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I hate separating eggs and I hate throwing away yolks. I've been using a brand of egg white powder from the grocery store for several years but it's been harder to find and the container is very small. My son has celiac so I like to make angel food cakes because it has very little flour so it's easy to substitute gluten free ones without changing the texture at all. And it makes great meringue cookies or topping for pies as well. I just use the same proportions from the container that I had been buying:
1 egg = 2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons warm water 12 eggs = 1/2 cup + 1.5 cups warm water
Stir gently for 2 minutes with a whisk then proceed with the recipe (usually with an electric mixer).
So I've been using this for my own daily skin tightening mask. It is very convenient compared to cracking an egg and saving the eggs white in the fridge for days while I use it. I keep a small amount of powder in a container in my bathroom, mix a teaspoon of powder with a teaspoon of water and apply with a brush. After consistent use I am seeing a difference in the overall tightness of my skin. Much cheaper than these albumin masks being sold.
I bought this to add protein to my shakes. I'm lactose intolerant, so I can't do whey protein. I'm allergic to a lot of "additives" put into vegan proteins (aka a lot of their plants, any kind of grass, etc.). I went looking for pure proteins to add. Pea protein and hemp protein tasted terrible (who wants their shakes to taste like peas or hemp!? UGH), and soy proteins had the worst texture (chalky sandy yuck)! Plus, soy is supposed to be bad for a woman's thyroid, so I wanted to be careful there. This was PERFECT. It's tasteless, has a smooth texture, and goes virtually unnoticeable. Plus, I don't have to worry about it having heavy metals, weird additives, or allergens. I can add it to shakes, baked goods, breakfast cereal milk, all without problem, and it makes everything that little bit more protein-y, which is important when I want to hit my macros and I'm pescatarian (so it's tougher to do that).
One note: Careful to add only 1 TBSP and only at the very end of blending for half a pulse, or you'll end up with a foamy shake. These egg whites foam up quickly.
1 egg = 2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons warm water 12 eggs = 1/2 cup + 1.5 cups warm water 13 grams per two tbsp serving
I purchased this for use with my Keto diet recipes. There are a lot of my recipes I make that call for egg white powder. I went with this one because there are a lot of others that have lots of additives and I just wanted straight-up egg whites without all the other junk. I haven't noticed a real strong eggy flavor as you have with some of the other egg white powders or any chalky residue at all. I also don't eat this alone. So there might be a slight eggy flavor if you decided to eat it alone for some reason? Maybe a meringue? I don't know lol. I am always mixing it into things and it turns out great! I love that it's just egg whites and nothing else!
Pros: It mixes well into liquids and dry Not a harsh eggy flavor/very light egginess Great protein boost! Not chalky Great for recipes Does not require refrigeration (unless you don’t intend to use it quickly, then I would personally refrigerate it) It blends away completely and adds no texture or grittiness No fillers, chemicals - silicon dioxide, or artificial flavors
Cons: I don't have any issues with this other than maybe offer it in a larger size? lol
I recommend this product and I will purchase it again!
I have been searching for an egg white protein powder to replace the Life Balance pure egg white protein powder that I had been buying locally but has disappeared from the local Trader Joe's shelves. This product is very similar; just egg whites and nothing else. This powder does have a more yellow appearance than the Life Balance pure egg white protein powder, which is more of a white color, but otherwise seems close to being pretty much the same in terms of ingredients (just one: egg whites for both) and protein profile: 11 grams per two tbsp serving for the Life Balance powder and 13 grams per two tbsp serving for this one. I use it in smoothies with soy "ice cream", soy milk, and a handful of blueberries, and I don't taste any egg or chalky residue at all. I have a fairly sensitive stomach and have not experienced any upset from this so far, and I've been using it daily for a few weeks. It looks like one package will last 3-4 weeks with daily use for smoothies, depending on serving size. This is a bit more expensive per serving than the Life Balance egg white powder, but is still a decent value overall.
UPDATE: I did contact the seller and they took steps to make this a better situation. I haven't used this yet for baking or meringue because I purchased it only for use in protein shakes which the description says is also a good use. Being allergic to dairy and not liking the texture of most grain based protein powders, I have used a certain egg white protein powder for years. Because the price keeps mounting, I opted to try this one as it was marked "Amazon's Choice" and the price a wee bit less but now it's not worth the pennies saved over my usual brand. The taste is bad in protein shakes. What irritates me more is my usual brand blends smoothly with no trace left on the blender or lid which is wasted. This one immediately clumped up and glued itself to the side of the blender jar and lid. I literally had to use a sponge to scrub it off the surfaces. What a waste of money with just what was "glued" in the blender jar/lid. Very disappointed and will be dumping the rest since I don't bake.
This is an excellent egg white protein powder for smoothies. It offers exactly what I needed to make my smoothie hearty enough to keep me full for the duration of my busy afternoon. It blends away completely and adds no texture or grit. I use a ninja single cup for my blending and it doesn’t matter if you add this powder first or last. It blend beautifully. The bag is small and only lasted me about a week and a half. I think the value per serving is really there, but it’s inconvenient to have to keep ordering constantly and wasteful to have it on auto ship because of how much Amazon loves sending as much packaging as possible... I keep this in the fridge, for fun, as it dies not require refrigeration unless you don’t intend to use it quickly.
First I used it in my frozen smoothie - I was a bit concerned about it lumping due to reviews. I took 2 tablespoons and premixed them in room temperature water, I used a hand whisk to blend them, I took the handle and quickly rubbed it quickly between my hands so it was turning it very fast in the mixture, it did froth up a bit and blended well. I then poured that into my blender with my other ingredients. It blended very nicely, I couldn't taste the egg whites in my smoothie, it did give my smoothie a fluffy-like texture which was good.
Secondly, I wanted to see if I could use these as scrambled eggs, I mixed up 2 egg equivalents according to package directions (1 tablespoon egg white protein + 3 tablespoons water) using the mixing method I mentioned above, the frothing up don't matter it cooks out. Then, to that I cracked open 1 egg (I was too chicken to try the all egg whites) and mixed it in the mixture. I cooked them over medium heat in a buttered frying pan. It came out very well, tasted very good and my husband even liked it. I would do this again, it's not totally cholesterol free (due to the whole egg I added) but it is cholesterol reduced. The mix I used is firm enough to make an omelette as long as you don't add a lot of heavy ingredients.