Want to start using a plant-based protein powder but not sure which one to try? Here are my favorites — they’re all gluten-free, organic, non-gmo and plant-based.
One question I get asked a ton is what protein powder I use!
Let me start by saying that I don’t think you need protein powder to eat healthy and lose weight. I find that protein powder is perfect for quick snacks and on the go meals, but I try to get most of my daily protein intake from whole, minimally processed foods like fish, dairy products, eggs, beans, grains, nuts and seeds.
I’ve found that oftentimes people, myself included, can get too caught up in buying all the right supe foods, supplements, powders, etc. These things are great and I definitely love them for creating healthy recipes, but I also know that they can get pretty expensive. When it comes down to it, you don’t have to have fancy products to be healthy or lose weight. In college, when I lost over 20 lbs, I didn’t know about any of these things (much less have the money to buy them) — I just ate healthy foods and guess what, it worked! So, if you can’t afford/don’t have access to protein powder, chia seeds, cacao powder, goji berries and the like, please know that it’s okay!
Back to the point of this post… protein powders.
Almost all my recipes that include protein powder call for plant-based protein powders because my body doesn’t process whey protein very well.
Besides good flavor (which is one of the big factors for me), this is what I look for when choosing a protein powder:
In terms of brands and specific products, I have a few that I like:
My picks: Vanilla Classic or Vanilla Classic Plus
Sun Warrior became my favorite a couple years ago when Isaac’s mom introduced me to i. It was the first protein powder that didn’t taste artificial or chalky to me and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. What I love about it:
My pick: Vanilla
This protein powder is very similar to Sun Warrior in nutrition and taste.
Which one should you buy? It’s up to you! I use all three brands and would highly recommend them all. When it comes to protein powders it seems like everyone has to try a few before they find one the absolutely love!
I also really like collagen protein powder. See my full post about collagen here.
If you’re in need of some tasty recipes that use protein powder, I have quite a few:
So tell me, what’s your favorite protein powder? What’s your favorite recipe with protein powder?
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