I tried the Ora Organic plant based protein powder over the past month, and wanted to share my review! I use protein powder in smoothies and to make snacks.
This powder is:
I really enjoy Vanilla protein powders because they are versatile with baking, making treats and adding in any kind of fruit and still maintaining the taste. Ora Organic is pea protein based, and contains a full spectrum of digestive enzymes such as amylase and lactase to support digestion and bioavailability of nutrients, as well as over 20 organic superfoods including but not limited to acai, acerola, and turmeric. It also has a complete amino acid profile. Check out the full ingredient list below.
Ingredients: Organic Pea Protein, Organic Sprouted Rice, Organic Cranberry, Organic Hemp, Organic Sacha Inchi, Organic Sprouted amaranth, Organic Sprouted Quinoa, Organic Acai, Organic Acerola Extract, Organic Apple, Organic Blackberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Broccoli, Organic Coconut, Organic Jerusalem Artichoke, Organic Kale, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Raspberry, Organic Strawberry, Organic Turmeric. Digestive Enzymes: Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase. Other Ingredients: Organic Rice Bran Solubles, Organic Guar, Organic Monk Fruit, Organic Natural Vanilla flavors, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Acacia, Organic Stevia.
The ingredient list looks good and I like how the powder is white rather than green like one of my favorites, Vega. The green comes from Spirulina which is not an ingredient in Ora. While there is stevia in it, it is a small amount and not a noticeable taste. I tried the powder both just with water for a quick start, and as a smoothie with frozen berries and almond milk. Mixed with water, I found it to be a little chalky, and much preferred it in a full all out smoothie! It mixed well with nut butters to make an afternoon snack. One serving is 2 scoops, but I have been stretching it by using one scoop each time. While I initially signed up for a subscription, which saves 20%, I declined the second delivery for now. I will use this powder when I need some variety. I’m interested in trying the chocolate powder that they make which is said to mix well with cold (almond) milk!
Cost: $39.99/650g (subscription)
I used Ora Vanilla Protein powder to make coconut breakfast cookies, which were delicious!!!
Coconut Breakfast Cookies
COCONUT BREAKFAST COOKIES
1 1/2 c unsweetened coconut
½ c almonds
½ c Ora vanilla protein powder
1/4 c pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T coconut oil
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place coconut and almonds into the food processor and process until crumbly.
Add remaining ingredients, and form into balls.
Flatten on cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.