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Best tasting protein powder?

sisofdiva2 Aug 17, 2010 10:48 AM

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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    LuckyCharm Aug 17, 2010 09:27 PM

    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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      goodhealthgourmet Aug 17, 2010 09:47 PM


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        Emme Aug 18, 2010 08:45 PM

        +2 or the egg white powder

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        jadekarrde Aug 17, 2010 10:22 PM

        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. mcf Aug 19, 2010 04:54 PM

          I like Designer Protein unflavored original.

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            mouthfeel Aug 26, 2010 11:21 PM

            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. jenscats5 Aug 29, 2010 02:32 PM

              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. majordanby Aug 29, 2010 02:48 PM

                i use bob's red mill whey.

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                  halleyscomet Jan 11, 2014 10:02 AM

                  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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                    Ttrockwood Jan 11, 2014 01:56 PM

                    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

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                      ChrisOfStumptown Jan 11, 2014 06:26 PM

                      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.

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