No, this is not from the JUST company, formerly Hampton Creek.
Just Pea is a product from Bāsik Health Co. I did a small google search to see who they are and what they are about, outside of the info on their site, and didn’t find much so that leads me to believe that maybe they are relatively new? Regardless, they sent me a pouch to try out and this is my truthful and unbiased review.
I’ve tried other pea proteins, as well as a plethora of plant based powders as well. I try to rank them based on a few things: flavor, mixability, ingredients and nutrition. There’s also the fact that there have been report after report about protein powders containing heavy metals. To be honest, there’s no way of knowing who is funding that research so I’m not sure who to trust but regardless, the less heavy metals in my protein powder the better; am I right?
As far as flavor goes, well, it’s unflavored so… That said, some of the unflavored powders can be quite bitter regardless. That’s not the case here, there is legit no flavor. It doesn’t taste synthetic, because, well– it’s not. It’s 100% peas and that’s it. Well there goes my paragraph on the ingredients.
What about how it mixes? Most powders can be gritty. One of the claims on their site is : “JustPea mixes instantly for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a consistency that’s just right. Whether you’re just stirring or blending, JustPea will fit in perfectly.” I tend to agree. I’ve mixed it in a blender with a variety of fruits. I’ve mixed in the morning with my oatmeal. I’ve added it wherever I can and do not notice any grit; it mixes extremely well. I have yet to bake with it but that’s up next. Whatever I make with it I’ll be sure to share a recipe.
How about the nutritional profile? The three basic macros are:
Protein – 20g
Fat – 1.5g
Carbs – 1g
That’s a pretty clean ration right there. The carbs are fiber based as there is no sugar. You can feel good adding this to your shakes and others foods. The one thing I’d love to see is the amino acid break down, maybe they can get that info in the future?
Anyway, I really liked this stuff and plan to keep adding it to different things to boost up protein levels when working out and running more. It lives up t the things they claim on their site and I’d recommend it fi you are looking for better nutrition with less crap in it.
Check them out at https://justpea.com