Protein powders are an option for those wanting to ensure they are consuming enough protein and that dislike animal products or are vegan. But, protein powders should always be the last option, but, as a dietitian, I must try and review for the masses.
It can be hard to find a vegan-based protein powder that isn’t grainy. Whey proteins (derived from dairy products) have a smoother consistency, but due to an increased number of allergies related to milk product, vegan options have really taken a big leap in the past few years.
So, I gave this LeanFit product a try (http://www.leanfit.com/leanfit-completegreen-protein/). The nutritional value looked good, the advertising too, so I bought it. However, it will be the last time I purchase it because for me, it was way too sweet. Adding it to my smoothies first thing in the morning made me feel like I was ingesting a lot of sugar (well, artificial sugar), and was quite nauseous when I followed their instruction of 1 scoop. I don’t like to waste, so I had to mix it with an unflavored protein powder to be able to keep it down, and it was kinda better…kinda…
Lesson learned: always buy in small packages if possible 😉
- Flavour: 2/5
- Texture: 3/5
- Price value: 4/5