Since I'm in a new season of fitness and wellness, I'm always curious to try foods that augment my health.
When it comes to protein shakes, I am very picky. In order for me to consider drinking one, it must NOT contain any artificial sweeteners. Because of this requirement, the market for what I would actually consume is pretty slim. When I looked at the ingredients in VeganSmart All-in-One Nutritional Shake, I was willing to give it a try.
Each shake contains:
20g Non-GMO Protein, 6g Dietary Fiber, No Cholesterol, Zero Trans Fat, Dairy & Soy Free, Gluten Free, Whole Food Complex, Vitamins & Minerals, Omega 3, ProbioticsDigestive Enzymes
All-In-One Nutritional Shake for Optimal Health*
Everything you need in just one serving:
Complete Protein Blend – Contains 5 different non-GMO plant based proteins providing all the essential amino acids in precise proportions, readily usable by the body, for building and repairing tissue and muscle.*
Whole Food Complex – Includes 9 different healthy colorful fruits and vegetables offering naturally occurring polyphenols, antioxidants and flavonoids to support overall wellness.*
22 Vitamins & Minerals – Act as catalysts in thousands of biochemical reactions every day to support normal and healthy cell function.*
Fiber & Omega Blend – Provides 6 grams of dietary fiber to help keep you regular. Also contains over 200 mg of Omega-3 to support a healthy brain, heart and circulatory system.*
Probiotics – Contains 1 billion colony forming units, of “good” bacteria, for supporting digestive health and maintaining healthy intestinal flora.*
Digestive Enzymes Blend – Assists in digesting foods more completely for greater absorption of nutrients and the good health that goes with them.*
Following a daily workout, I delightfully blended up my first shake. CHOCOLATE! 8 oz ice, some distilled water and one packet of VeganSmart.
It smelled really good and tasted delish as well!
I am accustomed to feeling satisfied and strengthen after consuming an 'approved' protein shake. Unfortunately, I did not feel full after drinking this brand and a short while later I felt light headed and not myself.
After checking the ingredients again, I see that organic cane sugar AND rice syrup are added alongside Stevia. That had me puzzled as I know Stevia to be more than sweet enough. But, I chalk it up to an 'off day' and don't think much more about it.
The next day after my workout, I break out the Vanilla packet and add it to 8 oz ice, 1/4 cup plain unsweetened yougart and 1/2 banana (plus enough distilled water to make it blend).
The Vanilla smelled great, and it tasted great. But, once again, I felt light headed and "off".
I have experience with two other brand named, Vegan, non-artificially sweetened protein shakes. One more expensive than VeganSmart and the other less expensive. I can say that the VeganSmart brand tasted 100% better than the cheaper brand and just as good as the more expensive brand.
For the record, I do not suffer from any medical conditions. Despite the nutritional bonuses and great taste, I regret that VeganSmart just did not do well with my body.
This is a sponsored post from 4sponsor.com with my unbised thoughts.