Purition Natural Protein Shakes – Review

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Who are Purition?

In their own words, Purition offer a unique range of specially formulated lifestyle products, to help you maintain a balanced diet and achieve goals naturally. Born by a group of passionate individuals from Australia and the UK, they have combined expertise to create the focused natural nutrition.

Why I wanted to review Purition

I get contacted by many companies asking me to try/review their products and many are very simular in terms of nutritional make-up. When Purition asked me to try their natural protein shakes I took a look at their website www.purition.co.uk and checked out the formulation. To my surprise it was unlike anything I had ever seen before and I jumped at the chance to try them.

What did I try?

I tried the Purition Sample Box (which you can get here) which includes 1 sachet of each flavour –

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  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Macadamia & Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Pistachio
  • Almond

How is Purtion different to other brands?

Purition protein shakes contain all natural ingredients. Here is an example which I have taken from the strawberry flavour.

Ingredients

British Whey Protein Isolate
British Golden linseed
Sunflower Kernels
Almonds
Coconut (sulfate free)
Freeze dried Strawberries 8%
Chia Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Nutritional Yeast (B-vits)
Psyllium Husk (fibre)
Apple Pectin (fibre)
Stevia

As you can see there is no obscure ingredients that you’ve never heard of (or pronounce in my case) which is instantly reassuring. The initiative flavours are also a breath of fresh air, well done guys!

For the full nutritional breakdowns for each flavour click here.

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So what do they taste like?

I always like to use water rather than milk to review protein powders, I feel that it’s a fair test to compare all brands when using this method.

I used 1 sachet which contains 40g of mix with the recommended 250ml of water. I used my usual shaker which has a mesh in the lid to remove the lumps and gave it a quick shake. I tipped the liquid into a testing cup and was surprised to see whole seeds come out in the shake as apposed to being ground up which is often the case. This made the shake a little ‘bitty’ to begin with as I wasn’t expecting it, but I actually quite enjoyed it after the initial shock. The flavours are not particularly strong, but are not unpleasant. It definitely has a very earthy ‘natural’ flavour which I think would lend it’s self well to being added to porridge or used as a topping on a smoothie. As a shake however, for me the flavours were a little bland. Having said this I enjoyed the coconut flavour the most and I would happily have this after a workout or as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack just as it is. It’s particularly good blended with coconut milk and ice which I tried today and it was delicious!

Overall I was really impressed with the all natural aspect of these shakes, so if this is something that is really important to you I would suggest giving them a try. For those who prefer an indulgent tasting shake this isn’t something that these particular shakes offer. I am however going to be adding them to cakes, bakes and porridge over the coming weeks as I think they’ll be a great natural way of boosting the protein and natural fat content, as well as adding flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 7th, 2016
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