People often ask for protein powder recommendations.
I’ve tried Spirutein a few times, but I only like the cookies-n-cream flavor. And Jay Robb’s okay ( it’s a hassle having to buy it online). But the truth is that, in my everyday diet, I normally don’t use any protein powder. I get enough protein from “real” foods (more on that soon) and just don’t see a need to go out of my way to supplement with powder. (Not that I think there’s anything wrong with it.)
However, I recently had the chance to sample NutriBiotic chocolate rice protein powder (nutribiotic.com), and I’m ever so glad! It seemed to thicken up better than the Jay Robb, and I really liked the flavor. Nutritionally speaking, this stuff’s an all-star as well: A 16-gram serving has 12 grams of protein, with only one gram of sugar. And, although it doesn’t matter to me, I know a lot of you will appreciate the fact that this protein powder is also free of soy.
From their website: NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein is a high quality, low carbohydrate vegetable protein. This easily digestible protein provides an extensive array of naturally occurring amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Ideal for individuals who suffer from food allergies and digestive difficulties.
So now that I’ve found a protein powder I like, does that mean I’m going to start eating it every day?
No, I still don’t feel like that’s necessary. I don’t eat protein powder to get more protein into my diet; I just use it every so often because I like the taste and the funny texture of it.