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Pros:
Organic
Eco-friendly packaging
Low sugar / Low carb
Omega FAs
Mixes easily
Has some fiber
Iron, Zinc, Magnesium
Decent amount of protein per serving

Cons:
Tastes like Satan's bunghole

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As a long-time fan of Nutiva's "hemp nuts" I was anticipating the protein powder, assuming it would have sort of the same earthy / nutty flavor the hemp nuts did.

BZZZZZZZT! Wrong answer.

Quite possibly the worst tasting thing I have ever put in my mouth. Seriously.

What kills me is the site I bought it from has this in the product description:
"Itís so delicious many of our customers report they love to eat it off the spoon!" Clearly these people have previously drank drain opener.....

I will stick to the hemp nuts.

If any of you want this stuff PM me your address - I will send it to you. If multiple people want it I will split it up. I hate to just throw it out, but there's no way in hell I'm going to be eating it.....


How many pounds did you order? Did you check the expiration date? Maybe you can add it to a compost pile?

Have you tried Vegan Proteins+ by Genuine Health? It's a nice blend of proteins and tastes good.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Baking or Cooking with Plant Protein

Hi!

I used to use whey and eggwhites in SO many baked recipes for "Fitness" food. Does anyone have experience or even recipes using plant based protein powders and egg replacers?

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Old March 9th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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what are you using as egg replacers? Guar? Xanthan? Flax?

To be honest, since I eat generally macrobiotically I have only tried protein powder as flour a handful of times, but it turned out as expected. The one cautionary piece of advice is to consider the natural flavor of the source. Pea protein has a "green" flavor that I like but may not be appropriate for your recipe or palate.

I forgot to mention that when I want to do this type of thing I usually use a bean flour, garbanzo being my favorite. I have tried fava and found it to be a bit pronounced in flavor. I've also tried amaranth flour and for some reason I found it repulsive although I eat whole amaranth frequently.
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Hi!

I used to use whey and eggwhites in SO many baked recipes for "Fitness" food. Does anyone have experience or even recipes using plant based protein powders and egg replacers?

For baking, using flax as an egg replacer works really good.

Coconut flour can thicken things up well too (like veggie burgers).

I don't cook with protein powders.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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I bought "Enr-g" (sp?) as an egg replacer product but have yet to use it.
I am interested to see if a prot. powder could replace some flour in a recipe...
One I made a crustless pumpkin pie with the rice b/c I had no whey at the time (pre-plant based eating) and it was good! I'm pretty sure I used some eggwhites though.

Thanks for the comments and your experiences.
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Plant-Based Protein Supps

Pea Protein
Rice Protein
Hemp Protein
Blend of Proteins

I may have linked directly to a retail site on a few of them, that's only because I couldn't find the direct company link. There are plenty of online retailers to purchase from.
There are MANY plant-based protein powders on the market. I went ahead and highlighted my current favorites above.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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have you heard of any cranberry-based supps? A while back I talked to the folks at True Nutrition and they said they were waiting on more data before moving forward in the process.
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I just ordered some of the "plant protein blend" from TrueNutrition (formerly TrueProtein) - sweetened with stevia.

Will report back on taste / quality once I try it.

I've GOT to get off milk-based proteins. The amount of gas I'm getting from it has become unbearable.
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I just ordered some of the "plant protein blend" from TrueNutrition (formerly TrueProtein) - sweetened with stevia.

Will report back on taste / quality once I try it.

I've GOT to get off milk-based proteins. The amount of gas I'm getting from it has become unbearable.
I'm interested in how this works out. It just so happens I had a positive experience w/ pea protein today that renewed my interest in non-whey powdered protein sources.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 01:34 AM
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I've tried many plant based protein powders and blends mentioned in this thread but my current favorite is Source Natural's pea protein unflavored. It's a bit more expensive but taste great. It has a neutral yet slightly "nutty" taste to it. If I don't feel like a super shake, I just blend a couple tablespoons with almond milk or a blend of almond and coconut milks, a bit of stevia and ice and I'm good.
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