Protein Powder Reviews

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My Naturopath recently suggested that I increase my protein intake at breakfast after looking at my daily food log and finding that I was coming up short on occasion. Breakfast is usually my meal that’s lowest in protein (lunch and dinner are fine) and he thought that an increase in breakfast protein could help with my energy levels and workout recovery. Knowing that I’m a vegan, he suggested using protein powder as an easy way to sneak in more protein.

I’ve tried all kinds of protein powders and tend to go through phases with them. Sometimes I use them every day for a week and other times I fall off the wagon or just forget to buy it when I run out. I think part of the problem is that I’ve never been able to find one that meets all of my needs. I’m really picky with protein powders! Sometimes they have sneaky artificial sweeteners, too much sugar, taste like dirt, or they just don’t have as much protein per serving as I’m looking for. If I’m going to fork money over for powder, it better be high in protein!

I said I would give his protein-boosting breakfast challenge a try and set out to find the perfect protein powder once again. I remembered Ashley saying that she was really happy with the Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder, so I thought I would give it a try since she gave it rave reviews.

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The specs of this protein powder:

  • 17 grams of protein per serving (per 1/4 cup scoop)
  • Only 80 calories per serving
  • Less than 1 gram of sugar per serving
  • No fillers, artificial flavours, or synthetics
  • USDA Organic
  • Probiotic and enzyme blend
  • Recyclable container

 

That is a lot of protein per serving for very few calories!

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Ingredient list:

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The nutritional profile:

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One thing I really like about this protein powder is that there’s no added sugar. I like to be able to control my own sweetener in my smoothies (hello, frozen bananas), so this is a nice change.

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What about the taste?

Well, let me just say that it’s pretty earthy, but certainly not the worst protein powder I have tasted (hemp, I’m looking at you).

Don’t expect to add this protein powder into a smoothie without any fruit/sweetener and enjoy the taste. That’s to be expected because there’s no sugar to cover up the taste like in other powders. I would say it’s quite easy to mask the taste with a frozen banana or other fun ingredients. Once I added my normal smoothie ingredients, it was fine!

What I don’t like about this protein powder:

  • I’m sure there is iron in this powder, but they don’t report it. As a vegan, this is crucial info for me to know.
  • It’s expensive to buy from a natural food store ($40-45), but I found it online from Iherb for $27.97 and you can probably find it cheaper.
  • Very slightly chalky and earthy tasting, but again, I don’t think this is a deal breaker for me. It’s much less chalky than some powders I have tried.

 

I also picked up this Heartland Gold Brown Rice Protein Powder to compare it to the Garden of Life Brand. Compared to Garden of Life, this gives me much more bang for my buck. It has 40 servings per container vs. Garden Of Life’s 28 servings. It’s also about $8 cheaper too.

At less than $1 per 16 grams of protein, I’d say this is a cheap source of protein!

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This protein powder has just one ingredient: Organic Compliant, Sprouted, Non-GMO, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. I think this would be comparable to the popular Sun Warrior Protein Powder as it’s 100% sprouted brown rice.

It’s 80 calories per scoop and 16 grams of protein. It also has 40% of the RDA for iron which is good for me to know as a vegan.

I also love that it’s a Canadian company based out of Toronto. I was not able to find a website for them though! Suspicious…

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The cons?

It’s a bit more chalky than the Garden of Life protein powder, but only slightly more chalky. This was me comparing them side by side, mind you. The flavour is still earthy (remember- it’s unsweetened), but it’s less earthy tasting than the Garden Of Life powder. Unlike GOL, it’s not a complete protein source, but as long as I get a balance of protein sources over the day, it shouldn’t be an issue.

I still have yet to find my perfect protein powder, but I think these are two decent options weighing the pros and cons. I will definitely buy them again.

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With one scoop of powder you now have a high protein smoothie base of 17 grams of protein. Add some chia seeds and other smoothie ingredients and you have yourself a smoothie that’s 24-25 grams of protein per serving.

As for my energy levels? I’ve noticed that I don’t get as hungry before lunch as I used to and I seem to be more focused and alert in the morning. I think it’s probably a better balance of carbs/protein/fat for my body’s needs.

Are you a protein powder fan? Which ones have you tried and loved or tried and hated?

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Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream October 25, 2011

Great post!

I had a similar challenge finding a protein powder I liked and didn’t taste like sand. I haven’t tried the one in this review but had really good luck with Sun Warrior. It’s also quite expensive but similar in that it has high amounts of protein for low sugar and calories.

The one I found that tasted the best was a PC Soy based chocolate. It was so good with just water I loved to drink it. Unfortunately it was loaded with sugar and the soy upset my stomach.

I’m looking forward to a few protein powder recipes on OSG! I just made one the other day with blueberres:

http://alifewithouticecream.blogspot.com/2011/10/perfect-protein-smoothie.html

I used Sun Warrior but I’m sure it would work with any plain or vanilla powder.

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Christine Rogers October 13, 2014

Hey Steph! Thank you for that lovely blueberry protein shake recipe, loved it!

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Danielle October 25, 2011

I’ve been doing a lot of weight training over the past couple months, so as a vegan I knew that I needed to increase my protein intake. I’ve been using Nitrofusion and Plantfusion- I think they are the same product- they are a blend of pea, rice, and artichoke protein I believe and are 21g protein per serving. But I like them, not bad tasting at all- would definitely recommend

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Kristina October 25, 2011

Hi Angela,

Have you tried Vega? I adore their Whole Food Optimizer, and even some of the smoothie mixes.

The only downfall of your Brown Rice protein is that it doesn’t have a complete amino acid profile. Not all “protein” is created equal. Even hemp doesn’t have all of the essential amino acids, which is why a balance of brown rice, yellow pea and hemp protein is a great vegan source.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

That’s true, but it’s not essential to get complete proteins at every meal, as long as you get them over the course of the day it balances out.

Vega upset my stomach unfortunately!

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Laura July 22, 2013

I wanted to like Vega, but they use stevia and it gives it that nasty aftertaste that I just couldn’t cover up. If you like the taste of stevia, though, it’s a great option!

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Kirsten January 12, 2014

After doing a bunch of research I thought Vega would be the product for me, but the Stevia is way too sweet and leaves a horrible after taste in my mouth. I’m pretty disappointed in it actually. That was a whole lot of money wasted.

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Kerri January 13, 2014

I too dislike the taste of stevia. I can tell it is in the product just by the taste- I have unfortunately overlooked it a couple of times when reading the ingredient label. The other sweetener I am finding in some vegan products is monk fruit, which I find gas that same “off” taste. My only problem with Garden of Life RAW Protein is the type of vitamin D it contains. The label does not indicate D2 or D3 (according to GOL website, their D3 is animal sourced).

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Megan October 25, 2011

I also struggle with getting enough protein, so I tend to rely on a protein smoothie in the afternoon as a snack. My favorite protein powder is Spirutein-tein (vanilla or strawberry), and while it does have some sugar, I believe it is vegan, and it’s really tasty! I mix it with almond or soy milk, frozen banana, cinnamon and almond butter. It’s also not very chalky at all, even without all the extra mix-ins.

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Hannah October 26, 2011

Unfortunately Spirutein contains bee pollen so it’s not vegan :(

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Namma May 14, 2012

Whether bee pollen is vegan or not is a personal choice as there is NO clear cut way to determine whether the bees are exploited or not.

This article is very interesting in that aspect. Apparently, like religion and politics, being vegan and how you define it is strictly a PERSONAL choice made by examining many factors.

http://rawfoodsolution.com/is-bee-pollen-vegan-thats-a-tough-choice-1712.html

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hannah May 15, 2012

Just wanted to be clear that this was NOT a criticism of someone else’s choice. The fact is, it’s written very small on the packet and I bought some thinking it was vegan and was then really upset to discover I had had something with bee pollen in because my choice is to avoid it. Anyway from personal experience, I would have liked to have had it pointed out and that was my only intention.
Interesting article – thanks
x

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Ryn October 26, 2012

A ‘personal choice’ is one that affects ONLY the person involved. Killing and exploiting over 150 billion animals for human consumption is the farthest thing from being a personal choice.

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Dbook November 29, 2012

I don’t understand where people get the idea that beekeepers kill their bees. If it were not for the beekeepers there would be few to no bees left in a world full of pesticides. The wild population has decreased severely in our attempt for the perfect lawn and bug free farms. Watch Nicotine Bees and see keepers crying over losing hives. Surely a group of people who have enough of a relationship with these tiny beings to cry over losing them is deserving of a rethink! This anger makes no sense. What would a beekeeper profit by killing his/her bees? All beekeepers leave food for bees to survive the winter and some larger businesses travel around the country pollinating almonds, strawberries, etc. For vegans, a good 40% of your foods would not be available without the work of beekeepers.

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Nicolette February 1, 2013

Ryn, you’re an elitist idiot. And it is a personal choice whether or not to partake. Effect has nothing to do with choice. And bees are not massacred, just so you know.

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Kerri January 13, 2014

Spirutein was my favorite too. But, I later realized that it contained bee pollen and I was not sure how it was sourced, so until I do I will stop.
I know some urban bee keepers who do not smoke their bees to sedate them as is sometimes done. I know that some larger corporations do not leave honey for their bees but instead use a sugar concoction. But, I don’t know how the pollen is harvested and I will read the link which Namma provided.

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Moni'sMeals October 25, 2011

Thanks Angela for this review! I have not heard of this Brand, It sounds great to me and I know I could make it taste good, I have some tricks up my sleeve, (hehe).

I love Sun Warrior right now… have for years. I think back to college and I would just use powders that were cheap…with so many chemicals and awful ingredients, yikes! Glad I have it figured out now.

It is all about a thick, thick, thick shake for me, so whatever can do that… I love. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

I think SunWarrior would be comparable to this Heartland Gold powder as it’s 100% brown rice protein right?

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Julie @ Shining From Within October 25, 2011

I love SunWarrior! I’ve been wanting to try that Raw Protein but don’t want to invest in a huge tub that I won’t like..maybe I’ll find some samples!

As far as protein goes, I’ve been doing a high protein breakfast for the past couple weeks and it truly helps, I even see more muscle tone. That protein, I tell ya, very important! I like to make blueberry protein pancakes with a lil maple agave nectar…mmmmmm

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Carrie March 15, 2013

Just an FYI, I loved SunWarrior’s Warrior Blend too until I found out they added regular TABLE salt to their product and didn’t list it in the ingredients on the tub I had NOR did they report the sodium content (I had to dig online for it and it was over 300 mg/svg). Super shady. I returned it to Whole Foods and complained to both companies.

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Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com October 25, 2011

There’s a chocolate soy protein powder I like, ok. Otherwise, I’m not that big into them. I’m a big believer that people think they need to eat a whole lot more protein than necessary. Great post, though!

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Mrs. G October 25, 2011

I don’t have any feedback on the protein powder, but you mentioned your Naturopath and it got me thinking. I remember reading a Part 1 that ended kind of abruptly. Did I miss a Part 2, or is that coming?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

It’s coming, I’m waiting on tests :)

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 25, 2011

The word “earthy” never translates well to me. It’s like the kind way of saying “did you like mud pies as a child? Yes? Oh then you’ll love it!” :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

lol, I could see that.

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Lisa Wales October 25, 2011

I have been using a great protein powder from (Billy’s Infinity Greens), it’s a sprouted Organic Brown Rice Protein. I love it. You can order it online.

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XtineBeanie @ CleanLiving / DirtyWorld October 25, 2011

I love Vega! Especially their Whole Food Health Optimizer powder, which has some other awesome things like Maca, Chlorella, EFAs, fibre, probiotics, digestive enzymes, a full day of vitamins and minerals, etc. It definitely tastes “green” and very healthy. Not chalky at all. The berry flavour is best. It’s a little more expensive, due to all the incredible ingredients, but it’s worth it.
http://myvega.com/products/whole-food-health-optimizer/features-benefits

Good to know about those two brands you reviewed. Thank you!

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jenny braun October 25, 2011

Have you tried vegasport? I am interested in trying this brand.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

Yea I’ve tried it and I wasn’t a fan of the taste at all.

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Krista July 22, 2012

We just tried a Vega packet and we weren’t fans of the taste either. I blame it on the Stevia…not a fan.

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Julie (A Case of the Runs) October 25, 2011

I didn’t like the taste! Their performance drink (non-protein) is fine, but the protein = ick!

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April S June 19, 2012

I’m a bit of a vega-fanatic. I swear by the pre-sport optimizer for all my marathons (add chia seeds 30 minutes prior to your run and you’ll be at the 15km mark before you even realize – natural high!). Also, their new protein bars are fabulous. I was a little skeptical of their “sugar” content, but reached out to them on twitter and it turns out that they use raw cane sugar and date syrup – since they switched to the new “Sports” marketing campaign, they’ve only now been getting the labeling correct. As for the protein, I find the wholefood optimizer contains 26 grams of protein, you save money from buying the natural version, and it mixes WAY better than it used to.
Honestly, try it!

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Tom May 22, 2014

Raw cane sugar is a farce, as far as everything I’ve read on it. Maybe Angela knows differently, but all cane sugar needs to be pasteurized to be legal, so it really is no different from a nutritional perspective than regular processed white sugar. In fact, sugar is sugar and even honey is the same thing, unless you believe some fringe doctors who will tout its questionable medicinal benefits. Same goes for maple sugar. Agave is reported to be lower on the glycemic index, but there is increasing controversy suggesting it is really only marginally better, at best.

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 25, 2011

You should look into Metagenics powders. This is the one my naturopath carries and it is vegan. it is probably the best one I have tasted out of MANY, believe me. Powders usually hurt my tummy but this one was perfect.

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PinaColada March 20, 2014

I agree, Metagenics tastes good – but don’t you find it has way too much added sugar? Do they make an unsweetened kind?

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Lillian October 25, 2011

I feel your pain! Being both GF and veg makes it hard for me to get enough protein, and I’ve spent ages hunting for a good protein powder. Happily, I’m now basically in love with the Vega Shake & Go powders (especially Vanilla Almondilla). Two scoops of the powder has two servings of veggies, 12 g of protein, and 40% of your daily recommended iron. It also goes wonderfully with Green Monsters!

Another good option is Biochem’s vegan protein — it’s not as tasty as Vega, but it’s reasonably priced and not terribly chalky (and it doesn’t have that tastes-like-dirt motif going on, either). :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

I enjoy the shake & go powders too.

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Maureen Pluthero October 25, 2011

I find these taste terrible, I have been told it is probably the stevia in them I do not like.

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty October 25, 2011

Thank you for this!

If you can find Sun Warrior – it’s really great. Real Raw Nutrition sells it I think, and it’s a Canadian Company. It is $$ though, but it’s tasty!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

Do you know if they make one without stevia?

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~Jessica~ October 25, 2011

Sun Warrior do make a ‘natural’ flavour that has no Stevia.

Just curious – why do you avoid Stevia? I use quite a lot of it so I’m a bit worried now!

I love the Chocolate Vega Shake & Go, and also both flavours of Brown Rice Sun Warrior (NOT a fan of the new SW Blend at all though).

I think Nutiva has a hemp shake that’s fruit sugar sweetened too?

xxx

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IC November 26, 2013

I have the Sun Warrior Natural Raw Vegan protein powder. From my perspective if you want to use it in a savory dish (e.g., making a sauce for a “pasta”) you wouldn’t necessarily want the stevia. I had a different brand of Sun Warrior before that I could just mix with water and eat with a spoon (super good). This one is technically better for you, but requires more effort to have it taste good (i.e., you need fruit or something to modify the flavor). Lately I’ve been making oatmeal pudding using soaked steel cut oats, cinnamon, 1/2 a banana and a scoop of SW Natural protein powder and blending it up. It’s delicious. I also do an “apple pie” version (replace banana with apple).

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XtineBeanie @ CleanLiving / DirtyWorld October 25, 2011

Oh Angela, did both of the smoothies come out brown? (I’m used to Vega which comes out green, LOL). What all did you put in the smoothie?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

It was pumpkin (only 1/4 cup or so as I was almost out), almond milk, chia seeds, ice, spices.

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Sara October 25, 2011

This will be a great post to read all the comments as I’m almost out of protein powder and want to try a new one. I always looks at that Raw one but assumed it tasted a little on the dirty side. The only thing in the ingredient list is Brewers Yeast…uck! I use protein powder as a sweetener in a lot of things so I want it to taste good. I LOVE the bio-chem Greens and Whey but it’s expensive. I haven’t been able to beat Irontek Essentially Natural for taste and value. I’ll probably keep coming back to it. Neither of those are vegan though.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

I too thought that was strange about the yeast….why do you think that’s in there?

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jenny October 25, 2011

Brewer’s yeast might be there to boost the B vitamin content. It’s one of the best natural sources out there.

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Sara October 25, 2011

It just makes it looks like a packet of brewers yeast, and I don’t want that touching my blueberries! :)

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jenn October 25, 2011

How do you guys know you aren’t getting enough protein?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

The naturopath looked at my weekly food log and found that my protein was coming up short some days, with lowest amounts during breakfast.

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Beth October 25, 2011

I just bought a tub of the Garden of Life Raw Protein a few weeks ago and have been adding it to various things, including smoothies and your pumpkin pie chia pudding! I find that I can taste it no matter what it’s in, but I still try to use it. I wanted to put it in my oatmeal this morning but was afraid to ruin the taste of the oatmeal. I’m still experimenting, but overall I think it’s a good idea to use. Sometimes I forget to eat enough protein.

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 25, 2011

I’d love to use protein powder but they’re all so expensive!

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Tia October 25, 2011

The one I liked the best is a President’s Choice one, it’s soy protein (non-GMO, I do believe), unflavored and has only a few ingredients. And it’s around $20 bucks. I find it’s very easy to hide in a smoothie. I usually do almond milk, chia, cocoa powder, one stevia packet, almonds and strawberries with one scoop of the powder. There was another one my naturopath recommended b/c it has no crazy ingredients or sugar/sweeteners. I’ll get back to you with that one, as it was pretty good as well.

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Jesse (Out To Lunch Creations) October 25, 2011

I’m a big Vanilla Sun Warrior fan, it tastes great and its slightly sweetened with stevia. I find it works well with just about any smoothie and I sometimes blend it onto my almond milk and pour it over my cereal. It doesn’t have a lot of add-ins so it gives you freedom to add whatever superfoods and supplements you want.

Vega is good if you are doing a simple smoothie with just almond milk and a banana because it comes in a lot of flavors and has superfoods/supplements already added to it.

Its really cool you found a local brand, I’ll have to check it out!

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Tina October 25, 2011

My family goes with Genuine Health Vegan Proteins Plus – Dark Chocolate. Soy free, sweetened with stevia, it is DELICIOUS. They also make vanilla and strawberry, which are both ok, but the chocolate is insane. It is creamy, not chalky, blends well, and can be purchased at most grocery stores that have a “natural” section.

We used to do Vega, but we have totally converted.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

Oh cool, I didn’t know they made a vegan powder! Do you remember how much protein is in it per serving?

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XtineBeanie @ CleanLiving / DirtyWorld October 25, 2011

That is really good to know, thanks! I did a quick googling of it, and it’s 20 g of protein per serving.

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Tina October 25, 2011

Yep, 20! Plus we often make a chocolate/peanut butter smoothie that adds even more protein – powder, chia, banana, spinach, natural pb, ice and water. It’s like dessert for breakfast! And then of course there are the chocolate coffee smoothies :)

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Rob December 18, 2012

Thanks I am going to buy some as I have looked at it often but never bought it. Vega is expensive and I need a good alternative.

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Carrie March 15, 2013

I just purchased my first tub of this (buy one get one 50% off at vitacost.com) in the vanilla and am super excited to try it out. Does anyone know if it’s considered raw?

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Heather Elizabeth October 25, 2011

I was always kind of skeptical about protein powders, but I thought they might help me recover after a long run more quickly. I like Spirutein. Specifically the chocolate peanut butter kind. I think it has about 14g protein and 80 calories without the soy milk I add.

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Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 25, 2011

I am so guilty of not doing protein at breakfast and I know I need to get better with that. I need to try to incorporate more options than just my oatmeal or at least be more creative with my oatmeal add ons!. I like TJ’s hemp protein powder, but never seem to get there to get it. I’ll look into this one too. I like the fact that there’s no added sugar too. Big bonus for me. Thanks for the review.

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Lillian October 25, 2011

Addendum to my first post: I wasn’t diggin’ Vega’s other protein powders (Vegasport or the Whole Food Health Optimizer). They were expensive and uber-chalky, and I wasn’t trying to spend mucho denero on something I had to choke down. I was about to write off Vega entirely until I tried the Shake & Go line, which has turned out to be awesome.

That said, though, plenty of people love the other Vega powders – so clearly this is a matter of personal taste! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

I def. think that protein powders are a personal taste/preference!
I enjoyed the taste of shake & go quite a bit too.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 25, 2011

Protein powder is so hard! I like to get the sample packets from Whole Foods and do taste tests. Still haven’t found the answer yet.

I know that I don’t like Sun Warrior or Vega… and that too much sugar is a turn off and chalkiness must be hidden with lots of banana. Stevia and vanilla and/or almond extract works wonders on flavors!

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Alix October 25, 2011

Great info. I’m always tempted by the chocolate flavored varieties, but this is a good reminder to avoid added sugar! And I am also really looking forward to the Part 2 on your naturopathy experience–I’m seeing one for the first time in a few weeks.

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Ashley October 25, 2011

Too funny! The Raw Protein isn’t really earthy to me. Everyone is so different when it comes to protein powders. :) I think it tastes like when I mix oats into a smoothie and the same kind of texture too. Have you tried Sun Warrior? That was THEE most chalky protein powder I’ve ever had! I love mixing it into oatmeal or even just with almond milk and a little cinnamon, after a workout. But maybe I’m weird because I also like hemp protein, hehe.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

No I haven’t but I remember you saying that! :) I think this Heartland Gold is comparable to the Sun Warrior being 100% brown rice protein and all.

I wouldn’t say it’s earthy when mixed with ingredients, so overall not a big deal to me. :) Def a great find!

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jenny October 25, 2011

Love love love SunWarrior brand protein. It is raw and vegan as well and seems to be easier on the digestive system than some other we’ve tried!

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Jaymie October 25, 2011

I use Garden of Life Raw Code Vitamins and have been really happy with them! Im almost out of my Vega protein so Ill give this a try next :)

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Lili October 25, 2011

I finally broke down and bought Sun Warrior (Vanilla). Vega was too green for me, and most others remind me of pancake mix flavour. It was $10 off at Whole Foods (Oakville location) on Thanksgiving weekend.

I know they have an original flavour, maybe it is unsweetened?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

How do you like the Sun Warrior?

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Caitlyn October 25, 2011

Your review has been helpful! I always shy away from the protein powder aisle because I don’t know which one to buy. I’ll need to try a few and see which brand works for. It’s a great excuse to make lots of smoothies!

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Amanda October 25, 2011

I also go through phases with protein powder, but lately I’ve been making my smoothies without it. I’ve been ordering from a website called True Protein, that allows you to design custom protein powders and supplements:

http://www.trueprotein.com/custom_product.aspx

It looks like they ship to Canada too, so it might be worth checking out. My favorite is a mix of their brown rice and pea protein, in the vanilla flavor (sweetened with stevia). I’ve also tried some of their other flavors, like coconut, which was good, but not something I’d regularly want to put in my smoothies.

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Ami @ parsnips and pears October 25, 2011

I’m all about Manitoba Harvest hemp protein powders. I love that there is no added “stuff” in them and I find the taste good… a little butty if anything which I am cool with. My 14 month old son even gobbles them down!

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PinaColada March 20, 2014

Did you mean nutty? : p

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Joann@womaninreallife October 25, 2011

I agree that you have to find a protein powder that suits your tastes. My husband and I are okay with the Vega Sport Performance Protein (not to be confused with the Sport Optimizer). We use the chocolate flavour (not that I would personally associate it with chocolate). I don’t use it every day, but always use it before I exercise. It can be lumpy, so I let it sit a few minutes and then stir again. Eventually, the lumps will come out. Expensive for sure, though.

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Ami @ parsnips and pears October 25, 2011

oops that should be nutty

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Katrina October 25, 2011

I’ve been looking into buying a protein powder but haven’t found a tasty one yet. Thanks for the reviews!

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Addy October 25, 2011

Hi Angela,
Thank you so much for doing all the legwork on this important subject! Like you, I’m really picky about protein powders, but I know I could probably use more in my diet. Thanks for checking some out and sharing the results; I will definitely be using this info!

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Paige is Running Around Normal October 25, 2011

I was sooo bummed when they took Jay Robb’s brown rice pp off the shelves. That used to be my favorite. Now I use Sun Warrior, though I’m still not 100% pleased with the chalkiness of it.

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Richard Briggs September 19, 2012

No offense folks but are you reading the labels? As an example, Sun Warrior has what, around 16G protein in 2TBS? I use Jarrow ISO rich soy PP. It has 43G per 2 Tbs! It also tastes great.

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