|Rating:||7.9 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2.5|
|Taste||1.8 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.1 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.4 / 2.5|
This smoothie offering from Radix Nutrition is quite different to what already exists on the hiking market. It’s sold as a ‘post workout smoothie’ and in reviewing this product that’s an important differentiation. In a perfect world you want to consume protein shortly after a workout to help build and repair muscle tissue broken after a long day of hiking and this is particularly import for multi-day long distance hikers or after a big day on the trail. This Radix Smoothie is the perfect solution providing 30 grams of protein which is almost double what’s available in other products.
Along with the high levels of protein this smoothie with no added sugar so depending on your dietary and taste preferences this is either a good thing or a bad thing. The flavour of this smoothie is Cacao & Banana and taste wise this is where things get interesting. It took me a while to work out how to describe the taste and I came up with the creative ‘liquid Christmas pudding’. The flavour wasn’t unpleasant but most of us have grown to like a certain degree of sweetness so if you have a sweet tooth then you probably aren’t going to like the Radix Nutrition Cacao & Banana Smoothie given there’s no added sugar. Texture wise this smoothie is on the thicker side as far as smoothies go.
Calorie wise at 263 calories this smo0thie isn’t as high in calories compared to other options like the Back Country Cuisine Smoothies which come in at 411 calories. Price wise this smoothie sits around the $6.50 mark so is on the dearer side.
Should you consider tasting this smoothie? The answer is ‘it depends’. If you want a sweet meal replacement option then this isn’t it. If you want a super healthy boost after a long distance day hike, a long multi-day hike or the gym then this is a great protein replacement option to consider providing you can get past the lack of sweetness.
You can purchase the Radix Nutrition Cacao & Banana Smoothie from Wildfire Sports
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Radix Nutrition Plant-Based Berry & Banana Ultimate Post-Workout Smoothie
AUD $6.50 RRP
Radix Cacao & Banana Smoothie in the packet
Tear points on the bag
Radix Nutrition Cacao & Banana Smoothie nutrient and ingredient list
Radix Nutrition Cacao & Banana Smoothie in open bag unrehydrated
Smoothie in a jar for mixing
Radix Nutrition Cacao & Banana Smoothie ready to drink
This review was done with product provided for test by Radix Nutrition