It has been an incredible experience to be given the opportunity to be able to product review samples from the Goddess Nutrition team before the products were on sale. I contacted the company and was blown away by the service that was given to me about product testing and reviews.
The lovely ladies in the team have constantly been in contact with me about the flavours and the products that were available to review for them. Although I was asked for the three flavoured products that I would like try I was sent two of their protein products and four of their meal replacements.
The products that have been product tested include two lean protein powders and four meal replacements. The main concern for myself was whether the products were suitable for a Gluten Free diet. This is essential as the majority of protein powders on the market do contain gluten and wheat meaning that those who do want to take protein powders are limited to the flavours and brands they can consume. With this being said every Goddess Nutrition sample is gluten free and suitable for gluten free diets.
After trying both the lean protein powders that were sent to sample I can hand on heart say that you would not know that the flavours are gluten free. The flavours are so true to the actual taste and are great with both milk and water. Furthermore, the samples that were sent were packaged in 30 gram packets which when on the go are incredibly helpful as you just have to pour in either milk or water.
The flavours of the protein powders that are available on the website to purchase include Strawberries and Cream, Belgian Chocolate, Banana Marshmallow, Coconut Ice Cream and Vanilla.
After trying the Strawberries and Cream and the Belgian Chocolate, I can definitely say that I will be purchasing these flavour again. I find it great that it is possible to buy the 30 gram packets as well as the 1 kilogram in a tub as well. I find this super handy as you are able to try the products in a smaller version without having to commit into a large tub before the product has been tried.
As a huge fan of strawberries and cream it was only natural that that particular flavour was chosen to be tested. This particular protein powder was combine with milk instead of water. This is a personal opinion as I generally prefer to mix protein powders with milk due to the taste. However, the second protein powder was combined with water just to be able to indicate whether milk did have an effect on the taste of the powder and it can be said that this is completely untrue.
The second flavour of protein powder that I had been supplied with was the Belgian Chocolate. As a person with an incredibly sweet tooth I do prefer my powders to have a sweeter taste to them so that I am able to enjoy consuming them a lot more. Again with the Belgian Chocolate flavours protein powder I can honestly say that the flavours are true to the description and do not waver when they are mixed with either milk or water.
Overall, it can be said that I will be purchasing the protein powders again due to overall enjoyment and taste of the protein themselves. I feel that if you tend to buy a large tub of protein powder and get a quarter of the way through and decide that you don’t like the flavour any more the 30 gram sample packets are a great way to decide the flavours that you like the most and they also travel well when placed in bags as they do not take up much room at all. This means that instead of having to spend time measuring out the protein you are able to consume the product as soon as your workout has finished. Finally, I have personally noticed that protein powders generally need to be mixed thoroughly in a shaker with a mixing ball however it is possible to place the liquid into the shaker and then pour the powder on top which meant that the protein wasn’t stuck completely at the bottom of the shaker.
The Goddess Nutrition team also sent me four meal replacements to try out. The flavours that I was supplied with to try include Chocolate Brownie, Cookie Dough, Gingerbread Cupcake and also Raspberry Cheesecake. I found the Cookie Dough and Chocolate Brownie flavours of the meal replacements the nicest. Although, all the flavours are enjoyable, I personally found that the these two flavours were not as sweet as the others. They are all amazing flavours that really are true to the their flavours that are stated on the packets. Again like the Lean Protein Powders the meal replacements were supplied in 30 gram packs which again is super helpful when on the go.
The Chocolate Brownie meal replacement was one of my favourites as the flavour was so true to the explanation as well as the texture of the meal replacement being extremely smooth. I generally find that meal replacements that are mixed when needed can become bitty and feel powdery when drinking the meal replacement.
I found the Gingerbread Cupcake and the Raspberry Cheesecake a lot sweeter than the Chocolate Brownie flavour. I still found them enjoyable to drink however, I personally would not be able to be able to consume a 1KG Tub of meal replacement. I find the sachets so convenient throughout the day as they can be made up with both milk and water. I find that they are super convenient at University as I can place one of the sachets in my bag in the morning and be able to make up the meal replacement when I am studying which means that I do not spend time and money snacking of sweets, crisps and chocolate. I find that the meal replacements are extremely filling and I find that I am not snacking as much throughout the day when I have consumed a meal replacement.
With these I make sure that throughout the week when I have been consuming the meal replacements I have been leaving two days of proper food in between each day that I have consumed the meal replacements. This was to ensure that I was able to decide for myself if they were as filling as I had thought they would be and I can honestly say they are incredibly filling. The days that I didn’t consume a meal replacement I found myself snacking a lot more on unhealthy options throughout the day.
I am going to finish this post with a massive thank you to the Goddess Nutrition Team for supplying me with the 6 products they have been a massive support with this blog post and I will continue to provide reviews for the company.