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Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili

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Sweet Chili Pistachios! Mmmm!

Sweet Chili Pistachios! Mmmm!

I’ve been incorporating almonds, pecans, and pumpkin seeds in my diet for a while. I think it’s time to spice things up a little bit by adding another nut into my diet. I chose pistachios. I only eat pistachios once in a blue moon. It’s an expensive nut for everyday consumption. 😔 It’s soooo good though! One of my favorites. ❤ Only if they were more affordable. This time, I didn’t choose the Roasted. Those are good, by the way. Unsalted or Salted, they are really good. The one I have is Sweet Chili. I’ve never had this flavor before until now. It’s new to me. If you have a gluten allergy, you’re in luck! Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili is Gluten-Free. They are also Non-GMO. 🙂

A new bag of Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili.

A new bag of Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili.

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: With only 150 calories per serving, pistachios make a great, fulfilling snack! They are packed with essential nutrients, such as copper, manganese, vitamin B6, thiamin, and so much more! Like other nuts, they are high in healthy fats that are good for the heart. Of course, there’s 6 grams of protein that comes along with all of that good stuff! What’s not to love? Exactly. Everything. 👍👍

Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

I’m so used to the plain, roasted pistachios, so I thought the Spicy Chili pistachios were quite different. The flavor is exactly what it is. It’s sweet. Tangy, I would say. There’s a touch of chili to it. It’s not spicy though. It’s more sweet than it is spicy. I like it. They’re good. Still, I think I like the plain, roasted pistachios a lot more. Yeah, I’m pretty basic when it comes to pistachios, haha. These were nice to try. I would only purchase them again if I get bored with the plain, roasted ones. Have you tried Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili before? Leave a comment! Check out my thoughts on other heart healthy nuts:

*Healthy Foods for this Week (Almonds)*

*Healthy Eating at Trader Joe’s (Pecans)*

*Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds* 

 

My First Time: Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla

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Trader Joe's Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla in my blender!

Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla in my blender!

Hey guys! I’m loving pea protein powders. Pea protein is an awesome protein supplement for vegans. It provides all essential amino acids to build muscle. Cool, right? Why use milk-based protein supplements that will give you digestive distress and acne? Why not choose something more natural and better for you? Pea protein is a smart choice! I LOVE PEA PROTEIN POWDER!! ❤ I enjoy adding it to my post-workout green protein smoothies. Also, as a healthy protein shake for breakfast or even lunch! It’s perfect! I love it! Now, let me guide you through my new protein powder — Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder in Vanilla! Here’s an introduction if you missed out!

My Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder in Vanilla!

Here’s the container of Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla. It looks identical to the Unsweetened, except it’s in a different color and vanilla flavored. 🙂

A brand new container of Trader Joe's Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla!

A brand new container of Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla!

Opening Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla:

The Vanilla is also properly sealed. That’s a good sign.

Yay for sealed containers! Safety comes first!

Yay for sealed containers! Safety comes first!

Once again, there’s a sealed for your protection liner.

Sealed for your protection

Sealed for your protection

What Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla looks like. It’s a tad more yellow in color compared to the Unsweetened. 😋

What the Vanilla looks like!

What the Vanilla looks like!

1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder.

1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder.

1 serving is 2 scoops. 130 calories.

1 serving is 2 scoops. 130 calories.

When I opened Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla, I had to sniff it first. There’s a hint of vanilla to this protein powder like it’s supposed to. The protein powder feels soft, smooth like the Unsweetened. It is finely milled and very nice. The quality is definitely up there. I’m very happy about that. As for the taste, the vanilla flavor is subtle and not overpowering. It’s not sweet whatsoever. I tried mixing it in my green protein smoothie without fruit. I can somewhat taste the vanilla but not by much. Just a tad. I can easily say that it’s barely there. Next, I tried mixing it with fruit. It brought out the vanilla flavor a lot more. Still, it’s not overwhelming at all. With the Vanilla, the aftertaste of pea protein is less prevalent.

So far, I think it’s a good pea protein powder. Keep in mind, it does contain added sugars from Coconut Palm Sugar and Other Natural Flavor. The question is, “Is it necessary to have those ingredients in a daily protein supplement?” I mean, I can barely taste the flavor when I mix it into my green protein smoothie. So, I’m not sure if the Vanilla is right for my lifestyle. I’m fine with using the Unsweetened as long as it works and does the job. That’s something to think about. I could easily shave off 30 calories plus extra ingredients by using the Unsweetened. I think they’re both good pea protein powders. It’s what YOU want in your protein supplement. Me, I think the Unsweetened works just fine. I prefer my protein supplements basic and plain anyways. I can deal with the pea protein aftertaste on a daily basis. It doesn’t bother me much.

What do you think about Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Vanilla? How about Unsweetened? Share your thoughts on them. 😊😊 Don’t forget to check out the Unsweetened version of Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder!

*Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Unsweetened*

*My First Time: Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Unsweetened*

 

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