It’s not a lie. Choosing the right protein powder is a challenge, especially if you don’t know what you are looking for.
I have tried protein shakes in the past and they have worked for me, so I decided to continue to make them a part of my daily life, and I have at least one a day, usually with my breakfast or as part of my breakfast.
They are easy and convenient if you tend to get busy or feeling too tired to cook. Plus I am single, I like to cook but sometimes, I’d rather relax.
I will not get into the whole, why protein powders are bad/good for you, I am only going to share with you the ones I used/use and the ones that work for me in this weight loss journey.
Also, I want to make clear that I am in no way affiliated nor am I getting paid to advertise these brands. This is my honest opinion on the best and worst protein powders I have come across.
The first protein powder I came across when I first started was the Fat Blaster Weight Loss Chocolate Smoothie. It’s one of those things that has been advertised to death, and is super cheap and available at the supermarket.
I lacked motivation and wanted something new to get me going, so I picked up the first familiar brand I saw in front of me. The taste admittedly is pretty good, it is fat free and low in calories, but it only provides you with 6.6 grams of protein per serve and that my friends, is it’s downfall.
Knowing the powders that exist out there, puts Fat Blaster at the bottom of my list of powders I would recommend. There is a lot of competition out there, with higher standards and better quality powders that provide more nutrients and the protein you are after.
The second was the Body Science Hydroxy Pro Diet Cookies & Cream, with 22.4 grams of protein, it provided me with a high protein low fat alternative and it was delicious enough to be blended with just water.
It was readily available and cheap and it got me started on the right path. I would absolutely recommend this, due to it’s taste, price and protein intake, especially if you are low on funds.
The third and final protein powder we’ll talk about is the Vital Strength Hydroxy Ripped Thermogenic Protein, Powder, ideally taken after a work out, it is loaded with 32 grams of protein per serve, and boosts muscle growth by replenishing your muscles with essential nutrients to prevent breakdown.
It is low in fat, ultra low in carbs with 2.5 grams of carbs per serve and it is made in Australia to boot.
It is somewhat expensive however I was able to get the best deal from Chemist Warehouse at $69.95 for the 2kg as opposed to the $98.95 you pay for the same size on other websites.
It comes in a variety of flavours, however I believe Chemist Warehouse only carries two, Chocolate Blast and Vanilla. They are tasty and blend real well too.
I feel like this is the protein powder I will be sticking with from now on. It is worth the price and has great reviews from people who have consistently used it in the past.
For yet another meal replacement alternative, I’d like to introduce you to BSC’s Protein Bars. These are great to throw in your bag and munch on when you are busy or at work, or as a quick post workout meal. They are high in protein, with up to 19.5 grams per bar and less than 4 grams of carbs, plus no artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
It’s only downfall is that it is super expensive at $4.50 per bar, but you can find them on special if you shop around enough. I use them sparingly and treat them as an emergency meal when I don’t have the time to cook up a meal to take with me when at work, plus they make a delicious treat if you have a sweet craving.
With 18.7 grams of protein per serve, 1.3 grams of fat and 1.9 grams of carbs, it assists with body tone and weight loss. Blend’s well and is quiet tasty at a good price. I really enjoyed this one and do recommend it.