Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Organic Plant Based Vegan Protein Powder
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Organic Plant Based Vegan Protein Powder is plant protein blend consisting of organic pea, organic rice, and organic sacha inchi proteins. Also, it is certified USDA organic and non-GMO vegan protein supplement, which contains no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. And it is also gluten free.
Optimum Nutrition Organic Plant Vegan protein supplement comes in 'just' two flavors: Vanilla and Chocolate and only one package size containing 1.5 pounds (~0.68 kg) of powder. Actually, from time to time it is also possible to find one serving size packets, excellent for testing and when traveling.
Nutritional content of these two flavors is very similar and is given in the following table:
|Serving Size||1 Scoop (38g)||1 Scoop (36g)|
|Vitamin B12||0.6mcg (μg)||0.6mcg (μg)|
As on can see, both flavors contain 24g of protein per serving, 6-7g of carbs, 2g of fibers, only 1g of sugar. Fats are low, especially saturated fats and cholesterol (present, but very low!).
ON Vegan protein supplement is also a good source of iron (~25% RDA per serving), vitamin C (~100% RDA per serving) and what is very important for vegans, it contains vitamin B12, around 25% of RDA per serving.
Mixability: ON Organic Vegan protein powder mixes well in the shaker, especially when using plastic or metallic mesh to improve mixing. Some foam is created during shaking, but it settles down quickly.
Protein drink can be prepared in the tall glass, too, just one needs a good hand blender to mix everything. Using just a spoon creates many small lumps.
Taste: as a protein supplement, ON Organic Vegan supplement could have better taste. It is little bit gritty and sandy, especially when made with plain water. However, when it is made with coconut, almond or cashew milk, it tastes better than most of the plant protein supplements, especially chocolate flavor.
Usage: ON Organic Vegan protein supplement should be used by vegans and other people that want to increase their daily protein intake, but also want to avoid GMO ingredients, gluten, and artificial colors, flavors sweeteners etc.
It can be used for breakfasts (with oats, for example), daily snacks and bed time protein shakes (with peanut butter, for example), but also for shakes before and after workouts, regardless if those are workouts at the gym, track workout or at home using home treadmill.
When taken around the workout, it helps with performances during workout and with recovery and regeneration after workout. Plant protein digests slower than whey protein, but it also keeps the user satiated for longer period of time than plain whey protein.
Price: Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Organic Plant Based Vegan Protein Powder contains all essential amino acids, it is organic, non-GMO, contains no-gluten ... for short, it is one of the best and one of the most popular vegan protein powders and what you pay is what you get. Unfortunately, it comes in small containers (~1.5 pounds) and larger containers would be cheaper per gram of powder.
If you are looking for good all-round plant based protein powder, consider this one. It is far from being the cheapest plant protein blend, but considering the quality, price is more than justified.
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