Labeled as a Raw Cacao “Smoothie”, Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder exceeded our expectations in both nutrition and performance.
To keep it consistent, I test all dairy-free protein powders with 1 frozen banana, half a serving of the protein powder, and just enough dairy-free milk beverage for a thick shake. Why a half serving? I’m not a big fan of the taste / texture with a full serving for most brands, and my body doesn’t love such a high concentrated protein load (I’m not a big lady!). Not to mention, it helps make the protein powder last longer.
With this standard initial test, I can honestly say that the consistency of Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder was positively dreamy, and perhaps the best I’ve ever enjoyed with a dairy-free protein powder or blend. I simply could not believe that brown rice protein was the first ingredient (which is almost always a little powdery/grainy). I mean, just look at how rich, thick and perfectly smooth it is …
At my time of tasting, Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder is available in just one flavor: Raw Cacao. I know most of you won’t be complaining, but I’m a vanilla gal, so I’m really hoping for flavor expansion with this brand soon. That said, the Raw Cacao is pretty darn good.
The flavor is a touch bitter, perhaps from the hemp protein with the dark cacao, and gently sweet. It took a moment to get used to, but my taste buds settled in nicely and I loved that there wasn’t an overpowering stevia taste (at least with my frozen banana preparation). I don’t think the taste would be tops for me if sipped straight with water, but in a smoothie with some sweet add-ins, it’s quite pleasant.
But what shines most about Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder is that stellar ingredient list. For a blend, it’s the most virtuous I’ve seen, free from any questionable ingredients, and it includes the probiotic that’s famed for heat stability. Yes, you can use Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder in baked goods, in coffee or to make hot chocolate, without missing out on the good bacteria.
For this product, I think including an image of the full back panel is the easiest way to show its virtue and also the company’s lively sense of humor …
Price: $39.99 per 19.2-ounce bag
Certifications: Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder is labeled as vegan and made purely with organic and non-GMO ingredients, but we did not note any certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Pure Food Probiotic Plant Protein Powder is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties 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 Pure Food Company website at www.purefoodcompany.com.