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For a long time now, whey protein has been pretty much the unrivaled king of the protein powder world. But, before that, eggs were the protein of choice. And, although it’s not as widely used these days, you can still get your hands on egg white protein powder. In reality, this oft-forgotten protein source does have some pretty unique advantages that they make it a viable option for you. How does […]

With its unique, distinct taste, pea protein can sometimes be a tough ingredient for any smoothie. However, for those who want a great vegan protein with a spectacular amino acid profile, pea protein is tough to beat. Some people complain that a plant-based protein doesn’t does taste like a whey protein shake, for example. This is because plant-based protein has a totally different consistency than a milk-based protein. Instead of becoming sticky when you […]

Quick answer: Yes, protein powder can expire due to Maillard browning – the breakdown of lysine, a key amino acid in protein powders. To check if your protein powder has expired, smell or taste a small amount and trust your senses. For more details, read on! If you use protein powder as a supplement to help fill in occasional gaps in your diet, there’s a strong chance that these tubs of powder have […]

It’s becoming increasingly common for people to look for other ways to use all that protein powder they have stockpiled. Just tossing into a shaker cup with some water isn’t enough anymore. We see now tons of recipes for using whey and other protein powders in baking and other unexpected places. But, what about egg white protein powder? In addition to using it the same way that whey and other powders […]

As you look through the incredible and baffling selection of protein powders on the market, one of the many factors that you’re going to have to consider is flavor. Protein powders can be designed to taste like strawberries, cheesecake, plain old vanilla and a host of other options. And, you can pick up unflavored protein powders, too.   But, why would anyone want a flavorless protein powder? Are there any advantages […]

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As fall approaches, we all start to think of food combinations and flavors and we end up craving certain things. But we still need to meet our macros and reach our goals. So, to help reach this delicious, seasonal balance, here are 3 great fall whey protein shake recipes to try out this season.   Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe   1 scoop unflavored whey protein powder ½ banana 1/3 cup pumpkin […]

With its unique, distinct taste, pea protein can sometimes be a tough ingredient for any smoothie. However, for those who want a great vegan protein with a spectacular amino acid profile, pea protein is tough to beat. Some people complain that a plant-based protein doesn’t does taste like a whey protein shake, for example. This is because plant-based protein has a totally different consistency than a milk-based protein. Instead of becoming sticky when you […]

In the world of protein powders, there are tons of options. Surprisingly, things get even more complicated when you start looking specifically at vegan protein powders. As it turns out, many plants are good sources of quality proteins so, with all the choices out there, you’re faced with a tough question: which is the best vegan protein powder for you?   Allergies and Side Effects Several plants that are commonly used […]

Among the many protein sources on the market, the two best-known are the milk proteins whey and casein. Although, whey tends to get most of the attention, casein protein powder is as equally useful and important when it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals. But what exactly is casein? Should you be using it?   Starting With Milk As mentioned, both whey and casein are milk proteins, existing in […]

It’s a fairly regular scene: someone is working out regularly with a well-designed program but isn’t getting the results they’re looking for – whether it’s losing or gaining weight. In these cases, the first thing any competent trainer is likely to do is examine that person’s diet. It is stunning how often people neglect this, whether through ignorance or because they feel going to the gym allows for eating anything you […]