Select Sprout Living products have an interesting base: pumpkin seed protein powder
Please note that the picture above is their new packaging. My pictures below have their old packaging, but the product is the same.
Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free and free of top allergens, Sprout Living’s raw pumpkin seed protein powder doesn’t have the powdery mouth feel that’s common to so many protein supplements. It’s also surprisingly neutral in flavor.
Thus far, we’ve sampled Sprout Livings’s original pumpkin seed protein powder and Sprotein, which contains their pumpkin protein powder. Both were electrified with nutrition – or so I like to think. Upon opening the containers the protein powders “came alive” with charged up specks popping right out! It was a fun mini spectacle that lasted only a few minutes until they calmed down, but I took it as a “sign” that this really was energized food. And the taste of both pumpkin seed protein powder options further solidified my opinion on their purity.
Sprout Living Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder
I went with my standard frozen banana shake to test their basic pumpkin seed protein powder, but added just a wee bit of leftover pumpkin puree. I couldn’t resist going with the pumpkin theme! The blend required almost no additional sweetening at all, as the rather neutral pumpkin seeds let the fruit and squash take center stage. The texture had just the occasional touch of grit, but nothing off-putting in the slightest, and since it wasn’t powdery, that was the only telltale protein powder sign.
According to Sprout Living, their pumpkin seed protein powder is over 60% bioavailable, comprehensive protein. I used 1 generous scoop of the pumpkin seed protein powder in my modestly-sized shake. But the full 2-scoop serving contains 19 grams of protein and just 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of sugars and 3 grams of fiber. Naturally, it’s also a nearly sodium-free food, with 40% of your daily iron and a little 4% dose of calcium (40mg). Though it may sound minor, every little bit of calcium counts with this traditionally magnesium-rich food.
Sprout Living Sproutein Perfect Protein Superfood
Sproutein has an even smoother finish than their pumpkin seed protein powder, due to the mega-load of sprouts and other superfoods. The ingredients include a freshly freeze-dried blend of chia, yellow pea, kale, millet, mung bean, quinoa, sunflower, and amaranth sprouts. It also contains a boost of lucuma, maca, goji and baobab.
As for the taste, it was a little bitter, requiring me to add a little counteracting stevia for my personal tastes. I could see it melding best in a chocolate smoothie or homemade raw protein bars, where the flavors are a little stronger. Yet, something made me want to inhale my Sprotein banana shake. And it is rare that I say this, but I really did feel energized after having a generous scoop of Sproutein. In fact, I’ve got a yoga session coming up, and am feeling a little run down. I think I’m going to go make a Sproutein shake right now!
The Facts on Sprout Living Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder Products
Certifications: Sprout Living Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder and Blends are Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Parve. They are also labeled as vegan and gluten-free, though I didn’t note certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sprout Living Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder and Blends are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Sprout Living website at www.sproutliving.com.