My Review of the RAW fermented paleo protein powder: vanilla and lucuma
I enjoy the convenience of smoothies. I mix protein powder with a little fresh fruit in a blender, and nutritionally, it’s my perfect breakfast or post-workout drink. Having had a career in the health & fitness industry for many years, I’ve tried my fair share of good and bad “protein powders”. So when Raw asked me to review their fermented Paleo protein powder, I didn’t think it would be much different from any powders already sold in the highly competitive protein powder market already. But, I was pleasantly surprised.
- Amazonia sources recycled packaging for its protein powder tin, which I really liked about the product. The brown paper lining looks very natural and also makes it a ‘stand out’ product on the shelves. The lid is easy to open and easily fits back on after opening, ensuring that the ingredients are kept fresh.
- Other than eating organic foods, I don’t follow a diet, but for those who follow the Paleo diet, this is a paleo-friendly protein powder, (which is rare) perfect for fitness minded individuals and athletes. Technically speaking, because all protein powders are “processed”, it voids all of them from being considered by the strictest of Paleo practitioners. However, for those who allow flexibility in their Paleo diet, this protein powder is an easy way to add quality protein to their diet.
- I like that this protein powder is non-dairy, and I am interested in learning more about its fermented process, which gives the powder its superior 80% digestible whole protein power.
- I tried the vanilla & lucuma flavoured protein, and the vanilla was faintly present but I couldn’t taste the lucuma, which is meant be citrus in flavour. For those of you who don’t know, lucuma is a creamy, subtropical fruit, native to the Andean valleys of Chile, and is abundant in carotene, vitamin B3, and other B vitamins, as well as high in fiber and calcium .
- For my morning smoothie, I followed the instructions that are on the tin, and blended three rounded tablespoons in water. I added a frozen banana, passionfruit, and blueberries and blended it until it was creamy in texture. The taste was more fruity, than powder, which is what I like.
- The following morning, I tried the protein powder with Bonsoy soya milk. This time, I added one banana with frozen raspberries and a pear. It was thick and creamy, simply delicious! I didn’t try the almond milk or coconut milk as recommend, as I don’t like them, however I am sure that those who do will thoroughly enjoy their smoothie experience as I did.
- I’d like to see the ingredient list be a little more detailed, “made from local and imported ingredients” is too broad for me, as I don’t buy any food from most Asian countries, especially China.
- The RAW fermented Paleo protein powder is a little on the pricey side at $74.95 for a 500ml tin, considering it is made in Australia. I’m guessing that some of the powders’ exotic ingredients or the fermentation process could be the cause of the high price. Apart from this , I enjoyed using and reviewing this protein powder.
I would try the RAW fermented Paleo protein powder again because:
- It doesn’t have the usual, over-powering cakey taste that many protein powders I’ve tried have.
- It’s dairy-free.
- As a woman, we weight train for fitness, so it’s great to know that I am spending money on protein powder that is 80% digestible, so my muscles get the protein needed to grow.
- A big plus for me is, there are no chemicals used in the powder and it’s certified organic, which is part of my Keep Life Simple lifestyle.
- Also, supporting local Australian businesses is close to my heart.
What Amaziona say:
Amazonia Raw Fermented Paleo Protein Vanilla and Lucuma 500g
Amazonia Raw fermented paleo protein is a delicious wholefood formula that combines a nourishing sprouted base with fermented seeds and greens to create a comprehensive paleo-friendly protein blend.
Using the unique principles of fermentation, which have been in practice since the Paleolithic Age, allows for high-bioavailability of nutrients in a form that is gentle on the digestive system. Our special blend also includes superfoods such as whole Peruvian sacha inchi, fermented spirulina, quinoa and chia. With just under 80% digestible protein that is vegan and grain-free, Amazonia Raw fermented paleo protein provides high levels of amino acids essential for muscle development and body functioning in a wholefood form, making it the superior choice for many athletes and nutritionists.
- Fermented, with over 13 strains of probiotics and prebiotics (food for the probiotics)
- Delicious creamy taste
- Wholefood fermentation for a complete amino acid complex
- ~ 80% pre-digested, cultured protein
- Sugar free; very low in carbs
- Nothing artificial or synthetic
- Dairy, Wheat, GMO, Soy & Nut free
- Certified Organic
Ingredients Fermented Paleo Wholefood Protein Blend 29.1g (Sprouted Fermented Whole Golden Pea Husk*, Whole Sacha Inchi*, Fermented Spirulina*, Fermented Spinach*, Fermented Sweet Potato*, Fermented Pumpkin Seed*, Fermented Sunflower seed*, Fermented Flaxseed*, Fermented Millet*, Fermented Quinoa* & Fermented Chia*, <0.05% Molasses added for the fermentation process>).Natural Vanilla Organic Lucuma Blend 900mg (Natural Vanilla Flavour, Organic Lucuma*, Stevia*) *Certified Organic
Keep Life Simple did not get paid to write this review.
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