Love this so much <3
Recently, the good folks at LivWell sent me some samples of their vegan protein powder to try.
LivWell is a new company, established in 2014 with the goal of distributing tasty, highly digestible, healthy sources of plant protein to people who care about what goes in their bodies. They use all organic ingredients, and their packaging is made from 100% recycled craft paper and are totally reusable.
The first thing I noticed when I received my samples is that the ingredients listed on the back of the packet are all high quality ingredients, and foods that I use regularly in my smoothies:
I used the Vanilla Bean flavor in a smoothie with coconut milk, nectarines and berries:
I didn’t notice a strong flavor from the powder, which was just fine by me. I hate, as I’ve written about often, the fake sweet taste of most protein powders that rely on too much stevia. This powder was able to disappear into the background of a fresh flavorful smoothie, adding nutrition without overpowering my whole food ingredients.
The Raw Cacao flavor was mixed into some flax milk and blended with ice. It was a very subtle flavor – again, I like that because I tend to add powders to smoothies and am ok with them not overpowering everything – the chocolate taste was very mild. As advertised, I didn’t experience any bloating or trouble digesting after using these packets, and I felt very good knowing that I was ingesting high quality ingredients.
This might not be the best pick for someone looking for a strongly flavored powder to liven up their non-dairy milk, but for people like me who want high quality ingredients that don’t overpower their smoothies, LivWell Vegan Protein Powder is a great choice.
New customers get a discount! Use the LivWell coupon code “NEWLIVWELL1” at checkout to get 25% off of your first order!
Ah, the dreaded protein question. For those of you who are concerned about protein because you work out, think about the fact that the biggest and most jacked animals are all vegan or close to it: elephants, gorillas, giraffes, most whales. The biggest dinosaurs were vegan. It’s hard to believe any human, no matter how fit, needs more protein than a badass gorilla!