Thursday, August 25, 2016

PlantFusion Vegan Protein Review and Giveaway

I am always happy to share helpful information and great product finds... PlantFusion Vegan Protein certainly fits here!

I first became familiar with PlantFusion vegan protein powder a couple of years ago when I won a giveaway and eagerly chose a tub of Cookies N' Creme as my prize. Until then I had been only using whey powders, and this lucky introduction to a vegan powder opened my mind about protein powders completely.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when I received a parcel with a few different PlantFusion samples inside... and now I am happy to be able to share them with you.  PlantFusion is offering to give one lucky reader her/his choice of one of the 3 products they sent me.

Disclosure:  I did not pay for the samples and the opinions expressed are my own.

Let me tell you about them to pique your interest.


First, I have to tell you that this Vanilla Bean flavor is, honestly, the best vanilla protein powder that I have ever tasted!  In my opinion, the truest test of the taste is to mix the powder with either plain water or a neutral unsweetened almond milk... this Vanilla Bean passed the taste test with flying colors and as sure as I am that it would be good with fruit or veggies blended into it too... I have not done that. I love it just the way it is!  Why mess with perfection after all?

PlantFusion is free of all the major food allergens such as eggs, milk, fish, crustacean shelfish, wheat, soy and tree nuts.  Whew!  It also contains no GMO ingredients.  It is made from a blend of pea protein isolate, artichoke protein, organic sprouted amaranth powder, and organic sprouted quinoa powder, providing 4,500 mg BCAAs, and a proprietary blend of enzymes.

This is my choice for a pre-workout or pre-run shake.  Delcious, filling and nutritious... a whopping 21 g of protein in only 120 calories per serving.   The Complete Protein samples come in individual packets.   Read all about it and available flavors here.

PlantFusion PHOOD

Of course because it is PlantFusion, it is made from 100% plant sources and it has none of the common allergens... no soy, no gluten, no dairy, no animal products, and no GMOs. And Phood is more than a protein powder... it is a complete meal because of 8 key essentials: plant based proteins, cruciferous vegetables, high fiber, digestive enzymes, organic whole food vitamins, probiotics, healthy omega fats, and energy-boosting superfoods.

The Phood samples come in individual packets.  I love this Chocolate Carmel !  It is truly delicious... I use it mixed with almond milk or coconut milk when I want a meal in a hurry and I also like to use it a little more creatively... recently we had  Chocolate Carmel Cherry Nice Cream for breakfast.  Oh yes we did!

I blended a frozen banana with a cup of frozen cherries and a packet of Phood along with 2 tablepsoons of almond milk in my food processor, just till smooth... and then divided it into 2 bowls and topped them with...

chocolate chips, shredded coconut and whole cherries for him...

chocolate chips, pecans, and whole cherries for me.

If you don't have someone you want to share this with, put the second serving into the freezer and enjoy later. Honestly, this is fabulous!  I think next time I will blend everything but the cherries and then add them and puls a bit... that way there will be pieces of cherry throughout.

Because Phood is a complete meal, it has a higher calorie count...more carbs,and a bit more fat than the protein powders have, and 18g of protein. Learn more about PHOOD and available flavors here.


The flavor I received is called Vanilla Chai and although I do like it just as is, I have been blending it with fruit on days I want more carbs in  my shake. Bluberries are great, as are bananas and mixed berries... the fruit compliments the flavor quite nicely and I really enjoy it.  The 'chai' offers a dash of spiciness.

Again, this powder has none of the common allergens... no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no animal products, no GMOs.

It is made from a blend of organic pea protein, organic sprouted amaranth, organic sprouted quinoa and organic flax seed.  It also contains fermented sprouted millet, lentil, flax and chia, along with a proprietary enzyme blend.

I also like to make what I call cookie dough with this particular powder.  Basically I mix a scoop of the Organic Plant Protein with 3-4 Tbs of almond or coconut milk till it is crumbly like a lumpy drop cookie dough, and then I go crazy with added toppings... nuts, nut butters, chocolate chips, coconut shreds, raisins, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and sometimes a bit more of the milk...

This has become a favorite breakfast or even afternoon snack.  There is 20g of protein in each serving and only 120 calories. The Organic Plant Protein sample comes in a tub.   You can read more about this product and available flavors here.

Now, let's talk about the giveaway...

UPDATE... this giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified and has contacted me.  Thanks for your entries!

PlantFusion will give a single winner, her/his choice of one of the thress samples that they sent to me... the winner chooses the flavor.

This giveaway is for U.S. residents only and the sample pack, as described above, will be shipped directly to the winner from PlantFusion.  I will collect shipping information from the winner and pass along to my contact at PlantFusion for arrangement of delivery.

All entries must be via the Rafflecopter form below.

There is only 1 mandatory entry. You must leave a comment on this post and indicate that you have done so in the Rafflecopter form. 

The winner will be contacted by email afer the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours after I send the email to respond and claim the prize.If that person has not given an email address for contact, or does not email me back within the 48 hour time frame, I will have to choose a different winner.  Make sure I can contact you if you want to win.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Now, if you like,  you can order a $10 sample kit from the PlantFusion web site.  And you can also enter to win 2 tubs of the new PlantFusion LEAN + a big prize pack at 


  1. I like to use protein in smoothies

  2. Plant Fusion is one of my favorites! I've never tried that chocolate caramel flavor, though!

  3. I mostly use protein powders in smoothies. I'd like to experiment with baked goods.

  4. I love Plant Fusion. I'm vegan so I appreciate that it is plant based. I used the Chocolate in my most recent smoothie creation (with almond milk, peanut butter and blueberries! Yum!)!

  5. I use protein powders to supplement a snack in my food plan - usually as the main protein in my one of six meals a day.

  6. I use protein powders in smoothies after my hot morning runs! They always taste so yummy.

  7. I've not tried this brand before. I often use them in baked goods.

  8. That chai powder has me intrigued! And the banana and cherry concoction looks heavenly ;-)

  9. This powder looks amazing, I usually use it in a protein drink!

  10. I've never heard of this brand before! I'll have to check it out!

  11. Mainly smoothies and smoothie bowls!

  12. I love plant-based protein. It's so hard to find ones without soy.

  13. I usually use them post-workout in a smoothie or mixed with yogurt. Sometimes I make a protein spread with them. I've been meaning to try pancakes, but I always forget haha.

  14. I usually use protein powders in a post-workout snack, whether I mix it into yogurt or make a mug cake or protein nice cream!

  15. I actually have some of this sitting on my counter right now!

  16. I use them in breakfast or post workout smoothies. I probably only use them 2-3 times a week preferring to get my protein from real foods, but they are great when I am in a hurry!

  17. There is a dairy free cookies and cream protein powder out there? SO glad to hear that, thank you for sharing! I have a dairy allergy so it's hard to find good tasting powders.

  18. I am a Monday-Friday smoothie queen! The hubby insists there be bacon on the weekends! LOL! I only use plant based protein but I have not tried this one- nice giveaway!

  19. Yummmm! Plant Fusion rocks!
    I loved the Phood samples I won months ago. Hope to win again! ;)

  20. In smoothies. Love it .rhis,sounds great and would love to try

  21. All of this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing - the dishes look rather decadent for being so healthy. :) I'm a sucker for a good vanilla bean flavor, yum!

  22. I've never heard of Plant Fusion before, will have to keep a look out for them!

  23. i like adding them to smoothies or oatmeal :-)

  24. I love using it in smoothies and would like to also try making my own protein bars! :] Thanks for the giveaway!


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