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The Organic Whey

July 19th, 2010 3 comments
The Organic WheyBuy Now

The Organic Whey

Then this is what you need.

All Organic

This is a new entry into the organic whey protein class. If you don’t know much about organic whey, you can assume a few things:

It’s going to come from healthier cows.
It’s going to be rBST and BGH free.
It’s going to be very healthy for you.

The Organic Whey delivers on all three.

This isn’t a cheaply made protein, and it has a price point to match. But few other companies care about the cows from whey comes from of the sustainability of their product. Most people who shop organic care about this.

What’s In It?

The protein is a whey protein concentrate. They have managed to remove the fat totally and it has 8mg of cholesterol per 15g of protein per serving.

The amino acid profile looks good on it too: high amounts of glutamic acid and lysine.

Other than that – it’s whey. No flavors or added sweetners here. This is always an added plus since you can manage your own GI load with a whey like this, or throw in extra fats like flax oil or peanut butter to get a good fat/protein macro ratio.

Drinkability

Like most other unflavored, minimally processed wheys you need to mix this in well. It works fine in every liquid we threw at it (dairy, soy milk, and good ole H2O) with a blender or shaker.

Digestion is fine, aftertaste is fine. You can drink it unflavored if you want or mix in whatever you want. It’s a good base.

The Bottom Line

If you looking for a good organic whey protein powder, this is it.★★★★½

Biochem 100% Greens & Whey Protein Bar

February 17th, 2009 1 comment

Greens & Whey Protein BarBuy Now

Greens & Whey Protein Bar


Highlights

  • Non-GMO
  • 17grams of protein
  • full of greens

This is a little outside of what you would normally think of as a whey protein bar, but have no fear! If you’ve ever eaten a good greens bar you know how they are actually very tasty. For those still to be indoctrinated into the greens club, this is a good start.

Greens and Whey

Like the name says this bar is mostly organic, non-GMO greens (spinach, wheat grass, broccoli, apple, etc) mixed with whey protein isolate. The whey has been Ultra-Filtered/Micro-Filtered to remove much of the fat and lactose from it, leaving just the active whey fractions and protein.

It has 17 grams of protein in it – pretty good for a pocket sized meal. The real benefit is the balance of vegetables in too. This is good for a quick meal replacement, and to ensure your muscles get a full range of nutrients.

How’s It Taste?

Surprisingly good! A whey protein bar on it’s own wouldn’t be that good, but the greens and agave nectar really balance it out. They impart a mild sweetness. The peanut butter bar also gets a rich flavor from the added nuts.

The Bottom Line

A perfect balance of whey and greens. Good to eat, good for you. Don’t knock green bars, man 🙂 ★★★★½