For this week’s fitness kit I’ve reviewed, I’ve sampled some Purition protein, seed and superfood blends.
I wasn’t too sure how to refer to Purition for this review: it’s not a traditional protein powder, so what is it?
Purition’s products are powders but they’re more than a protein powder. I guess you could call them whole-food powders? The ingredient list of all four products is short, and all ingredients are completely natural (including pumpkin and sesame seeds, flax and chia seeds, nuts, cacao, fruit and whey). The focus is not only on protein but also on fats and fibre, vitamins and minerals.
The ingredients in Purition whole-food powders are raw and gluten-free (good news for coeliacs) and natural with nothing untoward added at any stage of the process.
There are four products in the Purition range:
BodySculpt (fibre whole-food super-shake containing whey protein)
BodyPro (fibre whole-food super-shake with a higher amount of whey protein)
Superseed Breakfast Smoothie (a whole-food meal replacement)
Superseed (natural super-food blend high in omegas & fibre)
I tried the Superseed (Whey Protein Isolate, Flaxseed, Coconut flour, Almonds, Sunflower kernels, Sesame seed, Chia seed, Cocoa, Pumpkin seed, Inactive Brewers Yeast, Psyllium Husk, Apple Pectin, Soya Lecithin (emulsifier), Steviol glycosides (calorie-free sweetener from the Stevia plant) and BodySculpt (Whey Protein Isolate, Milled Flaxseed, Sunflower Kernels, Almonds, Organic Coconut Flour, Sesame Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cocoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Inactive Brewers Yeast, Psyllium Husk, Apple Pectin and Stevia)
Both were really tasty, delicious and very filling. They come in flavours including chocolate, coconut and pistachio and the combination of seeds and nuts lend them an earthy texture and taste, slightly sweet and with just enough crunch.
I added one serving to cottage cheese with some frozen berries which made a thick, tasty bowl of tastes and textures and filled me up for hours. The other serving got stirred into egg whites and cooked up like a pancake which also worked really well. I did also think about adding it to porridge oats, yum yum!
You could always just mix them with water or another liquid but I don’t like to make things too easy for myself 😉
There are plenty of recipes on the Purition blog including a no-bake slice, and a loaf (yep they can be used for baking). I’m sure you lot could come up with plenty of your own recipes too!
I really recommend Purition if you want a very easy, tasty, healthy way to get extra good fats, fibre and healthy ingredients into your diet.
Thank you for the samples, Purition people!
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.