Bourbon Banana Nut Protein?! NutraBio Takes Whey Isolate to Another Level

Want to know Mark Glazier’s favorite flavor of NutraBio’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate?! It’s right here — their newest flavor, and we got the inside scoop from Michael Perez, the brand’s insanely skilled flavorist:

NutraBio announces Bourbon Banana Nut Whey Protein Isolate!

NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate Bourbon Banana Nut

Talk of the town… Mark Glazier claims that this is the best flavor NutraBio’s ever put out!

This limited edition flavor has quite the backstory to it, and is said to be unlike any protein powder you’ve ever had. NutraBio has stirred the entire industry up on a weekly basis, and this week is no different. The protein revamp started with the Strawberry Ice Cream 100% Whey Isolate, but things really got serious when they announced their Breakfast Series Whey Isolates, of which Pancakes & Maple Syrup is our favorite flavor ever.

Mark Glazier says this one is even better. Check it out below (it will be highlighted in yellow if it’s in stock), and sign up for NutraBio alerts because this brand is non-stop. And then we get into the story behind the flavor:

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NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate Banana Nut Ingredients

Just one carb and it’s partially fiber… how does Mike get all that flavor into such clean macros?!

Flavorist Michael Perez Explains the Bourbon Banana Nut Inception

We last met Mr. Perez when discussing NutraBio’s extremely successful Strawberry Lemon Bomb sports supplement flavor. He was also excited to share how this unique flavor came to life:

NutraBio had already discontinued their former Banana Whey Protein Isolate flavor. It was OK, but banana is finicky and most customers don’t want just a straight flavor at this point, with so much interesting competition nowadays. In general, there’s not many great banana flavored proteins on the market. They’re either too strong, too weak, or simply too fake.

So it was on the slate to do something better at NutraBio.

Inspiration from two unlikely places: a baker and a Christmas Party

NutraBio is fortunate to have an executive assistant who is also a very good baker. Knowing this, Michael chartered her to bake her famous banana nut bread, which she brought in. That was the start, with some notes of banana, some buttery flavor, and walnuts. While working on the flavor, the team keeps some of that bread in the fridge to reference from.

NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate Bourbon Banana Nut

Who would have known the bourbon at the Christmas party would have inspired this wild new flavor of whey isolate?!

The issue is that Michael didn’t want the banana to be too strong, but at the same time, you can’t let the walnut to overpower the banana either. It’s a bit tough to balance out, so it takes a lot of time, testing, and refining.

Enter the Bourbon at the Christmas party

The flavor had a good start, but inspiration really struck at NutraBio’s annual Christmas Party in late 2018. Michael had some bourbon at the Christmas party, and was semi-embarrassed to say that it was his first time ever having bourbon. Not because a man should know every alcohol in the world, but because a flavorist should know as many flavors of the world as possible.

He thought that bourbon was something special — being corn-based, it’s sweeter than regular whiskey. But more importantly, it had some caramel notes along with some vanilla… you could almost get that eggnog feeling just a touch from it.

Michael just had to use this bit of flavor in the new banana nut whey isolate! He started tinkering with added flavors, and eventually came up with something spectacular.

How the bourbon banana nut flavor works

NutraBio Bourbon Banana Nut

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The bourbon hits first, and this is likely going to be quite the surprise to everyone, since there’s nothing like this on the market.

After that comes the banana, but it’s a buttery banana. Note that there’s no real butter added — this is still a zero fat protein powder — but it’s from a dash of butter style flavoring. The banana has the longest-lasting effect.

Then finally, at the end, you’ll get the notes of nut, mostly from walnut. It’s not too strong though, as you don’t want so much nut that it’s like a peanut butter cup.

To work through the entire ride and help carry the bourbon into the banana, Michael stole a dash of the caramel/syrupy flavor from the Pancakes & Maple Syrup flavor, and this helps pull everything together.

Mark Glazier’s favorite flavor

After talking to Mark and Mike, both of whom are clearly extremely proud of this flavor, anticipation has never been higher! On top of signing up for NutraBio’s news alerts on PricePlow and reading more about NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate, you can check out the deals below, which is a limited edition flavor — unless it sells as well as it should, then maybe it’ll become a permanent one!

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NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate Bourbon Banana Nut Label

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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 a biohacker with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several "n=1" experiments done on himself.

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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