Millet Bowl Mango Cardamom Protein Shake Review – Mishry
Millet Bowl Mango Cardamom Protein Shake is a vegan protein-rich beverage. With the goodness of millets and plant proteins, let’s find out how it tastes.
Hitting your protein requirement as a vegan can be quite a challenge. Why, you ask? It’s because there are very few sources of vegan lean protein.
Millet Bowl is a brand that offers the goodness of millets paired with plant-based protein, in three flavors. For our Millet Bowl Mango Cardamom Protein Shake review, we ordered the 200-ml pack and here’s how it was.
Millet or mango-dominant, how did this taste?
Here are key details about the product.
|Millet Bowl Mango Cardamom Protein Shake||Product Details|
|Main Ingredients||Purified water, jaggery, multi millet flour, plant protein isolates.|
|Calories (per 100 ml)||31.9 Kcal|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
|Mishry Rating (on 5)||3|
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for in our Millet Bowl Protein Shake review?
The main sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, and the overall quality of ingredients was gauged. Further, we tested the flavor and consistency.
What is the dominant flavor in this protein shake? Earthy and millet-like or fruity with a dash of the cardamom’s freshness?
Smooth or granular? Have the millets and protein isolates been blended into a paste or did this feature a unique texture?
3. Nutrition Quotient
How is this beverage sweetened? Are all ingredients truly vegan-friendly? What are the protein sources used?
Does this offer a favorable balance between proteins, fats, and carbohydrates?
4. Other Parameters
Compared to a scoop of vegan protein, is this ready-to-drink protein shake economic?
Is the packing leak-proof? Is it travel-friendly? Can it be stored once opened?
How long does this stay good for?
Millet Bowl Protein Shake – Detailed Review
Price & Packaging
Millet Bowl’s protein shake is packed in a UHT processed and aseptically packaged tetra pack. There is a straw attached at the side. A 200-ml pack is priced at Rs 70/- and has a shelf life of 12 months.
Purified Water, Jaggery (10%), Multi Millet Flour (3.88%) (ragi, bajra, foxtail, kodu), Plant Protein Isolates (Pea + Soy) (3.88%), Mango Puree, Coconut Milk Powder, Vitamins Minerals Premix, Vegan Stabilizer (Xanthan Gum, Mango Flavour, Cardamom Flavor, Beta Carotene, Consists of Natural Identical and Natural Flavor.
The ingredient list looks fairly clean. It uses jaggery as the sweetener which is a more nutrient-dense alternative to refined sugar. The millet mix is a good source of fiber and gut-friendly bacteria. In addition to providing a protein boost, the plant protein isolates are quite beneficial for our planet too.
Per 100 ml, this protein shake offers 31.9 Kcal which is divided as 6.95 grams of protein, 11.28 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.39 grams of fats.
Flavor & Consistency
This beverage had a sweet but synthetic aroma. To test the consistency and appearance, we poured it in a glass. This was quite thick, but flowy.
In terms of mouthfeel, this protein shake had a slightly coarse texture, it was not completely smooth. The grainy texture/coarseness of millets could be felt.
Taste-wise, it was a let-down. Though the flavor of mango was prominent, it tasted very artificial. The sweetness was balanced but the flavor of cardamom was missed. The flavor of the fruit was so dominating that the earthy, nutty flavors of millets were masked.
- It is packed quite well.
- The ingredient list and nutrition labels are impressive.
- This can be consumed hot or cold.
- The aroma and taste were too synthetic.
- The mango flavor was undesirable.
- There was no nutty flavor of millets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Millet Bowl protein shake.
Yes, you can occasionally consume this when breakfasts are rushed.
Though the ingredient list does not mention the use of any added preservatives, this protein shake contains beta carotene which is a food additive that doubles as a preservative.
Yes, this would make for a convenient and balanced post-workout snack.
Yes, it contains natural and nature identical flavors (mango and cardamom flavors).
This shake has a shelf life of 12 months.
While the macronutrients and ingredients were fairly impressive, the flavor of Millet Bowl Mango Cardamom Protein Shake was mediocre.
We would’ve rated it a 100% if only the brand used natural ingredients and not flavors.
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