Does your protein powder or meal replacement taste bad? 

We make the best tasting protein powders and meal replacements with simple, easy to digest ingredients. If your protein powder or meal replacement tastes anything but delicious, switch to drink wholesome.

chocolate meal replacement powder
vanilla protein powder

Why does taste matter? 

If drinking a protein or meal replacement shake is a chore, it’s not sustainable in the long term. Remember, a diet is not a six-week affair, it’s for life.

Sick of the chalky aftertaste? 

Many protein powders and meal replacements have a terrible chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. Protein isolates are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein,” for example, as opposed to “peas.” Unlike real foods, they are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. 

Instead of protein isolates, we use egg whites and almonds. Egg whites are simply pasteurized and dried before becoming protein powder. Almonds are just roasted, pressed, and ground. Minimally-processed ingredients like these are a delicious alternative to chalky protein isolates. The egg whites that we use are particularly delicious because they are pasteurized and dried less than twenty four hours from when they were laid. Other eggs sit for days, sometimes weeks before being processed. As a result, they release a chemical called hydrogen sulfide, which has a potent sulfur “eggy” flavor. 

★★★★★

“I picked it because I have a sensitive stomach and I honestly didn’t expect it to taste very good. Boy was I wrong. It has a great flavor, mixes well, and doesn’t make me run to the bathroom like every other protein powder I’ve used.”

-Charles

Sick of the bitter aftertaste?

Many protein powders and meal replacements have a bitter aftertaste because they are sweetened with artificial sweeteners or stevia, which activate bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors. The bitterness can linger in your mouth for hours. 

Instead of artificial sweeteners or stevia, we use monk fruit sweetener. Monk fruit – also known as luo han guo – is a melon-like fruit native to Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweetener is made by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is dried into a concentrated powder. Thanks to non-caloric compounds called mogrosides, monk fruit is sweet like sugar.

vegan chocolate protein powder
chocolate protein powder

Sick of the grittiness?

Many protein powders and meal replacements, especially plant-based ones, have a gritty texture due to their insoluble fiber content. Plants contain insoluble fiber, and the more insoluble fiber a plant contains, the grittier it is. Some plant-based proteins are also less processed (refined) than others, and therefore have a coarse consistency.

In order to mask the grittiness, many companies use food additives like sunflower lecithin and xanthan gum. You want to avoid products made with ingredients like these. Food additives add little to no nutritional value to your protein powder, and can cause uncomfortable gastrointestinal (GI) side effects like bloating and diarrhea.

The main ingredient in our vegan protein powders is California almonds. Almonds have a delicious roasted flavor and smooth texture that far surpasses the chalky, gritty nature of most plant proteins. Our protein can therefore be mixed with cold milk or water, or added to smoothies and oatmeal for a delicious protein boost.

Again, we make the best tasting protein powders and meal replacements with simple, easy to digest ingredients. Order samples to see for yourself.

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