Last year I wrote an article for OA about “clean” protein powders made mostly from whole foods. (Read the article here.) I gave first and second place to Boku Superfoods and Vega One, respectively. They’re both veggie based proteins and very good. But they’re pretty expensive. Boku is a whopping $105 for a little over 2.5 lbs on their website. Vega One is $55 for around 2 lbs on Amazon. Third place went to tera’s whey, and it’s a good PP. But I’m almost totally dairy free, so I included that one for the whey users but it’s not for me. Fourth place went to Sun Warrior because it was a good deal at the time, but was gritty and kind of gross. Now it’s listed on Amazon for $40 for a 2.2 lb tub.
I’ve since developed a new allegiance to MRM Veggie Elite protein powder in vanilla bean flavor. The first time I tried it, I felt it had a too much stevia in it. However, after all my samples ran out and it was my turn to actually buy a tub, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the Boku and Vega prices. After browsing Amazon, I settled on MRM because it’s around $30 for 2.2 lbs. That’s a great bargain! And I figured if it tasted kind of bad, it would have at least have a better texture than the gritty Sun Warrior.
Welp, now I just love it! And really, upon first taste, I liked it. It’s palatable and blends into a totally smooth texture. I actually think I tried a slightly different formula when the company sent me samples because the taste was just not what I remembered. I think I’m on my 5th tub and I probably won’t switch brands again unless something new crops up, or Boku and Vega drop their prices.
Additionally, MRM Veggie Elite has very few ingredients and a total BCAA (branched chain amino acids) profile. I’d recommend it to anyone. Try it out! If you’re looking for a great post workout smoothie recipe, I wrote an article about that, too. Here’s the link that one: 3 Perfect Post Exercise Smoothie Recipes