The Best Tasting Protein Powders, According to Fitness Fiends
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Finding a protein powder that tastes good can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are so many protein powder options out there, but it can be rare to find one that you look forward to drinking after a workout.
As someone who switches up their supplements frequently, I know the struggle of buying a bulk pack of protein powder that ends up having a grainy texture or not-so-yummy flavour. Not ideal.
So, I reached out to fitness fanatics, powerlifters and frequent gym goers, and asked for their favourite protein powder recommendations to help you find your next buy. Ahead, you’ll find their faves along with my picks for the best-tasting protein powders.
Botanika Blends Vanilla Cake Batter Protein
The Botanika Blends Vanilla Cake Batter Protein (now $51.83, was $64.95) is one of my OG favourites. It’s easy to drink on its own or mixed into pancakes, baked goods and smoothies. And it doesn’t feel heavy on the stomach.
One of the reasons why I buy it over and over again is the texture. Some vegan protein powders have a grainy mouthfeel even after shaking for a long period of time.
Muscle Nation Protein Water
Another great option in my rotation is Muscle Nation’s Mango and Passionfruit Protein Water (now $48.99, was $69.99). For the days when I don’t feel like drinking supplements with a milky texture, this is where I turn. It’s just like drinking juice.
Macro Mikes Hawaiian Salted Vanilla Protein
I use Macro Mike’s Hawaiian Salted Vanilla flavour ($39.89) for my breakfast oats. I’ve found it blends the best out of other powders I’ve tried and actually tastes good.
There are so many different flavours to choose from and, from the ones I’ve tried, they’ve all been good so far. It’s also an easy way to get in a protein-rich meal without having to guzzle down a mediocre protein shake.
— Kailah Haddad, POPSUGAR Australia Entertainment Producer & Frequent Gym Goer
MyProtein Clear Whey Isolate
My fave protein is the Clear Watermelon Whey Isolate ($54.99) from the brand MyProtein. I love it because it has more of a juice/cordial taste rather than the milky texture of other protein powders. It’s super refreshing and you don’t get that artificial ‘protein taste’ at all!
— Alexandra Dela Cruz, Physiotherapist & Engages in Strength Training and Pilates
Bulk Nutrients WPI
I’ve been using Bulk Nutrients’ Whey Protein Isolate ($43) since I started lifting. The powder itself isn’t clumpy and mixes well into water or milk. You can’t go wrong with the vanilla or chocolate flavour, it always tastes good. It arrives quickly at your door with flat-rate shipping at an affordable price.
— Ranier Cortez, Australian Powerlifter & Online Strength Coach
Far East Alchemy Brown Sugar Milk Tea Protein
Far East Alchemy Brown Sugar Milk Tea Protein ($79.95) is definitely one of the best. After trialling so many other brands, this is the one that I’ve gone back to again and again. It tastes like a legit bubble tea.
— Emily C, Engineer & Powerlifter
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