Hey there, my hard working people! I’m excited to share my latest find with you. You know how much I love a good protein powder, right? Well, today, we’re diving into the world of Planta protein powder, and let me tell you, it’s an adventure in flavor and nutrition!
Table of Contents
- History of Planta Protein Powder
- All Planta Protein Flavors – Ranked
- Nutritional Information
- Environmental Impact
- Best and Worst Flavor
Planta Protein Background
Planta protein powder is a trailblazer in the realm of plant-based protein supplements, created by the Ambrosia Collective. This company was born from the combined vision of fitness gurus Mike Rashid, Sean Torbati, and Marc Lobliner, who wanted to offer supplements that are not just body-friendly but Earth-friendly too. This ethos is evident in every scoop of Planta protein powder.
Ranking All the Planta Protein Powder Flavors
Now, I bet you’re wondering about the taste.
Well, hold onto your blender bottles, because we’re about to explore the flavor landscape of Planta protein powder – from the delightful to the just plain interesting. So, whether you’re a plant-based pro or just dipping your toes into the world of vegan protein powders, stick with me as we break down each flavor, one by one!
Here’s a rundown of the flavors, ranked from 1 (worst) to 5 (best) in terms of taste:
Banana Maple French Toast (3.5/5)
This flavor, while unique, was a bit too sweet for my liking. The banana taste was pretty spot-on, but the maple flavor came off as a bit artificial. Despite this, it blended well with almond milk and made a decent smoothie. Reviewers online generally agree, praising the creativity but noting the overbearing sweetness.
Peanut Butter Cup (4/5)
I’m a big fan of anything peanut butter, and this flavor didn’t disappoint. It’s got a rich, nutty flavor that’s not too overpowering. Some reviews online mentioned that the chocolate taste could be stronger, but overall, it’s a solid choice for peanut butter lovers like me.
Sprinkle Cupcake (3/5)
This flavor was fun and definitely reminded me of a birthday cake, but I found it a bit too sweet to have every day. Some online reviews noted a slightly chalky texture, but others loved the nostalgic cupcake taste. It’s worth a try if you have a sweet tooth!
Madagascar Vanilla (4.5/5)
You can’t go wrong with a classic, right? The vanilla flavor was creamy, smooth, and not too sweet – perfect for mixing into smoothies or oatmeal. Many online reviews praised its versatility and clean taste.
Chocolate Caramel Candy Bar (4.2/5)
This flavor is a decadent treat! It’s like having dessert in a glass. The chocolate and caramel flavors balance out nicely without being too overpowering. However, a few online reviews mentioned the caramel flavor could be stronger. If you’re a fan of sweet, dessert-like protein shakes, this might be the one for you.
Gingerbread Cookie (3.8/5)
This one is a holiday treat! The gingerbread flavor is pronounced but not overly spicy, making it a comforting choice, especially in the colder months. Some reviews found it a bit too sweet, while others loved the festive flavor. If you enjoy holiday treats, this could be a fun option to try.
Currently out of stock but hopefully it makes a comeback quickly!
Peanut Butter Banana (4.5/5)
This flavor is a winning combination for me. The nutty richness of peanut butter pairs perfectly with the sweetness of banana. Reviewers online also loved this flavor, although some wished for a stronger banana taste. If you’re a fan of this classic combo, you’ll probably love this one.
Peanut Butter & Jelly (3.5/5)
This flavor is an interesting take on the classic PB&J. However, the jelly flavor seemed a bit artificial to me, overshadowing the peanut butter. Online reviews were mixed, with some loving the nostalgic flavor and others finding it too sweet. It’s worth a shot if you’re a big PB&J fan, but it might not be for everyone.
Melted Chocolate (4.7/5)
As a chocoholic, this one is a dream. It’s like drinking a chocolate bar – rich, creamy, and not too sweet. Online reviewers praised its authentic chocolate taste and its versatility in smoothies and baking. If you’re a chocolate lover, this flavor is a must-try.
Strawberry Ice Cream (3.7/5)
This flavor was sweet and fruity, reminiscent of a summer treat. However, I found it a bit too sweet for my liking, and some online reviews mentioned a slightly artificial strawberry taste. If you have a sweet tooth, though, this might be right up your alley.
Cinnamon Roll (4/5)
This one is like having breakfast in a glass! The cinnamon flavor is strong but not overpowering, and there’s a hint of sweetness that reminds me of icing. Some reviewers found it a bit too sweet, but others loved the unique flavor. If you’re a fan of sweet breakfast treats, this might be a fun one to try.
Campfire S’mores (3.8/5)
This flavor is like a camping trip in a glass. The chocolate and marshmallow flavors are well-balanced, but the graham cracker flavor could be stronger. Online reviews were mixed, with some loving the unique flavor and others finding it a bit too sweet. If you’re a fan of s’mores, this might be worth a try.
The unflavored version is the most versatile, as you can mix it into anything without altering the taste. However, on its own, it can be a bit bland. Online reviews praised its versatility but suggested using it in recipes rather than drinking it straight. If you’re looking for a protein powder to use in cooking or baking, this could be a great option.
What’s in Planta Protein Powder?
Now, let’s talk about the nutritional info.
Planta protein powder boasts 20g of protein per serving, derived from peas and brown rice, providing you with a complete amino acid profile. It’s also free from artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners, making it a decent choice for those concerned about additives.
The powder contains 110-130 calories per serving, depending on the flavor, with around 2g of fat, 5g of carbs, and less than 1g of sugar.
In addition to these core benefits, each serving of Planta protein powder also contains a 100% daily dose of Vitamin B12, a nutrient often lacking in plant-based diets. Plus, it’s also fortified with iron, another essential nutrient that some vegetarians and vegans struggle to get enough of.
I do want to note that Planta proteins are sweetened with monk fruit extract and sucralose. We very much suggest doing your own research when it comes to what you want to put in your body. So just wanted to call attention to these ingredients for those that want a purely clean protein powder. For that, we suggest Promix and wrote more about it over on another blog post.
But what about the impact on the environment?
Well, Planta protein powder is vegan and cruelty-free, which means it’s much more sustainable than animal-based protein powders. The manufacturing process uses less water and creates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, all the packaging is recyclable, so you can feel good about your impact on the planet.
Best and Worst Flavor Overall
For those that just want to get down it – let’s talk about the best and worst flavors!
After careful deliberation (and many protein shakes), I’ve come to a decision. The standout for the best Planta protein powder has to be Melted Chocolate. It’s rich, creamy, and authentically chocolatey, making it an awesome option for any chocolate lover out there. Its high ratings among online reviewers make this a crowd-pleaser too.
As for the worst, I’d have to go with Sprinkle Cupcake. While it’s fun and nostalgic, the sweetness and slightly chalky texture were a bit too much for me. However, taste is highly subjective. Some people might love the birthday cake vibe.
My advice? Try a few flavors and see which ones you like best.
In conclusion, Planta protein powder is a delicious, nutritious, and sustainable choice for anyone looking to boost their protein intake. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to reduce your consumption of animal products, it’s a decent option.
With a variety of flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find something you love. So, why not give it a try?
Remember, our tastes might differ, and that’s totally fine. The beauty of having so many options is that there’s something for everyone. So go on, give Planta protein powder a whirl, and let me know what you think.
Until next time, stay healthy and keep exploring!