It’s shake night again! I actually have a pile of sample packets I’ve picked up that I need to actually DRINK! Tonight’s is a product called Gardenia, and it’s labeled as “all-natural vegan protein”.
Why vegan? The companies tend to put the least crap in many of the vegan options out there. Plus, I was vegan for five years. I don’t want whey or cassein in my body. I’m lactose intolerant, I don’t need the cassein!
So, how does this one pan out? Really good! I would absolutely get this one again. It boasts Pea, Hemp, and Quinoa protein, raw and sprouted whole grain. I’m good with that. It’s gluten/dairy/soy/peanut free. It has some antioxidants via pomegranate, coconut and other things. The flavor I chose was Chocolate Cacao.
I put it in my shaker cup, added 12 ounces of cold water and shook. It shook up and dissolved quickly! It’s not thick, but it’s tasty. No aftertaste, no weird smell. It’s got a bunch of fruit, and I don’t see sugar on the label. Hmm, that’s a plus! The only con? I drank it slowly, and it got thick at the bottom. So, I added a little more water, shook it up again, and finished it.
Another good one!