PlantEm’s Essentials

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A friend of Kerry’s got us on Dr Kez. If you’re not following her on socials, do. She’s hilarious and amazingly generous with sharing her knowledge and at-home treatments.

Finding clean, Australian-owned supplements is not as easy as it should be. This is one the reasons I love the PlantEm’s range. It’s Australian designed, Australian owned and contains no crap!

Whole foods approach

I’m always of two minds when it comes to supplements. On one hand, we should be trying to get what we need from food. The reality of being a spoonie is that most of us don’t eat enough, even when we’re eating the right things. I know there are days I struggle to hit my macros. Sometimes it’s pain has won, other times it’s because my ASD brain has taken over and I forget. The struggle is real.

This is where supplementation is important and has a role to play. It is a solid tactic for maintaining a decent level of nutrients in our bodies, even if we’re not eating per se. This is another reason I like the PlantEms. Being powdered whole foods, they are more bioavailable than synthetic supplements.

I’ve been taking them for the last month and a bit. I have noticed I’m a little less creaky and my head is clearer. My energy has certainly been more consistent, even on days I haven’t hit my macros.

While I borrowed these images from their website, their packaging shows exactly the same. No crap. All ingredients we know. All from whole food sources. You don’t need Google to translate and you know what you’re taking.

PlantEm Beetroot Detox Powder PlantEm NourishEm GreensFixEm Anti-Inflammatory PowderFeedEm Prebiotics Powder

What does it mean for your macros?

If you are tracking your macros, it is worth noting that these are whole foods, in powder form, you may want to track them in your daily macros.

Personally, I do not bother. For me, the nutritional boost I get from taking them verses the carb count is not something I’m worried about. The carb count primarily comes from the natural sugars in the ingredients, not added sugar or sweetener. Are all of the ingredients technically keto? No, not all of them. Again, for me it comes down the nutritional value and the benefits from the combination of ingredients.

What do they taste like?

I think that depends on who you ask LOL

The FixEm Anti-Inflammatory Powder does smell a bit like gingerbread because of the cloves and cinnamon. But I’m not sure it tastes like it.

Personally, I like the taste and mostly just have them in water in the morning. My partner (who has a very sweet tooth at the best of times) prefers to have his with his smoothie. This means there’s some added sweetness from the blueberries and whatever the flavoured protein powder he’s using at the time is.

There’s nothing stopping you from adding it to your yoghurt or smoothies. I tend to think that incorporating supplements like these into habits you already have, helps with remembering to take them. For me it means that I am more likely to take them regularly.

If you watch some of the Dr Kez reels, her partner makes up this protein powder paste thing and adds them to that. The paste looks almost like a pudding consistency? Each to their own 🙂  

Here’s how they work

How much and where to get them

Dr Kez sells them at her clinic in Melbourne or through her online shop.

They retail at $67.95 a tub or you can buy the bundle for $231.80.

There’s also free shipping for orders of $100. AND AfterPay is an option (which I love).



Disclaimer: No Spoons to Cook is based on our own experience and research, and what we know works best for us. It is not medical advice. Our recipes focus on low inflammatory ingredients, whole foods and are founded in ketogenic and low carb ways of eating. We encourage spoonies to stay curious, ask questions, do your own research, listen to your body and to work with a Registered Dietitian or Medical Professional when appropriate to tailor your nutritional needs to support your care plan and goals.

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