As there are a lot vegetarians and vegans out there I have decided to do a review for a protein powder that our vegan (and vegetarian) friends out there can try. Although there are other non-animal based protein powders out there, I decided to review a hemp based one due to the fact it has a very high amino acid composition, contains important vitamins and minerals and also a good amount of fibre and omega oils. For more information about hemp protein powder please read my in-depth article about hemp protein
Nutiva uses a cold-milled process and doesn’t add anything extra to the hemp powder, so no nasty artificial additives, colourings or flavorings and is exceptionally low in saturated fat.
Protein wise each 30g serving contains 15g of protein, which comes in at the lower range when comparing it to most animal based protein powders.
In the price stakes it comes in around average at $0.71/oz. This is one product I can definitely recommend if you are after a good quality non-animal based protein powder.
The powder has a nutty taste, which isn’t that bad, but isn’t that good either. Some people may like it, but personally when mixed with water or milk isn’t my cup of tea. The packet advises that you can also mix it with a fruit juice, but I just added it to a smoothie and that way it is fine. It also makes the blending better, as just shaking it does leave a bit of a gritty residue in the bottom.
This is one of the most popular hemp protein powders out there and has a good folllowing on other review sites. Customers rate this at 4 out of 5 stars on the Amazon website
- Made from USDA-certified-organic hempseeds
- 50% protein, 20% fiber, 12% beneficial fats plus vitamin E and iron
- Blends smooth and creamy for a sweet tasting protein
- Stir into juices, smoothies; also add to cereal, yogurt, batter mixes
- Imported; hempseeds legally grown by Canadian farmers
Nutiva now has two healthy, cold-milled, organic hemp protein offerings. Our original award-winning hemp protein + fiber contain 37% protein, 43% fiber and 10% fat. The hemp protein + fiber are ideal for people looking to increase their overall fiber consumption. Our latest offering — hemp protein 50% contains 50% protein, 20% fiber and 11% fat. Our Hemp Protein 50% is fantastic for athletes and smoothie-lovers who want higher protein and superior flavor. We simply sift out more of the fiber to boost the protein content to 50%, yielding a sweet, smooth, and light powder. It’s so delicious many of our customers report they love to eat it off the spoon.