Truthfully, most protein powders can be made palatable if you blend them into a fruit-and-veggie-filled smoothie. But which brands are good enough to drink on their own?
Kura Berry New Zealand Protein Smoothie Powder The milk of grass-fed cows is the secret to the clean taste of this GMO-free, probiotic-rich formula with 14 grams of whey protein per serving. Add a scoop to a glass of ice water along with a teaspoon full of agave and it basically tastes like a light strawberry milkshake.
Vega One Nutritional Shake Trying to steer clear of dairy? Pea protein is the hot new shake ingredient among vegan smoothie enthusiasts. Vega’s a winner with both its flavor (the vanilla is rich tasting but not cloying) and its nutritional stats (each glass contains 20 grams of protein and 6 servings of greens, plus other vitamins and minerals).
MRM Veggie Elite Chocolate Mocha Sweet lovers, listen up: This pea-and-rice powder has a bit of Stevia leaf extract along with natural mocha flavor. Plus, it’s got a blend of vegan enzymes to make sure all that protein--24 grams per serving--gets digested.
Sprout Living Epic Protein Original Single Packets Keep a couple of these in your desk drawer for when those hunger pangs strike out of nowhere (each has a whopping 26 grams of protein per serving). Plus, the original has sort of an umami-flavor thing going on.