A couple of weeks ago, I got an awesome package from Skoop, a plant-based protein powder company. I was pumped to see all these goodies in the package that arrived!
I agreed to sample their products because I love their branding and website (seriously, their packaging and marketing is so pretty and engaging), and because I haven’t had the chance to try a lot of plant-based protein powders. I typically lean towards the whey protein, but I was excited to expand my horizons a little.
Add to the fact that all of Skoop’s products are non-GMO, organic and 100% plant-based, I had to give it a try. I’m also really big on giving back and I loved that for every serving of Skoop that’s sold, the company donates one serving of free, fresh fruits and veggies to a school lunch program. Sold!
Here’s what was in the package:
B-Strong vanilla flavored protein powder:
B-Strong has a complete profile of amino acids, lots of antioxidants, and a whole boatload of vitamins and minerals. I was so excited to read the packaging and see how much healthy stuff they’d packed into the powder.
I first tried it out plain with water so I could see how it tasted by itself. I’ll admit, I was nervous. Most plant-based protein powders I’ve tasted have been…well…plant-y tasting. B-Strong is actually really good! The biggest downside to B-Strong is that it doesn’t dissolve well. Because of this, you’re best off mixing it into a smoothie or using a handy little whisk ball bottle, like the one Skoop sent me.
The next product I tried was B-Lovely, their beauty supplement. B-Lovely is supposed to protect, support, and nourish skin. It contains Japanese Fleece Flower, which is a super concentrated form of resveratrol. One serving has the resveratrol equivalent of 8 glasses of wine. Not that I’ll be replacing my wine any time soon….but it’s nice to know there’s an alternative 😉
I’ll admit, this was probably my least favorite of the 3 products I received. I think most of this was my fault. I made the mistake of drinking it straight with water, which didn’t turn out the best. I definitely would blend it with some berries and yogurt to sweeten it up a bit next time.
Finally, the last product Skoop sent me was A-Game, which comes in two flavors and is a great supplement for boosting immunity, fighting stress, and supplementing workouts.
I loved that the A-Game they sent me came in the form of a five-day challenge to start your day off right. After seeing that each packet only has 50 calories, I was pumped to read that A-Game is made with 41 organic fruits, veggies and herbs, and that one serving is like eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables. A-Game isn’t a meal replacement, but it’s an excellent form of concentrated nutrition to add into your day.
This was definitely something I would buy for myself! The package also has some great suggestions for how to take A-Game. I’ve had it several times with plain almond milk as a side to my breakfast, but I’d love to try it with some other things as well.
Don’t let the green color fool you because it’s really tasty and is probably my favorite of the three products I tried. I like to think of it as a big upgrade from throwing a handful of spinach into smoothies. It’s low in calories, but packs a huge nutritional punch. Since I’m not always the best at working in fruits and veggies during the day, I feel like A-Game definitely gets my day headed in the right direction.
Overall, I’m so glad that Skoop reached out to me to try their products and I highly recommend them. The vanilla flavor of the protein powder was delicious, but I was even more impressed by just how many vitamins and minerals they managed to pack into all their products.
I’ve made several smoothies so far with the B-Strong vanilla Skoop, but here’s my most recent concoction: If you’re interested in checking out Skoop, you can visit their website or check them out on Twitter and Instagram!
Disclaimer: Although I was not compensated for this review, I received the Skoop products for free. All opinions are 100% my own.
What’s your favorite protein powder?