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Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review

04/03/2020

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Finding a good protein supplement these days is like finding your barbell racked with the exact weight you were planning on lifting.

In other words:

Fucking rare.

Most supplements these days contain so much shit in it, you wonder if it was made in a scientific lab by a 2 year old during messy play.

For a long time, Bulk Powders have been one of my ‘go-to’ supplement brands and I’ve spent a fair amount of change with them.

Having consumed grotesque amounts of their High Protein Cookies and Complete Breakfast Smoothie (both awesome products, mind you), I decided to give a more traditional, non-sexy (especially ’cause it’s vegan) supplement a go. 

Enter Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein Powder.

As someone who tries to base my diet around more natural, ‘clean’ ingredients, this product resonated well with me as it aims to strike the same sentiment.

But how does it hold out?

Without further ado, let’s get into the review.

Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review

Product Overview

The Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder comes packed with 23g of protein, 3.6g of carbs, 2.1g of fat and only 130 calories per serving.

If that wasn’t enough:

Not only is the ingredient list on the minimal side, it is also suitable for and free from:

· Vegetarians

· Vegans

· Gluten Free

· Dairy

· Lactose

· Soya

· Artificial Sweeteners

So far, so good!

The Vegan Protein Blend comes in 9 different flavours such as: Apple Strudel, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, White Chocolate Coconut and more.

In this review, I’ll be testing out the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavour.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein powder are pretty damn great.

Similar to their Vegan Mass Gainer, it’s a simple, no bullshit kind of make-up with an excellent set of vegan protein sources.

Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review - Ingredients

With the various protein sources combined, this protein powder provides your body with all of the essential amino acids it needs to repair and build new muscle tissue. 

Check out the full nutritional overview below:

per 35g Servingper 100g
Calories130kcal371kcal
Fat (of which saturates)2.1g (0.5g)6.1g (1.3g)
Carbohydrates (of which sugars)3.6g (0.5g)10.3g (1.55g)
Fibre2.3g6.6g
Protein22.9g65.5g
Salt0.46g1.32g
DigeZyme105mg300mg

If the macros weren’t impressive enough, Bulk Powders have really pulled out all the stops to ensure that this product is of the highest quality and for it to contain little to no artificial flavours or sweeteners.

Below is the ingredients list for the Chocolate Peanut butter flavour.

· V+™ Protein Blend; Trademark blend consisting of Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Flaxseed Powder and Quinoa Flour.

· Cocoa Powder;

· Natural Flavouring;

· Sunflower Lecithin; Made from dehydrating a sunflower and used as an emulsifier to improve the texture of the supplement. Boasts numerous health benefits.

· Stevia Extract; A natural sweetener with no calories.

· Xanthan Gum; A common food additive and also added to supplements to improve overall texture.

· DigeZyme® Enzyme Complex; Proprietary blend of Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase and Lipase designed to help break down protein, carbohydrate, cellulose and fat in order to aid digestion and improve absorption of nutrients.

Overall,

The ingredients are simple and honest, and there are no hidden chemicals or other artificial crap that might throw you off!

Taste and Texture

The taste of Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein is pretty spot on (as in, you can certainly taste a mix of chocolate and peanut).

With that said, 

Although the powder is sweetened with stevia, it doesn’t taste too sweet like some other powders on the market might taste like, nor does it leave a foul after taste in your mouth, which is arguably down to the simple ingredients.

Mixing the powder either with milk or water goes down a real treat (although I’m partial to a bit of almond milk), so its natural versatility will ensure you can get both a good hit of protein and satisfy your taste buds #winning.

Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review - Blended

In terms of the mixability, I found this to be excellent too. Giving it a quick whizz by hand in a protein shaker or blender pretty much left no nasty lumps which was awesome.

I’ve tried and tested a fair few protein shakes over the years and there’s nothing worse than having to go through your own Bushtucker Trial and chew through lumps of chalk-like protein powder.

Grim.

Finally:

The Chocolate Peanut flavour has a smooth, rich finish laying the foundation of a fantastic tasting protein supplement, as it’s all too common among existing vegan protein powders to taste like you’re drinking sand.

Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review - Mixability and Finish

Awesome stuff!

Effectiveness

As mentioned already,

With Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein coming packed with five premium plant-based protein sources, you will be fuelling your body with essential muscle-building amino acids.

The fact that this protein powder also contains 23g of cruelty-free protein really helps it hold its own among heavyweight powders out there which boasts casein and/or whey in its ingredient list.

Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Review - Effectiveness

I found that drinking Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein Powder after training really helped ease my DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) the following day in the same way any other non-vegan powder could.

But the best part was…

I didn’t experience any bloating or excess gas either which was a bonus! 

If that wasn’t enough:

If you’re on a cut, the low calorie content will help keep your waistline in check.

As a busy Londoner, I don’t always have the time of day to sit and enjoy meals where I often drink a lot of my calories to compensate (see our Huel reviews here and here).

However, as I slowly transition to a cutting phase, having a low calorie content means I can get a decent amount of protein in my diet without unnecessarily adding calories.

All in all,

This protein powder does exactly what it says on the tin and is a reliable supplement to have stocked in your cupboard.

Value for Money

Bulk Powders’ Vegan Protein Powder provides good value for money with a 1kg pouch setting you back £24.99.

This works out to be around 83p per serving (roughly 30 servings in total) which positions it a lot better than some of the more premium brands out there.

If you’re looking for even better value, you can get this protein powder for 70p serving (if you purchase a 2.5kg pouch for £49.99 which provides around 70 servings).

This works out slightly better as they currently offer free delivery on all orders over £49.

Whilst we appreciate these still might not be cheap for most, the good news is Bulk Powders offer a range of frequent discount codes and savings which you can take full advantage by visiting our Bulk Powders deal page.

Final Verdict

Overall,

This product is a great protein supplement that doesn’t skimp on quality.

Not only does it have a pronounceable ingredient list, but its excellent protein content, low calories and all round superior taste/mixability make it one of the best I’ve tried.

Either way,

I’d highly recommend this if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to some of the more established protein blends out there.

Buy Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder

You can purchase the Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder by heading to the official Bulk Powders website.

Before doing so, however, it’s worth checking our Bulk Powders offers and deals page first to save some extra bob!

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Have you tried it before?

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