What Makes Clean Lean Protein So Unique?

All around the world, the shelves are flooded with protein powders – whey, soy, pea, insect, you name it, it’s available. So, what makes our Clean Lean Protein so unique in a sea of worthy competitors? It’s as much to do with what we leave out of the product as it is what we put

All around the world, the shelves are flooded with protein powders – whey, soy, pea, insect, you name it, it’s available. So, what makes our Clean Lean Protein so unique in a sea of worthy competitors?

It’s as much to do with what we leave out of the product as it is what we put in. From seedling to shop floor, we use the cleanest growing and manufacturing methods available to produce a unique, high-quality plant protein that is suitable for everyone.

It starts with the peas and where they are grown:

Clean Lean Protein is made from the highest quality European Golden Pea (Pisum sativum). The growing of the peas is contracted to farmers primarily in Northern France, an area known for their quality soils, clean environment and sustainable practices, before being processed in Belgium by Cosucra.

Cosucra is a private family business regarded as the world leaders in pea protein isolation and renowned for their low carbon footprint and 100% sustainable processing facility. The seeds are provided to the farmers by Cosucra to assure premium quality. There are strict rules and regulations in place around farming practices in France to minimize the risk or cross contamination with pollutants and to avoid the use of common herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.

Peas are classified as a sustainable crop as they use less land and water than alternatives and add vital nutrients like nitrogen back into the soil. Cosucra transports the peas from Northern France by waterways to Belgium for processing, further reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact.

The isolation process:

Typical pea protein isolation processes involve high temperatures and chemicals that can destroy the nutrient profile of the peas and denature the protein. Cosucra does not use any solvents, chemicals or high temperatures in their isolation process. The nutrients are extracted from the peas in their state-of-the-art facilities via a gentle water-based extraction process.

This patented extraction process ensures the removal of anti-nutrients like phytic acid, lectins and trypsin inhibitors, making the resulting protein highly available and digestible for the consumer. In addition, this process increases the protein content and availability from the peas in a similar way to processes such as sprouting and fermenting, but more effectively.

After the isolation process is complete, Cosucra purifies and recycles the water used and turns all remaining pea material into biofuel and animal feed.

What we’re left with is a high quality and high protein powder that smells neutral, mixes well into liquid and easy to flavour.

The quality and nature of the finished product:

Clean Lean Protein is renowned for its quality, taste, smooth texture and minimal ingredients. We can also guarantee that the product is entirely clean and free of contaminants.

Through independent laboratory testing, Clean Lean Protein is certified gluten, soy and dairy free as well as being free from Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMOs). There are no other common allergens present in any of the ingredients used and the finished products are regularly tested for herbicides and pesticides, and to ensure naturally occurring heavy metals are well within safe limits. Clean Lean Protein is also free from fillers, gums, preservatives, processing aids and masking agents that are commonly used in blending protein powders.

From a consumer perspective, Clean Lean Protein is not certified organic. This is because we currently cannot guarantee the supply chain of organically certified protein that matches the quality that Cosucra supplies – that being a high purity isolate that contains almost 90% pure protein. Furthermore, there is no need for a pea protein isolate to be organic as it is a processed ingredient. Consumers choose organic products for the nutrients in the soil and to avoid harmful herbicides and pesticides. The pea protein isolation process is simply pulling out the amino acids from the peas, with a by-product of beneficial fibre. Made from the highest quality European golden peas, Clean Lean Protein consistently outperforms in quality and taste comparisons with other plant proteins on the market and is truly the environmentally friendly choice.

An Interview with Yogi Kirsten Scott

Kirsten is a Bondi based Holistic Health Coach, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor and Functional Movement Trainer with a passion for all things wellness. When she isn’t caught up working with clients you can find Kirsten on the yoga mat, swimming down at Bondi Beach, sipping on green smoothies and laughing way too hard at

Kirsten is a Bondi based Holistic Health Coach, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor and Functional Movement Trainer with a passion for all things wellness. When she isn’t caught up working with clients you can find Kirsten on the yoga mat, swimming down at Bondi Beach, sipping on green smoothies and laughing way too hard at her own jokes.

  1. When did you start practicing yoga and why?

    When I first started Yoga it was all about the physical practice, but I came to learn the physical element was just a vehicle for what I really experienced deep down… an inner peace that was simply indescribable. True peace. Calm. Mind, body, spirit awareness. An awareness of a universe so far outside of myself and beyond myself. Beyond everything I go through, to just coming into my own as a human and trying to figure it all out.

    It’s about what happens internally that keeps me sane, keeps me coming back for more, and makes me so incredibly grateful that I found this practice. Yoga and meditation help me maintain power and control over my mind. Because when we have that power and control, we can greatly reduce our own suffering and find inner peace. It has taught me a ton about myself and opened my eyes to an entirely different side of who I am. The side of me that loves to teach, connects with deeply rooted spirituality, thinks less and trusts my gut, allows my intuition to lead the way, and so much more.

  2. If you had to choose your favourite 3 yoga poses what would they be?

    3 Yoga Poses that Make My World Go Round:

    Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, a.k.a Upward Facing Dog

    I love this pose for so many reasons. First, it’s a nice, restorative backbend that strengthens your arm, vertebrae and wrists. It’s a great stretch for your shoulders, abdomen, upper back and even your lungs. Hold for about 10 deep breaths or as long as it feels good.

    Utthita Trikonasana, a.k.a Triangle Pose

    THIS is my #1 favorite pose. Triangle is an incredible release along the chest, upper back and shoulder blades. It is also a great stretch for your thighs and hips. I love Triangle the most for the hip benefits because every time I get into the pose I feel my hips opening up (and I hear them… I’m a crack-er), and it feels AMAZING. Breathe, and enjoy the stretch! I also like the stretch/roll out my neck in this pose because it allows me to get super deep.

    Urdhva Dhanurasana, a.k.a Wheel Pose

    Ahhh, wheel pose. If you’re a gymnast, you’re probably used to calling this Bridge Pose. But in yoga, Bridge is different from Wheel in that the shoulders, neck and head stay on the floor. You can practice Bridge until you are comfortable trying Wheel. Wheel feels freaking awesome. It is the ultimate heart opener. It’s an intense pose, so allow yourself to feel that. I usually like to stay up for 5-10 breaths, and come up about 3-5 times in a row. Heart OPENER, baby.

  3. What is your go-to nourishing snack/meal/drink post-yoga?

    I like to keep my post yoga snack simple, uncomplicated and light. After a full-on yoga class all I want is a smoothie. My go to smoothie is full of decadence yet deceivingly totally healthy. 1 scoop Nuzest chocolate protein powder, 1 cup coconut water, 1/2 cup ice, 1 tbsp coconut butter (the nectar of the Gods) 1tsp cinnamon.

  4. What is your no1. tip for someone wanting to establish a yoga practice?

    The only one watching you is yourself – so just relax and enjoy the journey! As a beginner, often we equate yoga with some tough, limb-twisting poses. And maybe your concerned that: “I can’t even touch my toes, how can I do yoga?” Yoga is not about touching your toes, or stretching 98 degrees to your northeast. It’s a simple process of uniting with yourself – using your breath, body and mind. And it’s easy and effortless. So, never mind if you’re not Ms. Flexible or Mr. Stretchable, or are venturing into yoga at the age of 40, or you have secret love handles that are stressing you out – just remove all those myths before beginning your yoga practice!

  5. What advice would you give a well-practiced yogi to take their practice to the next level?

    Practice new poses.The thing that I love about yoga is that no matter where you are in your practice, you can always learn more. When you are ready to practice new poses, prepare yourself by starting with gentle and strengthening preparation poses. I always recommend that you take the time to prepare your body and mind, both physically and mentally, so that when the time is right you can effortlessly glide into your new poses. Some of my favourite poses to practice are variations on Crow (Bakasana), Headstand (Sirsasana), Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana).Another lovely way to go deeper with your yoga is to experiment with gentle backbends. These will enable you to build spinal flexibility and find more space through your back and spine (and in your life!)

  6. What is your favourite CLP Functionals Flavour?

    Easy – it has to be The Chai, Turmeric + Maca

Follow Kirsten here:
Instagram: @kirstenscotthealth


Lifting the Lid on Protein Myths

Cliff Harvey (naturopath, author and Nuzest formulator) addresses 4 common myths about protein and why they are just that – myths.

Myth #1: Eating too much protein is bad for you

In reality it’s extremely difficult for a healthy person to eat too much protein!  Protein is important because it contains amino acids − the building blocks for all cells and tissue.  Nine of these are called ‘essential amino acids’ because they are compounds that our bodies can’t create.

The average person needs as little as 0.8g of protein per kg of bodyweight per day.  However, this is not enough if we’re active.  People who exercise regularly should up their protein intake to around 1.4-2 grams per kilogram of body weight per day.  This quantity of protein should also be consumed on a daily basis as we age to help maintain muscle tone.

Myth #2: Vegetable proteins are incomplete

The definition of a complete protein is one which supplies all the essential amino acids.  While it’s true that most vegetable protein supplements on the market aren’t complete proteins, Clean Lean Protein is different.  Made from golden pea isolate, Clean Lean Protein has the highest protein content of any supplement on the market (up to 90%).  The protein is extracted at low temperatures under water through a natural enzyme process to preserve the protein integrity and quality.

A single serve of Clean Lean Protein supplies you with between 45% and 120% of the daily requirement for all nine essential amino acids.

Myth #3: Soy is the best vegetable protein

As far as your body is concerned, all proteins are created equal.  The thing that makes a protein source better or worse for you is the other stuff that comes along for the ride.  Soy protein contains allergens and anti-nutrients like phytic acid which binds to minerals and prevents their absorption.

Clean Lean Protein is low allergen, perfectly alkaline, low in fat, sugars and carbs and contains no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.

Myth #4: Our bodies need every essential amino acid at every meal

Vegetarians and vegans used to spend a great deal of time and effort balancing the recommended ratios of amino acids in every meal – but Mother Nature is one step ahead of us.  As long as we’re supplying our bodies with all of the essential amino acids over the course of a day, we don’t have to go to these lengths to be healthy.