Vitally Vegan Protein Review

Vitally Vegan Protein Review

Vitally Vegan

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 πŸ™‚

The proteins fit nicely in so they don’t rattle or move in transit πŸ™‚

This is what it looks like on my shelf πŸ™‚ 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:

  • Coconut
  • Chocolate & Cononut
  • Salted Caramel
  • Blueberry
  • Forest Fruits
  • Chocolate & Orange

The bundle will set you back Β£39.95 and any additional re-fill bag will be Β£29.95.


Nutritional Information

Per 30g:

  • 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.


Ingredients

  • Pea Protein Isolate + White HempΒ – 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 πŸ™‚ 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 BerryΒ – rich in antioxidants. May improve brain health.
  • Matcha Green TeaΒ – very popular superfood that is supposed to reduce cell damage and prevent chronic disease
  • Sweeteners –Β 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.
  • SeagreensΒ  – 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 πŸ™‚ 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.


Loyalty Program

Vitally Vegan also have an excellent loyalty program where you get Β£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 πŸ™‚ After my first order, I already have enough points to get Β£5 off for next time πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚


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 Β£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.


Conclusion

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 πŸ™‚
  • Order by 3:30 PM for next day delivery
  • They do meal replacements too

Cons:

  • NONE
  • Ok I did find one πŸ™‚ Free delivery is over Β£49 so if you are just buying a refill, you have to pay Β£3.95 BUT you can always order more and less often πŸ™‚

Let me know whether you tried, I can’t wait for the comments

xxx



4 thoughts on “Vitally Vegan Protein Review”

  • Hi Silvie,

    Please don’t shout at me, but also hailing from the UK, I am a meat-lover, and I enjoy my “3 servings a day” (well 1 or 2 actually, as I’m actually an oats and eggs breakfast kind of person, and I do eat fish every-now-and-then).

    I completely respect your views and opinions, but going totally meat-free will never be for me.

    With that said, I think I’ve mentioned to you before that I also drink a vegan protein shake.

    My reason for this is simply that milk doesn’t seem to agree with me.

    I’ve tried traditional pea protein and rice protein before , but was completely horrified by the taste. However, I’m always willing to give something new a go, especially based on recommendations.

    I will admit that you saying that it has “slight pea taste” does have me a little but worried (I just don’t ever want to go through the exeperience of pure unflavoured pea protein ever again), but I’ll trust your judgement. Nothing ventured nothing gained I guess.

    The list of ingredients and the overall protein content seems very good, and to be honest, price has never really bothered me.

    I’ve typically always believed in “you get what you pay for”, so I never mind spending a few extra pennies if I know I’m getting quality.

    All-in-all, Vitally Vegan products look great and they have a great range of flavours too. Admittedly, I always go with chocolate. This is basically because I am a chocolate lover, but I had to give it up at the same time I gave up all dairy products – Sad Times, LOL.

    A great review Silvie and I know enough now to trust your opinons.

    Partha

    • Hi Partha it’s always lovely to hear from you. Eating meat is everyone’s choice I just saw enough cruelty and it makes me quite sad to know the fact that rainforest has been cut down for cows to roam or crops to be planted to feed the cows. Also, the the amount of waste water and where it goes πŸ™ but we all have different views, you are doing your bit by not drinking dairy and the only thing we have to do as a society is to do something πŸ™‚ However little it is.

      Vitally Vegan does it all and I especially love the no plastic policy. There is very few big companies that are bothered about this and the huge corporations are the biggest problem, they have to change how things are done se the other ones follow and I do believe Vitally Vegan is on an amazing journey to do that.

      Now, about the taste, I have to mention the slight after taste because it’s not whey, after all, so I didn’t really want to promise people that it tastes just like why πŸ™‚ because it doesn’t.
      Also, I believe that the fact that it’s very fine and smooth really helps the taste because most of them are gritty and weirdly textured. I know that everyone is different and maybe I am just getting used to vegan shakes and their taste but I have to 100% agree with you and say that I would never touch unflavoured protein powder, it’s absolutely horrid πŸ˜€

      Vitally Vegan’s flavours are awesome a I literally look forward to the shake, it’s basically the only reason to work out πŸ˜€

      Thanks for great comment as always xxx

  • Not to mention, Vitally Vegan are just NICE. I ordered a started bundle and another flavour and jar of the complete meal replacement powders ( so three bags and two glass jars) and they sent me a third glass jar as ‘they thought I could use it’. What nice people, I’m sticking with them.

    • Yes!!! Tell me about it! What an excellent point! As an affiliate I keep getting asked If my stash of protein is still OK and I got an awesome hoodie too! What an amazing bunch of people x

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