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Old 02-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Head spinning over which protein powder to choose

Yikes! There's too many! Helppppp!!!!

I'm looking for an all-natural protein powder that provides all 9 amino acids that can be used in cooking and baking, such as pancakes, muffins, maybe even some breads. I don't think I'll be using it very much for shakes.

I don't want vanilla or chocolate or any other flavor, just plain good old unflavored. Also, needs to have as few ingredients on the list as possible and no GMOs.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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Need help picking a good protein powder
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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I mix the NOW pea protein powder with Growing Naturals brown rice protein powder.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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I like Natural Factors Whey Factors. No Sugar added, no artificial sweeteners, GMO Free, BSE and rBGH free (from cows that have not been treated with growth hormones). Has all 9 essential amino acids plus some non-essential ones. Nice clean flavor, no aftertaste, mixes easily.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:32 AM   #5
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I really like Designer Whey plain and simple. Netrition carries it and they also carry it in the specialty section at Kroger
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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I like Natural Factors Whey Factors. No Sugar added, no artificial sweeteners, GMO Free, BSE and rBGH free (from cows that have not been treated with growth hormones). Has all 9 essential amino acids plus some non-essential ones. Nice clean flavor, no aftertaste, mixes easily.
Are you using the unflavoured one? I see that it's a concentrate so I'm hoping it won't have that nasty taste that the Isolate's have.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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I had to taste them to see what i could handle and like.

My vitamin store had these little packages to taste of differnet brands.... $2. each. You might be able to try this.
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isolates have a nasty taste? I don't think so. I use Isopure unflavored and it's great in baking.
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isolates have a nasty taste? I don't think so. I use Isopure unflavored and it's great in baking.
For MY taste, the isolates are nasty. I have not found 1 that I can handle. I've tried about 5 or 6 brands/flavours and I've given up.

I prefer baking and making shakes with concentrates.
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DH can taste whey protein in anything. He says it tastes musty and doesn't like anything I make with it. I think it tastes great. I guess YMMV. I have had to rework the Fantastic Flour MIs so he can use it too. Now I use pea protein, which he doesn't mind at all in baking.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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I like to use Pea protein in cakes, but I'm not having much luck using it in breads. I find that it makes things too moist.

Are you having this issue?
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Not so far, but I like moist quickbreads. The only other doughs I have been making recently are Maria's. I guess the psyllium offsets the pea protein.
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Are you using the unflavoured one? I see that it's a concentrate so I'm hoping it won't have that nasty taste that the Isolate's have.
I use the unflavored in recipes and the double chocolate flavor to drink. I just tried some of the unflavored as is (powder) and mixed with a little water. It tastes very mild to me, kind of like cooked milk, and I am very sensitive to aftertaste (did not like Jay Robb whey protein because of an aftertaste).

ETA: Just noticed Jay Robb is isolate, maybe that's why I didn't like it! Never knew there was a big difference between concentrate and isolate in flavor, but now I know what you mean.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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I use the unflavored in recipes and the double chocolate flavor to drink. I just tried some of the unflavored as is (powder) and mixed with a little water. It tastes very mild to me, kind of like cooked milk, and I am very sensitive to aftertaste (did not like Jay Robb whey protein because of an aftertaste).

ETA: Just noticed Jay Robb is isolate, maybe that's why I didn't like it! Never knew there was a big difference between concentrate and isolate in flavor, but now I know what you mean.
Thanks so much! I think I can get your brand locally. So I'm going to try it out.
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