Love it, Like it, Hate it: Protein Powders

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Protein powder can be a convenient way to boost protein intake – it’s easily incorporated into shakes and baked good, as well as oatmeal and breakfast cereal, but not all brands are as nutritious as they appear.  In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly covers the best and worst of protein powders on shelves.

LOVE IT!

BQuick FUEL – all-natural whey/soy blend + flaxseed meal, digestive enzymes, & more, with Swerve Sweetener

Per serving (two scoops):  155 calories – 11 grams carb – <1 gram sugar – 25 grams protein

RAW Protein  – all-natural plant-based vegan protein powder, with probiotics + digestive enzymes, with stevia

Per serving (one scoop):  90 calories – 1 gram carb – <1 gram sugar – 17 grams protein

Designer Whey – blend of whey protein concentrate + isolate, naturally sweetened with stevia & erythritol

Per serving (one scoop): 100 calories – 6 grams carb – 2 grams sugar – 18 grams protein

LIKE IT!

 Isopure –  100% whey protein isolate, 50% DV most vitamins/minerals, artificially sweetened with sucralose

Per serving (two scoops):  210 calories – 0 carbs – 0 sugar – 50 grams protein

BSN Syntha-6 – blend of whey protein concentrate & isolates + casein (slower-digesting protein), digestive enzymes, artificially sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium.

Per serving (1 rounded scoop):  190 calories – 13 grams carb – 3 grams sugar – 22 grams protein

Gladiator – blend of whey protein isolate, glutamine, & egg solids, + digestive enzymes, artificially sweetened with sucralose.

Per serving (two scoops): 190 calories – 1 gram carb – 0.4 grams sugar – 45 grams protein

HATE IT!

 Slimfast High Protein Shake Mix – sugar is first ingredient, followed by maltodextrin and sunflower oil.

Per serving:  200 calories – 25 grams carbs – 18 grams sugar – 15 grams protein

More sugary carbs than anything else!