I was contacted on Instagram by a representative of MRM about trying out a sample of their vegan protein powder (pictured above). I of course said, “Yes!”
Michael was kind enough to send me a full-size tub of the Veggie Protein powder in vanilla flavor, along with a jar of their Vegan Bone Maximizer supplements, which I will review in a separate post.
I was happy to see that MRM’s corporate headquarters are in Oceanside, CA, which is about a 30 minute drive from where I live. Their mission statement claims that MRM is “dedicated to the furthering of nutritional modalities in the arena of Alternative Healthcare.” They state that they create their products by blending alternative medicine with modern science. You can read more about MRM here.
Veggie Protein Powder Review
I was impressed when I looked into the Veggie Protein powder ingredients. Besides being thrilled that the Veggie Protein powder is vegan, gluten-free and certified non-GMO, I was happy to see that the price point was decent and that the ingredients had been blended with a focus on digestibility.
This powder has an impressive pedigree: a complete amino acid profile made from pea, hemp and brown rice protein, chia and flax seed; Omega 3-6-9 essential fatty acids, a ton of antioxidants, and a blend of protein and fiber digesting enzymes.
I gave samples of the vanilla Veggie Protein powder to a couple friends so I could get more than one opinion. I tried the powder in a fruit smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, soy milk), as well as plain in a glass of water. My two friends tried it with just water. I found the taste to be pleasing, the vanilla flavor is subtle and the overall taste is mild. The powder is thick, which lends a nice creaminess and density to whatever you put it in. I felt like it is a great addition to smoothies where you to add nutrition and density, but don’t want to change the flavor profile too drastically; or in a glass of water or non-dairy milk when you don’t want something overwhelming.
One of my buddies completely agreed with me: she really enjoyed the powder’s taste and texture. My other friend did not like the powder, but she is used to protein powders that are based on whey and other animal products. I do find veggie protein powders to have a different taste and texture, one which I have come to enjoy but understand that others may not.
My only complaint about the Veggie Protein powder was that it was way too sweet (with stevia) for my taste, but I have the same problem with every flavored vegan protein powder I’ve ever tried. I seem to be very sensitive to the taste of stevia, and I don’t enjoy it. I typically use a half serving of the powder and that does the trick.
I would like to note that there is a significant amount of sodium in the powder – those on low sodium diets would probably need to avoid this powder altogether, or reduce the serving size.
Overall, at $29.99 for 570 grams, MRM’s vanilla Veggie Protein powder is an impressive rival to other powders at higher price points. I would recommend it to someone who is familiar with vegan protein powders, is not looking for something with a strong flavor and is not on a low-sodium diet. It is perfect for adding thickness, creaminess, protein, fiber and antioxidants to your smoothies and shakes-on-the-go.
Limited Time Discount!
A great product at a reasonable price is cool enough, but MRM was kind enough to agree to give my readers a special discount! For the next two weeks, if you enter “veganspin” at checkout, you’ll get a whopping 30% off your tub of Veggie Protein powder!