By Athlete Ambassador, Kyle Nesbitt
I’m a carnivore, I eat meat in all forms and enjoy it with a side of salad. Last month I was challenged to try something new, Vegan Protein.
To start, I have been using Whey protein supplements since I started going to the gym three years ago. I have tried many different types and flavors and have found there is a lot of crap out there. Like most of you, I suffer from stomach pains when I eat some supplements, so I am skeptical to try new things.
Back on track here, I started by trying Hammer’s Vegan Protein last month with surprising results. The taste was far superior than my other products as they have used a great flavour of dark chocolate (personal favorite). It mixed well with almond milk and has 20 grams of protein with only 5 grams of carbs. so I thought it was time to compare.
After trialing a few other brands, I found it was the same issues with varying whey proteins. Poor blending, stomach pains and the lasting taste of chalk, are all common problems with some less expensive products.
In the end the only downside I found when comparing Whey vs Vegan was it had a grainier texture, but I found this was with all vegan proteins. I will say though, Hammer was on the better end of that scale. To wrap this up, going forward I will be adding Vegan protein to my shaker bottle on a regular basis.