I don't hate this protein powder. But i don't love it either. It has an unpleasant taste. If you add juice and lots of fresh fruits into your smoothie ... Then it will be masked quite well. It is also a little thicker than other powders I have tried. But I kind of like that about it. My husband hates it. But I rate it average for taste. But love the nutrients and other benefits it has in it.
I love products from Manitoba Harvest in general, and I can honestly say I eat hemp hearts (another of their products) everyday. It's just that... this protein powder tastes really REALLY bad. The texture is horrible too. Hence the 3 stars.
I think Manitoba Harvest makes other powders that are flavored, so maybe you should try those instead. I love this company and their products, so I'm really not writing this to hurt them, but I nearly puked when I took a gulp of the smoothie I just made, and it had various berries and my favorite vanilla almond milk in it. I had to spit it in the sink.
So NO, I would not recommend it, and I would certainly not buy it again. However, I would try the already flavored ones that Manitoba Harvest makes. The health benefits are just too great to just give up on the idea of hemp protein powder.