Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Bluebonnet 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate Powder

As part of my adoption of the Slow Carb Diet, one of the guidelines is to eat 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up.  It's a tall order, especially with a baby to take care of and feed as well.  So I'm turning to protein shakes to help with this one.

I picked up this Bluebonnet 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate Powder at my local Sprouts supermarket (it was on sale!).  I got the "natural original flavor".  26 grams of protein in each serving!

It's terrible.

It's supposed to blend easily, but it doesn't for me.  I put my cold water in my cup, add the powder, and then shake for 5-10 seconds.  I get a lot of foam at the top, and still have clumps of powder in there too.  I really try to chug this as fast as I can, and still end up almost gagging about it.  It's really unpleasant.  I've tried other protein powders in the past, and this one is terrible.  I will not be buying it again!

Nutrition Facts
Calories 125
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Carb 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 26 g

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Like you, I also love taking whey protein. Mine is in a fruit shake form so that it can somewhat get rid of the awful taste of the whey. I learned this from my gym instructor. Now I'm enjoying the benefits of whey protein from this easy to do recipe.