Review: OWYN Pro Elite Plant-based High Protein Shake (Chocolate)
The OWYN Pro Elite Plant Protein shake has great stats for its single 11.15 fluid ounce, 200 calorie service size. It’s 100% plant-based and has 32 grams of protein, 6 grams of total fat (only 1 gram saturated and no trans fat), and 6 grams of carbs, although that nets to 0 grams with the 6 grams of dietary fiber. The only stat I don’t really like is the sodium, which is 325 milligrams, but that’s not really something most of us need to worry too much about. In any case, there are plenty of protein shakes with good stats out there, but the question always comes down to taste.
I have one particular prepackaged protein shake (Labrada Lean Body) that I’ve used for countless years. It has killer stats, and, perhaps more importantly, killer taste (as least in its chocolate form). It’s a high standard to beat, and unfortunately, the OWYN Pro Elite doesn’t quite get there for me. However, I can see others enjoying its taste quite a bit.
First off, it’s on the thicker side, so despite the low calorie, it sits well in your stomach and should keep you satisfied for longer. It’s marked as Chocolate flavor on the packaging, but for how I taste it, it errs more on the dark chocolate side of things, which is how it’s listed on the Amazon store page. It has mild coffee notes – I don’t drink or like coffee – and a hint of smokiness. There’s no real aftertaste, but that thick smokiness does linger in my mouth, sort of like a very rich cup of coffee. I simply don’t like that feeling.
Despite not being my favorite flavoring – I like my chocolate flavor smoother and milkier – it’s hard to argue with the stats. Especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian, this makes a strong case for use as part of your healthy, active lifestyle.