Myprotein is a company that prides itself on providing high quality products at low prices. They were one of the first protein brands I tried and the only one I still continue to use regularly. I keep a constant stock of their peanut butter, almond butter and impact whey protein in natural chocolate and natural vanilla. I'm a creature of habit so I rarely order anything other than these, so when MyProtein got in touch and asked if I'd like to sample some products, I took the chance to try something a bit different.
For a while now I've thought I have some sort of dairy/lactose intolerence and am curious about how swapping whey for another protein type might affect my body. I was sent the Vegan Blend protein in chocolate flavour, along with the salted caramel impact whey (one of my favourite shakes now!), toffee flavour liquid Flavdrops and a handy slimline Smart Shaker.
The Vegan Blend has over 22g of protein per serving and is made of pea, brown rice and hemp proteins. It has an earthy, slightly gritty texture and needs a little more liquid than I would use with whey but I was advised of this in advance! I mixed 1 scoop with 300ml almond milk in my shaker and found that a few drops of the toffee flavdrops made it more palatable. For breakfast I tried the protein mixed through porridge. Again it needed a little more liquid, and adding almond butter and raw cacao powder made it tastier too. To be honest, I still prefer the taste and texture of myprotein's impact whey but it's a good alternative for anyone who is vegan or trying to cut dairy out of their diet.
Trying these products made me a little more adventurous with my next order - I'd recommend the double choc chip protein cookies for a handy, quick fix snack! I've also been using the toffee flavdrops mixed with Greek yoghurt when I fancy ice cream... pop it in the freezer for a couple of hours and then smother it in raspberry flavour (zero sugar) syrup!
What would you recommend from Myprotein?