Monday, July 7, 2008

Product Review - NutriBiotic Rice Protein Powder

While I believe in getting nutrition from whole foods, and know that it is possible even as a soy-free vegan to get enough protein, I also know that as an imperfect person I might not get there every day without a little help. So I went shopping for a non-dairy, non-soy protein powder this weekend and settled on this one - rice protein from NutriBiotic.
Of all the varieties at my health food store this one had the best ratio of protein to calories (12 grams per 55) and nothing else added. The protein comes from brown rice. I made a smoothie using one serving of the powder (one tablespoon), a cup of chocolate hemp milk, a banana, and a handful of strawberries. No gritty-ness or bad taste, woo hoo! I really couldn't tell there was anything out of the ordinary in my glass, and the combination was very rich and tasty with a nice texture. I'm going to play around with this - a scoop of coconut-milk ice cream or a tablespoon of peanut butter would both be great, as would frozen fruit. This version, with about 17 grams of protein and 350 calories, was a perfect small meal in a glass.

7 comments:

Bianca said...

Sounds like a good way for you to get protein since you're off the soy now. I sometimes worry that I'm actually getting too much protein....

jessy said...

ohhhh - i'm gonna have to try this one! dan loves the vegan complete powder (just rice & pea protein. and he loves the vanilla flavor the most), but it sounds like he might want to try out this rice protein powder, too! thanks for the review!

Kate said...

thanks for your comment on my blog. I am going on a Carnival cruise so I think I'm kind of stuck. I'll see how I feel about it all come December, but it really has been irking me.

I don't know what sort of "procedure" you're having done, but first of all I want to wish you good health. As for your mom force feeding you, maybe it would be best if you stocked up on some premade stuff (Amy's, etc) ORRR, my awesome idea, which is to premake some meals and freeze them and Mama can just heat them up for you.

Bmx Cruisers said...

Thanks for posting. I will have to try this. Soy is very hard on my stomach. So far I have had good luck with Marijuana Muscle Hemp Protein. Would like to try pea too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recommendations. I've been looking for something to give my vegan daughter (she has a sensitivity to soy). I'm off to buy it.

As a vegan, here's a great resource site you should check out also: http://www.VeganWorld.com You can start a blog or share your wealth of info with the other members.

Ethan said...

I could stomach this with orange juice. I tried mixing it into Progresso Chickarina Soup though, and it was too awful to bear. It made my EAS whey protein shakes seem like ecstasy.

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