Feb 25, 2013

Organic Rice Protein Pow(d)er!

Nutribiotic makes a variety of vegan protein powders out of  rice protein. I never thought of rice as a particularly high-protein food, but it turns out that isolated rice protein is an easily digestible, high quality vegetable protein!

Their protein powders come in several different flavors, including Cherry Vanilla, Mixed Berry, and Vanilla Bean. I tried their Vanilla, Chocolate, and Plain. As you can see, each serving of rice protein contains 80% protein!

A lot of protein powders add a lot of sugar and fat and other stuff that you don't always necessarily want in your protein shake or boost. I like that this one just gives you the protein and lets you add anything else that you may want. With just two ingredients and only 1g of sugar (but a great 12g of vegan protein) it's a really healthy protein boost!

You can mix the powder into a drink, add it to a smoothie, or pump up the protein content of a favorite recipe (think pancakes, muffins, bread, or even cookies) by subbing some in for part of the recipe's flour (don't sub more than 1/4 of the flour). 

It has a mild, malted taste, so while you will probably be able to taste the protein in there, it won't overwhelm your other flavors.

The powder dissolves really well, even mixing (clump free) into yogurt. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the chocolate protein powder is mixed into a cup of vanilla or plain yogurt with granola, dried fruits, and nuts on top - delicious!

What's your go-to protein source?

How often do you use protein powder?

What's your favorite way to use protein powder?


  1. I would have never thought that either but it has the same protein as most protein powders. Wow, maybe I'll have to check that out!


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