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Five delicious protein powders to consider this year

Protein powders are a convenient way to increase your protein intake, which can help you build muscle, lose weight, and improve your overall health.

Protein is an essential nutrient that helps your body build and repair tissues, produce hormones, and regulate enzymes. It is also important for muscle growth and strength. When you exercise, your muscles break down and need protein to repair and rebuild themselves.

Making a breakfast chocolate smoothie!
Making a breakfast chocolate smoothie!

There are many different types of protein powder available, made from a variety of sources including whey, casein, soy, egg, and plant-based proteins. Each type of protein has its own unique benefits and drawbacks.

I am personally quite particular on the powders that I use. Some dairy or whey heavy powders give me an upset stomach, other cause gas and bloating and then subsequently, headaches.

These are the five protein powder brands that I have either used in the past or am currently using. I most certainly recommend them.

ALSO NOTE: When a recipe calls for a scoop, I use a 1/4 of a scoop. This way, I am not sick and the powders last longer too.

Vega Organic All-in-One Vegan Protein Powder French Vanilla (18 Servings), Superfood Ingredients, Vitamins for Immunity Support, Keto Friendly, Pea Protein for Women & Men, 1.5 lbs

Protein-packed goodness. Add extra plant based protein and fiber to your favourite smoothie with Vega Original Protein. Each serving has 25g of protein, 3g of fiber and tastes great with 0g of sugar. No clumps or grit just add two scoops, shake or blend and enjoy!

This is by far my favorite one, I use it everyday. Unsweetened almond milk, frozen mango and a a spoon of this powder. That adds enough sweetness to enjoy!

Orgain Organic Vegan Protein Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge - 21g of Plant Based Protein, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, 2.03 Lb

Orgain organic creamy chocolate fudge protein powder is a naturally smooth and delicious nourishment drink with 21 grams of organic protein and 7 grams of organic fiber per serving. Each serving is USDA organic, gluten free, kosher, vegan, non-GMO, soy free. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. This protein shake powder is great to mix with water or milk post workout or while you're on the go through your busy day. This is great for the entire family, including kids.

This one is my daughter's favorite! Unsweetened oat milk, a spoon of this powder, and that's breakfast for Thursday run-day at school! Orgain also has a vanilla flavor which is good, but I do like the chocolate one better. I have heard that folks also use this powder to make brownies! You can find this brand at Costco as well but I am not a fan of HUGE quantities.

Global Healing Vegan Protein Powder Vanilla, Plant Based Protein Powder for Women & Men, Organic Protein Powder Meal Replacement, Vanilla Protein Powder (20 Servings, 20g of Protein)

This plant-based powder has a blend of certified organic ingredients include: Organic Pea Protein, Organic Pumpkin Protein, Organic Hemp Protein, Organic Sacha Inchi Protein, and Organic Watermelon Protein. Flavor Ingredients: Organic Vanilla Extract.

A few months ago, someone gifted me this particular powder. It is probably the healthiest one of them all, slightly grainier and not much sweet. I would recommend an almond shake full of strawberries and a handful of dates, and a spoon of this one. If you haven't bought a single protein powder yet, let this not be your first one, as it is an acquired taste, less sweet and all. But if you are a seasoned protein-shaker, please jump on the less-sweet bandwagon. It is better for your body!

Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Cookies and Cream, 750g

A healthy and delicious meal that provides essential nutrients and quality ingredients in an enhanced formula. Key Benefits: 20 vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. 9g of protein and healthy fiber help support weight management. Includes the antioxidant vitamins C and E. Contains Aminogen, plus bromelain and papain, to support protein digestion. 0 cholesterol; 0 trans fat.

One of my former college students has a military background and now runs a fitness bootcamp. As a certified HerbalLife coach, he shipped me trial packets of the Cookies and Cream formula and I just really fell in the love with taste. Instead of using it for just one glass, I used one packet for 3 glasses. That was good enough. So, a little bit goes a long way! And it's so very tasty. Cookies and cream, yum.

Shakeology Strawberry 30 Servings (bulk) in a BAG

Shakeology is your daily dose of dense nutrition. It's simply the most delicious, superfood-packed protein shake on the planet. Shakeology contains more than 70 super-nutritious ingredients: Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals _ to help reduce hunger and food cravings. Antioxidants and Phytonutrients _ to help detoxify and protect the body against free radical damage. Adaptogen Herbs _ to help increase energy and combat stress. Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fiber, and Digestive Enzymes _ to aid digestion and promote regularity.

I was introduced to the Shakelogy brand via a friend who was really into Beach Body fitness. I find these packets to be more expensive but OMG they are delicious. Amazon offers them at a better rate than other places but maybe you have a friend who has a friend with discount coupons? I like this flavor but I have tried both the chocolate and vanilla before and they are both awesome!


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