I’ve DEFINITELY had my share of different protein powders….they were one of the first things I started eating regularly when I began eating healthier. My opinion on them has since changed…but I’m not all against protein powders.
Obviously, getting your protein (and nutrients) from a delicious, whole food source is always the better option. That’s why I kind of shunned protein powders when I started eating Paleo. However the protein powder I used to buy was loaded with nasty stuff. Once I started making the ingredients list a priority I allowed protein powder back into my life again. Truth is, not all of us have time to fry up some eggs or breakfast sausages in the morning. Even if I do have time to make breakfast (and I do….because it’s summer) I find myself not wanting a full blown meal for lunch during the summer so a nice protein shake is perfect.
I was lucky to receive a free sample from the site My Mix Nutrition. If you haven’t heard of it, definitely check it out. They offer completely customizable protein powder mixes that fit virtually ANY type of diet- vegan, Paleo, soy-free, etc.
When you first visit the site, you’ll enter some information about yourself, and then you can build your own personal, customized protein powder. It’s awesome!
***Disclaimer: I received a 5 serving sample of My Mix Protein Powder at no charge. All opinions are my own.
Then you can choose from a whole bunch of different add ins- from supplements for bones and joints, extra vitamins and minerals, energy boosters and weight loss support.
Finally, you get to flavor your mix!
Here’s what I went with:
Andrea’s Protein Powder:
*Repair and Recovery- L-Glutamine
*Weight Management- L-Carnatine Tartrate
*Functional Support- Joint Supplement
I thought it was awesome that the protein powders are completely customizable. I went with hemp protein because I wanted to try something different than whey- plus I didn’t have any information about whether or not the whey protein was from grass-fed cows so I wasn’t too keen on it.
Verdict? This hemp protein powder was FAR more palatable than ANY other hemp protein powder I’ve ever had. You could definitely still taste the earthiness of the hemp, however. When I first found this company I could have SWORN they had egg white protein powder- which I’ve really wanted to try. But when I went to get my sample it was nowhere to be found. I’d be curious to see how the regular protein powder tastes- I’m sure it’s delicious.
I made a couple of different combos with this mix. I always throw in a banana, coconut milk and ice. This day I added some blueberries and kale. I have no shortage of kale!
It was good- interestingly enough I actually found the protein powder a little heavy on the stevia. Putting the kale in definitely helped out.
Overall, I love the idea of being able to customize your own protein powder. It tasted good and I’d be interested to try the whey protein powder as well.
What’s your favorite protein powder?