First of all, MCT lean is a vegan protein powder, made from a combination of rice and pea protein- making it a complete amino acid profile similar to whey protein. I usually like to use vegan proteins instead of whey, which is derived from milk, because I think it's easier to digest. MCT lean is also gluten, dairy, lactose, corn and soy- making it very allergen friendly. Its not full of chemicals, colorings and artificial sweeteners like alot protein powders on the market. It's also has other great nutrients like broccoli seed extract (antioxidants), MCTs (healthy fats that boost metablosim), Aminogen (maximizes digestion and absorbtion), and probiotics. Its a great for anybody who wants to live a healthier lifestyle. Athlete or not, MCT lean protein is great to add to breakfast smoothies for a more complete meal, or for post workout muscle recovery.
As far as taste, MCT lean is THE best tasting vegan protein I've tried. Unlike some, it does not leave a gritty texture in my smoothies. It currently comes in two flavors, Natural Vanilla and Natural Cocoa. I loved both flavors, but the Vanilla blew me away! It tasted kind of like cake batter...and made my stawberry smoothies taste just like a milkshake! The Chocoalte was fantastic too though! But if I had to recommend one, go with the vanilla and add cocoa powder when you want to make something chocoalte flavored. My favorite way to use it is in smoothies, pancakes, and overnight oats, but it's also very good just mixed with almond milk!
As far as the macros, 1 serving (which is 2 scoops or 39.9 grams) Natural Vanilla:
They both are sweetened with stevia, which is great, but do have a little added sugar from evaporates cane juice. Not a big deal, thigh I'd prefer no added sugar..buts it's not much to worry about! Some protein powders are isolates (meaning there's no fats or carbs added) and this one does have a good amount of carbs added. Again, it doesn't really bother me, but some people may want to be aware of that, especially if your adding it to a smoothie that alread has lots of fruit, for example. But on the other side, having the added carbs and fats, make it more complete if your going to have it on it's own as post workout shake- making it very convenient to throw in you gym bag with a bottle of water! :)
Overall, MCT lean is hands down my favorite tasting and overall balanced protein I've tried. I've alread my purchased a full tub of the vanilla and chocolate!
My Overall Overview:
Nutrition (Macros): 9/10
Nutrition (Quality): 10/10
Here are some recipes I've made with MCT Lean protein!
1. Tropical Green Smoothie
(Pineapple, frozen banana, MCT lean vanilla, almond milk)
2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
(Strawberries, frozen banana, MCT lean vanilla, almond milk)
3. Chocolate Crunch Shake
(Frozen banana, MCT lean cocoa, almond milk, cacao nibs)
4. Chocolate Brownie Overnight Oats
(1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 scoop MCT lean cocoa, 1 tbs. Chia seeds, 2/3 cup almond milk)
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