Guest review by Griffin Smith, CPT
Review: No Udder Protein Powder
When you think of protein, what comes to mind? Chicken? Whey? Steak and eggs? Well, what about . . . peas and rice?
No Udder Protein is a blend of pea and rice protein that offers a dairy-free, soy-free way for vegans, or those with dairy intolerance, to satisfy their protein requirements. It contains no lactose, fructose, or sucralose, and it’s non-GMO.
I tried No Udder Protein the way I try all new protein powders: in some delicious oats. It blends really well with oats and the consistency is good–it doesn’t get spongy or rubbery like some whey protein blends can do if they are heated up too much. The vanilla flavor was mild and had a slightly bitter aftertaste, but it was not intolerable. As a protein shake, the powder mixes well.
The vanilla flavor contains 3 grams of fat and 14 grams of carbs (6 of which are sugar), matching up against 17 grams of protein per serving, which is a bit heavy in carbohydrates and slightly lower in protein than a whey protein powder. However, if you’re avoiding dairy and want to supplement protein with a powder, it’s a solid option.
All in all, if you’re a fan of whey protein and regularly incorporate it in your diet, you probably won’t want to switch it out for No Udder Protein, given the slightly lower protein profile and higher carb count. However, if you happen to be vegan, have a dairy intolerance, or just want to cut back on animal sources of protein without relying too heavily on soy, this could be the protein for you.
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I made Banana Peanut Butter Protein Breakfast Cake using this protein powder and was very pleased with the results. The cake was moist and delicious without the chemical aftertaste that some protein powders impart. Using this protein, the cake is gluten-free and dairy-free.