I received a nice package in the mail from Naturade last week and enjoyed trying their new shakes! I loved that I was picked to try these and give a little input on my blender fun in the kitchen.
I tried three flavors: Vanilla Total Soy Meal Replacement, Chocolate Total Soy Meal Replacement Shake and Vanilla Pea Protein Shake.
Naturade has been well known for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of consumers with innovative, natural products since 1926. For seven decades, the company has developed a range of beneficial products that improve health and beauty by restoring the natural balance between nutrients and foodstuffs. Naturade has taken the reins as an innovator in the natural products industry as a provider of natural health products worldwide.
Here is my tasting experience and looking into their ingredients:
All of their shakes were Gluten Free, Lactose Free and Non GMO Soy which made me very happy! I will say the back of the package said: ALLERGEN STATEMENT This product contains ingredients derived from Soy and milk, NO Aspartame, No MSG, no Lactose, Yeast Free, Gluten Free, No egg. Manufactured in a facility that processes Milk, Soy, Eggs and WHEAT.
Top ingredients in the Soy shakes were -
Soy protein isolate is a highly refined or purified form of soy protein with a minimum protein content of 90% on a moisture-free basis.
Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants, which is also similar to sucrose.
Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder.
You can read all of the ingredients and nutritional facts by clicking each drink link provided above.
I had lots of fun taste testing the three shakes. I added fruit in the Pea Protein shake with water and ice. I am not a fan of this taste. But I have also never tried pea protein before. This was my least favorite drink. The packet had 130 calories before adding ingredients.
I made the Soy shakes with hemp milk and ice. They tasted like frosting. My husband also tried these and liked the taste. It also tasted like the weight watchers shakes I had tried in the past. These packets were 140 calories before adding ingredients. If you just added water and ice there wouldn’t be any added calories. They do suggest that on the package.
On my quest to feeling my best I have cut out most sugar from my lifestyle. So desserts and processed foods are not an every day enjoyment. These shakes could be a fun mid day drink that will give you a nice “pick me up” and I would savor the chocolate taste! My big comfort food of all time is chocolate frosting (I know weird) and the chocolate shake made me very happy. Not sure a protein drink should taste like frosting though.
Thank you Naturade for sending me this fun package of shakes to try! I enjoyed it!