A small while ago, I received my first ever batch of ONNIT Hemp Force Protein.
As I do with my product reviews, I take a good, long look at the packaging. Picturing an item on the shelf in a supplement or grocery store, does it pop out to me when it’s surrounded by other products that fall in the same category.
Well if this product were on the shelves and I was in the market, I would pick it based on the packaging, every time. It’s matte black color scheme (or matte white on the Vanilla Acai flavor) sticks out with contemporary and appealing labeling of the proteins features placed tastefully around the front of the packaging. One thing in particular that I found very favorable was the size of ONNIT’s logo on the packaging. It is incredibly small and takes up almost no space. You would likely miss it with all the nutritional facts around the cover. It reinstates my belief in the ONNIT company that they truly are worried about the product’s quality, not promoting their own name. If you like it, buy it, if you don’t, then so be it.
When it came to the product itself, the review became a bit difficult.
I will begin with the cons. Now, don’t take these as gospel and everyone has their own opinion but these are things that struck me, albeit little things.
The container itself is quite small. That isn’t too big a deal but it is I was hoping it was contrasted with a high protein count. Instead, for every 3 scoops, it contains 15 grams of protein. It would take three times the amount of scoops to equal the amount of two from normal protein. I suggest you use this as an equal ingredient to a healthy and daily shake, perhaps using the ONNIT provided recipe below.
The trade off for the minimal protein count however? Health. You know you are getting a superior product with this powder, but I will delve in to that later.
Two small things that are less cons than they are personal preferences, are the size of the scooper and the content of chunks in the blended shake. Given the small mouth of the container, it may be hard to get the scooper back in with the lid closed. Also, no matter how hard I blended the powder, their was a bit of pulp and chunks in it, but again, I am being factual here, not biased. Some people buy extra pulp orange juice every day and can’t get enough while some simply don’t care either way, the chunks — and scooper — are hardly big problems.
Now that the cons are out of the way, the pros.
The taste. The taste. The taste.
If you buy this protein because the ChocoMaca taste sounds appealing, then you won’t be disappointed. The flavor is a rich mixture of cocoa and a hint of coffee-esque flavoring which, coming from a person who absolutely despises the taste of coffee, is saying something in that I really enjoyed the taste. Mixed with only peanut butter and milk on my second shake, I forgot that I made the conscious effort to buy a healthier shake and just enjoyed it until my shaker cup was empty.
Once its gone, you don’t feel like you just ate a full meal. You are satisfied, but it feels like you just fueled up the flesh-covered bones and organs that is your body. Think of it like an energy drink without the health risks. Your eyes are now open and it is time to tackle the next task. With this added energy comes a lack of the negative side effects of a thick and hearty shake. No overly full stomach. You are full with the Hemp FORCE protein shake but you aren’t ready to submit and take a nap.
The added benefits of the Hemp FORCE protein powder are the ingredients. With substantial ingredients of Omegas 3/6/9, a boost of fiber, and the use of organic ingredients, while eliminating common allergens such as gluten and dairy, the powder surely does its job to provide your life with a delicious and nutritious ingredient to incorporate with your shakes.
Here is an ONNIT recipe for your ONNIT Hemp FORCE protein:
- 3 Scoops Hemp FORCE
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter (may sub other nut butter)
- 1 banana
- 8oz Rice or Hemp Milk
- 8 oz water
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