I like to think that there are quite a few things I could help people with when it comes to health and fitness.

So it never ceases to surprise me that the MOST COMMONLY asked question I still get is … should I supplement with a protein powder and if so which one?
I blogged about this awhile back but I wanted to elaborate further this time around.

Before I elaborate, I want to ensure you that the following remains the same.

If your goal is weight loss, substituting a protein shake or any other “liquid meal replacement” is not in your best interest. 

Eating REAL FOOD satisfies you and the thermogenic effect of food (chewing and digestion).

If you are looking to put on mass, the same too applies EAT MORE FOOD.  FOOD IS GOOD 🙂

Given that I am pretty particular about my protein powders I always ask people the following questions before I give them my recommendations.

Do you have any food sensitivities or intolerances?

What flavors do you like?

When do you plan to use the protein powder?

What do you plan on using it for?
Why all these questions you ask?!??!
Well, I have several favorite protein powders and several different uses for each!
I hope this information helps 🙂

Suppose you are intolerant to wheat and dairy. Have no fear…absolutely no bloating here!
I would suggest going with Momsanity Dutch Chocolate (MY PREFERENCE)
All come in chocolate and vanilla flavors. I often buy the vanilla and add cocoa powder when I want chocolate.
My latest favorite protein powder is Grass- Fed Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins.
It is unflavored and can be added to anything. I add it to my protein shakes. If you have a sensitive stomach and struggle with “regularity” THIS IS A GAME CHANGER!!!!
People add it to their morning coffee, I still add it to a protein shake.

If you are having your smoothie in the morning perhaps you are like me and prefer to start the day off as “healthy” as possible.  Within my green smoothie I add in spinach or kale so the fact that Vega is green really makes me feel like its healthy!!!
** FOR SOME PEOPLE drinking a green protein is a huge turn off!
In this case Vega would not be for you.

A close second in the morning is the Momsanity vanilla or chocolate!

For those of you looking for a post workout smoothie that are fine with diary and dig chocolate and peanut butter I highly recommend RTN Bionic Edge Whey in chocolate or vanilla and Protizyme peanut butter. I mean who doesn’t dig chocolate or peanut butter!
Another tasty option is Tera’s Whey. Easily digested by most! These small containers can be a bit pricey! Sometimes if I am in a pinch I will buy the sample size at Whole Foods for travel 🙂
 If you have a sweet tooth, you may also want to try out Quest’s Line of Protein powders. THEIR STUFF IS SUPER SWEET! You can order sample packets online!