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Having a milk allergy, I've been using rice protein powder for years as a a way to help get enough protein in my diet. I have a dairy-free protein smoothie every morning so I go through a container of protein powder quickly. I have been a loyal Sun Warrior Vanilla protein user... until now. I decided to try Nutribiotic rice protein because 1) it comes in an organic variety and 2) you get a larger quantity for less money than you do with Sun Warrior.
Upon receiving the Nutribiotic Organic Rice Protein, I immediately compared it side-by-side to the Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein that I had left. It has the same ultra-fine, silky texture and mixes the same in liquid. There is a difference in taste because of the difference in ingredients. Nutribiotic only has 2 ingredients whereas Sun Warrior has 5 ingredients. They both have a vanilla flavor but Sun Warrior is considerably sweeter due to added Stevia. At first I thought that I'd miss the sweetness but after switching between both proteins for a while, I found that I prefer the less sweet Nutribiotic! It doesn't overpower the other flavors in my smoothies or leave an aftertaste like some other protein powders can.
I highly recommend this organic rice protein as an alternative to whey or soy proteins and if you use other brands of rice protein, I encourage you to give this one a try!
Have always loved this protein. Though it takes some effort to mix well, it is gluten free. I've confirmed this by calling the company who stated that the unflavored, non-organic rice proteins on processed on equipment that does not process gluten. The organic rice protein and pea protein are processed on the same equipment as gluten; HOWEVER, there is a thorough allergen cleanse prior to running the gluten free products. AND, Nutribiotic does random testing on their proteins looking for 5ppm (much lower than the required 20ppm or less) for gluten free items. AND, they not yet to get a reading higher than 5ppm. So, as a person with a severe wheat allergy, I feel great about using this product. Wish all manufacturers were as transparent.
I've been using this product for 20 years. It is good for those who don't do well with any other powdered protein such as soy, spirulina, or whey. Rice is alkaline so it is good for those who have acidic systems. I mix two tablespoons of this with one tablespoon of psyllium husk. Mix very well (actually shake it in a closed container) with two cups of water. Let it sit for 90 minutes to soften the husk then take it prior to my breakfast as a combination of protein supplement and fiber. Very important for this old vegetarian! I love the vanilla flavor (although it comes plain too) and the fact that it's organic. I understand that rice is one of the most hypoallergenic types of food...
I have read a few reviews that say this stuff is chalky and has an after taste. And they're right in both cases. But c'mon!! What did you expect?? A Sonic milkshake?? This is rice protein powder mixed with vanilla. That aftertaste is vanilla, which isn't bad, because, ya know, it's vanilla. The chalkiness is just the nature of the product. I blend mine with almond milk, so it goes down easy. On top of that, it doesn't upset my stomach, which was a BIG problem with whey and soy proteins I tried!! This stuff is good. Get some.
Had an allergic reaction to this. I didn't realize it was caused by this product until I stopped using it for several months, then used it again. It's also very difficult to blend the powder. I tried to look past that since, aside from those two things, it tastes nice. But it just isn't worth it. Unfortunately, now I have 3/4 of this protein powder left in a large container taking up space in the kitchen cabinet. I'd hate to throw this away but no one else in my house is willing to touch this stuff. I like the Vega instant protein powder. However, it's way more expensive than the Nutriobiotic protein powder and you get way less than this product as well.
The texture is a little grainy, and there is a little aftertaste flavour. These things you should expect with a Vegan protein - face it: it is difficult to create a product as smooth as those from protein sources such as whey. However, the taste is in no way terrible, nor is the texture intolerable. The product is instantised such that it will mix well with what you put it with. It reminds me a bit of the vanilla flavour found in rice pudding dishes.
I would purchase this stuff again without hesitation.
I've been using this protein for a couple years. I make a blend or two every day. This has a neutral flavor and isn't sweet so I can make my chocolate Yum by adding cocoa powder to almond milk, maple syrup and oats. Or make it coconut cherry lime, or strawberry/blackberry/apple. My favorite was blending into Trader Joe's spiced cider and almond milk. OMG! I still crave that one. It was also good in coconut milk eggnog and oats or quinoa around Christmas. Yes, it's a bit chalky but compared to all the other proteins I've tried over the last many years, its the best for my needs. Simple protein that's gluten free, dairy free and feels good to my picky digestive tract.
I love this stuff! I work 12 hour overnight shifts, and I make a smoothie for "breakfast" to drink on my way to work. This adds a substantial protein punch and adds a nice vanilla flavor. My smoothie usually also contains kale, flax seeds, chia, a teaspoon of frozen OJ concentrate, a date, and frozen berries. I can't speak about the taste on it's own, because I've always used it with all these other goodies, but I can say that I feel like I've had a meal when I've finished my smoothie, and it satisfies me until I have a chance to take a dinner break 6 or more hours later.
One of the reasons I chose this protein powder in particular was that it was vegan and does not contain stevia. I find the taste of stevia particularly unpleasant, but it's challenging to find a quality protein powder without it.