100% Grass Fed Whey Protein
100% Grass Fed Whey Protein
Levels Grass-Fed includes a Whey Protein Concentrate which while the lease processed form of whey it’s also the cheapest form. Cacao Powder is added for flavor along with Monk Fruit Extract and Stevia Leaf Extract for sweetening. The only other ingredient is Sunflower Lecithin which is added to help aid the mixability of the product.
This is a lean product with minimal added ingredients, but some digestive enzymes, especially lactase would have been a great addition to help deal with the higher lactose content in the whey concentrate used in this product.
Pure Chocolate Flavor
Grass-Fed Whey Protein Concentrate, Cacao Powder, Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia Leaf Extract.
Processed in a facility that also processes soy, eggs, tree nuts (coconuts) and wheat.
Nutritional Facts Label
This is a sample nutrition label and some variation can occur between flavours.
This product is made with the least processed form of whey which is normally no more than 80% pure, but in this case, we think it’s a little better. The finished product has 80% digestible protein, which is even after flavor and sweeteners have been added. So this product is unusually rich in protein for a simple concentrate. Being a concentrate it does also contain some carbs and fat.
One thing worth noting is that this product may cause some digestive issues such as bloating or gas if you’re lactose intolerant. Whey concentrate contains the highest levels of lactose when compared with other forms. We would have liked to see the enzyme lactase added to this product to help digest the lactose content.
Use a shaker bottle or blender when mixing. Add 1 – 2 scoops of Levels Grass-Fed Whey to 8 – 12 oz of water, or your favorite beverage. Stir, shake or blend for 15 – 30 seconds. Take your shake to the next level and blend with grass-fed whole milk, almond milk or your favorite fruit, veggie or superfood smoothie.
Taste, Texture & Mixability
While this product is only flavored with cocoa, its taste was pretty nice and we think the use of monk fruit extract likely mellows out some of the bitterness that straight cocoa can sometimes cause. The flavor is not strong, but we kind of like that. It makes for a more versatile product that you can customize with your own flavors on top when you have more time. Mixability is also excellent with this product.
This would have to be about the cheapest grass-fed whey product on the market and ranks as cheaper than most whey protein powders. If sourcing naturally grass-fed whey is important to you then Levels offers exceptional value for money.
Normally we expect to have to pay a premium for a grass-fed product like this, but Levels have kept the price low with their cheaper whey concentrate. This still provides excellent results, but if you have lactose intolerance then this product is not for you.
This is a great option for those seeking a pleasant-tasting supplement that is as natural as possible without the artificial’s and for a reasonable price.