Power up weight loss with an extra protein boost!
Ready to add a boost to your weight loss journey? Protein powder is an ingredient you should consider adding to your menu. Check out these 7 clean protein powders for your favorite recipes.
In days past, protein powders were primarily used by bodybuilders to support and maintain muscle mass. However, these powders are also a great way to help you build lean (not bulky!) muscle. Lean muscle tissue development is a key part of losing weight and keeping it off for good. It burns more calories than fat tissue, so your metabolism works at a higher level—even when you’re resting.
Typically protein powders come from sources like whey or soy, although there are other sources as well. The most common is whey, which is made from a milk protein. In addition, whey is considered a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine necessary amino acids. If you’re a vegan, you’ll likely want to use a soy-based powder instead.
We’ve taken some of our favorite weight loss smoothies, shakes, and drinks and combined them with clean protein powders, which don’t contain added refined sugars, preservatives, or other questionable ingredients. Many of them are also GMO and hormone free, further reducing your exposure to environmental toxins.
1. NutraWhey Grass Fed Protein Powder
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is the perfect way to add protein power to your day. In addition to non-GMO, hormone-free whey protein, this delish concoction offers unrefined sugar and natural peanut butter for a recipe you can feel good about. For an additional 20 grams of protein add 2 scoops powder and additional milk as needed.
2. Garden of Life Organic Greens & Protein Powder
So thick you’ll need a spoon, Lean Green Protein Smoothie Bowl is ideal with the Garden of Life clean protein powder, which is made from raw organic protein sources, including peas, sprouted grains, seeds, and more. Dig into this recipe for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert.
3. Tera’s Simply Pure Dark Chocolate Protein Powder
Ditch the processed meal replacement shakes and treat your body to the clean goodness in this super-simple Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake. We’ve paired it here with a protein powder made with whey protein sourced from family farms in the U.S.
4. Natural Force® Protein Powder
Treat your sweet tooth to a Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie made with 100% clean ingredients. Natural Force protein powder in vanilla is a tasty way to add a touch of flavor to your breakfast or snack time.
5. NuZest Clean Protein
Add a tropical touch to your menu with this delicious Clean Coconut Protein Shake. Clean protein powders like NuZest contain no added sugar and are gluten free and GMO free.
6. Naked Whey
Your favorite summer flavors are just a few minutes away in this Skinny Banana Split Protein Smoothie, which is oh-so-easy to whip up in the blender. Naked Whey’s protein powder is made with grass-fed whey protein and it contains no additives, like artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors.
7. Tera’s Simply Pure Protein Vanilla Powder
Make No-Bake Workout Bars once to discover why it’s a Skinny Ms. fan favorite! It combines the right amount of sweetness with clean eating protein powders in a homemade bar that’s simply yummy. Tera’s is a good low-carb, gluten-free choice for our No-Bake Workout Bars.