I’ve put together a quick checklist to help guide you in sourcing out a high-quality protein powder. Do your best to find a powder that meets all of the following criteria. Take a look at some of my recommended protein powders below.
Protein Powder Checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder
- Processed in a way that allows for easy extraction, digestion & absorption of protein + nutrients. Keep in mind that it is difficult for our bodies to extract protein from plants-based sources like pea, rice & hemp.
- No added sugars or artificial sweeteners. A natural sweetener (like stevia) is a great alternative since it won’t spike blood sugar levels.
- No fillers, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
- No dairy, gluten, soy, or other ingredients that can irritate your gut and cause inflammation (if you can tolerate dairy, whey protein may be OK for you). If you have an intolerance of sensitivity to certain foods, make sure the protein powder you select does not contain them.
- Free of hormones and antibiotics, plus pasture-raised for animal protein. Non-GMO and/or organic for plant protein.
- No other added ingredients that can compromise health. Research each ingredient on the label so you know what you are consuming.
The protein powders I currently use and recommend are:
- PurePaleo Protein by Designs for Health (chocolate & vanilla flavour)
- Collagen Peptides by Vital Proteins (unflavoured).
Check out this article I wrote on 4 reasons why I use PurePaleo Protein.
Vegan & Vegetarian option:
- PurePea by Designs for Health (vanilla flavour)
Purchase my recommended protein powders here.
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