Today begins my protein powder quest. I will be testing various protein powders and various recipes for their use.
Today I am testing Genuine Health Vegan Protein+ in chocolate.
My first shake was chocolate and banana. I added extra cocoa but what I tasted was not chocolate or banana but protein powder. It tasted just as it smelled when I opened the container.
It was not repulsive nor delicious and I was able to force it down.
Adding a tablespoon of almond butter made that the dominant flavour without replacing the protein powder flavour.
The texture was smooth and agreeable. Almond butter added some grit but still not disagreeable. *note once I made it with the whole scoop of powder it did become a bit chalky. My blender is small, however, so I am not using much liquid or ice.
Here is the recipe I made (and while not original, also ubiquitous thus I cannot source it). I used what I had and thought would work, but this is a recipe i’ve seen everywhere.
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I originally made with half but if I’m going to taste it anyway I might as well get the whole serving)
1/2 cup milk or water*
6 or so ice cubes*
1 tbsp cocoa
Whir everything in a blender. I have an imitation magic bullet. Works just fine.
* amounts depend on what fits in my blender but a full size blender should fit this and more to make a creamier or icier smoothie.
I was not asked to review this product, given the product or any compensation.