Protein Powder 3

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.



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10 comments on “Delicious Vegan & Nut Free Protein Powder”

  1. Hey,

    I have few questions in my mind, actually I just recently started workout, and I do take protein full vegetables and fruits as well as other normal diet products, but I have heard that taking protein powder will be must to build some muscles.

    And I have shortlisted some powders too and one of those is Whey Protein Powder and I know it is the best one that men are taking, but I don’t know whether it will good for me as well?

    As I do not want big arm muscles but looking to get some muscle in my legs, so do I need to take protein powder? I am very confused over this, as I fear that these unnatural supplements can be dangerous for women as told by my friend in gym.

    So looking for some guidance over this, please help me out, whether I should take protein powder or not?

    • Brenda,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m not a licensed medical professional so my thoughts are completely opinion based. I have been a competitive athlete for over 20 years and have taken various protein powders over the years. In my teens and 20’s I used whey protein powder, and then when we discovered my children’s food allergies, I switched to vegan protein powder. I have not noticed an adverse affects on my body. Unfortunately, there are so many different schools of thought out there and that can be frustrating. I would suggest that you find a protein powder that you like and tastes good to you and try it out. Fresh veggies and fruits in their whole form are probably always best. In a hurry, protein powders mixed with whole fruits and veggies can be very satisfying and provide the nutrients your body needs to help recover from a hard workout session.

      Good luck and please report your finding back!

      • I emailed them and they said: “This particular product is produced in a facility that does not run or store peanuts, however they do store and run products that include almonds, cashews, and coconuts.”

        • This is what it states on the Orgain website. I also called the company to confirm. Certainly use your own discretion when looking at this label to determine if it is suitable for your individual diet.

          Orgain Q & A
          “Are Orgain products free from gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts?
          All Orgain products are gluten free and most are free of peanuts and tree nuts (please refer to specific ingredient labels for details).
          Our products are not produced in certified nut-free or gluten-free facilities. However, safety is of utmost importance at Orgain, which is why all of our facilities follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to minimize the risk of cross contamination. These procedures include: segregation of all allergen ingredients from non-allergen ingredients, strict sanitation procedures, and an allergen testing program that is conducted prior to each production run to ensure that no allergen traces remain after cleaning.
          *Products suitable for vegan diets are: Orgain Organic Protein Powder, Orgain Meal Powder, Orgain Superfoods Powder, Orgain Slim Powder, Orgain Vegan Nutritional Shakes, Orgain Almond Milk, and Orgain Protein Bars.”

    • I’ve just emailed the company about cross-contamination risks. I’m hoping that I hear back saying that their peanut butter flavor is made in another facility! Fingers crossed!

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