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Best tasting protein powder?

I'm looking to add some (preferably whey) protein powder to my morning fruit smoothies, but have found in the past that I absolutely loathe the taste of the few I've tried (very chalky, artificial tasting, etc.) and figured that it would be best to consult some other foodies on the topic. Any suggestions?

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  1. Jay Robb's Unflavored Whey. No flavor, no fake sugars or added sugar, not chalky. I can't tell that I've added it except for the fact it makes the smoothie a little thicker.

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      1. I like Optimum Nutrition's Double Rich Chocolate, their website has sample packs available so you can try single servings of about twenty different flavors.

        1. I like Designer Protein unflavored original.

          1. I *love* Tera's Whey. "...ethically sourced from small, family farms, artisanal cheesemakers, fair trade suppliers." They are organic/hormone-free. A plethora of flavors. Choose from cow, goat or sheep whey. Hands down the winner over any other powders I've tried. Whole Foods has them (12-serving canisters and 1-serving packs) as well as online shops. Read more about Tera's Whey here: http://www.teraswhey.com/

            1. Syntrax Nectar's Caribbean Cooler (like a Pina Colada flavor, but not too strong). Good mixed with other fruity things like a watermelon-flavored protein powder.

              Phenom Labs Wicked Whey Chocolate or Vanilla. Absolutely delicious!!

              Beyond Nutrition All in 1 Whey in Vanilla Caramel (protein/carb combo and it's also delicious!

              1. i use bob's red mill whey.

                1. did you find the best tasting? which ones did you taste and like or taste and reject? thanks!

                  I use isagenix, which has protein in it, but I just want the pure protein.

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                  1. re: halleyscomet

                    I can't have whey protein, but have tried a lot of protein powders. Its best to buy individual packets from whole foods, gnc, vitamin shoppe etc to see what you like best. I've found all protein powders taste a lot better in a smoothie (even if its just almond milk and frozen berries) vs mixed with water.

                    Vega's vanilla almondilla is my favorite but its $$$. I most often buy this one from biochem:

                    As an alternative to protein powder i've been using peanut flour (16g protein per serving) which is delicious mixed with almond milk as well as in smoothies etc

                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      I like the Biochem vanilla whey protein mixed with a 50/50 mix of coconut water and plain old tap water. I consume it that way more often than in a smoothie. The coconut/vanilla thing works pretty well for me.