Oct 20, 2016
A Review of Nutberg – Food in a Different Form
Nutberg is a natural, non-fussy, easy-to-carry, drinkable protein meal.
We consumed it over four months after heavy exercises, mountain bike races, treks and as a regular meal.
I stumbled upon Nutberg when I was looking for some protein mixes and instantly felt like to give it a try. I am an amateur endurance athlete and like to train and travel a lot. I was quite happy with the quick shipping of the product (received it in three days from Czech Republic to New Delhi, India). I received 12 sachets of Nutberg and during the phase of its review, I travelled to remote places for work, went on a trek, did a lot a exhaustive training (as a daily routine), participated in a multi-stage mountain biking race and a trail running race. I kept Nutberg sachets saved for every race for quick recovery after the race. I didn’t take Nutberg every day but only when I felt it will be of great use and requirement. I wanted to test the product in every situation.
Nutberg is a drinkable vegan meal and comes with a shaker. A 109.5gms sachet of Nutberg has 29g of protein, 43g of carbohydrates and 25g of healthy fat that comes from the use of nuts in it. I could feel the distinct taste of nuts used in it which didn’t feel nice. Its taste has been kept neutral and hence, I could experiment with it in a lot of ways. I don’t like to use sugar in my post exercise meal. I’d prefer to go with a bland but healthy meal that can recover me as soon as possible for the next day’s workout.
I loved the Nutberg packet as it is (although an additional sachet of cane sugar comes with it). When I once returned from a single day race in September and had access to a blender at the hotel, I mixed half a banana and some dark chocolate syrup with the mix after some cool down and stretching. I felt great the next morning. May be it was just in my mind but Nutberg seemed to have done the work well. I also took Nutberg sachets during weekends after a long day’s workout and experimented with it in a different ways, sometimes mixing it with milk. But I kept such experiments limited as Nutberg already had a lot in it. It all depends upon the individual’s taste. The 29g protein in a sachet is a lot of protein in a sachet. I sometimes took it in two shifts with an hour gap. I carried Nutberg sachets with me when I went with my office colleagues on a National Geographic project to some remote locations in the North Indian Himalayas. We had to do long treks and were always on-the-go. Nutberg did quite a good job in satiating us and it was light and easy to use. It can be mixed in any bottle and is ready within a minute.
The shaker that came with it wasn’t really up to mark. It broke in my rucksack when I was traveling. Also, the rubber inside the cap of the bottle used to come out and had a hard time fixing it. However, the company has already worked on this problem and now the new bottle seems to be quiet sturdier.
I am always open to try new things. The real-food ingredients used in Nutberg can make any conscious eater fall for it. The Nutberg is a perfect ready-made blend of all the important micro-nutrients one needs in a day whether one exercises or not. It is a meal in itself with no GMOs or preservatives used in its making. I could do a lot more experiments with it had I ordered more sachets of it. Also, always pour it on water and not the other way around. It has a thick consistency. What I also wanted to try out is to make bars using Nutberg’s mix and using jaggery and chocolate as a base product which I could store during my long runs and cycling. There are various ways one can have a healthy product without compromising on the taste.
Talking about the downsides of the product, one could be its taste when used as it is on its own, but there are many ways to play around with it. Also, its price is a bit on the higher side (3 Euros per sachet). It could be carried and used on special days like on a long-day trek, races, skiing, mountaineering, etc. and all you will need is a bottle to mix it.
This Czech Republic made product is shipped free worldwide.
Easy to use and carry, Good digestibility, Quick recovery, Gluten free
Price, Taste (depends upon the individual)
Can be taken on-the-go and is easy to use.
High in protein and essential nutrients.
Helpful in recovery after heavy exercise.
Can be replaced as a meal.