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I’ve been looking for a good protein powder for about 6 months now. With all of my dietary restrictions I fall back on smoothies for lunch quite often however just fruit and veggies isn’t always filling. Sometimes I’m hangry within an hour and end up binge snacking on chips and fruit snacks which is never good. I’ve been looking for a protein powder to add some healthy bulk to my smoothies. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about my orders from The Feed. I’ve tried numerous samples of various brands from them and also tried numerous samples of the bigger brands that seem to have a cult like following with no luck.
People, there are some bad tasting powders out there! Like running to the sink to spit it out no way I could choke this stuff down bad. And this is coming from someone who has had to drink some truly nasty medicine over the years for my litany of tests for my stomach condition. I thought I could choke down anything as long as I had a straw. Not true.
When the opportunity arose to try Generation UCAN’s protein powder, I figured why not. I had heard great things about both their hydration mix and their SuperStarch drink mix, which I still want to try since I fuel horribly for runs but that’s another story.
Now, one thing about the powder is that it is whey based, so dairy based. If dairy is a problem for you, you may want to keep that in mind. Technically, dairy is one of my 5 million restrictions. 😛 So why would I do that do myself? I can tolerate dairy in moderation which I’ve learned means I can handle it in one meal a day. Whey protein for the win! Whereas I’ve learned soy and nuts are not my friends.
Ok, but what about the important part, how does it taste and did it keep me full? I received both Vanilla Cream and Chocolate to try. I won’t lie, I was a little scared to try the vanilla- I had a previous experience with another vanilla protein powder that tasted like dirt no matter what I mixed it with. Thankfully, I did not need to be concerned. I blended the Vanilla Cream with some Kefir, spinach, pineapple and peaches. The first couple sips were a stronger vanilla taste than I had expected but it was pretty good. Better yet- no snacking! Next day, the smoothie was even better and still no snacking. Yay! My stomach was also happy.
Now for the chocolate. I like the taste of the chocolate but I haven’t found the right smoothie mix for it yet. I love pineapple in my smoothies but I wasn’t the biggest fan of pineapple and chocolate. Granted the strawberry kefir could have been throwing it off too. I like smoothies because I admit that I don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables on their own but blending them up is a good way for me to stay on track. By itself it is fine but it is going to take some more experimenting to figure a good smoothie mix for me. While the taste combo of pineapple and chocolate may have been a little off, all the pluses of no hangry-ness and no stomach crankiness held. Sweet!
After months of searching, I finally found a powder I want to reorder! Surprisingly though, I think I am reordering the Vanilla Cream- it really grew on me! I hope my NutriBullet is prepared for the workout it’s going to get next year. 😛
I also have a discount if you want to try it-BIBRAVE – 15% off all UCAN products. I know I will be using it. 😉
What do you put in your smoothies?
Any special ingredients?