Product Review: The Organic Whey

by Elise Schwartz | January 13, 2011 1:20 PM

A few weeks ago, I was a happy recipient of a container of The Organic Whey[1] certified organic, “thoughtfully raw,” 100% grass fed, hormone-free and gluten-free protein powder.  The company was kind enough to ship it to me so I could sample.  Happy to say I am so pleased with everything about this protein powder, and especially the company!

The Organic Whey was founded under a fabulous philosophy, which I and I’m sure many of you fall right in line with.  After they looked at dozens of protein powders on the market (which I’m sure most of them claimed to be natural), they found none to be truly natural.  And think about the slew of ingredients in most commercial whey proteins…food colorings, preservatives, denatured non-organic whey…etc.  This is what drove the founders of The Organic Whey to create this wonderful pure product.  I encourage you to read their philosophy and mission statement here[2].

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What is unique about The Organic Whey is the specific way they process their whey[4] (haha, sorry, couldn’t help but laugh).  In order for any food to remain raw thru processing, meaning all nutritional value is left fully intact, it cannot be heated over 118 degrees F.  If raw fruits/vegetables/dairy/meat/nuts/anything is heated past that, the food is chemically altered to create carcinogens and an acidic food vs. alkaline food.  This is why I am SO excited about The Organic Whey!  Their protein powder is completely raw!  This means our bodies can thrive from it.

It is also great that the ONLY ingredient in this whey protein powder is whey!  No added fillers, preservatives, colorings or flavorings.  Since this is a “plain” flavored powder, it is very versatile.  When we mixed with cold water, I personally thought it had a sweet almost light vanilla taste, but Dave thought it to be just a plain flavor.  It mixes well and isn’t gritty.  I do love that there isn’t that overpowering vanilla or chocolate flavor to the mix, which most commercial proteins take on.  This means YOU control the ingredients in your smoothies.  If you want vanilla, add some organic extract.  You want chocolate?  Add some organic cocoa powder and a little stevia.  Simple as that.

So, if you can’t tell, I am very satisfied with The Organic Whey protein powder.  Here is a new smoothie we created using the powder.  It would also be great in any of my smoothies already on Healing Cuisine!

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Green Tea Spinach Smoothie
Makes 1 Serving

12 organic frozen raspberries
2 heaping Tbsp The Organic Whey protein powder
1/2 cup strong brewed organic green tea, cooled/cold
1 big handful organic fresh spinach, rinsed
1/2 cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup organic full-fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)

Add frozen raspberries and spinach to blender and puree to a pulp (may need to add a little of the almond milk).  Add all remaining ingredients to and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Visit The Organic Whey:  http://theorganicwhey.com/[6].  I recommend signing up for their weekly newsletter, it’s great!  Deals, organic recipes and more!  Give their protein powder a try and you will not be disappointed!  I love it!

Endnotes:
  1. The Organic Whey: http://www.theorganicwhey.com/
  2. here: http://theorganicwhey.com/another-protein-company/philosophy/
  3. [Image]: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qlt6p9Yi38E/TS77iZ0Y6aI/AAAAAAAADTU/z1vf0CjjIeM/s1600/organic+whey.jpg
  4. process their whey: http://theorganicwhey.com/whey/whey-processing/
  5. [Image]: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qlt6p9Yi38E/TSp-ppi_ZsI/AAAAAAAADS0/wvpr-BCWiEo/s1600/green_smoothie.jpg
  6. http://theorganicwhey.com/: http://theorganicwhey.com/

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