Thanks to Amanda at Gluten Free Maui for the heads up on this product!
For many of us with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, other food intolerances come along for the ride. I personally seem to do just fine with dairy, and for a very long time I only used whey and/or casein (dairy derived) protein powders when the need arose. After learning how common dairy intolerance was, I did a bit of research and compiled Dairy Free/Gluten Free protein powder 101. There are several options out there that are dairy and gluten free.
(Side note: Of course, eat whole “real” food whenever possible. However, there are instances where a protein powder can be much more convenient, and it can also be used as a sweet treat.)
PlantFusion is a “multisource plant protein.” Basically, they’ve taken the options that I previously outlined in DF/GF protein powder 101 and combined them. The protein blend uses pea protein, brown rice protein, and artichoke (!) protein. This is a good thing, because these different proteins have complementary amino acids when combined together.
They call it a “hypoallergenic protein” because of the things it does NOT contain:
- No Dairy
- No Soy
- No Eggs
- No Wheat
- No Gluten
- No Peanuts
- No Tree Nuts
- No Fish
- No Shellfish
Also, PlantFusion protein uses stevia as a sweetener. That is my personal sweetener of choice, so I was happy to see that.
I purchased a trial pack which contained one of each flavor: chocolate, vanilla, and unflavored.
(Funnily enough, the PlantFusion website does not have a shopping cart, nor does it send you to a site where you can but the products. I had to google search it.)
|Nutrition Facts |
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (Approx. 30g)
Servings Per Container: 30
| % Daily |
|Calories From Fat||15|
|Sugars (from fructose)||4||g|
The individual samples came in what looked like a vitamin bottle, not a pouch, and that was the first time I’ve seen that type of packaging for a protein powder.
The taste is good-not overly sweet. It does have a thicker consistency from the pea protein. It does have a distinctive taste, not unpleasant, but distinctive as the vegan proteins I’ve tried in the past have had. Almost an earthy nuttiness.
I do like the unflavored option, which would make it easy to add into baked goods or homemade protein bars, almond meal pancakes, or really any other application, sweet or savory.
All in all, this is a great option for those who cannot tolerate the dairy proteins, and yet need a portable and convenient protein boost.
Please leave your reviews of this product below! Also, you can check out the Gluten Free Protein Powder Review page for more.
Don’t forget the check Gluten Free and Fit 101!