Okay so many of you know that I have been on a smoothie and salad challenge since October 1st. Well that has forced me to find different combinations to keep the smoothies interesting. Just like anything else, the same taste over and over again can get a bit old or a little boring. Last week I was introduced to a new product to me it is Vegan Protein by Organic Food Bar, and in this case I am specifically working with the strawberry flavor, though I was given a container of vanilla and chocolate flavor as well. So those flavors will be used in upcoming smoothies, and if I find a tasty combination I will definitely share that creation as well.
I think the first test on the quality of a protein is to try it with minimal ingredients, so after a recent strength workout, I threw a scoop of the Vegan Protein Strawberry powder into 12 ounces of pure almond milk. Shook it up a bit, and went all in with the simple taste test. Unlike other vegan proteins or mixes, this was not gritty nor did it have a weird fruit / plant taste to it. Organic Food Bar Vegan Protein is a plant based protein, so it did surprise me that the texture and other characteristics were similar to that of other proteins I have had in the past (both soy and whey). This product is 100% natural, has no added sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no soy, and non GMO. So this is the real deal when it comes to vegan protein. The protein provided for a great taste alone, however as many of you know me I love my smoothies, so that would be the real deal taste test for me.
This morning, I loaded up my blender with the following: