In the quest to find the perfect vegan protein powder, I have tried numerous brands, flavors, etc. I found some that were alright, but most of them were chalky, clumpy, artificial-tasting, and just not right. I was shopping at Whole Foods about six months ago, and I came across the PlantFusion brand. The label immediately caught my attention with phrases like: gluten free, no dairy, no soy, no animal, and 21 grams of protein...so I purchased it.
What's In It?
Well, it's easier to say what is not in it. It contains no dairy, soy, gluten (wheat), eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts, or shellfish. It is also free of artificial flavors and preservatives.The PlantFusion website boasts that it is the only plant-based protein shake that compares to whey. It contains 4500mg of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) and 3,350mg of glutamine. BCAAs help improve exercise performance and reduce the breakdown of muscle.Glutamine also helps minimize the breakdown of muscle. It also contains a special blend of enzymes that make the product easily digestible.
The serving size is a prety hefty scoop. I was concerned that when I added my almond milk to my blender bottle with the protein powder, it would not thoroughly mix.
How Does It Taste?
When you read the ingredients and see things like artichoke protein, organic sprouted amaranth powder, organic sprouted quinoa powder, and cocoa, you may wonder if the chocolate flavor will be overpowered by everything else. It definitely is not. The chocolate flavor is very rich and smooth. The powder mixes well with my almond milk in my blender bottle as well. There is no chalky taste, and no clumps.
I am impressed with the taste, quality ingredients, and health benefits of this amazing product. It is an excellent post-workout shake, and it is part of my daily routine!
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author navigating her way through a vegan way of life!