Using protein powders to make shakes is popular for people on the move and those who need convenient nutrition. Whether you’re adding some extra punch to a breakfast smoothie or getting in your protein and nutrients right after a tough workout, making a protein shake is a great way to get in a pick-me-up and nutritional boost. Some protein powders can also be used as a meal replacement for weight loss, under a doctor’s supervision.
The protein can come from a variety of sources, each with its own benefits. The Red Radish Natural Foods in Neenah, WI carries many of these protein powders:
Ideal for vegans or those allergic to whey or soy, plant-based protein like pea protein is very easily digested with a naturally sweet taste. Often combined with rice protein for an ultimate amino acid boost.
A plant-based protein, hemp is a super nutrient-rich source for multiple amino acids and omega-fatty acids, as well as fiber.
Brown Rice Protein
Another hypo-allergenic plant-based protein that mixes and digests easily, brown rice contains B vitamins, essential fiber, and complex carbohydrates.
An alternative to conventional dairy from cows, goat milk packs a punch similar to whey or casein protein. Some people find that goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk.
Derived from cow’s milk, whey is particularly high in leucine, the amino acid responsible for pumping up muscle growth. Whey protein is a favorite among gym enthusiasts.
With very similar effects in muscle building as whey protein, soy is another option that also packs immune system-boosting aminos.
Some people enjoy the taste of protein powder on its own; it often comes in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. But you can also add anything else you might want in your shake or smoothie: yogurt or any type of milk, ice, sweeteners, and frozen berries or any other fruit. You might also enjoy adding nutrient-rich green powder to your protein shake.
Protein powder shakes are an easy, healthy, and tasty way to get your protein on the go! Visit The Red Radish to see all our protein powder options.