Time to shake it up! With thousands of protein powders and options on the market, no one can blame you for your confusion. What's whey, anyway? When a busy mom is on the hunt for the perfect post-workout complement, she wants the best quality with awesome taste for a low price. Amen! Be ready to ditch your old protein for one of these five powders.
Beverly International UMP: You just left the gym after a grueling lift session or wrapped your home workout with sweat dripping down your face. You want to fill your body with the energy it craves without undoing all the hard work you just did! The Beverly powder is formulated with 80 percent micellar casein and 20 percent whey, which means you'll be providing your body with proteins and amino acids long after that shake is finished. The taste delivers from the first to last drop, thanks to special flavor chemists (cool job). Find out more about it here and Skinny Mom's Power 30 Plan to boost your momentum on your health and fitness journey! Starts at $45.99.
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FitMiss Delight: Designed for women who want to maintain healthy muscles and even lose weight, this mix includes an ingredient called SolaThin, which is a potato protein extract that literally makes you feel like you're full. It also contains helpful digestive enzymes to absorb the protein quickly and comes in three delicious flavors: Cookies n Cream, Banana Cream and Vanilla Chai. Learn more about this gluten-free option here. Starts at $24.99.
Her Whey: Formulated to promote lean muscle growth and repair, this shake is ideal for women looking to tone up and stay up! You can drink this any time, day or night, and expect full digestion of 28 grams of protein per serving. It's completely gluten-free and sugar-free, so your body can really focus on the important stuff, like how it tastes. Try the Vanilla Cupcake or Chocolate Èclair. Find out more about it here. Starts at $44.99.
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Dymatize ISO-100: Go for this one because you want your protein shake to taste like a reward instead of a chore and a you're a woman who likes options! It has more than nine flavors and is gluten- and lactose-free. One review said it "tastes like straight cake batter" while another review posted "it helps me curb my sweet tooth." It doesn't get better than that. See more about it here. It starts at $27.99.
Pro JYM: For a smooth, easy-to-mix option (like right into this Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie recipe), the Pro JYM line is a go-to option for many. The 24 grams of protein per serving are broken down into three parts: 50 percent micellar casein, 40 percent whey and 10 percent egg white protein. This combination creates a time-released-like protein so your muscles can quickly get the protein they need to make repairs and have some left over for more gains. Get more evidence here. Starts at $32.56.
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