The Review Process

I have a very simple processes when reviewing each vegan protein powder. First, I mix a tablespoon of each protein powder with about 1/4 cup of unflavored almond or coconut milk. I do this experience the raw flavor and texture of the product without any added ingredients. I also do this to see how well each protein powder mixes in with the liquid.

If the consistency of the powder remains chunky while stirring it into the milk, then often times a blender is needed to yield the best synthesis. Even with vigorous stirring and shaking, some powders never seem to blend into the liquid consistently. This can make some vegan protein powders less than ideal for on-the-go use.

After assessing the protein's blendability, I then taste each product while being mindful of:
  • Textural Profile: Gritty? Chalky? Soupy? Mucousy? 
  • Flavor Profile:  Earthy? Bland? Sweet? How Sweet?
In short, I keep it simple and try to provide a 100% honest and unbiased opinion about each vegan protein powder review. It is important to note that I eat very low sugar diet. For this reason, I am more sensitive to sweetness than most.

What maybe a 8/10 on my "Sweetness Scale," maybe a 7/10 for you. Like any review, there's always a layer of subjectivity. I just want this to be known as sweetness one of the most common qualities when determining a vegan protein powder that's best for you.

Aside from the textural and flavor profile of each protein powder, I like delve into the nutritional information behind each product. Not only I am fascinated with sports nutrition, athletic performance, and biology as whole, I think it's important to know what exactly it is that you're consuming. Further, some of these plant-based protein powders have some very interesting ingredients and additional nutritional properties beyond protein.