We made it to Friday! Was it just me or did this week drag? Maybe it’s because this is a holiday weekend and I’ve got some fun stuff planned! But either way, I am so happy it’s Friday! I’m sure you are too.
I was really excited because since going vegan I haven’t had any protein poweder for my shakes. Most vegan protein that taste decent is so freaking expensive that I have just been searching for something a bit more practical. And voila… Perfect Fit came my way (it’s just $25).
Here’s what that little card says:
Perfect Fit Protein by Tone It Up provides portable, organic nutrition on the go. Perfect Fit is a complete protein, organic, gluten-free, ray, vegan, non-GMO, non-fat, and free of sugar, dairy, lactose, cholesterol, soy, corn and allergens.
Sounds good to me!
Each serving had 15 grams of protein. Just what I’ve been looking for.
The Taste Test:
I tested out the protein in a few different ways. First I stirred it into my oatmeal for breakfast, and then I made a few different shakes for post workout recovery meals.
As far as my oatmeal goes, it was awesome. It added a great vanilla taste and helped to thicken it up. Normally I add peanut butter to my oats for extra protein and bulk but the protein did even better. 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup almond milk, scoop of protein and a sprinkle of cinnamon = breakfast heaven!
Now time for the shake review.
To be honest I wasn’t a huge fan of the taste of the rice protein in shakes. The first one I made I thought it was because of the Matcha that I put in that gave it a strange taste, I drank it but it was nothing to write home about. My second shake I just went plain so I could really taste the powder flavor.
I was not impressed, it was chalky and “ricey”. Perhaps it was because I am just not used to vegan protein? But to me I couldn’t drink it just with almond milk and ice cubes.
Now my third attempt was the one above and it was AWESOME.
- sprinkle of coco powder
- 1 tbsp of sunflower butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 frozen banana
Oh yea, now we’re talking.
With all the add-ins the shake came together perfectly. This is the way to go to mask the taste and take away the chalkiness of the Perfect Fit. Plus I ended up with potassium for muscle recover and extra flavor from the sunflower butter (you know I am addicted to this stuff).
On a score from 1-10 I give it a 6. It’s great for cooking with, it’s not as pricey as other quality vegan proteins and when put with other ingrediends it makes a great shake. But I took away a few points because of the flavor and texture alone. Ugh.
I am still on the search for the perfect vegan protein but this one isn’t off my list yet.
You Decide: Protein Giveaway
From now until Monday you have a chance to win a container of Perfect Fit protein! All you have to do to enter is comment on this post below & “Like” the Facebook page! Make sure to leave a comment on the Facebook page letting me know you want some protein!
- What goes into your favorite protein shake?
- Have you ever tried rice protein or other vegan protein supplement?
Note: I was not paid by Tone It Up, this is my honest opinion and personal thoughts.