When I read April’s review post on protein powders, I thought she was a genius. Not only because my genius mind had been thinking the same thing (well, my mom says I’m smart, at least. She also says it’s baby fat.) but because it was very well organized and helpful information. I noticed that some of her opinions on some powders were different than mine, and I though it may be useful to share my experiences, so that peeps can compare and contrast!
WHEY-BASED PROTEIN POWDERS
Miracle Whey (Peanut Butter Flavor)- The best tasting peanut butter flavored protein powder I’ve ever had! This is Mercola’s line of super healthy cold pressed whey from only grass fed cows! It is a bit higher in carbs than I would like, but very tasty, yow! 3 g F, 12 g C, 4 g sugar, 19 g P
All The Whey (cake batter flavor)- yummmers. This may be my all time favorite protein powder? Not only is it extremely delicious, but it has good stats: 0 g F, 1 g C, 1 g sugar, 25 g P per serving!
Optimum Nutrition (mocha cappuccino)- not too bad! I like it because it tastes like cappuccino yummm. Sometimes I add it to my morning coffee or soy latte…. ;P 1.5 g F, 4 g C, 1 g sugar, 24 g P
Nectar (Chocolate Truffle)- eh. Whatevz. A little grody but fine. 0 g F, 1 C, 0 sugar, 23 g P
Jay Robb unflavored protein powder – incredible stats: 1 g F, 0 g C/sugar; 26 g P!! Indeed it is tasteless- great for baking and cooking!
Designer Whey in French Vanilla- Very common protein powder. Not as much protein as other powders. 1.5 g F, 2 g C, 1 g sugar, 17.5 g P
Biochem Greens & Whey (Vanilla) PP (I got it at Trader Joe’s)- very nasty! Tastes nastyyy. I thought- wow, what a great way to get in some greens and some protein. But beware it tastes oddly sweet but actually nasty. After sitting on the shelf forever, I finally tossed it!
Biochem Chocolate Fudge- good.
VPX No-Carb in Graham Cracker- Not good for shakes, but awesome with peanut butter and cottage cheese!! Amazing stats too: 0g Fat, 0 g carbs/sugars, 20 g Protein
Isopure in Strawberries and Cream- decent taste. Expensive. Great stats: .5 g F, 0 C, 0 sugar, 25 g P! BUT taste is a little funky.
Isopure Vanilla- pretty good. Great stats: .5 g F, 0 C, 0 sugar, 25 g P
BSN Syntha-6 Chocolate Peanut Butter- I bought this in the hopes of peanut butter tastiness but alas not only did it taste chocolately, NOT peanut buttery but it was too high in carbs to be worth it. Disappointed, I returned it.
Met-RX Metamyosyn Protein Blend (vanilla)-Because of the multi blend “time released” formula, Met-rx Protein Plus is best taken when you won’t have your next protein meal for more than a few hours. Like if you have a long meeting, school, or before bed. However, a straight whey based protein will serve you best in your post workout shake, when your body is ready to handle a large amount of fast released amino acids. Mixability- so so. A bit higher in carbs than I would like. Muscle Gauge Cake Batter Protein Powder- My biased mind prefers the All The Whey
Muscle Gauge Rocky Road- It tasted chocolately, not special.
Muscle Gauge Peanut Butter Protein Powder- Pretty good for a peanut butter protein powder (in fact, I’d rank it second). Number 1 is Miracle Whey
Dymatize 12 Hour Protein Powder in Blueberry Muffin- I LOVED the way it tasted with oatmeal, although it is a bit higher in carbs than I would like!
Optimum Nutrition in Peanut Butter Chocolate- tastes pretty good, but tastes mostly chocolately. Definitely not peanut buttery.
Optimum Nutrition in Vanilla- This is what I use now, but I am not the hugest fan. It’s the best I’ve found so far. 1 g F, I g C, 0 sugars, 24 g P
Optimum Nutrition in raspberry smoothie- very berry-ish. Decent.
Optimum Nutrition in cookies n cream- again, not the hugest fan of the taste, but fine. I actually bought this flavor then returned it when I found out the cookies and cream flavor had high fructose corn syrup!
Winner/My favorite of all time: All the Whey Cake Batter.
What’s your favorite of all time? Any ones here you agree with/disagree with?
Thanks, April, for the opportunity to compare and contrast with your opinions. There is nothing like a girl’s prized protein powder, ever tasty and nutritious!
From April: Thanks Kristina ! I have a sick sweet tooth, so hopefully this will give all you readers a different perspective from a different taste bud! P.S. You all should check out her blog ..she’s awesome!