FitMiss is actually part of MusclePharm, a brand perhaps best known for its line of “Combat” whey supplements (so called because they sponsor a lot of MMA fighters).
But FitMiss was founded in 2008 to serve women — the website claims it is “specifically designed to meet the needs of women” — and the line includes a variety of fat burners, pre-workouts, and protein supplements.
Today we’re taking a look at “FitMiss Delight,” a combination protein powder and green superfood drink that has an unusual, potato-derived ingredient that seems to help decrease appetite.
FitMiss Delight Ingredients
The first ingredient is whey protein concentrate followed by SolaThin™, a patented ingredient made from potatoes. Potatoes are one of the best foods for satiety, or a feeling of fullness, and SolaThin contains a protease inhibitor (PI-2) that can produce that research suggests could bring about feeling of fullness.(1) I thought that was a pretty neat addition.
Then there’s a “Greens & Superfoods” mixture that includes a variety of almost two dozen powdered fruits and vegetables including apple, broccoli, tart cherry, barley grass, and several kinds of berries.
After that, it contains two digestive enzymes (protease and lactase, which may minimize digestive issues from lactose), inulin (a fiber), natural & artificial flavors, cellulose gum (a thickener and stabilizer), salt, artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame potassium, and soy lecithin (for mixability).
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FitMiss Delight Nutrition Information
I wanted to mention the ingredients list before the nutrition info so that the rest of the review would make sense.
Here are the macros in a 90-calorie scoop: 16 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs (1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of sugar), and 1.5 grams of fat. It’s relatively low in sodium (60 milligrams) and relatively high in cholesterol (15 percent of your daily intake), but what about all those “superfoods”? What’s the vitamin and mineral content like?
I feel that it’s lacking. There’s a lot of Vitamin B12 (2000 percent of your recommended daily intake) and 13 percent of your daily calcium, which would have just come from the whey. What about Vitamin C? Other B-vitamins? Vitamin A or K? Zinc? The only other information we’re given is that it contains 3 percent of your daily magnesium and potassium, which isn’t that impressive.
The nutrition label doesn’t really reflect the purpose of the fruits and veggies.
FitMiss Delight Benefits and Effectiveness
This could be a useful protein powder for weight loss: it’s low calorie, has some fat and fiber to increase the filling effect from the protein, and of course, there’s the SolaThin potato protein for fullness. It’s not about cramming as much protein as possible into a scoop, and FitMiss is smart for realizing there’s a market for that. It’s what the marketing focuses on: it’s not for building muscle, it’s for helping you feel full between meals. And at that, it’s done a good job.
It’s also encouraging that Delight includes digestive enzymes. There’s protease and lactase, which may help the body to break down and digest protein and lactose more efficiently.(2) Lactase in particular can sometimes be helpful for people who have trouble with lactose, and according to FitMiss the goal of improving digestion is the real reason it contains the fruits and veggies, which they claim will help digestion as well.
FitMiss Delight Price
It’s about $38 for 2 pounds, which provides 39 scoops at 97 cents a serving.
That’s pretty cheap considering that it doubles as a greens powder. Most of the cheapest protein powders on the market (when they come in 2-pound tubs) are between 70 and 80 cents per serving, so while it’s a little pricier than average, I think it’s got good value for money.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t mix well. It’s like the whole thing dissolves into little clumps of granules that you can feel bouncing around your mouth. I’m confused as to why it doesn’t mix well since it contains soy lecithin, and my guess is that the cause lies in the powdered greens.
FitMiss Delight Taste
I tried the Vanilla Chai flavor, which is basically vanilla with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. And it was excellent.
Mixability issues notwithstanding, it tasted smooth, sweet, and even a little creamy. Delicious with milk and while it was of course less enjoyable and less creamy with water, I was still pretty satisfied with the taste. (I should hope so, given it contains artificial sweeteners.)
If you’re looking for a cheap whey powder, there are cheaper options out there. But if you’re looking for a cheap supplement that combines whey with greens powder, the only other competitor I can think of right now is Shakeology, which is four times more expensive per serve.
FitMiss’s real strengths lie in the digestive enzymes and the appetite control — the potato extract is especially unusual and I did find this more satiating than your average whey. If appetite control and adding some protein is what you want from your supplement, this could be a good pick.
1. Holt SH, et al. A satiety index of common foods. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1995 Sep;49(9):675-90.
2. López-Otín C, et al. Proteases: multifunctional enzymes in life and disease. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 7;283(45):30433-7.