I have been meaning to post this product review for awhile now and after an exhausting weekend with my family filled with lots of fun outdoor activities what better way to start off a Monday than with a delicious smoothie made with — Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder in Vanilla Bean. My husband, boys and I were on a mission last winter to find the most delicious “non-chalky” tasting vegan/nut-free protein powder. Thankfully, our local organic co-operative grocery store the Grain Train, carries several 1-serving sample packages of protein powder. I think they were about $3.00-$4.00 per sample package. A bit pricey, but definitely worth it and a good way to narrow down your choices.
After we tried roughly 6 different brands and flavors by mixing the protein powders with frozen fruit and blending them into a smoothie, this product we determined was definitely the WINNER, hands down! It is smooth tasting, delicious, non-chalky and does not have a gritty taste that many of the other brands we sampled had. Each serving size, which is 2 Rounded Soups of the powder, includes 21 grams of Organic Protein derived from Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Hemp Protein and Organic Pea Protein! I said 21g of protein, can you believe it? Additionally, each serving of protein powder has only 3g net carbs, 5g organic fiber and NO ADDED SUGAR – music to my ears!!! It packs quite a punch and I will typically make a delicious smoothie for my boys at least 4 mornings a week to give them the protein they need in the morning to energize them for an entire day of school!
Here is the recipe I usually use for my children’s Protein Smoothie Shakes:
- 2 Rounded Scoops of Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder – Vanilla Bean
- 1 cup Frozen Organic Mixed Berries
- 1 medium banana or 1 container (5.3oz) Silk Soy Yogurt
- 1 handful (about 1 cup) fresh organic spinach
- 8-10 oz water or organic soymilk
- Blend well together in a blender or Vitamix
- Serve Immediately and enjoy!
My husband and I are avoiding carbohydrates right now so in lieu of the banana and soy yogurt above I usually add a little extra spinach and then add a total of either 8-10oz water or 8-10oz organic soy milk and a squeeze a lemon wedge into the blender. If I really want an extra kick to jump start my day I will add some freshly grated ginger into my smoothie…mmmmm… delicious!
I should also mention Orgain Organic Protein Powder is also free of the following: dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, gluten, soy, and GMO’s.