This review is not a comparison to other proteins specifically, ie. whey or soy, because they are completely different. PlantFusion products are dairy free (no whey) and are strictly plant and or grain based (no soy). If you want the whey comparison then you can look here for a sell sheet they have on their site.
That said, the mix-ability is quite different. Do not expect the same result. This stuff is not creamy, again there is no dairy. I can say it is smooth, absolutely smooth and mixes within a few shakes. Beware though, it’s such a finely ground powder that if you mix with a spoon, which I did with yogurt, it’ll go everywhere!
I mixed this mostly with water, personally I don’t drink milk. I used my shaker each time, but did not put the insert in and this blended perfectly. I have read reviews that say there was a “grit” to this when it was blended but I didn’t notice that – at all. Like I mentioned, this was very smooth.
Having used water, it seemed to digest a lot better than many other powders. Other proteins can make you really gassy, or maybe it’s just me. Either way, I didn’t feel distended, bloated or any other adjective you can come up with that refers to the fact your belly is full of noxious gas. But I digress from the childish flatulence speak. Toot!
Each flavor was quite unique, it being plant-based it definitely has a distinct taste. When blended with other fruits, peanut butter, or whatever it of course takes that flavor on, but there is no mistaking the fact this stuff is different than what you’re used to. I enjoyed the flavor, it wasn’t overly sweet as it used a minimal amount of stevia.
Besides just blending with water, or fruits, I’ve been on a protein “pudding” kick. It’s simple, add a serving of your favorite powder in a 1/2 cup to a full cup of yogurt. I prefer Trader Joe’s greek yogurt, so I mixed it with a pouch of the chocolate raspberry Plantfusion and let it sit in the fridge overnight. At lunchtime the next day it was ready. It was nice and thick, had a pudding like feel to it, and was tasty as could be. Of course having it with the yogurt it was quite filling, and the chocolate raspberry was awesome.
With water it was also satisfying. I didn’t feel like I just ate a multiple course meal, or a cup of protein pudding, but I felt satiated enough. When I added other ingredients to the shake, that changed of course. I added a banana and some peanut butter to the chocolate flavor, amazingly yummy to say the least.
One of the major selling points is that PlantFusion produces their powder in a manner that has the least amount of affect on the environment as possible, it is free of allergens such as soy, glutens and nuts. And while I’m not trying to debate with anyone, a product free of GMO’s is extremely important to me on a personal level. PlantFusion is just that, GMO free.
All in all, I am extremely satisfied with PlantFusion products and this may very well become my go to protein!