If you’re anything like Team Sporteluxe and have been hitting the weight rack or revving up to do so, then you’ll know a good sweat-sesh is never complete without a healthy diet to boot. You’ve probably heard by now the importance of protein in any weight training regimen: good for keeping hunger at bay and aiding in recovery, it’s also the ultimate beauty booster. Aside from your everyday lean meats, eggs and legumes, it’s nice to have an alternative you can mix in a smoothie or a yoghurt for breakfast or post-workout snack. So without further ado, here are nine of the best all-natural protein powders.
9 protein powders to add to your weight training regimen
1. Perfect Fit Protein
Organic, plant-based and non-GMO, we love the clean principles of this no fuss, high quality protein powder. Created by the Tone It Up girls, it’s the perfect option to help jumpstart your metabolism, satisfy your appetite and create lean muscle. Choose between delicious vanilla, vanilla latte or coconut.
2. Welleco The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein Powder
With organic sprouted brown rice and pea protein, this delectable chocolate protein has all the good stuff required to refuel after a workout. And unlike other all-natural protein options, this one contains 9 essential amino acids.
3. Swisse Pure Warrior WPI
If you’re looking for a whey-based protein powder, then Swisse’s Pure Warrior WPI is a premium formula that supports muscle growth, recovery and repair. Made to the highest of standards using micro filtration technology for fast absorption and superior results, it’s low in lactose, sugar, and fat.
4. Prana Power Plant Protein
Prana is the sanskrit word for energy, and this vegan protein is a powerful all-natural combination of essential vitamins and sprouted, fermented proteins to create an optimal muscle repairing ratio of amino acids. Need we mention the chocolate version is seriously delicious.
5. Isowhey Wholefoods Pea + Brown Rice Protein Powder
This alkaline, low allergenic protein is perfect for any vegan or vegetarian diet. Boasting a nutrient dense blend of whole grains, seeds and legumes such as amaranth, buckwheat, sunflower and flax seeds, it’s easy to digest, rich in fibre and comes in a delicious vanilla and lucuma flavour.
6. Amazonia Raw Purple Rice Protein
Keeping it clean and real, Amazonia is the first of its kind to have come out with a new range of raw purple rice protein powder. Purple rice is high in antioxidants and flavonoids, making it a supercharged superfood to add to your morning smoothie.
7. Nuzest Clean Lean Protein
With a pH level of 7.8, Clean Lean Protein is one of the most alkaline available in the market. This golden pea protein is light on the stomach and easy to mix in with your post-workout smoothie, or why not try and incorporate it into a a high protein breakfast?
8. Bare Blends Native Whey Protein
This antioxidant-rich blend of raw cacao and native whey protein isolate is a nourishing and all natural way to boost your protein intake. Ideal for recovering post workout, we love that it’s Australian made, gluten and sugar-free as well as low-lactose. Chocolate or Vanilla, pick your (guilt-free!) indulgence.
9. Bondi Blends
- New on the supplement scene is Sydney-based Bondi Blends. This Aussie brand has a variety of superfood blends that make for an awesome (not to mention seriously tasty) addition to your green smoothie. We’re loving the Cleanse blends with Kale, wheatgrass, spirulina and alfalfa for a hefty dose of green goodness. The best part? It tastes like anything but wheatgrass thanks to the superfood goji berries added into the mix. With a protein powder soon to be released, we give these colourful packets of goodness two thumbs up.
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