If you read back when I discussed some of my food sensitivities (I guess “some” isn’t the right word, because there are a LOT), you know that I have a fairly limited list of options for what to eat. When I started following the FODMAP diet, I noticed right away that my stamina and intensity in my workouts dropped dramatically.
I sort of chalked the issue with my workouts up to lack of protein, or at least proper post-workout nutrition. Danny is a big protein shake kind of guy, but his protein powder had several no-no ingredients for me. Not to mention, that stuff does NOT taste, or smell, good at all. So, I did some research into more natural protein powders and came upon Nutribiotic. I decided to give their vanilla brown rice protein powder a try, and I ended up loving it! Their brand is the only protein powder I have used since I started with this one.
- They are affordable! I just did a quick search of prices, and a 3-lb. container (aka HUGE) will run you $28. That’s a steal for the regular stuff, let alone the product made for people with allergies and sensitivities (which is no cheap thing to deal with, I must say).
- They keep it simple. Each of the products I have mentioned have only three or four ingredients. Try finding that on some of the competitors.
- They taste really good! None of that nasty synthetic taste.
There are some other great things to know about these products.
- They work best when mixed with milk, not water. Maybe this one is personal preference again, but I have tried a couple of times with water and couldn’t finish. In milk, however, I am loving it!
- The texture will require a little bit of getting used to. Since these powders are made from brown rice, they don’t dissolve completely in liquid. I never have a problem with it settling, though (maybe it’s because I chug it down too fast, haha). It’s not bad, just different. So, don’t expect the typical.
- Ordering online is your best bet. When I’ve looked for this product in stores, I have had to pay a pretty penny. Deals online are WAY better.
- Nutribiotic offers lots of other natural products including hair care and personal care items and vitamins/minerals.
- Nutribiotic has excellent customer service. This quote came directly from the company: “we guarantee our products 100% and anytime that you are not completely satisfied with our products, you may return them to where you bought them for a full refund, credit, or replacement. In turn, we are happy to credit the store for the product.”
As a little bonus, Nutribiotic shares some recipes on their website. I will be trying the Banana Cream recipe very soon, probably tonight, haha. I need a little break from my norm:
- A handful or two of frozen strawberries (fresh is even better, just not as convenient)
- A banana (frozen is better too, but I usually forget to freeze them…bananas don’t last long in our house)
- A handful of GF oats
- 1T vanilla protein powder
- 1T flax seed meal
- 1/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
- Almond milk (as much as makes me hit the consistency I’m looking for)
Any smoothie recipe ideas to share?
Has anyone tried Nutribiotic products?