Vega Protein Smoothie Bodacious Berry -- 9.2 oz
Nutiva stopped making their berry hemp powder, and it isn't easy to find anything that is berry flavored for smoothies. I don't know why? Not everyone wants to add chocolate or vanilla powder to a fruit smoothie. I don't think that tastes good myself. I do think this is slightly expensive for the amount you get, I will be honest. People seem to complain it is chalky, but I haven't run into that at all, and I would say I am really picky about my smoothies. Although the thing is, I don't use a whole scoop so that may be why (it's just too expensive since we do multiple smoothies in my household). I mix organic banana, organic frozen berries or just organic blueberries, organic hemp seeds or chia seeds, organic coconut oil with organic pomegranate/blueberry juice (which I really wish Vitacost would carry or get their own reasonably-price brand because so many places have concentrate to mix it up, but it is crazy expensive and not economical enough to use ... I get mine at Kroger which is now thankfully part of Vitacost). Organic blueberry juice is another thing that is so difficult to find. I want them to keep carrying it! But this makes a totally yummy and very nutritious shake with this powder. In varying degrees of ingredients, it almost tastes like fruit snacks or something? I am not missing my other powder too much now since I have this one, but again, it is more expensive so that is a bit of a bummer since I use a lot of it.
August 10, 2014
Just mixed with water, I found this protein smoothie to be very chalky and definitely didn't taste very berry like. Usually I would mix it with a banana and some coconut water, then I liked it much better.
May 16, 2014
Great ingredients, but flavor is off
I'll have to go with the other reviewer...the taste of the berry flavor is a little chalky and unappealing even when blended. Because it's not cheap, we're still using it til it's gone, by adding some cacao powder and PB2 on top of it to cover the taste. I wouldn't purchase this flavor again, but some people may like it. I think it would be better if they used powdered freeze-dried raspberries in place of whatever berry flavor is in this.
May 15, 2014
I am a huge fan of this brand and often use their powders as recovery after the gym. Decided to give this a try and unfortunately was disappointed. The other two reviewers scored this high..so maybe it was just the batch I got. It tasted like imitation berry flavoring and left a chalky taste behind...even after being blended.
August 13, 2013
Very good & tastes great!
I like this protein smoothie mix. I usually throw in organic yogurt, fruit & clean water. Its very tasty, I have tried the mango too, it is very good as well. I make a shake in the am and have it for breakfast & lunch.
March 26, 2013