As a busy mum I am always looking for on-the-go food options, but ones that aren’t full of junk and sugar. I have a blogging and freelancing business, but I also own a childcare business. So during the recent lockdown I was classed as a key worker for the second business, so things carried on as normal for me. As a result, and because staff have been off sick / and / or isolating, I have been up early to look after the childcare business, and then staying late after school running the business too. I have been exhausted lately, so having some food options to have quickly has been really important.
Which is where Purition comes in. Purition is whole food nutrition, but just in a powder form, which can be added to smoothies and shakes, or just consumed with milk by themselves. Purition is made from natural products, with no junk in them. The packs are made up from 70% nuts and seeds, making them a choice for a quick meal replacement that has the nutrition that you need.
I try to avoid as much dairy as possible, so I chose the vegan packs, although they do have ‘regular’ options. I have been using them to have as a quick breakfast, as well as after exercise, as they are full of plant-based protein. They can be used for a range of needs, so I like that they are so versatile. As I have been doing, you can replace one of these for a meal like breakfast or lunch, or you could have after exercise. You could also use as a diet shake, to control your calorie intake (like a much healthier version of other diets where you have a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and a regular dinner).
I was so pleased with the range of flavours that the packs come in. There are some standard vanilla and strawberry which you expect for a protein shake, but there are some amazing other flavours too. I really liked the chocolate orange, and it was so nice to see something different like pistachio. There wasn’t a single one that I didn’t like, so I can definitely recommend them when it comes to taste.
You can have the shakes with your favourite kind of milk and just blend it with that. However, sometimes I mixed in some other goodies in there too before blending, like a banana, extra chia seeds, cacao nibs, or a splash of apple juice. The packs say that you can add in some extras in there, so you can make it something to suit your needs and tasted exactly.
Value for Money
The individual packs (40g) are £2.50 each (although there can be discounts according to how much you buy). You can buy bulk bags, much like the protein powders that you might buy (500g) and they cost £22.95. So it does make more sense to buy the bulk bags, but I think buying some individual ones will help you to decide which flavour you like best.
I have found that many protein powder or protein products are around this price (upward from £2), so I think that it is really comparable. Knowing that you get the nutritional goodness that from the packs, as well as the whole food ingredients, I do think it is a good option compared to others that are out there. So from that point of view, I really think it is a good product for value for money.
Although you can buy them direct from the Purition website, you can also buy the protein packs from Amazon, Holland and Barrett, Boots, and WholeFoods.
Have you heard of Purition before? It would be great to hear what you think.
*the packs were gifted in exchange for review. All words and opinions are my own.