Slowly but surely, I’m making my way through the Tropeaka products I haven’t reviewed. At this point, I think I’ve gotten my hands on almost all of the them. But to make sure I was giving you the best information I’ve been trying to take them one at a time. Today’s review has been on the books for a while, it’s just taken me some time to really figure out how it works best for me. Tropeaka’s Salted Caramel Protein has been a great addition to my protein rotation. And over time, I’ve figured out the ways I really like to use it. So today we’re diving into a full Tropeaka Salted Caramel Protein review with a bonus recipe. Let’s get started, shall we?
Packed with digestive enzymes and organic herbs, Tropeaka’s Salted Caramel Protein is very similar to some of their other Lean Protein flavors. Sweetened with monk fruit and stevia, it’s easily one of the sweeter protein options. Plus it has the added benefit of maca in the protein mix to help promote balance with your hormones.
Compared to other readily available US protein options, Tropeaka’s protein’s tend to have less grams of protein per serving than the protein you’d buy from Sunwarrior (discount code: whatsavvysaid) or Amazing Grass. And while it does contain several well known anti-inflammatory ingredients in the mix, there are no added greens like Vega or Amazing Grass.
HOW DOES IT TASTE?
It tastes exactly like the name. However, it isn’t so overwhelmingly caramel. Depending on how you mix it, you might even find that it’s a bit too sweet. But I’d say it’s somewhere in taste between the Vanilla Lean Protein & Boost Powder.
WHAT’S THE PRICE?
It’s $35 USD for 17.6 oz of Salted Caramel Protein and $53 for USD for 35.2 oz.
What’s The Shipping Like?
As much as I love Tropeaka, their shipping costs are a limiting factor for those in the US that want to use their products. I try to maximize on any order I place and look around for discount codes before hand. But as a standard you’re going to pay at least $10 for shipping costs on Salted Caramel Protein.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone who is plant based, prefers dairy free options or just wants a nice protein powder will enjoy Tropeaka’s Salted Caramel Protein. If you’re looking for a good post workout protein, this one has BCAAs* which are great for recovery. Plus there’s the added fiber and enzymes that help with digestion.
CAN I GET IT IN STORES?
I leave this question in every review but the answer is pretty much the same. Whole Sale options are available but thus far I haven’t seen stores in the US stocking Tropeaka. Let me know in the comments below if you do!
CAN I GET A SAMPLE?
Not that I’m aware of but I think a sample pack would be amazing. Tropeaka has so many products but their shipping is a turn off. I’d love to see them do a sample option for their protein powders.
WILL I USE THEM AGAIN?
As of now, I don’t think so. I like my the Salted Caramel Protein powder. It’s become a favorite for making my protein ball recipe below. But I’m not sure I love it enough to pay the extra shipping costs. I’ve been playing around with removing guar gum from my diet to help heal my gut and unfortunately this powder has it. I honestly enjoyed it, however, I don’t know that I love it enough to always want it on hand. This could always change though.
HOW DID YOU USE IT?
I’m still playing around with it in my morning smoothies. Typically, I’d use two scoops with some spinach, almond milk, half a frozen banana, acacia power and some other bits. I also like to Salted Caramel Protein the same way I do the Boost Protein Powder. But my favorite way thus far has been in the recipe featured below.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
I know one thing a lot of people struggled with when using the Lean Vanilla Protein powder was feeling nauseous. I’ve been tested and told I have a cinnamon sensitivity which made me think the lean protein made me nauseous. Whether it’s something in the original formula or not, I’m still not sure since I’ve opted not to use it. But given that the Salted Caramel Protein has cinnamon in it and I’ve had no issues, maybe it’s the other formula.
If you do decide to buy and use this, I’d recommend starting with a less sweeter recipe and building up. The first couple of times I tried the Salted Caramel Protein I didn’t enjoy it because my drink was too sweet. Now I’ve found a bit of a happy medium that seems to work well for my sugar sensitive taste buds.
Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Protein Balls
Perfect for your afternoon sweet tooth with a bit of added protein.
- 2 cups pitted medjool dates*
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup Tropeaka Salted Caramel Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2-6 tbsp water
Add pitted dates, almond meal, protein powder, coconut, cacao nibs and chia seeds to a food processor.
Blitz until all the ingredients are consistent in texture. The mixture should look like the almond meal in consistency.
Add in coconut oil & peanut butter. Pulse and occasionally scrape down sides until combined.
Add one tablespoon of water at a time and then pulse the mixture until combined. Ideally, you want a sticky mixture that easily forms a ball. You’ll probably need more water rather than less. But go slowly and check the mixture before adding more.
Scoop out desired size, shape into balls and place the finished protein balls in the fridge for a few hours to set. If it’s easier, you could use a cookie scoop.
*if your dates look too dry/hard, be sure to soak them in hot water for 10 minutes before using
Have you tried Tropeaka’s Salted Caramel Protein? If so, what’s your favorite way to use it? Or how are you hoping to us it once you get it? Leave me a comment below and let me know! Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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