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Protein Powder Recommendations (Pt. 1)

Protein is essential for helping with your muscle recovery, aiding in your strength training goals. It also keeps your appetite satisfied without having to consume a lot of calories, which in turn helps you to keep the unwanted pounds off of your body. Many of us have busy lives and cannot exactly cook high protein meals all the time. Eating on the run often results in consuming unhealthy foods, and in many instances, can cost way more money than preparing your foods at home. Luckily, there are many different styles of protein powder available at a fraction of the cost of eating out all the time. Is there one superior type of protein? That is very hard to tell and subject to many debates. However, we have listed some high quality protein products that can benefit you. You can blend these proteins with fruits and vegetables, shake some protein powder with a drink of your choice in a shaker, or you can stir these protein powders as well. Also, they are found at low prices on AllStarHealth.com, which is one of the main online stores I actually buy from.
 
The first type of protein on our list is whey protein, which is the standard and the most popular form of fast acting protein you should take after a workout. Try a brand like Optimum Nutrition.
 


Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein tastes great and is a high quality protein, packed with whey protein isolates. Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey and are the primary ingredient in Gold Standard 100% Whey. It also mixes very easily, without leaving your drink full of clumps.
 




There are many of us who cannot consume dairy products. We are going to focus more on some lesser known types of protein like Now Foods Pea Protein..


This is 100% pure pea protein with 26 grams of protein per serving. It has no flavor and you need to use more liquid to mix the powder compared to most other protein powders, or it will have a thick, pudding-like texture to it. We recommend either mixing this powder in a blender with fruits and vegetables or shaking it up with some stevia. We personally recommend shaking it with So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer. With the thickness of the Pea Protein and the great taste of the creamer, the end result tastes almost naughty, but it is very healthy.




The next protein powder we recommend is Nutribiotic Rice Protein.


This protein is very concentrated. One teaspoon will provide 12 grams of protein. It comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Mixed Berry, and Plain. This rice protein is always out of stock at Whole Foods due to its growing popularity. It mixes in easily. It is very easy on the stomach. It does not have a lot of flavor, but it is drinkable on its own, meaning you probably will not gag. If you throw in a packet of stevia as you shake or stir this protein powder, it really brings out the flavor.
 




Last, but not least, we recommend Garden of Life RAW Organic Protein.


In particular, the Vanilla Spiced Chai flavor is excellent. The protein comes from 13 raw and organic sprouts. Here are some of the benefits of Garden of Life Raw Protein:
 

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • RAW
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free
  • Soy free
  • No synthetic ingredients
  • No artificial flavors or sweeteners
  • No preservatives

 
At 17 grams of protein and only 90 calories per serving with great taste, there is no reason you cannot ditch the simple carbs and make the switch today to Garden of Life Raw Protein for your next snack!

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Matt Bible
Co-Owner at CASS Fitness
Matt Bible is the Co-Owner and an Executive Personal Trainer with CASS Fitness. He specializes in helping his clients lose weight, gain strength, and help prevent lower back issues. He lives in Gaithersburg, MD. He also enjoys strength training, outdoor activities, traveling, and music.
April 28, 2014 | Nutrition Articles | 1

One Response to Protein Powder Recommendations (Pt. 1)

  1. Avatar timothy cass says:

    hey this is an interesting review, what do you think of pea protein? i do pea protein reviews at http://www.peaproteinpowderhq.com. if youre interested check it out

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