Review + Giveaway: Pure Matters Chocolate Protein Powder

Let me start off by saying that I’ve tried quite a few different vegan protein powders. It’s not that I’m a body builder, or super athlete, but I am active and sometimes I need a little boost in my morning smoothie to keep me going through intense workouts. Some protein powders tout great ingredients but taste awful and gritty, while others are intensely sweet and have questionable additions. Pure Matters Chocolate Pea Protein Powder is neither of these, which is such a relief!

When I was grading Pure Matter’s performance, I first used it as it was intended; with cold water and nothing else. After shaking the mixture for a few seconds, I had what appeared to be a cousin of chocolate milk. I took a hesitant sip expecting a chalky, bland beverage, but was pleasantly surprised with the smooth finish and the subtly sweet chocolate flavor of the powder. I was relieved that it wasn’t too sweet, but wondered if it could be just a tad sweeter. Really, that’s nothing that blending it with a banana won’t fix; yay, extra potassium!

I wanted to try the protein powder out in a recipe as well, but did not make the Pea Protein Balls shown on their site. Instead, I tried out my own recipe! One which is super easy to make, definitely delicious and filled with protein; No-Bake Chocolate Almond Protein Bars, mmm.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds, Soaked for 1-2 hours
  • 1 1/2 C. Dates, Pitted
  • 3 Tbsp. Raw Hulled Hemp Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Scoops Pure Matters Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
  • 1/4 C. Water

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes tacky and turns into a large chunk.
  2. Press the mixture out on a baking sheet or into a small baking dish, until it is roughly 3/8″-1/2″ thick.
  3. Cut it into 8 rectangles and place in the freezer for a couple of hours, then snack on after workouts! You can also place them in your dehydrator for 8 hours at 110F to make them more portable.

Overall, I give this protein powder an A and would definitely recommend it to family and friends (and anyone else) that is looking for a protein powder to supplement their plant-based diet.

Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 Chocolate Pea Protein & Shaker Sets

Want to try Pure Matters Protein Powder for yourself? They’re giving 5 lucky Vegan Cuts readers a tub of their Vegan Chocolate Pea Protein and a Shaker Bottle. Sign up here to win.

5 Comments

  1. Ann bower

    I live in Berkeley, CA. Around the corner from my house there is a great food store called The Berkeley Natural Grocery. I bet if you contact them, or I could, they would start selling your products. They are very strict about what they sell and everything is organic. No junk food sold there. That way we all win. We here in Berkeley wouldn’t have to pay for shipping! Let me know, Ann

  2. Escarlette Robert-Gilbey

    These bars looks awesome and i definitely will try. We are vegans with a 3 yrs old and we are always looking for different snack to make. Most of all i would absolutely love to win your Vegan Chocolate Pea Protein and a Shaker Bottle. Please, please, please, pick us :)

  3. Janis Whitfield

    I am a Vegan! Desperate to try your product–Pure Matters. Where and how do I get it? Assuming there is no soy, sugar, or anything…….! Please get in touch with me ASAP. Thank you, Janis

    • Cat

      Hi Janis! Blog Editor Cat here. You can enter to win some Pure Matters by following the link in the blog post above, or you can purchase it directly from the Pure Matters website. The nutritional information and ingredients are all listed on their website as well. Both flavors (chocolate and vanilla) do appear to be free of both soy and sugar!

  4. Anna C

    Those bars you made look fabulous! I’ve got to try that. Protein shake sounds good too.

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