Aug 04 Product Review: Perfect Breakfast Plant-Based Protein
It’s product review time! I was contacted by a company called Perfect Breakfast to give their plant-based protein powder a try. They make a plant-based protein powder that is low carb, sweetened with natural sweeteners and has healthy fats. I’m normally not a protein powder girl, but I have tried different protein powder products in the past (Most of them just tasted like chalk chocolate, yuck!). Having said that, I was intrigued by those three big factors: natural sweetener, dairy-free, and healthy fats. So, let’s get into this review!
Disclaimer: I was provided with this product for free in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates in any way.
Who is Perfect Breakfast?
Perfect Breakfast is a company with a motto of “Real nutrition for Busy People”.
I just love their mission because above all, people want to feel good in their bodies but most of the time it is an uphill battle. Sometimes we just need some quick and easy way to stay on track.
What is in Perfect Breakfast Plant-Based Protein Powder?
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. What is in the ingredients?
Perfect Breakfast protein powder has 20 g of protein per serving. The protein comes from a plant-based blend of organic pea protein, flax seed, quinoa, pumpkin seed, oats, & brown rice.
Most protein powders roughly range from 20-25 g of protein per serving. This places Perfect Breakfast on the lower end of the scale, but the amount of protein needed really depends on what you are looking to use a protein powder for: nutrition or building muscle?
Perfect breakfast has 9 g of fat per serving coming from macadamia nut oil…say what?! Most protein powders have 1-2 g of fat.
Healthy fats are your friend, they will help you feel more full and satisfied for a longer amount of time. I don’t know about you but I really dislike having a smoothie in the morning only to be ravenously hungry an hour later.
If you want to know more of why I encourage you to incorporate healthy fats into your diet, check out my 4 reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid to eat fat.
Low Carb & natural sweeteners
This powder has 7g of total carbs, breaking down into 2 g of fiber & 3 g of sugar. Only 5 net carbs for any Keto-ers. Not too bad.
Stevia and monk fruit are used as natural sweeteners. Both of which have a low impact on blood sugar. These are my favorite natural sweeteners since they do not give me any digestion problems.
Minerals & Vitamins
You’re also going to get quite a bit of minerals & vitamins with this powder:
- Pantothenic Acid (B Vitamin)
- Niacin (B Vitamin)
What makes this protein powder unique?
Perfect breakfast contains 115 mg of caffeine per serving to really give you that jumpstart in the morning. What I found to be unique is that the caffeine comes from green coffee beans.
Prior to trying this product, I had not heard of consuming green coffee beans, nor their benefits.
What I found on Green coffee bean benefit claims:
- Helps with weight loss
- Normalize blood sugar
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve energy levels, focus, & mood
These benefits sound amazing, but I was not able to find a lot of hard scientific evidence.
Having said that, having caffeine in your protein powder can still be a major plus. Instead of struggling to choose whether to have your morning coffee IV or a nutritious smoothie, you’ve got the best of both worlds!
$39.95 for a 28.9 oz bottle
20 servings per container at about $2.00 per serving
(Pst, I’ve got a discount code for you at the end)
My experience with Perfect Breakfast Plant-Based Protein Powder
As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I haven’t been too crazy about protein powders in the past but I have been wanting to make more smoothies and shakes. I used the powder to make shakes in the morning and would skip out on my fatty coffee when I did this.
Taste & Consistency
The taste is pretty on point. It tastes like delicious chocolate & no chalky taste. I always use the powder in a blender and it blends beautifully. No clumps or grittiness.
I have read that others have tried shaking it in a water bottle and get a good consistency as well, but I have not tried this myself.
I love the breakdown of protein, fats, carbs, and vitamins/minerals. The vitamins and minerals are perfect for adding essential electrolytes, which is super important to keep you feeling good if you are eating low/lower carb.
The healthy fat allowed me to feel satisfied. With previous protein powders, I tend to feel pretty ravenous after an hour or so.
I’ve mentioned on the blog that I struggle with digestive issues and have been on a journey to heal this. Since my stomach is pretty sensitive, I have had bad experiences with protein powders in the past.
One product that really sticks out in my mind due to a bad experience is a different plant-based protein powder (product will go unnamed). This may be TMI, but for you, I will tell all!
The previous product gave me the worse stomach bloat and gas build up. It was terrible.
That experience left me apprehensive to try any other plant-based protein powder, but I liked the ingredients of Perfect Breakfast at first glance.
I am happy to report that there were no digestive issues with Perfect Breakfast! Another major plus for me.
I believe this is definitely a result of two things:
- The probiotic blend in ingredients
- The choice of natural sweeteners: stevia & monk fruit
I love the caffeine for a morning boost. I do caution you to be aware of your personal caffeine limits.
One day I decided to have a shake in the afternoon with the powder and forgot that it has caffeine. I had a lot of coffee that morning. I ended up not feeling too great that afternoon since it was too much caffeine for me in one day.
Of course, this is user error. I just want to caution others to know their own caffeine limits so they can enjoy this protein powder.
Super simple and easy recipes using Perfect Breakfast Protein Powder
A couple of ways I used this protein powder in shake recipes!
Mint & Strawberry Chocolate Shake
2 scoops of Perfect Breakfast Plant-based Protein Powder
2 cup unsweetened can coconut milk
4 oz of peppermint tea
½ cup frozen strawberries (about 5-6 strawberries depending on size)
½ cup of ice
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (I prefer non-alcoholic)
½ of an avocado
- Steep peppermint tea in 4 oz of water for 7 minutes.
- Cool in freezer
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well
2 scoops of Perfect Breakfast Plant-Based Protein Powder
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup of ice
½ of an avocado
1 tsp of vanilla extract (I prefer non-alcoholic)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well
Moon Rating: 5/5
Yes, moons instead of stars. Because, why not? 🙂
In my honest and objective opinion, I really love this product. This will be my go-to protein powder because it has a great taste, it’s easily digestible, energy boosting and easy protein.
If you are on the hunt for a protein powder to boost your morning smoothies that have the following qualities:
- Plant Protein
- Healthy Fats
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Low Carb
- Natural Sweetener
- Great taste
- Great Consistency
- Has a probiotic blend
Then I highly suggest giving Perfect Breakfast Plant-Based Protein Powder a try!
Perfect Breakfast would like to offer Wild Healing readers a 10% discount on your first order! Use the code: WILDHEALING10.
Tell me in the comments:
Do you find breakfast time to be the most challenging time to get healthy food in? Are you a protein powder kind of person?
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