I am looking for a good protein powder to use in baking, etc. I notice a lot of your recipes call for it. What would you suggest?
Hi! I don’t have a favorite brand of protein. I usually buy a whey isolate without any added flavor or sweetener from a generic brand at the supplement store as my main protein powder.
When it comes to flavored proteins (vanilla, chocolate or others), I like trying new flavors and brands to switch things up. Companies I like are About time, Sun Warrior, and Gold Standard Natural.
When choosing a powder make sure it’s low fat (1-5 grams is ok), low carb (1-5 grams is ok) and high protein (normally about 20-30 grams per serving). When it comes to flavors and sweeteners, it’s generally safer to go with natural flavors and sweeteners (or just ask for a plain, generic whey protein isolate without any bells and whistles).
Whey is great for postworkout, but if you’re looking for a protein powder to eat late at night or as a snack when you’re inactive, pea protein powder or casein powder are great choices because they’ll keep you feeling full longer.
Protein powders you want to avoid are mass gainers (usually marketed towards guys who want to gain size) and all kinds of meal replacements (usually marketed towards women).
Don’t hesitate to ask for samples at the supplement store, or buy one-serving packagings before investing in a powder to see if you can digest it well and if you like the taste.