

While it is no surprise to find the nutrition market thriving with several product ranges with different health claims, the most famed are the protein shakes.

With almost 70% of the Indians lacking in protein, there are many brands that have come up with protein supplements. But how do you tell which protein shake is the best? Though all claim to be the best for you, some are high on sugar or sucralose. Some may contain protein from sources like Soy which can pose as an allergen in some cases.

While looking for the perfect kind of product, something that gives more than just Protein – I stumbled upon OZiva Protein & Herbs shake. A quick 1 min analysis told me it has high quality protein (source is whey protein) blended with Ayurvedic Herbs and Essential Vitamins & Minerals.

Here’s all that you need to know about OZiva’s Protein & Herbs shake:

  1. High Quality Protein- It is easily one of the healthy and wholesome protein rich food option that one can have for a power-packed breakfast or post workout. It gives more than 30 gm of protein per scoop when taken with milk & the source used in one variant is Whey Protein
  2. Blended with Ayurvedic Herbs Specially for Women and Men, respectively – The protein is enriched with an ayurvedic herbal blend that is something to watch out for! With the choicest herbs specific to women as well as men, ranging from Shatavari (for hormonal balance and vitality), and Ashwagandha (for stress release), Tulsi (for its purification properties: boosts hair health and even, clear skin tone), and Green Tea Extract (powerhouse of antioxidants to help you burn all that extra flab!) Ginger (as an immunity booster) and not only that, but also the goodness of Omega 3 (traced from plant sources to suit vegetarian preferences), this product stands as an impressive choice for everyone.
  3. Yummilicious – It’s Yummy and Tasty with its easy mixability and delicious cocoa flavour, it can be easily blended with absolutely anything- be it, dark chocolate or oats or fruits or even nuts. The result is deliciously indulgent yet healthy shake.
  4. It takes less than 5 min to prepare – Perfect on-the-go option when one is running short on time and needs a quick fix for a healthy meal!
  5. Low in Sugar – Most importantly- Protein & Herbs shake is low in sugar and yet tastes amazing! If you are trying to watch out your fat% and food habits, this shake will help you be on the right health track.
  6. Free Diet Consultation – The diet consultation is absolutely free with the product and it’s admirable that the brand has taken such a customer friendly approach

How can you put it to better use?

The best part about Protein & Herbs is that not only is it nutritionally enriching, but it is also flexible enough to be used in any form other than just a shake!

Here are few Protein Rich Indian Vegetarian Recipes that can be tried at home:

Chocolate Chila

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • A pinch of cooking soda
  • 1 scoop OZiva Protein & Herbs powder
  • Cocoa powder 1/4th cup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • Salt a pinch

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a bowl, adding water little by little to make a homogenous mixture. The batter consistency should neither be too thin nor too thick.
  • Heat a non stick pan/ tawa and add some oil. Take a ladle full of batter and spread it out in circular motion likewise a dosa. Sprinkle a few drops of oil on top.
  • Cook until it is crispy golden and bubbles appear on top. Flip it and cook for a few seconds and your chila is ready to be served.
  • Serve warm with a side of honey and yogurt dip or drizzle chocolate sauce on top.

No Bake High Protein Ladoos

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup rolled oats
  • 1-1.5 scoops of OZiva Protein & Herbs protein powder
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp of chia or sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3rd cup dark chocolate chips or shaves or raisins
  • 2-3 tbsp water/ milk (use as required)

Instructions

  • Mix together oats, protein powder, chia/ sesame seeds in a bowl.
  • Add in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract.
  • Add in chocolate chips or raisins and mix everything well until the mixture appears sticky.
  • Gradually add in water/ milk little at a time and combine together.
  • Once mixed well, roll out the mix into small balls.
  • Once small balls are ready, place them in a container and refrigerate for at least 20-40 minutes before consuming.

You can read more about the product on OZiva website (Click Here) or Amazon or speak to their nutritionist at 9769298556.

Human Trafficking #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, H is for Human Trafficking…

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55 Fiction

I sense people staring, but are they really looking at me, I wondered.

Will they sense my hesitation? Or hear the tremble in my voice?

Will the inner turmoil show in my eyes?

Ah! The answers I seek as I wait at the corner of a busy street, to meet the strangers of the night.

Thanks a lot, Sid for your inputs!

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Gambling #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, G is for Gambling…

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His heart is slamming against his rib cage. A bead of sweat forms on his brow.

The battles raging within overwhelms him.

He swings like a pendulum between hope and despair.

It’s hard to forsake a winning streak, even harder to leave when you’re on a losing one, muses Yudhisthira as he finally stakes Draupadi.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Forgery #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, F is for Forgery…

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55 Fiction

“Dear People. Don’t cry. I’m taking a nap which is going to last till eternity…”

Tears cloud my vision as I read my girlfriend’s suicide note for the nth time.

The detective reminds me to identify her handwriting.

I nod in agreement.

It’s hard to suppress a smile as I admire my handwriting forgery skills.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Escape #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, E is for Escape…

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55 Fiction

Ryan rummaged through the kitchen cabinets to find mugs.

As he poured the coffee, he saw the unspoken question in Luke’s eyes.

“Relax, I’ve got it covered”, said Ryan with his usual nonchalance.

Luke appeared skeptical.

“This house belongs to the prison chief who’ll be searching for us all night”, explained Ryan with a wink.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Domestic Violence #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, D is for Domestic Violence…

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55 Fiction

The maroon dot on her forehead signifies female energy. Indian-Bride

The black beaded mangalsutra around her neck protects from evil.

The red vermilion in her hair parting is to bring about good fortune.

These powerful symbols of marriage soon loose sheen.

For they are now dulled by blue marks and the grey clouds of domestic violence.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Child Abuse #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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55 Fiction

A contented sigh escaped her on seeing the husband appeasing their daughter.

How adorable they look, with him doing monkey tricks and she sitting stoically, she mused.

The doorbell broke her reverie.

She dashed out with a kiss in their direction, oblivious to the panic-stricken child.

“Come to daddy!” he smiled as the door closed.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!

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Blackmail #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, B is for Blackmail…

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55 Fiction

Strange are the ways of life.

When it was all dark, you came as a ray of sunshine.

I am glad that we are working together after all these years.

It’s like filling two needs with one deed.

How true it is that friendships may fade away into nothing, but a little blackmail lasts forever.

Arson #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, A is for Arson…

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Smoke billowed into the air, and debris littered the lawn.

The fire-fighters were taming the flames which were engulfing my house from all sides, as my neighbors and I looked on with disbelief and shock.

A veiled look of panic crossed my face when the officer asked, “Why there isn’t any furniture in your house?”

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Image Courtesy : Pixabay

I Don’t Feel Like Writing #WeekendCoffeeShare

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve missed our chats over the past couple of months. Oh, I’ve missed lots of other blogging things, too. But today, I was determined to have our little chat over a cup of coffee at this space.

So, how have you been? Hope you had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a great weekend.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that right now, I am very disappointed with myself. I am observing since the past few months that I just don’t feel like writing. Whatever little I have blogged these past two and a half months, is by forcing myself.

Initially, I believed that it’s just a phase and I would get back into the groove of mindless chatter on my blog in a day or two. But looks like this ‘don’t-feel-like-writing’ feeling has overstayed its welcome.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s not that there is paucity of ideas. Last week I was in Kuwait. I clicked so many amazing sights on my phone with the sole aim of sharing them as a series on my blog here.  At Delhi airport, I was writing a blog post in my head when I observed something interesting. Just yesterday, I came across a beautiful memory lying in my library cupboard and I was so excited to share it with you. And there are so many blogging prompts that I keep seeing all around me. So, you see, I have plenty of ideas, but I am just not able to commit myself to express/write them.

Almost every day, I have opened my Windows Live Writer to write a post, but within few seconds, I just don’t have the drive or energy to write. A big strong voice in my head tells me, “Aah! I don’t feel like writing” and I meekly give in and get back to reading or doing something else. And you know what, this giving up so easily depresses and drains me. Hell, I even feel guilty.

If we were having coffee, I’d like you to know that I am pretty disciplined about my work commitments which involves writing, so, why am I failing at writing on my blog? Am I being plain lazy? Am I lacking discipline? Next month it’s AtoZ challenge and I am wondering should I participate to get into the habit of writing or should I skip it this year for I might just make a mess of it! Should I abandon this blog for a while or may be forever, given the state of mind I am in? I have no answers to these questions that keep popping in my head and this is driving me nuts.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, on the one hand I want to write on my blog but on the other hand I don’t ‘feel’ like writing. I know this is simply crazy. Can you make sense out of this? Do you have any wise words or suggestions for me?

I wish your coming week is better than the last and that you will stop by the comments and let me know what you’ve been up to!

Until next time… ciao!

Linking this to #WeekendCoffeeShare

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