Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixes are Organic, Raw and Vegan

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I used to get several emails a week asking how to get dairy-free protein. Now vegan powders are abundant, but I’ve still felt a lack of whole food options. Many contain isolates and additives that don’t always sit well. Fortunately, Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixes are an answer to my low sugar, no funny business desires.

Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixers: Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Tasting Notes for Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixes

In terms of texture, I didn’t find these protein powders to be gritty, but I did blend them with frozen fruit, so they were suspended in rather thick, spoonable smoothies. Here are my additional notes by product.

Wild Protein: Pure Whole Food Formula

Unlike so many dairy-free protein powders, the Wild Protein is not overly sweetened. It has just hints of stevia to brighten while nicely taming the hemp and relatively mild greens. The quality shines through in the taste, which is actually quite mellow (perhaps due to the freeze-dried coconut powder base) and goes nicely in my frozen banana smoothies. I was surprised since their are so many healthy foods packed in, including chia, moringa, spirulina, milk thistle, and burdock root.

Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixers: Wild Protein (Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Superfood Smoothie Mix: Acai & Goji Boost

This superfruit blend has more of a mellow, earthy flavor than the Wild Protein, with less sweetness (they use just a little coconut sugar rather than stevia) and a rich blend from the fantastic additions – like lucuma and mesquite. Despite the name, this still packs a nice dose of protein from hemp and brazil nuts. The subdued taste of this superfood smoothie mixer made it a nice fit for cacao, carob, or berry smoothies, in my opinion.

Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixers: Wild Protein (Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Coco Mojo Energy Elixir: Vegan Chocolate Drink Mix

This isn’t a protein powder, but it is still a healthful superfood smoothie or beverage mix-in. In terms of taste, Coco Mojo is a rich, pure, smooth cocoa mix. It has a very deep flavor with mild sweetness thanks to the amazing combination of coconut sugar, cacao powder, lucuma, mesquite, guarana, vanilla, and Himalayan sea salt. It didn’t whisk easily into cool nut milk, but responded well in the mixer, blending into a nice frothy drink. I used the full 2 tablespoons in just ¾ cup milk and didn’t find it the least bit strong or overwhelming. Subtle in fact. But, the chocolate flavor came alive when I blended in a frozen banana – it was intense, perfectly sweet, and downright delicious. Coco Mojo can also be made into a healthy hot cocoa beverage, but I would still blend it and gently heat for best nutritional results.

Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixers: Coco Mojo Energy Elixir (Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

More Facts on Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixes

Price: $7.99 to $27.99 per 6- to 16-ounce package

Certifications: Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixes are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mixers are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are nut-free.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Essential Living Foods website at www.essentiallivingfoods.com.

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Good quality and energizing

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August 10, 2020

These go above and beyond with ingredient quality. I love that they use whole foods, go light on the sweeteners, and spike with some interesting foods, like lucuma, mesquite, spirulina, and acai. I was impressed by the taste and naturally energized by each variety.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

2 Comments

  1. Carol Kreider on

    How do you make a smoothie using Essential Living’s Wild Protein? How much powder to how much water? Recipes. Directions for using. Thank you.

    • I just add a tablespoon or two to a favorite smoothie. You should be able to see directions on the package or contact the company for recommendations.