Vitally Vegan Protein Review
Who are they?
They are a fairly new small company, but I am absolutely confident that they will become a big hit when more people become aware of the issues plastic causes to the environment and animals.
This company is proud to be a supporter of World Land Trust (WLT) which is a charity that protects the world’s most biologically threatened habitats. I am not going to go into the details because it’s not the point of this article.
Why are they the best?
Because they came with an amazing idea. And after seeing their website, I thought to myself: “Why is everyone not doing this?”
Is it really so difficult to put a powdered product in a paper bag? Sugar and flour manufacturers have been doing it for years!
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, so here is my Vitally Vegan unboxing:
I was very impressed with the recycled paper shavings 🙂
The proteins fit nicely in so they don’t rattle or move in transit 🙂
This is what it looks like on my shelf 🙂 I ordered a Protein Bundle, which gets you a lovely jar, really cool coconut shell scoop and one bag of protein (or two) – 600g in your chosen flavour: They have 6:
- Chocolate & Cononut
- Salted Caramel
- Forest Fruits
- Chocolate & Orange
The bundle will set you back £39.95 and any additional re-fill bag will be £29.95.
- Energy 112 kcal
- Carbohydrates 7.4 g
- Protein 20g
- Fat 0.4 g
- Fibre 0.6 g
Every serving of this protein will also give you a 100% recommended daily intake (RDI) of B12.
- Pea Protein Isolate + White Hemp – this is what apparently makes the protein so easy to mix which I have to agree with, this powder is amazingly easy to mix and it’s so fluffy 🙂 Pea protein is incredibly beneficial for blood flow and overall heart health. These two proteins are also complete which means they contain all 9 essential amino acids human body needs.
- Maca Root – is supposed to increase libido, energy and endurance, also decreasing anxiety.
- Acai Berry – rich in antioxidants. May improve brain health.
- Matcha Green Tea – very popular superfood that is supposed to reduce cell damage and prevent chronic disease
- Sweeteners – these proteins are naturally sweetened with stevia plant which has zero calories and doesn’t affect insulin. Blueberry flavour also contains a freeze – dried blueberry powder.
- Seagreens – Kelp, Brown algae and Bladderwrack. Don’t worry, you won’t get the sea flavour. I didn’t even know the product contain these ingredients until checking the label. They are rich in various vitamins and minerals.
Taste, Taste, Taste!
It all comes down to the taste after all. All this sustainability babble would be completely pointless if the stuff tasted horrible. Well, luckily, it tastes absolutely amazing! I have the coconut and salted caramel and cannot get enough of them.
I do, however, prefer the salted caramel, the coconut flavour is not coconutty enough for me 🙂 But that could just be because I am a crazy coconut addict and require a very strong coconut flavour.
The powder is really fine, so it makes the shaking a dream, you don’t even need the shaker ball. I prefer to mix mine with plant milk but water is OK, too. They do have a slight pea protein aftertaste, if mixed with water. BUT it’s the mildest aftertaste out there.
Vitally Vegan also have an excellent loyalty program where you get £10 off when you refer a friend.
You can also collect points for absolutely anything from buying a product to writing a review or just having a birthday 🙂 After my first order, I already have enough points to get £5 off for next time 🙂
And I have amazing news! Anytime you use my affiliate link and use code silvie10 at the checkout, you will get 10% OFF EVERY TIME YOU ORDER, this is not just a one time offer. (I will earn a small commission, too 🙂
The Plastic Issue
Now, I do realise this is a little more than your average MyProtein price where you can pick up a cheap bag of protein for as little as £15 if you use their continuous sale and discount codes. And if this is something you want to do, that’s perfectly fine, but let me tell you this.
Every single plastic protein powder pouch is a Plastic Grade number 7!!! What does that mean? You cannot even hope to recycle it. Not to mention the BPA (xenoestrogen – endocrine disruptor, simply described as hormonally active agent) problem of seeping into the food and drinks.
I would definitely suggest checking whether a pouch of your favourite protein contains a “NO BPA” disclaimer. There is another thing you can look for and it’s initials PLA next to the recycling symbol. If you do find this, it means that the bag is compostable which is slightly better. At least you know it’s not toxic. Even though you might not have a compost at home, these packages will disintegrate eventually.
But even grade 1 or 2 recyclable plastics are causing a problem. We have so much plastic, that the recycling facilities can’t catch up with the amount and we end up shipping the excess plastic off to Asia, where it ends up as landfill So I made the choice. I ditched it altogether.
The best about Vitally Vegan:
- The proteins are really fine powder which makes it incredibly easy to shake
- Not gritty at all
- Only a slight pea protein aftertaste
- Best to mix with plant milk but water is OK too
- Paper bag
- Lovely jar and coconut shell scoop, looks awesome on my shelf (definitely better than a horrible looking plastic pouch)
- Great customer service (email, Instagram) – you can tell that these people really care, they are not a corporation
- Regular deals
- Loyalty program
- Recipes on their website, they also send you some through email 🙂
- Order by 3:30 PM for next day delivery
- They do meal replacements too
- Ok I did find one 🙂 Free delivery is over £49 so if you are just buying a refill, you have to pay £3.95 BUT you can always order more and less often 🙂
Let me know whether you tried, I can’t wait for the comments