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I came across this Comeragh protein water drink at the checkouts in Aldi a few days ago.

I haven’t seen any other protein water drinks for sale in supermarkets, and so I was excited to try it. It says that the 500ml bottle contains 10g of protein, is just 50 calories, and is priced at €1.49 a bottle. The protein comes from peas, and so the drink is suitable for vegans.

There seemed to be two flavours available – Orange, and Lime & Lemon – but I’ve only tried the second one. It certainly tastes of lemon and lime, but there’s some other flavour in it that I can’t quite place – maybe it’s the taste of peas?!

I’d say that some people might not like the taste, so I’d recommend trying it out before buying a whole load of them.

Here’s the information from the Aldi website about the two different flavours:

Orange flavoured Aldi Comeragh Protein Water

As a bariatric patient, I have found it challenging to get enough protein in my diet – particularly as I’m not a fan of the milky protein shakes and drinks that are more widely available. I’ve tried using the protein isolate drinks, and they’re OK. But mostly I rely on things like Filfil bars to get extra protein.

I’ve written before about being a bit obsessed about my protein intake. I’m not so bad these days, as I’ve stopped tracking my food intake in a bid to ‘normalise’ my diet going forward. But I still like the idea of being able to supplement the protein into my diet.

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I’ve tried a couple of different protein drinks and didn’t really like them because they have a milky taste or texture. So I was curious if I could find a drink that’s high in protein that doesn’t taste of dairy. And I found reference to something called “clear protein”.

The clear protein products use something called hydrolysed clear whey isolate which can be made into a clear fresh-tasting fruit flavoured drink (a bit like fruit squash) rather than a milky protein shake.

There aren’t loads of options about where to find these products, but I did find somes sold by a website called myprotein.ie – although don’t be fooled by the Irish domain name, because this is a UK company. However they do have free shipping to Ireland for orders over 50 euros.

Their product is called Clear Whey Isolate and the drink looks like this:

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Cranberry & Raspberry Clear Whey Isolate Drink

When you make it up, it looks and tastes just like a fruit juice. There’s not a hint of a milky taste. And best of all, it’s sugar free at around 90 calories a drink, but with 20 grams of protein. It also seems to have hundreds of 5-star reviews from people that have tried it.

I bought myself 2 different flavours from the selection of 11 options. I tried both of them – the Cranberry & Raspberry, and the Bitter Lemon – and I love them both.

The prices aren’t exactly cheap. It’s €27.49 for a tub that makes 20 drinks. So that’s €1.38 per drink.

There’s also a vegan version of the product that’s made from pea protein and only has 10 grams of protein per drink, and it’s more expensive – but this might be a good option for vegans and those that have a bad reaction to dairy.

This is NOT a sponsored post. There are no affiliate links, and no free products or payment was received. I’m just sharing something I enjoyed.

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