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Purition shakes review

28-Mar-16

Last updated: 16-Aug-18

By Steve Diederich

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a whole new genre of nutrition coming at you – we have had meal replacement shakes (think Slimfast), recovery shakes, muscle shakes and protein shakes for a long time now… And I have tried to avoid them all. When you looked at the ingredients, smelled or tasted them, you got flashbacks to those nasty sweets you had in the playground when you were a kid. In the past, they were exclusively made of artificial flavours, preservatives, colourants and a range of E-numbers that would ensure that you were still zinging at going-home time.

Move forward to the present day and the world of nutrition has sat up and understood that if you are interested in sport and performance, you may just care about how you fuel yourself. Enter Purition foods. These guys have kicked out all the nasty synthetic stuff and replaced the ingredients with a cocktail of some really powerful natural foods.

Ingredients:

  • Whey protein (Protein !)
  • Linseed (Fibre / Omega 3)
  • Chia + Sesame Seeds (Protein , Fibre, Omega 3)
  • Psyllium Husk (Natural fibre)
  • Nutritional Yeast (Protein, Fibre)
  • Nuts/Freeze dried fruit depending on the flavour (Protein / fibre)
  • Stevia (Natural plant derived sweetener)

You will have got the gist just by looking at the ingredients, these shakes pack a lot of protein, fibre and healthy fats in the form of vegetable oils that earn the prefix “healthy” to the category shakes. They are easy to make. You mix with water, milk, almond, soya or coconut milk, add into cereal or blend in with your smoothie or juice and 30 seconds later you can be wolfing them down.

And talking of flavours, they are available in an eclectic mix: Chocolate, Coconut, Strawberry, Almond, Pistachio, Macadamia & Vanilla. I would really recommend you get one of their sample boxes to work out which flavour will get you out of bed. We tasted four of the above.

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Chocolate

Per 50g: 230 kcals, 15g Fat, 16.9g Protein, 5g Carbs (2.3g sugar), 12.1g Fibre
The Chocolate flavour is perfect if you’re a fan of dark chocolate, it has a slightly bitter, proper-chocolate taste similar to a good dark chocolate with a very mild sweetness. It has only 2.3g of sugar. A great tasting shake, far removed from the standard synthetic-tasting, chocolate-flavoured protein powder.

Verdict: 4.5/5

Coconut

Per 50g: 240 kcals, 15g Fat, 20.5g Protein, 3.9g Carbs (1.4g sugar), 8.6g Fibre
The Coconut flavour retains a strong coconut taste once mixed. It was the perfect amount of sweetness which resembled coconut milk. A unique and delicious tasting shake that would make an excellent addition to a smoothie or mixed with yogurt for a desert-like protein hit.

Verdict: 4/5

Strawberry

Per 50g: 232 kcals, 15g Fat, 19.7g Protein, 5.9g Carbs (2.6g sugar), 8.4g Fibre
The Strawberry flavour is a hit. Whilst it wasn’t particularly strong there was a subtle taste of genuine strawberries that comes from the freeze-dried strawberries used. A good level of sweetness and a refreshing change from the artificial strawberry flavour.

Verdict: 3.5/5

Macadamia & Vanilla

Per 50g: 248 kcals, 17g Fat, 19.6g Protein, 4.3g Carbs (1.3g sugar), 7.8g Fibre
The Macadamia & Vanilla flavour was also pleasant. Whilst neither the macadamia nor vanilla flavour were particularly strong it is still a decent-tasting shake. Like the others, it has not got a sickly sweet flavour and packs a good protein punch with a slightly higher fat content.

Verdict: 3/5

We didn't get the chance to taste the pistachio or almond but here are the ingredients.

Pistachio

Per 50g: 241 kcals, 16g Fat, 20.3g Protein, 5g Carbs (1.5g sugar), 7.9g Fibre

Almond

Per 50g: 240 kcals, 16g Fat, 20.7g Protein, 3.9g Carbs (1.3g sugar), 8g Fibre

Overall

A really impressive product range that tastes true to its (real food) principles. The texture is very different from a standard protein powder as they contain whole seeds, so they may not be quite as smooth as you would expect. However, they are an excellent supplement that can help aid muscle recovery and we were surprised at how they made you feel like you had had a meal.

These aren’t budget level foods as they come in at £22.95 per 500g OR £16.65 per 500g when you buy 3 bags at www.purition.co.uk which is around 10-12 servings, however considering the nutritional content we reckon this is pretty good value for money.

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Jude dayne

08:23 06-11-17

Love the macadamia/vanilla...great to take on long runs,tastes even better when it’s been made and shaken over the miles