My husband and I have tried several brands of real food protein powders and share what we thought of all of them here.
Ultrafoods Raw Chocolate Protein Powder
Details: Organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, sprouted, and bio-fermented. 14.6g protein/serving (~$.14/gram of protein as of 1/30/20)
Taste: This one is my 14-year-old son’s favorite. He describes other flavors as “off” and my theory is that his palate is sensitive to processed stevia and other “sort of natural” zero calorie sweeteners. This brand is top-notch with their commitment to quality, clean ingredients, and the only sweetener is luo han fruit protein, otherwise known as monk fruit extract. I’ve found monk fruit to have the least aftertaste of any zero calorie sweetener I’ve tried, tied with liquid stevia extract. I think any teen or adult would see the flavor as a treat, not a chore.
Texture: Gets a little chunky because of dissolvability issues.
Dissolvability: This one really struggles to be mixed in by stirring or shaking; it would benefit from a power tool. But once it’s shaken in, it doesn’t really settle to the bottom as badly as some others.
- Excellent taste with no stevia aftertaste
- Vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly
- Super clean ingredients
- Difficult to dissolve; needs a power tool.