Nutrition, now more than ever before, is a lava hot topic that people are becoming evermore conscious of. And when there is such a spectrum of products popping up like wheatgrass shoots to the left, to the right, up, down, diagonally and back again it’s difficult to know what to trust and try - especially when these products have a tendency to come with a hefty price tag. But that’s where FORM NUTRITION comes in - naturally advanced plant based nutrition. The brands innovative plant-based formulas and carefully crafted flavours are created with health and fitness goals in mind, without sacrificing taste buds. Unlike a lot of new brands, FORM dedicates significant energy towards generating products that are science-based to help grow and maintain muscles, whilst also being free from dairy, soy, gluten and GM; absent of fillers, artificial colours and flavourings. With three ranges of protein powders to chose from (Performance, Superblend and Pureblend), there truly is something for everyone. To put FORM to the test, I became your guinea pig and trialled each category of protein powder so that you can have an insight into what to expect from the formidable FORM brand…
Okay, so this sachet of goodness is great for post-workout, infused with curcumin, BCAAs, probiotics and digestive enzymes alike. There are three delectable flavours to choose from too: Tiramisu for the Italian dessert cravers, Chocolate Peanut for the classic protein powerhouses of the protein worlds and Vanilla for the mellow and smooth - I see you. I mixed the Tiramisu sachet with almond milk, a dash of stevia sweetener and gave it a good old shake before sipping, which quickly become slurping, down the delicious mixture. You wouldn’t know that you’re drinking something abundant with health benefits - truly. Desserts can hit the highway, because this shaken goodness satisfied every craving I had post an intense cardio bunny mode workout. The next day… I felt stronger Psychological? Maybe. Who knows. But knowing that I’d consumed a product that is rich in 30g of multiscource plant-based protein, a complete set list of amino acid profiles AND 5g of BCAAs per serving… I couldn’t help being swayed and persuaded to recognise that its this magical drink that probably gave me that feeling of superwoman strength
How much can a protein blend truly alter, you must be thinking… significantly, I tell you. Significantly. Firstly, the labour of love of flavour formulation pays off with a choice of Chocolate Salted Caramel, Toffee and classic Vanilla. Bring a magnifying glass onto the small print, and we are met with a host of new and impressive nutritional details, such as an additional 7g of fibre, less than 160 calories per serving and a whop-wham-bam hit of 20g plant-based protein to further support muscle maintenance and growth (sure, less than it’s counterpart PERFORMANCE PROTEIN, which has 30g, but bare in mind that the above formulation is intended for post-workout, which is when additional protein should be pumped into your beautiful body). Something I noticed with this formula is it was a lot smoother… think a cold foam cappuccino, whilst PERFORMANCE PROTEIN is more… frothy. Both delicious, but one to fit each mood and each person I think. I would also level with you and say that PERFORMANCE PROTEIN should be blended with a milk of some form, whereas SUPERBLEND is delectable even with just water.
Last but most certainly not least, is the purest of the pure… PUREBLEND PROTEIN. What makes it pure? Well, my dear: the fact that it comes in one flavour… ‘unflavoured’. This is great for the creative, mixologists of the protein kitchen. Throw in what you want, be you in simple fresh sweet greens demeanour, a Hawaiian tropicana piña colada mood, or a moorish-caramelly-meltingly-marshmallowy-sprinkled-with-everything attitude. Want to know something else? Pureblend is an exceptional additive to baking and cooking. So get those cookies crumbling and those muffins mixing!
Starting from £9 and ranging to 520g bag retailing at £29, becoming healthier has never been easier. Finding your true form with FORM nutrition is as simple as asking Siri what the time is. In fact… on that note…
“Hey Siri… what time is it?”
“It’s form nutrition, time.”