Pure Blends Protein comes in two flavours, natural plant blend with real mango and natural plant blend.
I was intrigued by the mango flavour, as I could recall no other vegan protein in mango, and mango, admittedly, is one of my most favourite fruits in existence. My expectations were instantly high. I was hoping for something sweet and slightly creamy, and a taste that would send me straight back to the tropics.
And, honestly, that’s pretty much exactly what I got. In my (now tropical) kitchen.
Pure Blends Protein in mango has a dried mango aroma and is a pale custard yellow in colour. When made with water it created a very creamy texture, with a true mango taste and a slight but pleasant earthiness (perhaps from the hemp).
It had a very fine graininess, but not gritty or sandy. It wasn’t too sweet nor too strong, and there was no bitterness. It was very pleasant to drink and very different (in a pleasing way!) to most other protein powders I had tried.
It contains no sweeteners other than the mango itself, with was noticeable, as it had no intense sweetness nor artificial sweetener aftertaste. Further sweetness, however, was not necessary.
As for the ingredients, both Pure Blends Protein varieties contained organic pea protein isolate, organic brown rice organic hemp protein and organic brown rice protein isolate. The mango flavour, unsurprisingly, also contained mango powder! There were no other ingredients at all, keeping things clean and simple.
The mango contained 40 per cent pea protein isolate, 30 per cent pure mango powder, 20 per cent hemp protein and 10 per cent brown rice protein isolate. The original flavour contained 60 per cent pea protein isolate, 30 per cent hemp protein and 10 per cent brown rice protein isolate.
Pure Blends Protein in mango is heavier on the carbs than the original flavour, at 10.9 grams per serve, coming predominantly from natural sugars.
The original flavour was perfect blended into my porridge with fresh raspberries, and would be great for baking and adding in to smoothies.
Pure Blends Protein is the creation of Danny and Charlie, who were born and bred in London. They met in 2013 whilst completing a charitable bike ride challenge in South East Asia. They both decided that they wanted to create a plant-based protein with as little ingredients as possible, focusing on real fruit flavours and using no artificial ingredients. Both Danny and Charlie both now live in Sydney, and continue to enjoy their active lifestyles.
Hats off to Danny and Charlie for accomplishing what they set out to do. A quality, tasty product; pure and simple!
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Pure Blends Protein – Natural Plant Blend (per 40g serve): 162kcal // 1.2g C (incl 0.7g sugar) /4.3g F / 30.9g P
Pure Blends Protein – Natural Plant Blend (per 40g serve): 159kcal // 10.9g C (incl 10.2g sugar) / 3.1g F / 22.6g P
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