As most of you know, I try to lead a Paleo lifestyle about 80% of the time. This means I don't have wheat, dairy, or legumes on a regular basis. This being said, I do enjoy having protein shakes after my workouts every so often, so when the folks over at Skoop contacted me about trying out their product I was all over it, especially since their protein powder is plant-based and not whey or soy. Their products are made with real whole-foods and not a bunch of chemicals with names I can't pronounce!
Skoop offers 3 products: A Game, B Strong and B Lovely. I was given samples of A Game and B Strong to sample and review. First off, I am a huge fan of nice packaging and I really love the simple and clean graphics found on their packaging, marketing, and website. Also, for every serving of Skoop sold, they donate one serving of fresh fruits and veggies to a school lunch program in America and that is really something I can stand behind! But, now on to the actual review:
Let's start with A Game. A game is packed with 10 servings of fruits and vegetables! You can read all about the amazing benefits it offers HERE! Sadly, I didn't love the taste. I tried it in oatmeal and I just couldn't eat it. I then mixed it with a B Strong smoothie although I didn't love that one either, I was able to finish it. I think for people who do not eat enough fruits and veggies in their diet, it may be worth a shot, though. It's packed with probiotics, fiber, antioxidants, and micronutrients and has so many nutritional benefits, that I'm still not ready to say no to it! I have 2 packets left that I intend on trying in another smoothie or mixed with fruit and yogurt.
As for B Strong, this I loved!! Here are some key things to know about this awesome powder:
- B Strong contains 160 calories, 16 g of protein, and 6 g of fiber. It can be a snack, post-workout treat, or meal replacement. My favorite way to have it has been as a post-workout treat :)
- B Strong is a plant-based protein powder that promotes a three-stage process to help your body absorb nutrients, build muscle and recover quickly.
- B Strong contains prebiotics that promote a happy belly and help the gut absorb macro & phytonutrients throughout your day.
- It has a complete profile of amino acids that promote the growth of lean muscle tissue.
I've mostly been using it in post-workout smoothies with a cup of almond milk, half a banana, and mixed berries. One day I ran out of almond milk so I made my drink with a cup of water, a banana, and a tablespoon of sunflower seed butter. This was bomb! I was surprised it was so good without the almond milk! Plus, I can honestly say, that I have noticed the aid in recovery after a tough workout! I'm hooked. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes they have on Pinterest, such as chocolate chia pudding and grain free coconut vanilla latte bites!
Bottom line: If you are looking for a super healthy protein powder made from plant based real whole food, then you gotta try Skoop!
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