Pure Goodness Review
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Truth, I’ve tried a myriad of powders and my favorites are typically those that have innovative ingredients and are not chock full of protein as I don’t feel as though I need to saturate my diet with protein, but more so nutrients. So I was intrigues to sample the Pure Goodness chocolate protein blend thats comprised of pumpkin seeds.
Believe it or not, with tons of seed/nut options I actually really like raw pumpkin seeds. You can use them as a snack by themselves (obvi), throw them in some granola, make crusts for desserts, and they typically are the most affordable.
Pure Goodness is based out of Canada & the USA and offers a handful of protein products along with this Pumpkin Seed Protein, which is derived directly from the naturally nutrient-rich Styrian pumpkin seeds, grown in Styria, a province in the south of Austria. The naturally dark green, shell-less seeds of the Styrian pumpkin have been particularly sought after for their notably higher concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids. These powerful seeds are a great source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids, and are one of the best plant-based sources of omega’s.
What I like about protein powders is there versatility. You can throw them in a shake or smoothie bowl or use them in recipes for a little nutrient and flavor boost. This particular product packs a rich chocolaty flavor, a fair amount of protein with no sugar and only stevia. However, the product claims to be gluten free, but has “natural flavors” listed on the ingredients, which gluten can hide behind.
For all those that are gluten free I addressed the issue of “natural flavors” and the company noted that regardless of the “natural flavors” the product doesn’t contain any gluten and could provide verification.
In a world of natural products I try to gravitate away from anything with natural flavors as that can mean a variety of things and I like ingredient labels to be as transparent as possible. That being said, you’ll find that the majority of vegan protein powders have “natural flavors” listed in the ingredients. Also, while this product is non GMO, it’s important to note that it doesnt mean that it’s organic.
If you’re looking to explore the Pure Goodness Pumpkin Seed protein powder I’ll be giving away to full size products on EDS IG!!
About the product:
Premium Superfoods that Truly Nourish
Pure Goodness is a premium brand of superfoods made from naturally nutrient-rich ingredients that truly nourishes you. Non-GMO verified and formulated with love,
Pure Goodness premium superfoods offers you the very best nutrition.
What makes superfoods so amazingly good for you?
Considered the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, superfoods are loaded with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, omegas and enzymes. They are absorbed by the body to help boost immunity, increase energy and promote general good health and wellness.
We believe incorporating these superhero foods in our daily diets leads to better more vibrant lives. Pure Goodness is committed to providing you an easy and delicious way to do so.
1% of all sales to feeding hunger in local US communities.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 4 drops liquid vanilla stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 small banana
- 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (additional for cooking)
- 1 scoop Pure Goodness pumpkin see protein (chocolate)
- 3 tbsp cacao
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Topping melted chocolate and fresh bananas
- Mix flour, salt, baking powder, protein powder, cacao, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
- In a bowl blend banana, vanilla extract, stevia, melted coconut oil and room temp (if possible) almond milk. Mash with a fork til banana is more liquid like.
- Add wet mixture to dry and combine with whisk. Heat skillet and coat with coconut oil. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into circles on pan. Flip when bubbles start to appear on top.
- Top with melted chocolate and fresh bananas!