Well it’s the holidays, y’all! We are all running around fighting traffic and crowds, making ourselves exhausted, and probably eating quick meals. So because of this busy season, I will make this review short and sweet!
This time I had the opportunity to review Generation Ucan protein powder in vanilla and chocolate. It also came with some swag – a little recipe booklet! 🙂
Ucan also makes other products including snack bars and hydration supplements. Ucan (see what I did there? 😉 explore their other products here. Ucan is unique in that they include an all-natural SuperStarch that helps to stabilize blood sugar and energize your body. Ucan also comes along with a heartwarming story about the founders’ son Jonah. Because of Jonah’s hypoglycemia, his parents committed to fundraise and bring awareness to this life changing SuperStarch.
So how does it taste? Well I’ve tried many different protein powders in my day and I can say that Ucan has it’s own unique flavor. Depending on what you mix it with, this can be good or bad…but more on that later. First, I flipped through the recipe book and bookmarked a few recipes that looked appealing.
I slightly modified my smoothies a bit, but they were pretty close!
I made both of these as breakfast smoothies and I felt fulfilled with sustained energy levels until around noon, so I can say that it did its job. The flavor isn’t too sweet, but I couldn’t drink it with just water alone. Although to be fair, I can’t really drink any protein powder with just water. Mixing it into a smoothie helps to disguise the flavor a bit. I think next time I would add in some veggies, like spinach and kale for some extra nutrition.
Then I mixed the Ucan with hot water to create a pudding.
The chocolate was pretty good with strawberries. I think it would be even better with a mixture of fruits and granola. You could even make some pre-made parfaits by putting the pudding, fruit, and granola into some jars and storing them in the fridge for a couple of days.
The vanilla pudding with the bananas and cinnamon was a different story. It was an odd combo of flavors. I think this mixture would be best as a smoothie rather than a fruit dip.
Overall, I enjoyed the Ucan protein powder. I probably wouldn’t use it as a meal replacement just because I have a hard time drinking my calories (I need to chew something up to feel full, I guess it’s a mental thing.) But I would use it as a recovery smoothie after long runs or a hard training session.
What are your thoughts on protein powders? Would you give Ucan a shot? Ucan leave your thoughts below. I would love to hear!
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**Disclaimer: I received the Generation Ucan protein powder to review as part of being a Bibrave Pro. Learn more about becoming a Bibrave Pro and check out Bibrave.com to find and write race reviews.