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Best Protein Powder Types & Flavours

Best Protein Powder Types & Flavours

Deciding on the best protein powder for yourself can be a tricky thing these days and even more so for those of us that are new to the protein/fitness world. If you are anything like me, walking into a health food or supplement store can be super confusing! With so many brands and different types of protein powders on the market, it can make the task of choosing one quite difficult and overwhelming.

So how do you decide on the best protein for you? First, let’s look at some of the different types of protein powders and their individual features and benefits.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROTEIN POWDER?

Protein powders come in many variations but essentially it comes down to where the protein is sourced from. One of the first things to consider is are you looking for an animal based protein or a vegan alternative? Protein is essentially plant based or derived from milk and they can vary in features, benefits and ingredients..

Check out our full collection of Happy Way protein powders and to get a tonne of fun recipes ideas we know you will love, be sure to follow us on Instagram @happywayrecipes

  • WHEY
  • CASEIN
  • COLLAGEN
  • BROWN RICE
  • PEA 
  • HEMP
  • SOY
  • EGG

 

WHEY PROTEIN POWDER 

WHY CHOOSE WHEY PROTEIN POWDER?

  • Whey protein is found in cow’s milk and is the most common source of protein found in protein powders. 
  • Whey protein powder offers many fab benefits and can help achieve great results  combined with your fitness routine and a healthy diet. 
  • It is a high quality, complete protein which means it contains all of the 9 essential amino acids necessary for body function. 
  • It’s considered the fastest digesting protein and absorbed quickly which makes it one of the best dietary sources available and great for muscle growth and weight loss. 
  • It has also been proven that by consuming whey protein you can help boost your body’s immune system to combat viruses and disease.

 

HAPPY WAY WHEY PROTEIN POWDER

At Happy Way our protein powders are 100% natural, filled with high quality raw superfoods, natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and don’t contain any nasty, artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. Our whey protein is sourced from pasture fed cows, uses a combination of certified organic and organically grown ingredients and are considered gluten free and NON GMO.

Viewed as a complete protein, as they contain all of the 9 essential amino acids, Happy Way whey protein powders are also known to be high in BCAA’s (branched-chain amino acids) like leucine, which is the most efficient growth promoting amino acid. Our protein powders are proud to have a certified five star health rating also and are ideal for men and women of all ages, including pregnant women and breastfeeding mums.

An example of the ingredients we use in our whey protein powders are:

  • NZ pasture fed whey protein concentrate - for increased muscle strength, growth and recovery. 
  • Coconut flour - for better digestion and heart health.
  • Chia seeds - for antioxidant goodness. 
  • Psyllium husk - for weight control and general intestinal health.
  • Maca - for increased libido, boosting energy and endurance.
  • Stevia leaf - for plant based sweetness.
  • Himalayan rock salt - for increasing strength.

Check out Happy Way’s smorgasboard of delicious whey protein powders!

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Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Whey Protein Powder

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Happy Way’s Vanilla Whey Protein Powder is made with natural vanilla bean, for that extra sweet taste we know you’ll love. Perfect to enjoy as part of your protein shake or smoothie, our vanilla protein powder is also great to add to any recipe. We use chia seeds for antioxidant goodness and Himalayan rock salt to boost strength.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 508 1690
Protein (G) 21.2 70.4
Fibre (G) 0.83 2.8
Fat
Total (G) 1.8 6.1
Saturated (G) 1.5 4.9
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 3.5 11.5
Sugars (G) 1.8 5.9
Sodium (MG) 55 183

 

Banana Bonanza Whey Protein Powder

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Providing you with a great boost of energy, our Banana Bonanza Whey Protein Powder is creamily delicious and tastes like a homemade banana smoothie, but better! It’s loaded with even more superfoods like Maca powder and chia seeds. We also include stevia leaf for plant-based sweetness, Himalayan rock salt for strength and psyllium husk for weight control and general intestinal health.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 492 1640
Protein (G) 21.7 72.2
Fibre (G) 0.63 1.9
Fat
Total (G) 1.8 6
Saturated (G) 1.0 3.5
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 3.9 13
Sugars (G) 2.5 8.2
Sodium (MG) 45 149

  

Top of the Choc Whey Protein Powder

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Here’s an all-natural solution to satisfy your afternoon chocolate craving! Happy Way’s Top of the Choc Whey Protein Powder is made with NZ pasture fed whey, coconut flour and Maca. To help with weight control and general intestinal health we use psyllium husk and for awesome antioxidants we use chia seeds. And for our fellow chocoholics, only the best cacao!

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 464 1550
Protein (G) 21.0 70.1
Fibre (G) 0.63 2.1
Fat
Total (G) 2.0 6.7
Saturated (G) 1.2 4.1
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 2.4 8.1
Sugars (G) 1.6 5.3
Sodium (MG) 42 140

De Ja Brew Coffee Whey Protein Powder

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Instead of that second or third coffee to satisfy those caffeine cravings try this delicious, all-natural, coffee flavoured protein powder energy hit! With Maca, Himalayan rock salt and natural sweetener, Happy Way’s De Ja Brew Coffee Whey Protein Powder offers a healthy whey to get that caffeine fix and flavour!

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 508 1700
Protein (G) 21.2 70.6
Fibre (G) 0.63 2.1
Fat
Total (G) 1.7 5.7
Saturated (G) 1.4 4.8
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 4.0 13.3
Sugars (G) 1.9 6.2
Sodium (MG) 55 184

 

Smooth Operator Salted Caramel Whey Protein Powder

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With a natural caramel flavour for that smooth deliciousness, combined with a salty touch we know you will love, this whey protein powder will provide that sweet satisfaction minus the guilt. Includes chia seeds for all those antioxidant benefits and stevia leaf for that added plant-based sweetness.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 493 1700
Protein (G) 21.7 72.2
Fibre (G) 0.63 2.1
Fat
Total (G) 1.9 6.3
Saturated (G) 1.1 3.7
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 3.8 12.7
Sugars (G) 3.3 11
Sodium (MG) 89 295

 

I Love You Berry Much Whey Protein & Acai Berry Powder

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The all-natural goodness of acai berries are included in this berry delicious protein powder to help you power through those tough afternoons. We’ve also added maqui berry to help with smooth skin and pomegranate to provide natural colouring to this flavoursome protein powder.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 483 1610
Protein (G) 20.9 69.8
Fibre (G) 0.63 2.1
Fat
Total (G) 1.9 6.3
Saturated (G) 1.2 4.0
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 2.8 9.4
Sugars (G) 1.8 5.9
Sodium (MG) 44 148
Vitamin C (MG) 0.2 0.7

 

Ashy Bines Triple Choc Fudge Whey Protein Powder

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Happy Way has teamed up with long time friend and fan, Ashy Bines, to create this decadent and rich flavour. Together we worked for months to create something that you will be absolutely addicted to and will never have you craving a real chocolate bar or cake again! Made with our superfood mix of chia seeds, psyllium husk and Maca powder, this one is great to add to many of your favourite recipes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 487 1620
Protein (G) 20.8 69.3
Fibre (G) 1.8 5.6
Fat
Total (G) 2.0 6.8
Saturated (G) 1.2 4.0
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 4.2 14.2
Sugars (G) 1.9 6.5
Sodium (MG) 36 120

 

VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER

WHY CHOOSE VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER?

  • Vegan protein powder is the way to go for those of us that are gluten free, have lactose intolerances or suffer from certain allergies. 
  • It’s a plant based protein powder and can be sourced from plant matter, hemp seeds, brown rice, pea and soy. 
  • Helps boost metabolism and improve digestion.
  • Filled with fibres, vitamins and antioxidants and rich in minerals and nutrients.
  • Helps promote sustainable living and can reduce the impact of industrial agriculture.

PEA PROTEIN  

  • Pea protein is made from yellow split peas and is ideal for someone who wants to build muscle along with their fitness training. 
  • It is a great source of iron and good for heart health.
  • Assists with weight loss and weight management.
  • Contains all 9 essential amino acids - histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
  • Works with many diets as it doesn’t contain high allergen ingredients such as peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, cows milk, wheat, soy.
  • Can create a feeling of fullness, just like dairy based protein powders.

HEMP PROTEIN  

  • Hemp protein is one of the most popular vegan proteins as it contains all 9 essential amino acids and is also one of the easiest to digest. 
  • Contains a high source of fibre which will assist with gut health, digestion and is believed to help reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
  • Is a rich source of minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper) and antioxidants which are great for your health.
  • Contains essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 which improve heart health, mental health and are good for metabolism. 

RICE PROTEIN 

  • Rice protein is allergen and gluten free, considered easy to digest and contains a reasonable amount of protein. 
  • Most rice supplements are derived from brown rice as it offers higher protein than white rice. 
  • Assists with muscle growth, strength building and weight management.
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly.
  • Contains 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, missing lysine which is found in pea and hemp protein.
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HAPPY WAY VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER 

Our Happy Way vegan protein powders are packed full of goodness! Created with the highest quality raw, ancient and organic superfood supplements, they are packed with natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Happy Way loves the organic way because the ingredients are in their truest form, bursting with nutrients that haven’t been covered with chemicals. Free from nasty preservatives, artificial flavours and sweeteners, they nourish the mind and body, promoting a positive and natural lifestyle. 

We use the following ingredients in our vegan protein powders:

  • Pea protein - for muscle growth, weight loss and heart health.
  • Hemp protein - for added fibre, antioxidants and minerals.
  • Rice protein - for quick absorption, easy digestion and are hypo-allergenic.
  • Coconut flour - for healthy digestion.
  • Chia seeds - for antioxidant benefits.
  • Psyllium husk - for weight control and general intestinal health.
  • Maca - for increased libido, boosting energy and endurance.
  • Stevia leaf - for added sweetness.
  • Himalayan rock salt - for boosting strength.

Check out Happy Way’s 5 delicious, vegan-friendly flavours!

 

Like a Vegan Vanilla Flavour protein powder

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Are you in need of an energy boost? Happy Way’s plant based vanilla protein powder offers a great way to nourish the mind and body. Protein is essential for the daily functioning of our bodies. It’s important for growth, recovery, reproduction and maintaining a healthy immune system. Our plant based vanilla protein powder is packed with deliciousness that awakens the palette and is an all-natural way to consume protein.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 447 1490
Protein (G) 21.6 72.2
Fibre (G) 0.38 1.1
Fat
Total (G) 0.2 0.5
Saturated (G) 0.1 0.3
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 3.4 11.2
Sugars (G) 1.6 5.4
Sodium (MG) 265 882

 

Cacao Mint Hemp protein powder

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Happy Way’s Cacao Mint Hemp Protein Powder has a slightly nutty/earthy taste and can be used in baked treats and smoothies. It’s gluten-free, vegan friendly, non GMO and organically grown. We use hemp protein isolate for boosting immunity and heart health, cacao for our fellow chocoholics, stevia leaf for plant-based sweetness and chia seeds for good antioxidants.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 447 1490
Protein (G) 16 53.3
Fibre (G) 5 15.2
Fat
Total (G) 4.4 14.8
Saturated (G) 0.7 2.2
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 4.4 14.8
Sugars (G) 1.6 5.4
Sodium (MG) 13 42

Choc Pea Princess protein powder

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Peas are a great protein source and an ideal option for those on plant-based diets. Happy Way’s Choc Pea Princess Protein Powder combines pea protein isolate and cacao bringing you a nutritious and tasty product. Rice protein is used to help lower blood sugar and chia seeds to provide antioxidants. This gluten-free, non GMO and organically grown supplement offers an all-natural and guilt-free way to get the boost you so royally deserve.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 432 1440
Protein (G) 23.7 78.9
Fibre (G) 1.2 3.7
Fat
Total (G) 0.8 2.7
Saturated (G) 0.5 1.7
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 1.1 3.7
Sugars (G) 0.2 0.7
Sodium (MG) 246 820

 

Peanut Butter protein powder

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Satisfy your peanut butter weakness with this popular vegan protein powder flavour. As well as being made from 100% NATURAL ingredients, our peanut butter vegan protein powder tastes similar to a chocolate nut bar (but good for you). We pack this vegan protein powder with great ingredients including rice protein isolate for lowering blood sugar, chia seeds for good antioxidants and psyllium husk for weight control and general intestinal health.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 465 1550
Protein (G) 21.0 70.0
Fibre (G) 0.96 2.9
Fat
Total (G) 1.1 3.8
Saturated (G) 0.2 0.8
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 2.8 9.2
Sugars (G) 0.4 1.3
Sodium (MG) 252 839

 

Ashy Bines Triple Choc Fudge vegan protein powder

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Teaming up again for a vegan blend, Ashy Bines and Happy Way have worked together to create this luxurious and rich flavour for those that are looking for a dairy free alternative. Made with our superfood mix of chia seeds, psyllium husk and Maca powder, this one is great to add to any recipe.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack - 16 Serving size - 30g

PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy (KJ) 442 1470
Protein (G) 20.6 68.6
Fibre (G) 1.8 5.6
Fat
Total (G) 0.5 1.6
Saturated (G) 0.3 1.0
Carbohydrate
Total (G) 3.8 12.8
Sugars (G) 0.5 1.5
Sodium (MG) 245 816

OTHER PROTEIN POWDERS

CASEIN PROTEIN

  • Just like whey, casein is sourced from milk, being 80% of milk protein whereas whey is 20%.
  • Unlike whey, casein is digested slowly therefore absorbing slowly.
  • Provides all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs for healthy function.
  • Helps reduce muscle breakdown and is very effective for muscle growth.
  • Can assist with weight loss and provide immune benefits.

COLLAGEN PROTEIN

  • Consuming collagen protein powder can benefit skin health, assist with alleviating joint pain and help strengthen bones.
  • Helps with strength building and increasing muscle mass. 
  • Promotes good heart and mental health.
  • Assists with weight loss and weight management.
  • Can assist with strengthening hair and nails.

EGG PROTEIN 

  • Egg protein is sourced from the egg white part of the egg and is considered high in protein and quality.
  • Contains all 9 essential amino acids that are required for a healthy diet.
  • It’s low in fat and low in carbohydrates which makes it ideal for those wanting to lose weight.
  • Being lactose free makes it perfect for people who suffer from intolerances and those following a dairy free or vegetarian diet. 
  • It’s easily digestible and absorbed at a moderate rate which means your muscles will slowly receive the protein over time throughout the day.
  • Great for muscle and strength building.

SOY PROTEIN

  • Soy protein is plant based and great for vegetarians, vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.
  • Sourced from dehydrated soybean flakes, soy protein is free from cholesterol and low in fat.
  • Soy is the only complete vegan protein powder as it contains all of the 9 essential amino acids.
  • Considered a rich source of nutrients, it also contains phytates which can decrease the absorption of minerals in the body.
  • Helps with muscle growth and strength but does not perform as well as whey protein.

DID YOU KNOW?

Firstly, to clear up any myths or preconceived ideas, protein powder isn’t just for body builders or gym junkies and it won’t automatically turn you into the next Arnie or Stallone look-alike! Using a protein powder as a part of your daily diet can actually have many benefits depending on your body, lifestyle and goals. Some of these include:-

  • Improving your general health and well being. 
  • Boosting your energy levels.
  • Helping support weight loss and weight management.
  • Promoting muscle growth and assisting with muscle recovery.
  • It’s an easy and convenient way to achieve your recommended protein intake.
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HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT PROTEIN POWDER IS BEST FOR YOU

To find the best protein powder for you there are a few things to consider. Not only should you look at what’s best for your body and diet, but also what aligns with your fitness goals and lifestyle.


GOALS

It’s important to consider what you are trying to achieve in regards to your fitness goals when deciding on a protein powder that’s right for you. Are you wanting to build muscle and strength? Are you wanting to lose weight? Or are you simply striving to meet your daily intake of protein? All of the above are important questions to ask yourself when choosing a protein powder and will help you determine the one that is most suitable, in regards to the ingredients and their benefits. 


BODY AND DIET

For people that are sensitive to dairy and gluten it is important to look for plant based protein powders to meet your dietary needs. There are many different vegan friendly protein powders available, all with different features and benefits, as you will see further below. 

Also, some people may be prone to digestion issues, want to boost their energy or need assistance recovering after exercise and specific types of proteins and their ingredients can help meet those needs. 

Asking those initial questions to determine what you are wanting to get out of a protein powder will help steer you in the right direction.

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HOW TO USE PROTEIN POWDER

How you incorporate protein powder into your diet really depends on your health and fitness goals. If you want to build muscle, lose weight or simply boost your energy levels, it’s important to consider the best time of day to consume your protein.

Protein powder can be used as part of a  pre-workout shake to assist with increased energy and improved performance during your training. Consuming a shake or smoothie roughly 45 minutes before your workout is ideal. 

Having a shake, energy ball or protein bar within 30 minutes post workout is also super beneficial as it will provide essential amino acids to muscles, promoting muscle growth, repair and assisting with recovery.

There are so many ways to have protein powder these days and at Happy Way we are always creating new, delicious recipes and ways to incorporate our protein powders into our meals and diet. Whether it’s combined with ice, fruit and your milk of choice to create your favourite smoothie, simply shaken with some chilled H2O or baked into your favourite treat, there are endless ways to enjoy our Happy Way protein powders!

Smoothies and shakes are a quick and easy way to get your required protein intake when you don’t have time to prep a high protein meal. A smoothie following your  morning workout is a great on the go breakfast to have before the busy workday.

Here are some handy tips to ensure your protein shakes and smoothies are always in tip top shape and taste!

  • Always ensure you add your liquid (water, milk or even yoghurt) before including the protein powder.
  • Use a blender, bullet or protein shaker bottle to mix your smoothie or shake well. Don’t just mix your protein powder into liquid with a spoon.
  • If using a shaker bottle, choose one with a mesh screen or a metal ball whisk as this will help keep out the lumps.
  • You can also use protein powder in smoothie bowls, chia puddings, baked goods or even sprinkled over yoghurt and fruit!
  • Get adventurous with ingredients! At Happy Way we love adding nuts, fruits, oats and superfoods with our protein powders to create nutritious and more importantly, DELICIOUS recipes to enjoy at home, at work or on the run.. 

Check out our full collection of Happy Way protein powders and to get a tonne of fun recipes ideas we know you will love, be sure to follow us on Instagram @happywayrecipes

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