I don’t chug back protein shakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner but I do like to add some protein powder to my post-Crossfit recovery shakes. The vegan recovery powder that I use (carbs + protein) is way too sweet for me so some plain protein powder added to the mix makes it perfect for me. I usually use some type of vegan powder – pea, hemp, brown rice or a combination of any of these.
A couple of weeks ago MyProtein sent me some egg white protein powder to try out (and a ginormous tub of peanut butter! :) .
Peanut butter is always a winner in my household and MyProtein’s peanut butter just has one ingredient – peanuts. Just like I like it. And it comes in a giant tub,what’s not to like?
The egg white protein powder is something I haven’t tried before so I had no idea what to expect. It’s 100% egg whites and in powder form looks like corn starch.
It is totally tasteless and that was a very pleasant surprise – when it comes to protein powders, tasteless means good! In fact for me it’s a MUST that my protein powder is tasteless because I always mix it with something else that is sweet and since I stay away from sugar most of the time, my palate cannot handle super sweet things anymore.
The other positive surprises about this powder: it’s not floury like the plant based powders that I use and when you shake it up it has a nice fluffy consistency of beaten eggs.
Most people use whey protein powder but I don’t in general do whey. I’m just not keen on the idea of too much dairy in my diet, it’s probably a hang-up from the days I had issues with my skin. Those issues turned out to be not so directly dairy related, but I think I’m sticking with this egg white powder as it’s pretty perfect for me. (and I do consume a little bit of whey these days already as I’m totally addicted to Quest Cookies & Cream protein bars)
Here’s how the egg white powder compares to the other protein products that I use:
|Energy||Carbs||Protein||Price per 30g serving||Price per 1kg bag|
|MyProtein Egg White Powder, 30g||116kcal||1.5g||24g||48p||£15.99|
|SunWarrior Vegan Natural Protein Powder, 30g||120kcal||1.2g||24g||87p||£29.08*|
|Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate, 30g||108kcal||–||13.2g||£1.2||£41.83|
*Amazon.co.uk price in March 2015, RRP is supposedly £47.49
The collagen hydrolysate has the benefits of collagen in addition to the protein content so I won’t stop buying that although it’s pricey as heck. The SunWarrior vegan powder I’m giving a miss in the future – it’s too floury and way more expensive than the egg powder.
And as a bit of a side note, MyProtein has a great range of other products available as well and all their prices look pretty good.
Thank you, MyProtein, for letting me try these products. They are both keepers! (although next time I’m buying crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth :)