Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream: Savory and Sweet Protein

CORE Nutritionals has kept us busy with a new summer-inspired Lemon Lime Sherbet ABC (BCAA) flavor and Hair, Skin, & Nails Lifeline supplement, but it’s time to get back to protein powder – and they have a lot of flavors coming across the brand’s lineup.

Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream

Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream is out for the perfectly savory and sweet high-protein snack

Pistachio Ice Cream Core PRO!

Today, Doug Miller and the squad over in North Carolina are celebrating Stack3d’s annual online expo with a launch of Pistachio Ice Cream Core PRO! Core PRO is a whey and milk protein powder blend that lends itself to rich flavors, and there’s not much richer than this one.

The last couple of times we checked in on Core PRO was back in 2021 when the team released some extremely unique Vanilla Toffee Gaintime and strawberry-based Peanut Butter & Jelly flavors. They’re back for another ice cream based treat that will pump your protein numbers up while satisfying your sweet tooth.

Below, we quickly talk about the flavor system, embed our review when it goes live, and show the macros. But first, check our coupon-powered prices and sign up for PricePlow’s Core Nutritionals news alerts:

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Pistachios?

If you’ve never had pistachio ice cream, you’re in for a treat. As members of the cashew family, pistachios are delicious, nutty seeds that are about 45% fat, 28% carbohydrates, and 20% protein. This makes them incredibly savory, especially with some salt added.

Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream

Over time, ice cream companies realized that they blend extremely well with dairy, making for a perfect pair with the cream and sugar in the dessert. This works similarly with dairy-based protein powders as well – a savory, sweet, and slightly salty flavor system that keeps it creamy.

It works best with a protein powder like Core PRO, which has a blend of proteins designed for a bit more thickness. Before we get into that, below are the macros:

The Core PRO Peanut Butter & Jelly Macros

  • Calories: 130

  • Protein: 25g

  • Carbohydrates: 2.5g

    • Total Sugars: 1g (0g added)

  • Total Fat: 2.5g

    • Saturated Fat: 2g

This is 10 calories fewer than the previous Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor, with a touch less sugar, bringing us back to what we had with Vanilla Toffee Gaintime flavor.

What is Core PRO?

Core Nutritionals PRO is a fully-disclosed sustained-release dairy protein blend that takes advantage of three different protein sources:

Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream Ingredients / Nutrition Facts

The Core PRO Pistachio Ice Cream ingredients and nutrition facts

  • Cold-Processed Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate – 15.63g (yields 12.5g protein)

  • Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate – 6.94g (yields 6.25g protein)

  • Milk Protein Isolate – 6.94g (yields 6.25g protein)

This yields a total of 25g protein. The label doesn’t specifically state the type of whey concentrate used, but it’s easy to calculate that the first ingredient is WPC-80, which is whey protein concentrate that’s 80% protein-by-weight – the highest quality of whey concentrate before you start getting into the isolates.

This provides both fast and slow proteins, since the whey proteins digest quickly, but the milk protein includes casein, which digests slower. The milk protein is also thicker, adding to the texture we want in a Pistachio Ice Cream flavor system!

The label also provides an amino acid profile, which is helpful.

Also useful is the DigeSEB digestive enzyme blend, which Core adds to many of their proteins. This features five different digestive enzymes, but most importantly for this product are the lactase (for better lactose breakdown) and protease (for better protein breakdown). Finally, we also have a coconut oil creamer and a gum blend to add smoothness.

Other Core PRO Flavors

This is an awesome flavor system, but don’t think you’re limited here. Core has tons of unique flavors in Core PRO:

Core PRO Vanilla Toffee Gaintime

It’s Golden Gaintime! Meet Core Nutritionals’ Australian-inspired Core PRO flavor: Vanilla Toffee Gaintime

    The Entire CORE Nutritionals protein lineup:

    Core PRO brings the most fun flavor systems, but some readers may want to add some carbs (Core POST and Core MRP) or go with a pure isolate (Core ISO). Here’s the full line-up:

    Core MRP Carrot Cake S'Mores

    Carrot Cake Meal Replacement Protein?! That’s right, CORE Nutritionals did it with their latest release of Core MRP, which also now comes in S’mores flavor!

    • Core PRO – You are here
    • Core POST – Post-workout protein – carbs added
    • Core ISO – A pure whey protein isolate, lower lactose and faster-digesting
    • Core MRP – Core’s classic meal replacement powder with low-GI carbohydrates
    • Core VEGAN – Plant-based protein
    • Core BALLS – Returning soon! A high-protein snack in ball shape

    Chances are, only Core PRO will get the Pistachio Ice Cream treatment, but you never know.

    It’s a Pistachio PRO Party

    After Vanilla Toffee Gaintime and the strawberry-based Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor, CORE Nutritionals took a small break from PRO releases, but this one was too good to skip on when once the team tested the flavor. With its rich protein blend, Core PRO gets all of the most fun flavors!

    To find out what’s next from the team, sign up for our CORE Nutritionals news alerts – more flavors in the other protein products are coming!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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