What Protein Powder do you use?
I get asked a lot about which protein powder I use. And to be honest, in the past, I haven’t used one very often. Mainly because I haven’t been able to find a flavour I like with ingredients that I’m happy to eat. But a couple of things have changed. I have a goal of completing an Ironman triathlon in June, 2018 and I came across Pure Place protein.
Usually the first thing I do when I come across a new food is read the ingredients list. Pure Place protein lists just four ingredients in their cinnamon and vanilla flavoured protein powder – Organic Pea Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavour, Cinnamon, Natural Sweetener (Stevia Extract). Just four ingredients. And I have to admit I’m a bit of a sucker for cinnamon and vanilla, so I tried it out. They also have a cacao and coconut flavour and a honeycomb cacao flavour. The cinnamon and vanilla and the cacao coconut flavours are both vegan, and the honeycomb cacao flavour is vegetarian (the flavour is derived from honey).
Pure Place offers samples so you can try a sample first to make sure you like the flavour before buying a whole kilo of protein. Because, seriously, how many times have you bought a bag or tin of protein powder, try a scoop, gag a little and then spend the next two months adding bits into a smoothie to try to disguise the flavour? Surely I’m not the only one who’s done that.
So I bought a few samples (each sample is a single serve size) and I tested them out. And by testing them out I mean I added the packet to some rice milk and shook it up in a protein shaker and drank it. Because that’s the only way you’re going to find out if you love or hate the flavour.
Pure Place protein is dairy free, gluten free, GMO free as well as being free from artificial flavours and fillers. It’s organic and natural and has 22g of protein per serve. (As an FYI, one serve is just over one third of my daily protein needs).
The Important Part – The Flavour
I didn’t try the honeycomb cacao – so can’t comment on that one.
And even though I am a huge fan of chocolate, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate drinks. If you love chocolate protein, I’m sure you’ll love it. The coconut is not too overpowering, it’s the right combo of cacao and coconut. For me I’d use it in cooking – making protein bars and pancakes and balls, for a different flavour. If cacao drinks are your thing, it’s worth trying for sure.
The vanilla cinnamon was a-maze-ing! It is definitely a flavour I would just drink straight up with some rice milk when I need a protein shot. It’s not chunky, or gaggy, just smooth with the aromatic taste of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla.
Pure place protein is a fine powder, so it blends really easily with either milk, water or coconut water. There are no chunky bits that make you gag and it’s definitely not chalky at all. I swear I’ve tried some protein powders that are just chalk dust with flavouring.
So there you have it – choose your flavour and enjoy some smooth, fine protein powder before or after your workouts, or even when you just need something quickly to fill you up.
The Good News
Pure Place offer your money back if you buy samples and then go on to buy bulk bags. For example if you buy 3 samples for $7.85 you get that off the price of a 1kg bag. Plus if you use the code SWEETS&GREENS at checkout you receive $5 off the price of your first order of a 1kg bag (or $15 off 2 x 1kg bags; or $30 off 3 x 1kg bags). Meaning you could get up to $12.85 when you buy 1kg of Pure Place Protein, $22.85 off 2 x 1kg bags, or $37.85 if your purchase 3 x 1kg bags) That is some super savings for a delicious protein powder!
Plus they offer free shipping Australia wide.
I’d love to know what you think of Pure Place protein powders.
And just to be straight up with you I was given a bag of Vanilla Cinnamon Pure Place Protein powder to review. The thoughts and opinions are mine. And if I didn’t like it I wouldn’t want to drink it or create recipes with it.
Look out for some recipes for protein pancakes, protein brownies, protein bars and more coming your way soon.
Buy Pure Place protein powder here and use the code SWEETS&GREENS FOR $5 off each 1kg bag on your first order.