I’ve been searching for a yummy, sugar-free, grain-free, certified organic, vegan protein powder to add to my fruit smoothies, for years, and this flavor and brand was highly recommended. I was thrilled that I could just buy the sample without buying a whole canister. I added a frozen banana, one cup of cold water, and the entire protein powder packet (since it’s one serving), and blended it in my Ninja. I was really surprised that after it was blended, the color was green because I expected it to be brown since the name is Chocolate Peanut Butter.
I didn’t taste any chocolate, and it didn’t mix well. There were still small clumps of protein floating around in my drink. So I mixed it again and the clumps were smaller, but still there. I added ice, and blended it again, but the protein powder still didn’t dissolve completely. Texture and taste are equally important to me. In regards to how it tasted, it’s hard to describe, other than: “artificial.” I don’t like foods that taste “fake.” Also, I ended up with diarrhea later in the day. While I cannot 100% say the protein powder caused my “distress,” I’m pretty certain it did, because my stomach felt fine before I had it. I don’t recommend this protein powder, and give it an “F” for failure. I’ll keep looking for a healthy, tasty vegan protein powder, and will let you know if one exists.
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