I began purchasing protein powders about four years ago, after discovering the wonderful world of fruit + protein smoothies. I experimented with all different kinds: whey, soy, rice, egg white, etc. to find which one I preferred. After trying out all kinds of options, a friend turned me on to PlantFusion- a plant based protein. Unlike many other protein powders, PlantFusion is free of soy, dairy, egg, gluten, nuts and pretty much any other common allergen. You can follow them on Twitter here, and “Like” on Facebook here!
(From PlantFusion’s website. Click to make larger.)
It has 21-22g of protein per serving, very little fat, and is low in carbohydrates. The best part? It actually tastes great! Many plant-based protein powders taste chalky to me, and that is definitely not appealing. PlantFusion has a smooth, tasty flavor and doesn’t completely dominate when combined with fruit to make a smoothie. It currently comes in four different flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry and Unflavored. PlantFusion was kind enough to send me a 1 lb. tub of the vanilla protein to help support my vegan experiment.
PlantFusion also sent me samples of the other three flavors AND a chocolate raspberry flavor (which is to die for!). They’re also coming out with a cookies & cream flavor in the near future!
I needed to find a delicious vanilla flavored protein powder for Greg to replace of the whey protein powder that he had been using on (almost) a daily basis. I knew that Greg would be super picky and speak his mind if he didn’t like the taste of PlantFusion. But, luckily, he loved it!
This is one of Greg’s favorite smoothie combinations:
1 scoop PlantFusion Vanilla
1 frozen banana
handful of frozen blueberries
handful of peanuts
2 T flax seeds
ice + water
One minute later…
I think I need to clean off my Vitamix…
Because PlantFusion is a product and company that I’m a big fan of, I’m happy to share the goods with you! Or, specifically one of you. PlantFusion will send one lucky reader a 1 lb. tub of protein powder in the flavor of his/her choice!
-Leave a comment below telling me your favorite smoothie recipe. I need ideas!
For an additional entry:
- Tweet about the giveaway by cutting and pasting the following text: I entered the PlantFusion giveaway from @OatmealLauren http://wp.me/p2oUXk-28U
(Leave an additional comment letting me know that you Tweeted!)
I will post the name of the winner next Wednesday, November 21st. U.S. residents only.
PS- If you missed the announcement of the giveaway winners for MaxFlowSports, check here!