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Good protein powder

Answered on April 10, 2015
Created August 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I know there are differing opinions on using a whey protein powder, but I have had no real issues with it. However, upon a closer look at the label or my protein powder, the ingredients were definitely a shock and I know I should be using this stuff.

All the other clean proteins I've found all mix very thinly though (using BlueBonnet whey isolate now). Can anyone recommend a brand that mixes up more thickly but is still clean? I like to use it in protein shakes as a snack and like a thicker shake!

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

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on June 17, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Whey protein has a very low amount of lactose in it, and if it is grass fed, at least it is good quality.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19160)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Don't use protein shakes! :-P Hehe, seriously though - they are a completely supplemental, highly processed food product. I don't recommend them, because it's quite easy to get enough protein on a real, whole food diet. However, you're right: if they work for you, that's a fairly good reason to use them.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:17 PM

True Nutrition is great, because you can also get Grass Fed Whey isolate. It helps with the flavor and the mixability if you add 10% maltodextrin. The peanut butter, chocolate fudge, and strawberry are all great tasting. Especially with coconut milk!

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on April 09, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Vegetable based protein powder made from rice or peas is not paleo either. Bioavailability of these plant proteins is substantially lower than whey. I bet plant proteins cause more digestive distress as well.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on April 09, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Is this a serious answer? Vegetable based protein powder made from rice or peas is not paleo either. Bioavailability of these plant proteins is substantially lower than whey. I bet plant proteins cause more digestive distress as well.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 11, 2012
at 06:36 PM

check this similar thread out too: http://paleohacks.com/questions/19086/whats-the-best-protein-powder#axzz1jAxYzB52

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

The ingredients are really okay and it´s delish! I put a little of it in my Cotton Cheese with a few berrys and Coconut Cream, blended and frozen..mhh.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

huh? What about this? **Ingredients:** Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (milk) (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Glycomacro Peptides) and Soy Lecithin (<1%). Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, egg or preservatives.

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:43 PM

Appreciate it, thanks!

030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on August 21, 2011
at 10:38 AM

It has Stevia in it.

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 21, 2011
at 12:45 AM

Awesome- Thank you!

B58511bcd1ecc0dd4ad8130859513c81

(430)

on August 20, 2011
at 10:45 PM

OK no problem, its WEL286. Gives u $5 off. If you spend over $40, shipping is always free, or under $40 its $4 flat for UPS. Theres no sales tax for most states too!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:28 PM

that's very odd. i've always thought it mixed really thick. that's one of the things i like about it best actually, that's it's got a really creamy flavor.

Cb2415c2aef964ab499a09dc92ae7e01

(783)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:11 PM

I use MRM and Jarrow. Both hormone free and natural sweeteners.

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:02 PM

I'd be interested in that coupon code as well, if your willing.

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Thanks! I'd love that coupon code if you don't mind sending it over to me!

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 20, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Thanks! As I mentioned though, that's what I'm already using and it just mixes into a thin shake. Good stuff though!

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 20, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Clean but expensive

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549f563a62ad23595144b074fc6bc7e8

on April 24, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Go to True Nutrition:

http://www.truenutrition.com/p-1126-custom-mix.aspx

Here you can make your own custom protein blend and you can even use your favorite commercial blends that our out there for reference, but here you can opt to not add the sweeteners and crap (ALL the blends out there including Primal fuel, progenex, blue bonet list one or more of these ingredients..fructose, sucralose, sucrose ect....or my favorite 'natural flavors' Google it and find some good articles on what this could get you.)

The trade off is the flavor isn't that great but I see it this way; if you want a milk shake after you workout or for a meal replacement then go get a milkshake and stop fooling yourself, if you want something that taste good and is good for you eat a steak, eggs or some real food. If I want to go the liquid fuel route then it's just that... fuel not flavor. 2 scoops in a small shaker bottle with water and drink it down. It doesn't taste good but you won't gag on it either and you will have piece of mind that you aren't getting the additives you don't want. You don't cut corners at the gym so why do it at nutrition, sure it feels better to drink something that 'taste sweet and chocolaty' just like it feels better to do 1/4 squats in the smith machine instead of a heavy 3 x5 out of the squat rack to full depth, it may not be fun while its happening but you will feel much better after its done...

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:17 PM

True Nutrition is great, because you can also get Grass Fed Whey isolate. It helps with the flavor and the mixability if you add 10% maltodextrin. The peanut butter, chocolate fudge, and strawberry are all great tasting. Especially with coconut milk!

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on August 20, 2011
at 05:20 PM

ON whey's double chocolate is semi clean.

For thickness you just have to use less liquid. I only add water and if I want it thicker I just add less.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

The ingredients are really okay and it´s delish! I put a little of it in my Cotton Cheese with a few berrys and Coconut Cream, blended and frozen..mhh.

1
C658d3f110a348a964dcf799002c4c2a

on January 11, 2012
at 05:38 PM

With any protein isolate, you are introducing the excitotoxin free glutamic acid into your body. Just eat more meat!!

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8a3fdcbbec724506de15c14bb6271264

(435)

on August 20, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Bluebonnet 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate is probably the cleanest protein you can get.

Only two ingredients: Undenatured whey protein isolate, natural vanilla flavor.

http://www.bluebonnetnutrition.com/product/41/100%25_Natural_Whey_Protein_Isolate_Powder

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 20, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Thanks! As I mentioned though, that's what I'm already using and it just mixes into a thin shake. Good stuff though!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:28 PM

that's very odd. i've always thought it mixed really thick. that's one of the things i like about it best actually, that's it's got a really creamy flavor.

1
B58511bcd1ecc0dd4ad8130859513c81

on August 20, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I really like MRMs all natural whey. Its vanilla or chocolate. I have a coupon code from Iherb.com you can use if you want, it's cheapest at that site.

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 21, 2011
at 12:45 AM

Awesome- Thank you!

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:02 PM

I'd be interested in that coupon code as well, if your willing.

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on August 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Thanks! I'd love that coupon code if you don't mind sending it over to me!

B58511bcd1ecc0dd4ad8130859513c81

(430)

on August 20, 2011
at 10:45 PM

OK no problem, its WEL286. Gives u $5 off. If you spend over $40, shipping is always free, or under $40 its $4 flat for UPS. Theres no sales tax for most states too!

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:43 PM

Appreciate it, thanks!

Cb2415c2aef964ab499a09dc92ae7e01

(783)

on August 20, 2011
at 05:11 PM

I use MRM and Jarrow. Both hormone free and natural sweeteners.

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18baa182a9ed6726bfc80147bda7d510

on April 10, 2015
at 03:04 PM

If you want a great Paleo-friendly protein drink, then try adding Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen to your shake. Talk about clean, it is only one ingredient and virtually tasteless so mixes great with anything. This has all the great benefits you find in bone broth. The beef is from herds raoming and grazing freely in Brazil. Nourishing World sells this at a great price and with free shipping. You can check it out here.

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4f12a06aee26f64e432762495302ec9d

(292)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:10 PM

I use phd diet whey protein which has been good and had good ingredients and i am starting next week using red-55 pre-mixed shakes ! I wouldn't listen to people who tell you not to use protein shakes! Do what feels right for you!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19160)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Don't use protein shakes! :-P Hehe, seriously though - they are a completely supplemental, highly processed food product. I don't recommend them, because it's quite easy to get enough protein on a real, whole food diet. However, you're right: if they work for you, that's a fairly good reason to use them.

0
B14a45cfdba5eff7747b1ec8a0a86377

on June 14, 2013
at 09:01 PM

try the new Fish Protein Powder - Paleo friendly Chocolate-Hazelnut flavor is great.

0
21a1a131a0674d12ef7cdfca8a192e1f

(50)

on May 14, 2013
at 07:12 AM

Try Terra's whey - one of the cleanest on the market

0
89985542ffc00c296552951369fe809a

on May 14, 2013
at 03:28 AM

I actually really like SUN WARRIOR WARRIOR BLEND protein powder. It's not whey, it's pea and cranberry protein!

0
1f71bc14f0578c349fecf45d7799a0a1

(153)

on May 13, 2013
at 07:24 PM

If you want something thicker I would definately reccomend casin - not sure if you'd personally consider that paleo though.

0
44e47b9aeabe55192a723d5287d6d89b

on May 13, 2013
at 06:42 PM

I am new to this site and found this exchange to be interesting. My bias is for the least processed, whole-est food possible. Therefore I'd probably shy away from protein powders.

But we now have this new expensive vitamix blender (talk about PROCESSED!) and I thought I'd just crack a raw egg into the greens/veggies/fruit whatever combo we do. Would this be considered a protein drink, if it's just one or two eggs?

0
5b8899d046a989e57f2172b344c2e118

on May 13, 2013
at 05:04 PM

Hemp is another great Protein (and Fiber) source not mentioned that is Paleo-OK. Rich in BCAA's!

0
9ca6faa3c268128fad952d2238157d60

on April 09, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Vitacost is made with peas and rice, no?

0
92e5e2b0c90e08be7461cab3f0bbc8b0

on April 07, 2013
at 09:42 PM

I use a vegetable based protein powder made by Vitacost. Whey is dairy hence NOT PALEO!

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on April 09, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Vegetable based protein powder made from rice or peas is not paleo either. Bioavailability of these plant proteins is substantially lower than whey. I bet plant proteins cause more digestive distress as well.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on April 09, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Is this a serious answer? Vegetable based protein powder made from rice or peas is not paleo either. Bioavailability of these plant proteins is substantially lower than whey. I bet plant proteins cause more digestive distress as well.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on June 17, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Whey protein has a very low amount of lactose in it, and if it is grass fed, at least it is good quality.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on January 11, 2012
at 05:26 PM

The other really GOOD thing about Bluebonnet is that it's 100% grass-fed sourced. Most of the ones that mix up really, really thick do so because thickeners (like guar gum, etc.) have been added. If you want a thicker shake, use the same amount of powder, 1/2 the water, and 1/2 ice -- that will give a thicker, more milk-shake like texture.

I also like http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/goat_milk_whey_powder.htm and http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Goatein&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12663387654436661754&sa=X&ei=tcUNT5-wL4GesQKUxZyNBg&ved=0CHQQ8wIwAA. Both of these are goat-whey protein, and are from grass-fed animals. Again, they don't have thickeners, so they won't be milkshake thick--but using the 1/2 water and 1/2 ice option gives a thicker shake.

The other thing that works for me is using 2 oz heavy cream, 2 oz water, and 1/2 cup crushed ice.

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Ae9858ed7655e880fb99251811355109

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on January 11, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Liked Sissons primal fuel but a months supply ended up costing 100 bucks there has to be one as good for less.

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030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on August 21, 2011
at 10:40 AM

NOW Foods Whey is 100% whey isolate. No soy, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. It's great with coconut water.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on January 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

huh? What about this? **Ingredients:** Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (milk) (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Glycomacro Peptides) and Soy Lecithin (<1%). Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, egg or preservatives.

0
Ff41eae02f46e97c9eb98f9e942b4519

on August 20, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Sun Warrior is pretty clean and free of additives and artificial nonsense. Get the Vanilla flavour, the unflavoured one is pretty bitter.

0
65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on August 20, 2011
at 04:12 PM

Mark Sisson's Primal Fuel and similar products are probably about as clean as you will get. http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Supplements/

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 20, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Clean but expensive

030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on August 21, 2011
at 10:38 AM

It has Stevia in it.

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