Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Review
I love peanut butter, but, like all nut butters, it has a lot of calories for such a small portion (2 tablespoons is 180 calories). Tone it Up has a vegan peanut butter protein powder, with 90 calories, 15 grams of protein from peas, and pumpkin seeds; with just 2 grams of net carbs. It doesn’t contain sugar, rice, dairy, stevia, or sugar alcohols. The sweetness comes from Monk fruit extract. They didn’t have a sample, so I bought the tub at Target.
I added the scoop of protein powder to one cup of coconut milk and one frozen banana. The texture was grainy, and the peanut butter flavor was subtle and overly sweet. I tried it the next day with one cup of cold water, and one frozen banana; it tasted much better, but the sandy texture was still noticeable. The third day I added ice, a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of tahini, and it tasted delicious.
Target Stores sell Tone It Up Vegan protein powder in tubs for $22.99 for 14 servings. Since the smoothies are thick, you can save money and calories by omitting milk. The cheapest store to buy Tone It Up protein powder is at Target for $22.99. Amazon sells the same one for $38!
P.S. If you are looking for carb-controlled, whole-food, vegan smoothies, check out my cookbooks: Slimming Dairy-Free Smoothies & Desserts, and The High-Five Diet at https://www.thehighfivediet.com/products.html