Since my gastric bypass surgery five years ago, I’ve relied on protein shakes to help me meet my nutritional needs. If you’ve ever tried a protein s hake, then you probably know that some of them are not very tasty. I’ve tried literally dozens, though, and have found some I really like.
Syntrax makes protein shakes in a wide variety of flavors, some of which I really like and others of which I really don’t. For instance, I love the Syntrax Nectar cappuccino protein powder and the Syntrax Nectar vanilla bean torte protein powder, but I think the Syntrax Nectar lemon tea protein powder is horrid. But since I love the cappuccino and the vanilla bean torte, and since I know several people that say they love the Syntrax Matrix mint cookie protein powder, I decided to give it a try.
I am so glad I did! The flavor reminds me of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. The chocolate is there, but it’s light. The mint is light and refreshing, too. It doesn’t taste like a candy cane. It’s simply delightful.
It mixes easily just by shaking it in a cup with a lid, which I appreciate. I don’t always feel like dragging out my blender in order to make a protein shake.
I prefer it made with skim milk, almond milk or coconut milk. You can make it with water, but I haven’t tried that because I’ve tried it with many other protein powders and I’ve never liked any as well with water as with some sort of milk.
The nutritional statistics for Syntrax Matrix mint cookie protein powder aren’t quite as good as those for the Syntrax Nectar flavors that I love, but they aren’t bad, either. One scoop has 140 calories, 23 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat, six grams of carbohydrates and three grams of sugar. The protein comes from a unique blend of whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, hydrolyzed wheat gluten (which means it’s not gluten free) and egg albumin. It’s not lactose free, either. Of course, if you mix it with milk instead of water. That adds additional calories, but it also adds additional protein.
Note: Nutritional statistics provided here come from the label on the container of protein powder I purchased.