Hello and happy Saturday!! You may have noticed that this post is a bit different from my previous ones. Today, I don’t come bearing a recipe…no, no…..I come bearing a review. Those who know me personally know that reviews come to me naturally, as I have an opinion on really anything and everything. Whether that is a blessing or a curse, I suppose it depends on who you ask haha!
My review today is on the 1UP Nutrition Organic Vegan Protein Powder. Before I dive in, I would just like to say I am in no way sponsored by 1UP and I paid for this product with my own hard-earned , blood/sweat/tears money. I do have a referral link, if you’d like to use it to receive a discount, (it will be at the bottom of this post) but again…not a sponsorship –although if they’d like to sponsor me I’d be totally okay with that. 🙂 #helpmeImpoor
For those who have never heard of 1UP Nutrition, it is a company started by two lifelong fitness enthusiasts, Vadim Mordovin and John Hilton. They are actually based in Florida and pride themselves on high-quality ingredients, honesty, integrity, passion for what they do and the goal of helping each person achieve their goals. They are so confident in their products that they offer a money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied! They offer products like supplements (from multivitamins to fat burners), creatine, BCAAs, preworkout and protein powders, just to name a few. Everything is reasonably priced and is clearly labeled on what isn’t or what is in the product.
I truly wanted to buy one of everything, but decided to purchase the Organic Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder. They do have regular Whey Protein Powder that has flavors that sound DELICIOUS (White Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon French Toast, Chocolate Peanut Butter Blast, etc.) but due to my lactose-intolerant digestive system…Whey and I are not on the best of terms, therefore the Vegan one made the cut. Unfortunately, the Organic/Vegan powder only comes in chocolate and vanilla, instead of crazy-dessert sounding flavors, but as the saying goes, “beggars can’t be choosers.”
Alright, so let’s break this bad-boy down:
1UP Nutrition Organic Vegan Protein Powder Chocolate. Approximately 25 servings per container. Regular price: $54.99 (but there’s always a promo code circling around or a sale on the website. For reference, I purchased mine for $36 so don’t be scared away by the full-price sticker )
Ingredients: This powder is actually VERY high-quality. Contains only organic ingredients: Organic Non-GMO Protein Blend (Organic Pea Protein Isolate, Organic Sunflower Seed Protein & Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein), Organic Natural Cocoa, Organic Coconut Oil, and Organic Stevia Extract. The sweet taste is only from stevia and cocoa and the protein (since it’s vegan) is plant-based protein. All are NonGMO, made in the USA and I honestly don’t think you can get any better than that!
Benefits: This powder is surprisingly jam-packed with nutrients! Per one scoop you get 124 calories, only 2 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, 0 grams of sugar and 24 grams of protein! You’re also getting a ton of amino acids! You can drink this as an after-workout boost or as a meal replacement. It also says it’s great for baking, but I honestly haven’t tried that yet.
Taste/Texture: The taste and texture is somewhat customizable depending on how you mix it. The directions say “mix 1 scoop with 8oz of water or milk. Shake or blend for 30sec” The sweetness and texture are both up to you! Water will make it thinner and not so powerful. Vanilla almond milk will make it creamy and taste like a chocolate milk. Throw some milk, ice, peanut butter and a banana in a blender and you’ll have a healthy milkshake, perfect for these hot summer days! I personally use half unsweetened almond milk and water for a shake that is filling, but not too dense.
Shipping: Free Shipping in the US! HOORAY! No filling your cart with unwanted things to avoid shipping costs here! I live in central-ish Florida, placed my order on a Monday night and it got to my door on Thursday afternoon. So depending on where you live, it can get there reallyyy fast.
Overall Review: 10/10. I am very much into eating right and making sure I am fueling my body with the right things. I have quite a few dietary restrictions and have been searching for years for a protein powder that not only won’t kill me because of my food allergies, but that is delicious, reasonably priced, quality ingredients, and won’t live me feeling like I have a rock in my stomach after drinking it. I can honestly say that this protein powder really exceeded my expectations and continues to impress shake after shake. I feel like my workouts and body are benefiting from them. Plus, they are easy to make and perfect if you are on the go! Replace your fast-food with a shake and I promise you’ll see some great things happen to your health and body. The fact that the company is transparent and American-made makes me happy to purchase from them and know my money is going to a reputable company. I highly encourage you to give their products a try — and with their money back guarantee, you truly have nothing to lose! If you click on this link: http://shop.1upnutrition.com/G5lxzDp4 it will take you to their website and have a small box pop-up in the bottom left-hand corner. Put in your email and BAM you’ll get a 20% off coupon from me! 🙂 Give it a try, let it blow your mind, and share this amazing company with others!