Protein powders can be a healthy, nutritious way to add more protein to your day. The problem with many pre-made shake and protein powders on the market these days are the amount of additives or unnecessary ingredients that make them more of an unhealthy addition than a healthy addition. That’s why it’s really key to pick out a protein powder with simple ingredients.

If you have had protein shakes cause gut issues for you in the past, it could be many of these additives you find in mainstream protein powders. So here my top tips to help you pick out a good protein powder and avoid these troublesome ingredients.

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Worst Protein Powders

Most Pre-Made Shelf Stable Protein Shakes to avoid like: 

Muscle Milk

Premier Protein

Core Power Protein

Protein Powders to avoid: 

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard (acesulfame potassium)

Ghost Protein (sunflower oil, sucralose, acesulfame potassium)

Select Protein (Artificial Flavors, sucralose, acesulfame potassium)

Dymatize ISO 100 (Artificial flavor, sucralose)

What to avoid: artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils and better to avoid carragnean too.

 

Best Protein Powders

The more simple ingredient the protein powder the better! Try to stick to grass-fed when it comes to whey or collagen.

Ascent Whey Protein Powder

Naked Whey Protein Powder

Vital Proteins Collagen 

Organifi Plant Protein 

Truvani Plant Protein 

 

Tips for Making a Protein Shake without a Blender

This Battery Operated Hand Mixer is perfect for on-the-go or making it in a glass easy peasy at home.

This Stainless Steel Shake Cup is also another great choice for making a protein shake on-the-go.

 

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