I just spent the whole afternoon grocery shopping and cooking so I think it’s time to take a break and talk about some food instead. I’ve shared a few posts on Gluten-Free Goods in the past but today’s features nutritional supplements from Adrien Gagnon and Genuine Health.
I received two different Adrien Gagnon produts as a part of Chickadvisor, and if you’re interested, you don’t have to be a blogger to sign up, and you don’t have to blog about the products, but I thought I would share. The first product was the Adrien Gagnon Super Energex, which comes with 30 energizing plastic ampoules, to help fight fatigue.
Personally, I am always so tired in the morning and I don’t drink coffee so I am always excited to try out something else that might give me that boost. Unfortunately I just could not stomach the taste of the Adrien Gagnon Super Energex. I tried diluting it in water, and it was really unpleasant. I even added it to a smoothie, but could still notice the flavour. I think I got a bit of a boost, but it wasn’t worth drinking. While the added B vitamins, ginsengs and kola nut might be great for energy, if I don’t like how it tastes, I’m not going to eat it.
The second product I tried from the brand had much better results. I’m always looking for a bar I can keep in my bag for when I am unexpectedly out longer than I thought, or any of the other many reasons I might miss a meal. The Adrien Gagnon Nutriforme Decadent Fudge Bars are perfect for those situations, they have a delicious fudgy taste but aren’t overly sweet, which I appreciate. I generally prefer to eat regular meals but when I skipped lunch and ate one of these bars instead, it did keep me full most of the afternoon, which is longer than other bars I have tried in the past. It’s not something I would reach for daily, but it makes a great replacement when I need it.
The last gluten-free health product I’ve been testing out lately are the Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins +. This protein powder contains 20 grams of fermented protein per package and flavour options include chocolate and vanilla. I love that these are gluten-free, obviously, but I can be pretty picky about my protein powders. I really dislike the “grainy” texture some have, and unfortunately I got that with the Genuine Health if I added a whole package. I usually only add half a serving of my regular protein powder though, and added half the packet to a smoothie was drinkable and did help keep me full longer.
It’s great to see the increasing availability of protein powders and bars in gluten-free options. Out of the three I tried for this post the Adrien Gagnon Nutriforme Decadent Fudge Bars were my favourite. However, I’m definitely still experimenting with other options in my fitness and weight loss journey, so I’d love to know: do you have a favourite gluten-free protein powder or bar? Have you tried any of these products before?