Canadian Protein All Natural Premium Vegan Protein Blend Review

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Nutrition
 
Price
 
Mixability
 
Taste
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17
24
22
22

This protein blend holds a special place in my memory because it was the first vegan protein powder I ever tried.

Of all the powders I’ve tried, it remains among my favorites.

The rest of this review consists of objective measurements and scores whenever possible. I keep it consistent across all reviews on this site in order to make them actually useful.

Each section has a score out of a maximum of 25 points.

Nutrition

The ideal protein powder in my mind is has as much protein as possible, with minimal carbohydrates, and close to 0 fats.

If you’re using protein powder post-workout, which is the most common use-case, fats and fiber slow down digestion, which is why they should be minimized.

To calculate a score for nutritional content, I use a simple formula:

Protein powder nutrition score formula

If a powder’s protein calories make up 80% or more of the total calories, it gets a perfect score (25/25).

This plant-based protein blend gets a score of 16.67 based on this label:

Here is a list of ingredients for the 2 available flavors:

As a general observation, it’s nice to see such short, simple ingredient lists.

Pricing

Cheap is good, expensive is bad. That’s the gist of how I evaluate pricing in these reviews.

The tricky part is that every protein powder comes in different sizes. There are 3 sizes in this case:

Size Cost (CAD) Cost per 100 gram

1 kg / 2.2 lb

24.99

2.5

2 kg / 4.4 lb

39.99

2.0

5 kg / 11 lb

79.99

1.6

On top of that, you have to pay for shipping.

The standard shipping fee is $9.99 here, but it’s free if you purchase over $99 of products. That’s how I ended up with an 11 lb bag when I ordered.

How I score pricing:

But I need some way of evaluating price across all protein powder reviews. Since almost all protein powders come in a 1 kg/2.2 lb size, I compare that cost.

I plug in the price per 100 grams (in USD) into this formula:

Protein powder pricing score formula

This protein blend gets a score of just over 24, which means that it's as cheap as you're going to get.

Mixability

Everyone who has had clumpy protein shakes knows how much they suck. An ideal protein powder mixes perfectly.

To measure this fairly, I’ve created a “mixability score”, which measures how well a protein actually mixes.

Here’s the procedure:

The mixability score is calculated using this simple formula:

Protein powder mixability score formula

If a powder mixes perfectly, it will score a perfect 25.

The All Natural Premium Vegan Protein Blend had just 1 gram of remnants, so it has a mixability score of 22.

It mixes very well, but not perfectly in all conditions.

I would note that any “clumps” here do still taste relatively decent compared to some other powders where they are disgusting.

Taste

I evaluate taste when a powder is completely mixed. In this case the shaker bottle alone did just fine.

There are both chocolate and vanilla powders of this blend, I’ve only tested the chocolate so far.

Obviously this is one area where I can’t calculate a score, but instead have to judge based on personal tastes. Put the least stock into this area of the review, as you may have different tastes.

Still, I try to be consistent here by assigning scores based on this table:

Taste Score Meaning

25

Amazing, would drink for enjoyment alone.

20

Very good.

15

Drinkable, not really good or bad.

10

A bit of a struggle to get down

5

Quite bad

Overall, it tastes really good, and there’s no weird aftertaste or anything like that. The only reason that I didn’t give it a perfect score is that I’m not a huge fan of stevia.

But still, very good overall, 22 points in this category.

Summary and Overall Impressions

There are a few big pros of Canadian Protein’s all natural premium vegan protein blend:

  1. It’s Canadian made - No weird shipping fees to be worried about.
  2. Amazing bulk price - The fact that you get a steep discount on a bulk bag, plus free shipping (if you buy something else cheap) is great.
  3. Simple ingredients - A short ingredients list is always nice to see.
  4. Great taste and mixability

Nothing bad to say about this protein powder blend, I highly recommend it to any fellow Canadians.

Want alternatives? Find the best vegan protein powder for you.