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NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored 2 lb (907 g)

 
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NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (7)
  • Good value (7)
  • Easy to mix (6)
  • Easy to swallow (3)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (5)
  • Chalky consistency (4)
  • Difficult to swallow (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (6)
  • For workouts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Runner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

takes some getting used to the taste

I have been using unflavored whey before trying this and had absolutely no objections to the lack of flavoring. I expected to be fine with the unflavored pea protein thinking as a vegetarian almost...Read complete review

I have been using unflavored whey before trying this and had absolutely no objections to the lack of flavoring. I expected to be fine with the unflavored pea protein thinking as a vegetarian almost my whole life, "health food" is a taste I am used to. Pea protein so far, plain, is almost gag worthy. The texture isn't gritty, it actually absorbs water so that it forms like a sludge if you don't put a lot of liquid in. I want to cut carbs so i don't want to try mixing it with sugar juice. My sister has used it in a fruit shake and says she didn't taste it at all! My boyfriend mixed it in Fresh carrot juice and was happy with the mix (peas and carrots!) I am going to try two tactics, watering it down so much that the taste is very mild...and if that doesn't work, I'm thinking Tomato juice. I am kind of...determined...to make this low cost, high quality, animal friendly protein Work for me.

***UPDATE***I have been drinking a scoop diluted in about 16 ounces of water, half before and half after working out in the morning. I am now completely used to the pea protein taste when it is watered down. I have also started sprinkling small amounts on vegetable stews at dinner time and taste blends easily. Taking the time to get used to it was worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

worst protein powder taste ever

I am a vegetarian and was excited about the idea of a plant-based non-soy protein powder. I have used many protein powder supplements in my life. I don't like many of them because they...Read complete review

I am a vegetarian and was excited about the idea of a plant-based non-soy protein powder. I have used many protein powder supplements in my life. I don't like many of them because they have added flavors, sweeteners or stevia. I tried this product in many different foods and drinks, and it ruined the taste of all of them. I was even trying it in amounts of 1/8 of a scoop. It was terrible in juices, smoothies, even oatmeal. I can usually stomach the taste of "healthy" products, but this was inedible. I guess I'm going back to whey.

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5.0

I LOVE THE TASTE AND THE TEXTURE!

By Catherine The Pirate

from Cleveland, Ohio

describe yourself Workout every day

Pros

  • Easy To Mix
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Tastes Good

Cons

  • Still Feel Hungry

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Dietary Replacement
  • For Workouts

Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

I LOVE THIS!!! I have sensitivities/allergiesto gluten, grain, corn, rice, soy, and dairy and I originally bought this for a meal replacement when I don't have time to eat and get protein. I have to prepare my meals from scratch and I don't always have a kitchen around or time to eat so I figured this would work great. I was worried about the taste and consistency but I needed something so I bought it. I have never been so happy with a protein powder! I used to have whey protein shakes years ago and I hated them. They were gross textured and tasted HORRIBLE! This is perfect! I LOVE IT! I did mix it with frozen berries and it wasn't the best. I understand the gritty texture and taste if you do that but I mix with almond milk and bananas and peanut butter and its awesome! I'm on the 21 Day Fix and I substitute the following containers for this shake: 1 red, 1 yellow substitute(3 times a week for a tasty beverage), 1 tsp, 1 red, 1 purple. The shake is 8oz of sweetened almond milk or 16 oz unsweetened(your yellow substitute), 1 half large banana(I do 1 small), 1 tsp peanut butter, 1 tsp of honey(instead of putting it in my tea), 1 orange container filled with ground flaxseeds, and 1 1/2 scoops of pea protein powder. You can either put a few pieces of ice for a cold, dense smoothie or you can put a lot of ice in it for a milkshake. You can also add cinnamon or cocoa powder to make it flavored. I also sometimes take a chai tea bag and make a small amount of tea and ice it down and then pour the cold tea into the smoothie with cinnamon for a chai milkshake. I would eat this all day every day but it doesn't fill me up like meat does. But it's GREAT if you want to do it pre/post workout with the branched chain amino acids and if you're on the go. If you follow my recipe (even if you arent on the 21 day fix) you will love this powder! You don't have to use exact portions. Just do what you like. I would avoid fruit other than bananas with this. Berries don't mix well. It brings out the texture and the flavor is mild but it clashes with the berries. Maybe strawberry banana would be good. Whoever said this tastes horrible is not a good source to rely on. I hope you enjoy this! I bought 4 tubs of it after the first smoothie I made because I love it so much!

 
5.0

Perfect for my very CLEAN needs

By Sue

from Hendersonville, NC

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Mix
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement
    • During Illness

    Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

    Perfect for my current needs of needing a morning meal replacement that excludes dairy, soy, sugar/ artificial sugar, corn products and GMO's. On my second canister and could not be more pleased.

     
    5.0

    i do buy it again.

    By t.gh.colorado

    from denver.co

    describe yourself Fill Me Up And Protein Ha, Homemaker, Vegetarian

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • During Illness
      • For Workouts

      Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

      I was looking for a Protein supplement becaue I am not eating animal products except one kind of european cheese and organic brown eggs, and my hair was falling down, I am glad that Doctor Oz, recommended Pea Protein in his TV programme , then I was looking for it and I found this one and I like it and also, I believe in drugstore.com to carry
      the stuff I like and need good prices and compatible
      therefore, I started to shop this and till now, no complaint ...thanks.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It is what it is.

      By Veggie Jenn

      from Eastern shore MD

      describe yourself Compassionate Vegetarian

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • No Extra Junk Added

      Cons

      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

      • In Flavored Beverages

      Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

      Let me first state this product is exactly what it claims to be an no more, or less. They didn't add anything to the pea protein to make it taste not like concentrated pea protein. This was actually what I had been looking for- a great source of vegetarian, non GMO, protein without all the unnecessary stuff.

      The problem for me, is now that I have it, I'm having trouble finding things that will mask the pea flavor. Added to home made soup it is not bad. The size of the scoop is larger than I'm used to ( I had been using whey protein prior, but was uneasy about it because of all the added flavoring, and I didn't know how the cows were treated where they sourced the whey... I know, I know... I'm THAT health nut) and because you need to use more to get a serving size it makes drinks undrinkable if you add two scoops. Because I am a vegetarian I really would prefer to take in a huge amount of protein in a serving, because I know I don't get enough else where.

      This product isn't doing me much good right now, because if I can't stomach the beverage, I'm not getting ANY protein. I'm beginning to understand why the whey protein comes with all the extra junk. So my verdict is, if you can drink it, it is what it says it is. I can only seem to manage to get it in me if I put a scoop in foods though.

      I am wondering how it would be if I used it in baking gluten free crackers, or anything else that uses something starchy. It thickens up what ever you put it in, so maybe that would be another way to use it. I tried adding a scoop to a protein shake to double the protein, but it turned it into pea pudding. :( NOT what I was going for.

      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Drugstorecom
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Humanely Sourced

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Non-soy non-whey option

      By runner

      from LA, CA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • No Fake Sugars

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Workout
        • Women

        Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

        This powder tastes fine (not good, not bad). As a person who wants to savor every bite of food, I suggest mixing it with cold water. Good post workout option for those who need to vary protein sources.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Vegans

        By Pearl

        from Cape Cod

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Women

          Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

          Great protein power without all the junk.....no sugar, flavor etc tastes good, i mix it with green juice and fresh fruit for a smoothie. cant even taste it, i also add a scoop of raw fiber, keeps me full for about 3 hours, great for on the run, quick meal replacement and still pretty low cal.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not great tasting, but....

          By Somemel

          from Ohio

          Pros

          • Easy To Mix

          Cons

          • Chalky Consistency
          • Poor Taste

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

          While it doesn't taste good, I'm not sure any protein powder does without sugars or additives. I mix it in my old-fashion oatmeal (heaping spoonful not scoopful) with fruit, cinnamon, and flax seed. I don't taste it. I also found it's better mixed with crystal light rather than plain water. Other sites have said mixed with juice is better than water or milk.

          I wanted something without whey and sugars. This works. Also think it's cost effective compared to others.

          (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst Taste

          By McD

          from Charleston, SC

          describe yourself Runner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Side Effects
            • Chalky Consistency
            • Difficult to Swallow
            • Poor Taste

            Best Uses

              Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

              This product is almost impossible to take down with out gagging. I read previous reviews and thought that it couldn't be that bad. It is that bad. You will gag, you may throw up. The taste is unlike any I have ever experienced.

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              worst protein powder taste ever

              By Laura

              from SC

              describe yourself Highly active, Vegetarian

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Mix

              Cons

              • Chalky Consistency
              • Difficult to Swallow
              • Poor Taste

              Best Uses

                Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

                I am a vegetarian and was excited about the idea of a plant-based non-soy protein powder. I have used many protein powder supplements in my life. I don't like many of them because they have added flavors, sweeteners or stevia. I tried this product in many different foods and drinks, and it ruined the taste of all of them. I was even trying it in amounts of 1/8 of a scoop. It was terrible in juices, smoothies, even oatmeal. I can usually stomach the taste of "healthy" products, but this was inedible. I guess I'm going back to whey.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Gross but gets the job done.

                By Ryan D.

                from San Francisco, CA

                describe yourself Runner

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Mix
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Chalky Consistency
                • Difficult to Swallow
                • Poor Taste

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NOW Sports Pea Protein Non-GMO, Unflavored, 2 lb:

                  Let's be honest. Nobody drinks protein shakes purely because they taste good. That being said, this is honestly the worst flavoured shake I have ever had and the consistency is literally that of ground chalk. So far the only way I have found to swallow it without gagging is to plug my nose, chug, and pray I don't need a breath before it is all gone. A friend has suggested mixing it with fruit to hide the flavour but I have yet to try it.

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