I love supporting companies who are genuine in not only their pursuits to create wholesome, nutrient-rich and clean products, but are also 100% genuine to talk to and you can just sense a deep passion for their products and what the company stands for.
That’s why I was really excited when I was contacted by Oriya Organics to try out some of their products and post a review!
First a little, about the company and then I’ll share the products I was given and my thoughts!
Taken from the Oriya Organics website:
Oriya Organics brings you nature's greatest superfoods in their true organic form! Our whole food supplements are nutritionally dense and unadulterated – delivering revitalizing whole-body wellness benefits you can feel. Every ingredient in our product line is certified organic, non-gmo, vegan, and raw. Our superior-quality products are manufactured with the highest integrity. No fillers, artificial ingredients, flavors, sweeteners, or synthetic nutrients are used in any of our products — ever. Period. This natural approach, combined with our stringent practices in manufacturing, formulation, and quality control enables our products to resonate in harmony with your body.
All of their products are also peanut, soy, dairy, wheat/gluten and tree nut free, manufactured in a facility that does not process ANY of the above! So anyone with a food sensitivity can rest assured this is safe. They also source their ingredients directly from producers following fair trade principles, so these are products you can really feel good about consuming!
Now, lets get into the nitty-gritty of the products I was sent!
Superfood Protein Medley
This contains only the ingredients you see printed on the front- Sprouted chia seeds, spirulina, sprouted brown rice protein, hemp protein and chlorella. It’s organic, non-GMO, and there are no other additives, fillers or sweeteners that you would normally see in other products! Each serving gives you:
18g of protein
3g of fiber
53mg of chlorophyll
450mg of omega-3 fatty acids
Live enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
That’s pretty impressive for a protein powder! I love too that it’s 100% raw, vegan, gluten-free and sprouted meaning it’s super easy for your body to assimilate all the nutrition! It also has spirulina and chlorella, meaning you’re getting a bonus greens hit with your protein.
Now while I love that it contains no other additives, just pure nutrition, this does mean that it tastes pretty funky! Just mixing it with water or a non-dairy milk like the package suggests is a little hard to get down! But don’t worry- I have a couple delicious recipes for you on that front!
It blends really well into recipes leaving you with minimal grittiness which I loved and thanks to the highly-absorbable protein and the fibre from the chia seeds , this keeps you full for ages! It has a very neutral taste as well, so you can make your smoothie taste however you want! No having to worry about vanilla or chocolate undertones getting the way, which while can be nice, is not always what you want!
This is another super-nutrition-packed product! It’s a greens powder containing spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass and barley grass. Using multiple different greens in this powder ensures you are getting a broad range of nutrients from each individual component. Each serving contains:
4 g of protein
2 g of fiber
99 mg of chlorophyll
Live enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
This is such a great way to get more greens into your diet, especially for the typical Western-style eater. Even if you eat a totally healthy diet already, we can always use more greens for their alkalizing properties!
Again, mixing this product with only water leaves you with a VERY “green” tasting drink. I found it fun to mix a scoop with a little water and do it “shot” style, but you can also mix it into other recipes which I will provide for you :)
This product also blends really well into recipes, but definitely has a distinct flavour. It is fairly easy to work with though if you use other spices and flavours to incorporate it!
Now how to use these great products?
Firstly, I used both of them in my Tropical Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie
The SuperGreen Medley features in my St. Patty’s Day Green Monster Dip
And finally, using the Superfood Protein Medley, I bring a new recipe…
Protein-Packed Chocolate Avocado Pudding!
The concept of pudding made with avocado is by no means revolutionary in the blogosphere, but I make them so often and have never posted a recipe for one, so I thought it was about time.
For those of you who have never tried the amazingness of a chocolate avocado pudding, you simply must! It’s rich and creamy, but loaded with nutrition in the form of healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the avocado and antioxidant and mineral rich from the cacao. Naturally sweetened with a little coconut nectar and maple syrup, this is a treat you can feel good about indulging in!
And this time around I kicked it up a notch with the addition of OO’s Superfood Protein Medley. This blends in pretty seamlessly to the creaminess of the avocado and really gives this pudding some staying powder. Plus the addition of protein to this treat means the sugars in the sweetener will be slower to absorb into your system, lowering the effect on your blood sugar. So you can enjoy this pudding as a dessert, snack or even breakfast. AWESOME!
Protein-Packed Chocolate Avocado Pudding (Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-Free, High Raw, Paleo)
6 tbsp coconut milk
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tbsp carob powder
2 tbsp coconut nectar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 scoop raw protein powder (I used Oriya Organics)
Favourite toppings: I used goji berries and coconut shreds
Add all ingredients except protein powder to a processor and process until smooth. Add in the protein powder and process for about a minute, until all grittiness from the powder is gone!
Served chilled and top with favourite toppings! I used coconut shreds and goji berries.
Oriya Organics is also generously extending a 10% discount on all their products for veggienook readers! So if you want to try the products, head on over to the Oriya Organics website, use the coupon code oriya1 at checkout and enjoy a 10% discount + free shaker bottle!
Canadian readers might want to order through Upaya Naturals to make delivery faster and to avoid customs. Click here to check it out!
*Disclaimer* I was provided these products free of charge but I was under no obligation to review the products or post a positive review. All opinions are completely my own and I was not provided any compensation for my review.