I love both flavors of EVO1! They mix easily, taste great and really make me feel satiated. Mixing with water-only is a quality snack. When I mix them with milk/ fruit mixture it’s like a meal. The mix I use is:
CHOCOLATE w/ banana, dates, almond milk and almonds.
VANILLA w/ banana, pineapple, coconut milk and walnuts.
– Cody Waite
Absolutely love this drink! Smooth, pleasant taste, good texture, mixes well… I like the chocolate better than vanilla. I can’t say anything bad about them. I mixed one in water and one in almond/coconut milk…. both tasted very similar.
– Scott Jaime
EVO1 prepares easily and mixes very well (i.e., no clumping) when shaken in a bottle. The flavors are pleasant and not overpowering; more mild than the stronger flavor of Ultragen which is what I was initially expecting.
– digestion: very easy on the stomach; I have a pretty sensitive gut and don’t like many protein based drinks but this was very easy to tolerate and didn’t make me feel bloated or present stomach issues
– texture: the mix had a bit of a chalkiness to it despite being well dissolved and left a chalky filminess in my mouth after consuming
Overall, I liked it and would use this as a daily protein shake in the mornings.
– Chris Baird
Both flavors of EVO1 are actually very good. I added a banana and almond milk to it. It wasn’t too sweet with that as well. I did try it alone on ice and it tasted good. Something I would drink for sure!
– Angela Naeth
I used a hand blender and it mixed really well with almond milk. That made it actually quite tasty. Definitely something I would drink to help supplement a meal. The vanilla flavor is great as a smoothie. We mixed it with berries and our normal smoothie additions and it added a slight, but nice flavor. Slightly powdery, but that’s to be expected from any vegan protein mix I’ve used. I tend not to make chocolaty smoothies so probably wouldn’t use the Chocolate in a smoothie. So, I would use it in smoothies, and would also happily mix it with almond milk. But I wouldn’t drink it with water or even suggest people drink it with water.
I have a hard time eating enough food in general, so adding this would certainly help get some nutrients and a couple hundred more calories I tend to miss. I would still use Ultragen for my post workout drink. But could see myself using this in the evenings after dinner to top up after a long day.
– Trevor Wurtele
I thought that being vegan would mean a sacrifice in flavor (as is the case with most things vegan) but I was totally surprised that I loved it. I used the chocolate after last weekend’s long ride and taste was great (25 percent almond milk, 75 percent cold water)… found it creamier than the existing chocolate Ultragen, and found I preferred it to current Ultragen.
The vanilla flavor seems even creamier than the chocolate, which to me was preferable; it seemed more like a shake. I used it with a 50/50 split of almond milk and cold water, and a couple dashes of cinnamon, and it was awesome, even better than the chocolate, and I generally prefer chocolate in everything I eat and drink.
I didn’t have any issues afterward; no aftertaste. Also, everything mixed easily just shaking it in a water bottle; I didn’t need to break up any clumps, etc., and there was no residue sitting at the bottom of the bottle.
– Danielle Mack
EVO1 taste is great, mixes well with almond milk, and it gets me through the next workout without having lunch and ONLY having this shake. I absolutely love it!
– Lauren Goss
I enjoy both flavors of EVO1. Everything in the design is great in terms of ingredients and the percentages of everything in the mix. The only slight downfall that I can think of is the slightly chalky consistency, however that is likely impossible to avoid with this type of drink. I will definitely continue using it!
– Matt Hanson
I’ve used EVO1 as my pre-race breakfast and found it to be pretty great. No GI issues and pretty steady energy. I’m a pretty regular MCT oil user so I’m happy to see it added to the mix. The taste is pretty good. I’m a fan of the chocolate. It mixes well, but it seems to get better as it sits for a bit (made it the night before the race and it was much smoother in the am than when I made a packet previously). Not sure if that’s good or bad but probably a result of some of the flax/etc taking awhile to fully absorb the water.
– Eric Limkeman
ON a taste perspective: Solid….and they are thinner than most drinks, which I would think for most people, is a good thing. I am not vegan, but for some reason the drinks both seemed to taste a bit plant based. I know that sounds odd, but I sort of tasted that. Not in a bad way, and not like grass. :-)
– Karl Meltzer
One of the best parts about it is how full EVO1 makes you feel. Either mixing with water or in a smoothie, so perfect when using as a quick calories when stacking workouts close together. I mix both with just water and also in a smoothie with almond milk. Flavors are great, Vanilla is right on, Chocolate is good, I am one that can always take a more chocolatey flavor so that is the only thing I would go for but it is solid as is. The perfect amount of sweetness especially for a nutrition drink for both flavors. As a comparison, though it is designed for a different purpose, Ultragen Vanilla is a bit too sweet just plain. There is the grainy and chalky taste to them, but it is palatable and I didn’t mind it.
– Branden Rakita
I like the subtle taste. I blend the vanilla EVO1 with pineapple, frozen bananas and ginger – and it’s delicious!! The chocolate flavor doesn’t really taste all that chocolatey to me. The texture is still present. I would choose vanilla over chocolate.
– Krissy Moehl
I’m pleasantly surprised with the taste because I’m not a vegan (but I do eat gluten free). I’m enjoying the subtle vanilla flavor and always love calories that are easily digestible :) I like the chocolate flavor mixed in with a smoothie, better than in plain water. Overall, I favored the vanilla taste over the chocolate.
– Kathy Rakel
I’m not a vegan but I’ve been having one every morning. EVO1 mixes easily and has a good texture. Both flavors surprisingly good with mixed with water alone.
– Eric Thomas