A Carolina girl with wandering feet.

So, two things to know about me: my neurologist told me to limit my sodium intake, and I’m lactose intolerant. Also, I don’t eat as much protein as I mean to. I guess that’s three things.

Anyway, I’m on an eternal, possibly futile quest to find a low-sodium, lactose-free protein powder that doesn’t taste like ass and dirt. I have not had much luck. Here’s a list (that I will probably periodically update) of what I’ve tried so far:

GNC Natural Brand Soy Protein (Unflavored)

Pros:

  • Non-dairy.
  • Mixes well.
  • Not gritty.
  • Unflavored, so no sugars.

Cons:

  • Only 13g protein per serving.
  • Higher in sodium than I’d like (190mg per serving), which is why I stopped using it.
  • They’ve changed the name and the package since I last used it, so I’m not sure if the formula’s the same.

Jarrow Formulas Brown Rice Protein (Unflavored)

Pros:

  • Only 10mg of sodium per serving.
  • Non-dairy.
  • It’s vegan and organic, if you’re into that.
  • Only about twenty bucks a pound.
  • No sugars.

Cons:

  • The grittiest powder I’ve tried. Even mixing it in oatmeal can’t disguise it.

NutriBiotic Organic Plain Rice Protein

Pros:

  • Non-dairy.
  • Again, only 10mg of sodium.
  • Only 1g of sugars.
  • Also vegan and organic.
  • Comes in the biggest tub of the three for not much more, but I’m too lazy to work out price/gram.
  • Marginally less gritty than the Jarrow protein.

Cons:

  • Only marginally less gritty than the Jarrow Protein.
  • Only 12g protein.

Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake (Chocolate)

Pros:

  • Non-dairy.
  • 20g protein per serving.
  • Only 30mg of sodium per serving.
  • Only 1g sugars.
  • Not nearly as gritty as the last two.

Cons:

  • Expensive as all get out.
  • Has that stevia aftertaste, which I hate.
  • Doesn’t taste very chocolatey.

Does anyone have a protein powder they’d like to recommend?

Posted by Leigh | 17 March, 2015 at 18:55 | Nutrition | Comments Off on Protein Powders I Have Tried. | Tags: , , ,

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