They’re loaded with protein, as well as vitamins and other essential nutrients. But the one reason why so many women avoid consuming protein powders: the taste. While some can be “doctored up” so that they don’t seem as chalky or artificial, others just can’t be stomached no matter what. We taste-tested these and found them to be pretty good when consumed without added extras like fruits or vegetables. Give one a try!
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Tracy Anderson Restart Protein Shake ($120)
The perfect post-barre workout drink, we like that this chocolate-flavored protein powder, which doesn’t taste chalky, helps to instill a more balanced state of health internally while also controlling inflammation, too.
Emerald Essentials Action Whey in Vanilla ($30)
When mixed with almond milk, this vanilla-flavored protein powder tastes so similar to a vanilla milkshake that you’ll do a double take.
Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla Flavor ($40)
One of the “cleanest”-tasting protein powders out there, this plant-based formula is chock-full of veggies (think two servings) and contains only 110 calories.
Not only do both the chocolate and vanilla flavors taste good without any of that nasty aftertaste, but, the best part about this protein powder is that you can customize it exactly to your needs to feed your body properly.
Andrew Lessman Secure Meal Replacement ($115)
Even though this one is more of a meal replacement than your typical protein powder, it still offers a plethora of benefits when you add it to your morning shakes and the vanilla flavor is rich, creamy and yummy when mixed with milk.
310 Nutrition 310 Shake ($68)
A favorite among celebrities—the Real Housewives’ stars loves to post Instagram pics of themselves with the shakes—these taste even better when fresh fruit is added.
SunWarrior Warrior Blend Raw Vegan Protein ($28)
Definitely on the more affordable side, this industry-favorite earns points time and time again and here’s why: It’s loaded with protein sourced from pea, hempseed and cranberry seeds, it blends smoothly, and it’s low in carbs, sugars, fat and calories.
Bennie Blends Organic Superfood Protein Blend ($25)
Great for muscle recovery post-workout, this vegan, gluten-free, nutrient-dense chocolate protein powder also gives a boost of energy without any caffeine.
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