You know my search for tasty and natural vegan protein powders has been going on for a while. Well okay, not entirely natural as I’ve tried the natural hemp protein powders and I couldn’t stand the taste but as natural as can be considering protein powders aren’t that natural, as in you won’t find them growing on trees exactly and I know when you look at the ingredients on these bags it’s extracts and such but I try to still find things that aren’t filled with crap. I know you guys get what I mean… Okay Maddie, enough blabbering.
I’ve searched far and wide for the perfect one, the one that just takes it to a new level and I think, I think I might’ve found it. Enter Form Nutrition! Form Nutrition has been popping up here and there on social media, lots of fitness influencers have been using this brand and you can tell this company is pushing hard to get the top of the top to use their product. Incredible ladies who I look up to like Zanna van Dijk, Venetia Falconer and Shona Vertue have been singing their praises and if it’s good enough for these ladies, I was pretty sure it would be good enough for me.
Carol at the gym was already trying out the Performance Protein with Chocolate Peanut flavour!!! How good does that sound? It’s like my favourite smoothie but in protein powder form. Talk about meant to be. Anyway, she heard me asking about Form Nutrition and kindly enough brought a sample for me to try and I thought it was really tasty and decided to order it and give it a go.
I was trying Missfits Nutrition as you guys know but I just wasn’t quite convinced. Since I train a lot I thought the Performance Protein sounded something more up my street. Call me a bit superficial but the entire brand appealed to me a lot more than Missfits. It’s funny how branding does that!
I ended up ordering the same protein with same flavour as Carol and am now on my second bag and I love it. In comparison to a lot of other brands, the two recommended scoops they tell you to use for a shake or smoothie contains 30g of protein, that’s a lot! I use protein powders because I’ve become smoothie obsessed and the protein powder helps to bulk it up and make me feel fuller for longer. It makes it easier to maintain a plant based diet whilst still getting that little extra boost of protein. I’m not at all obsessed with protein but I do notice it makes me more full, otherwise I could eat forever hehe.
They claim on the packaging that their protein powder is supposedly helpful for other things such as increased immunity (thanks to probiotics in the powder), aiding recovery (with Curcumin C3, an ingredient in turmeric and BioPerine, which is an extract from black pepper) and muscle growth and repair (with BCAAs, I’ve read and heard very mixed things about the effectiveness of BCAAs). It all sounds well and good but to be honest I don’t know if it actually does this for me. At the end of the day it tastes good, the ingredients are good considering how jam packed the protein powder market is of absolute rubbish. I don’t think this protein powder is a miraculous solution to the world of nutrition but it is a good addition if you’re looking for something to boost your nutrition game with.
Another massive bonus which I really love about this company is their collaboration with Family Feeding Fund at Bansang Hospital in Gambia. This collaboration means that with every product purchased Form donates a meal to a family. How amazing is that? I know a protein company won’t save the world but I love supporting companies who want to make a difference in the world with their business because why not? They have a power to make a massive difference.
I’m quite tempted to try their other protein powders and flavours but at the same time I can’t get myself to give up my chocolate peanut one. It’s sooooo tasty. I really wasn’t a fan of chocolate protein powders a while ago so this is something which still surprises me when I write it. What I would say is that I something miss having a vanilla protein powder as it’s a bit more versatile but I can’t justify stocking up on loads of different flavours so for now the chocolate one will do and I really love it so I’m not complaining!
Have you guys tried Form Nutrition? What do you think of it? x