As a vegetarian I would often make #proats for breakfast – protein oats. It was a simple and easy way to help me hit protein for the day, but it would also help add flavour to my porridge too. I enjoyed it. But, since going vegan, gone are the days where I could stick a scoop of protein powder in my porridge and call it a day: the dank, unpalatable flavours and texture of vegan protein powder, too much for my sensitive gag reflex to handle – man those things are bad – vile actually.
So when That protein contacted me a few weeks ago, to see if I would like to try their all natural, superfood protein powders; I jumped at the chance. I’d always heard great things about the companies products, but the price tag had always put me off; especially since vegan protein powders are known to be vile. I just didn’t want to risk wasting my money on yet another, potentially disgusting vegan protein.
When I received the package last week, I opened the parcel to one 250g bag of Raw Cacao & Brown Rice and another 250g bag of Pumpkin and Chia Seed. I was over the moon, but I also had no idea what I was going to make with it. It had been a while since I’d used protein powder in baking after all.
It wasn’t until this morning (national chocolate day) that I was able to put the protein powder to the test and I was anxious. Was it going to be as bad as the other vegan protein powders?
As its National Chocolate Day, obviously I had to use the the Raw cacao and brown rice protein in my porridge and I opened the packet to a strong, but pleasant chocolate aroma. It was delicious.
The protein powder itself was just like cacao powder in smell, texture and flavour, so there was nothing to hate about it. Obviously, the brown rice added the extra dose of protein, but you couldn’t taste it.
Overall, I liked That Protein’s raw cacao and brown rice protein powder; it added a significant chocolaty taste to my porridge while also adding quality protein from all natural, raw superfoods. I can’t complain about the product, but what does put me off and I’m sure this would be the case for many people, is the price.
Naturally superfoods are expensive and That Protein’s, protein powders are packed with them, but at £12.99 for a 250g bag I would find it hard to part with that amount of cash for such a small bag which probably wouldn’t last me a week. I guess it all depends on how often you would use the protein powder: I myself, usually have one 30-45g scoop of protein powder a day, in a shake and after my workout, so obviously a 250g bag wouldn’t last me very long in that respect.
I love That Protein created a beautiful tasting vegan protein powder, I mean it’s about time someone did. But, I don’t really know who would purchase the protein and use it as a constant source of protein in their diet, especially as other flavours That Protein offer cost £14.99 for a 250g bag.
It was a nice idea creating a nutritious protein powder, from superfoods, but as superfoods are expensive to start with; these protein powders were never going to be affordable for the average person who is just trying to hit protein after an intense workout.
Disclaimer: I was sent these protein powders by That Protein, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, honest and unbiased review.
- 25g That Protein Raw Cacao & Brown Rice Protein Powder
- 100g Rolled Oats
- 125ml Unsweetend Coconut Milk
- 250ml Water
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate Chips (optional)
- 2 Tbsp Sweetener
Add the rolled oats, water, milk and sweetener to a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes, or until the oats are soft and the liquid has started to evaporate.
Stir in That Protein raw cacao and brown rice protein powder and continue to cook until the porridge is to your desired consistency.
Pour the porridge into your favourite bowl, top with the chocolate chips and enjoy.
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