Amazing Grass Protein Superfood Powders

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Version:
The Original, Pure Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter
Price:
$34.99 per 12.2-ounce canister

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Rating:
5
On October 7, 2016
Last modified:October 9, 2016

Summary:

The price is a bit higher than your average protein powder, but the quality is unsurpassed. Somehow this superfood company has managed to pack 2 servings of fruits and vegetables and 20 grams of protein into something that tastes rich, creamy, and far from "green". I trialed the Chocolate Peanut Butter in a banana smoothie. It was full-flavored and full-bodied for a satisfying shake. Now I need to try the Vanilla!

With so many protein powders on the market, it can be hard to differentiate. But I really do think Amazing Grass Protein Superfood may have one-upped the competition.

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood (Review) - Dairy-Free, Plant-Based and Organic

I’ve been a fan of Amazing Grass ever since they first released their Green Superfood. Almost all of their products have continued to revolve around that original blend of greens, fruits and vegetables. Some I’ve really liked, some not as much, but the Amazing Grass Protein Superfood may be a new favorite.

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood (Review) - Dairy-Free, Plant-Based and Organic

Tasting Notes for Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

I’ve never liked protein powders straight up in water. But to keep our reviews fair across the board, I always give it a little taste test in water (yep, not a fan), and then in my basic test smoothie.

The “test” smoothie as I call it, always consists of 1/2 serving of the protein powder, 1 medium frozen banana, and just enough unsweetened milk beverage. Why half of a serving? For two reasons. One is that I’m petite, and my stomach simply doesn’t like a huge load of straight protein powder. It’s more than a woman my size needs! The other is that most of the time, I don’t find a full serving tasty in smoothies. In the last tablespoon or so, it starts hitting that powdery and overwhelming point.

That said, the Chocolate Peanut Butter was DELICIOUS in my test smoothie, and I could have added more than a half serving without negatively affecting the flavor. Unlike their Amazing Meal, the Amazing Grass Protein Superfood is made with ultra-creamy pea protein. It creates a wonderfully thick and smooth consistency. The flavor was just cocoa-y and peanut buttery enough, but I wouldn’t argue if they upped the peanut flavor even more. I think the only drawback was the stevia. It wasn’t overwhelming in my smoothie, but I did note it in the aftertaste. If a full serving is used, it might be a little too much for stevia super-tasters.

What’s in Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

On their website, Amazing Grass Protein Superfood is called an “all-in-one protein nutrition shake”. Beyond the 20 grams of pea, hemp, and quinoa protein, this powder contains their signature green, fruit, and vegetable blends. And lest you think these goodies are merely an afterthought, each serving packs in 2 FULL servings of fruits and vegetables.

The flavor I trialed also had organic peanut flour, natural flavors, cocoa, salt, xanthan gum, and stevia. And despite the fact that Amazing Grass Protein Superfood isn’t fortified with micronutients, it contains a good amount of fiber, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, and iron.

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood (Review) - Dairy-Free, Plant-Based and Organic

The Facts on Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

Certifications: Amazing Grass Protein Superfood is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Pareve. It is also labeled as non-GMO and gluten-free, but we did not note certifications for these.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amazing Grass Protein Superfood is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without peanuts and tree nuts. Nonetheless, read the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes before consumption if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Amazing Grass website at www.amazinggrass.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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