Purition, a whole food nutrition product to be used alongside your healthy lifestyle. All the ingredients are natural, unprocessed, no additives, no added sugar and no flavourings, just real foods blended. Of course, at first i was curious and thinking there must be more to these products, but after looking at the ingredients they really are all natural, AND i can pronounce every ingredient, which is saying something compared to other protein powder products. They even provide soy free vegetarian options or dairy free vegan sources of protein. They say the products can be used as a protein shake or as a meal replacement (which i would never recommend, i’ll explain this further). All the products are gluten free, high in protein and fibre, low in sugar and have natural fats all less than 200 calories per 40g serving! So what’s the catch right?! Well…there isn’t one. I wouldn’t rave about a product that i didn’t think was worth it. I paid for these supplements myself, full price, because i wanted to give them a go and see what they are like. I was not disappointed!!
I have recently been trying to cut down on processed protein like, whey, bars and prepared drinks as i find that they don’t actually agree with me that well. I wanted to try something more natural and get my protein from whole food ingredients, instead of chemicals and false products. I came across Purition and i loved their whole vibe instantly. Whole foods, simple ingredients, no additives or chemical in sight! I was wary about flavours as i’ve always just stuck with chocolate, but i wanted to see what else they have up their sleeve. So, late November, i ordered a discovery box of 6x 40g sachets, which came a few days later, for £12.99, which i didn’t think was too bad, similar price for individual sachets in a Holland and Barrett or somewhere like that!
Now, as i mentioned before, i’ve always been one to stick with chocolate protein powder as i prefer the taste and it fixes my chocolate craving, so was a bit dubious to try the other flavours of strawberry, almond, coconut, macadamia and vanilla then pistachio. However, let me tell you i was impressed. Of course the Cocoa flavour was my favourite. It was the first one i tried and i had it with my overnight oats. It was rich, packed with flavour, a 9/10 for sure! Before i carry on, i just want to mention that all the flavours mixed really well with my oats, i didn’t have a problem with lumps and no powdery taste either! Next up was Almond, solid 8/10! Again the flavour was definitely nutty but not overpowering, if you like nutty flavours i’d recommend this for sure! I had this again with overnight oats and usually i add peanut butter, but i didn’t this time as i wanted to get the full flavour of the Almond protein powder, and i’m glad i didn’t add the peanut butter (for a change), as it would have ruined the almond taste! Who likes coconut?! I was very wary of this flavour, not sure why as i like coconut, but i didn’t want it to be overly powerful and as a powder form i was just unsure. However! The flavour was amazing! Another 8/10 from me, it was the right amount of coconut, the smell was amazing too! It’s in my top 3 so i mean, thats enough reassurance! So the last 3 flavours are my least favourite, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great or you guys wouldn’t like them, we are all different lets not forget! Macadamia and Vanilla, a pretty standard flavour, i usually mix my vanilla protein powders in a smoothie with bananas, agave, cocoa etc, but again i wanted to get the exact flavour of this particular protein powder as i’d never tried it before. I mean, it was nutty and very subtle. I would probably use it again for smoothies like i mentioned as it’s not a strong flavour at all, personally i’d like it to be a bit more like vanilla but it was nice enough, i gave it a 7/10 so it’s not that bad!! Pistachio! Now i didn’t like these nuts for a long time, but now my palette is more grown up, kinda, they are one of my favourite nuts! Again, the flavour was just very subtle, i don’t really have much to rave about this particular flavour, i gave it a 6/10 as i didn’t think there was enough pistachio essence in it, personal preference obviously! Last of all…Strawberry. Let me just put it out there before i start, i’m not a fan of strawberry protein powder, never have been, i just think it’s too sweet and a tad sickly. I gave this flavour a 5/10. I didn’t want to mix it with my porridge because i felt like strawberry oats would be kinda odd, so i mixed it with yogurt, and it mixed well, no lumps again, i’m just not a lover, again, personal preference. If you like strawberry protein powder you will probably like this as it doesn’t taste chemically like other strawberry protein powders and does taste very natural!
For my healthy balanced lifestyle, i would use these powders as an extra protein source in either my oats, smoothies, yogurts, baking etc, i wouldn’t use them as a ‘meal replacement’, I don’t believe in meal replacements. Just the word makes me nervous. Theres no need to not eat a meal and drink a shake instead. Don’t get me wrong, these powders have lots of vitamins and are all natural ingredients, but why not just eat some strawberries or coconut? Or use it within a smoothie adding more healthy ingredients. I’m not sure if they are suggesting to just drink a shake, they do show recipes for smoothies etc which yes, if you are on the go and don’t have time to eat a proper meal, then yes i think the option is a great idea! I think their website is amazing and so easy to use, they have all the products on their and it’s clear as to if it’s dairy free or original. They provide recipes too so you can get some ideas. It’s all very pleasing to the eye as well which of course helps! Overall, i was very happy with my selection and i now know which ones are best for me! I think a selection sachet box is always a huge bonus especially when you have never tried the products before. I have now ordered myself a bag of the limited edition chocolate orange powder which i am very excited to start using!! Again, i just want to remind you guys that none of this i have been sent for free, nor am i being paid to say any of the above, it is literally all just my own opinion and i wanted to share it with you guys as it’s something different i’ve tried, and am trying to transition over to more natural products as it works better for me and my body!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, sorry it’s kind of long, i clearly had a lot to say, but that’s because i am loving the product so far!! Let me know if you’ve tried this or are going to give it a go and what your fave flavour is, comment below!!