THE 5 BEST TASTING PROTEIN POWDERS FOR SMOOTHIES
Having a protein smoothie or shake throughout the day is an easy way to get some added nutrients into your diet, plus they’re super easy to make and enjoy on the go. By adding a scoop of protein powder along with your favourite ingredients, you can gain many health benefits in one delicious smoothie!
You’ve no doubt heard it before: protein is an essential macronutrient for the human body. A diet that is rich in protein can support your body and health in many ways, such as stabilising blood sugar levels, improving digestion, and maintaining a healthy immune system. For those that frequently exercise and work out, incorporating a protein powder into your diet, especially pre and post-workout, can help to boost energy levels, increase and maintain lean muscle mass, and also help with muscle recovery and repair. Whether you’re wanting to increase your daily intake of protein, gain muscle, or lose weight, when used correctly, a protein powder is a handy supplement that can help you achieve your goals.
But with so many protein powders out there, how do you find the best protein powder for smoothies? And, more importantly, which is the best tasting protein?
At Happy Way, we have a delicious range of both whey and vegan-friendly protein powders that are all-natural and filled with vitamins, minerals and organic superfoods that provide a tonne of nutritional benefits! But on top of all the wholesome goodness, we’ve created a bunch of delicious flavours that will make it hard for you and your taste buds to decide on which is the best tasting protein!
So to help you out, in this blog we’ve featured what we think are our best tasting protein powders for smoothies, shakes and all-round flavour!
VANILLA FLAVOURED PROTEIN POWDER
It’s fair to say that vanilla is one of the best tasting protein powder flavours for smoothies, being that it’s so versatile and can literally complement any fruit, yoghurt or additional ingredients you add to your protein smoothie. Because of its wonderful aroma and sweet taste, vanilla is a popular flavour worldwide, and it’s often used in many of our favourite foods such as yoghurt, cookies and baked goods. A more subtle flavour compared to its counterparts, vanilla is a great choice for those who like to add other more powerful tasting ingredients to their smoothies.
We think vanilla is one of the best powders for smoothies as it has a sweet and honeyed taste that is ideal when partnered with other nutritious smoothie ingredients such as berries, bananas, rolled oats, and even avocados if you’re making a green smoothie.
Happy Way’s Vanilla Whey Protein Powder is hands down one of the best powders for smoothies! With chia seeds for antioxidant goodness, psyllium husk to assist with weight control and general intestinal health, and Himalayan rock salt for boosted strength and energy, this is a flavour to add to your shopping cart and keep a stash of at home!
Use it in a smoothie, as a shake, or add it to your favourite snack, our Vanilla Whey Protein Powder is definitely a must-have.
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BANANA FLAVOURED PROTEIN POWDER
Banana is also one of the best tasting protein powder flavours for smoothies. Like vanilla, it’s a well-known flavour that is loved by many and is popular amongst both adults and children.
What’s great about bananas is that they contain potassium, fibre and vitamin B6. They’re also a good source of vitamin C and have almost no fat. Bananas are perfect to enjoy as is and can be an easy on the go snack. Because they’re also one of the best foods for energy, bananas are great to add to your smoothie and enjoy pre or post-workout. And, if you end up with some overripe ones at home, it’s a perfect excuse to get your bake on and make some yummy banana bread! (Check out Happy Way’s Banana Bread Mix—so good!)
For those wanting a little extra flavour in their smoothie, a fruit protein powder like banana is a great choice. Subtle but tasty, ingredients such as almond milk, rolled oats, and cinnamon complement this flavour well.
Happy Way’s Banana Bonanza Whey Protein Powder tastes like a homemade banana smoothie—but better! It’s jam-packed with superfoods such as maca powder, which can enhance performance and improve your mood, and chia seeds which are loaded with antioxidants. It also offers a great energy boost, so have it before a busy day or session at the gym. Great for post-exercise recovery, you can complete your workout regime with a smoothie using Banana Bonanza Whey Protein Powder.
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CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED PROTEIN POWDER
Who doesn’t love chocolate? For sweet tooths the world over, chocolate is a must-have to satisfy those cravings, whether it be after lunch, post-dinner, or throughout the day. But instead of reaching for your favourite chocolate bar, why not enjoy a smoothie with one of the best tasting protein powders out there!
Chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants, with cacao and dark chocolate containing higher levels of antioxidants than most other foods. Cacao powder has many health benefits, some of which include boosting overall mood and brain function, improving blood and heart health and it can even help with weight control.
With chocolate being one of the most popular flavours across the globe, of course it would make one of the best tasting protein powders around! Delivering such a satisfyingly sweet taste, you can combine your chocolate flavoured protein powder with fruits such as berries or bananas, oats, coconut or almond milk, and a spoonful of peanut butter to create a smoothie that tastes delicious and is a lot more nutritious than a block of chocolate.
Happy Way’s Top Of The Choc 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, for an antioxidant boost we use chia seeds, and for our fellow chocoholics, only the best cacao! Perfect to enjoy pre or post-workout, or as a sweet shake throughout the day, our chocolate protein powder is one to add to your kitchen pantry.
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COFFEE FLAVOURED PROTEIN POWDER
If you can’t start your day without your morning hit of caffeine and are wanting a flavour with a bit more ‘kick’, then coffee protein powder is probably going to be the best tasting protein for you!
Caffeine is a metabolism-boosting stimulant that can help increase energy and endurance during a workout, enabling you to burn more fat and calories. Caffeine is also known to improve mood and brain function, boosting alertness and decreasing feelings of depression.
Coffee is a flavour that packs a lot of punch, which makes it one of the best protein powders for smoothies because you don’t need to add too many ingredients to create a protein drink that tastes delicious! Keep it simple by combining your coffee protein powder with rolled oats, your milk of choice and a banana for added nutritional value.
A favourite flavour of Happy Way ambassador Sophie Guidolin, our all-natural coffee flavoured energy hit, the De Ja Brew Coffee Protein Powder is made with ingredients such as maca, Himalayan Rock Salt and natural sweeteners. This coffee flavoured protein powder helps control unwanted cravings and provides a healthy way to get that extra energising kick.
Check out one of our favourite coffee flavoured smoothie recipes, the Ultimate Energy Boosting Smoothie! A superfood blend featuring Happy Way’s De Ja Brew Coffee Protein Powder and our Maca Powder, this smoothie is guaranteed to start your day the right way!
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CACAO MINT HEMP FLAVOURED PROTEIN POWDER
Particularly for those with intolerances, Happy Way’s Cacao Mint Hemp Protein Powder may be the best tasting protein powder flavour for you. Hemp-based protein powder doesn’t contain allergens, gluten, sugar, lactose, nuts or soy.
Also, hemp is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids—this supports energy production and strengthens the immune system. Hemp contains vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin B and D3 and Gamma Linolenic Acid that prevents and fights inflammation and PMS symptoms.
Happy Way’s Cacao Mint Hemp Protein Powder has a slightly nutty/earthy taste and is made with organic and natural ingredients such as coconut flour, cacao, chia seeds and natural mint. It doesn’t contain any dairy, making it perfect for people looking for a vegan-friendly protein powder, and it’s good for people that are allergic or have sensitivities to products containing lactose. For those who love all things choc mint, this one will no doubt satisfy your tastebuds!
Choose this protein powder flavour if it aligns with your dietary requirements and the ingredients are better suited to your body, health and lifestyle. Always check the ingredients to ensure they’re right for you and if you have any questions or concerns speak with a healthcare professional.
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So, there you have it—the best tasting protein powder flavours we recommend for your smoothies.
It’s important to remember that the best protein powder for you depends on your body, goals, health, lifestyle and dietary requirements. If you’re looking to increase your daily intake of protein or are wanting to gain or lose weight, then adding protein powder to your smoothies can be a great option to help achieve your goals. Always consult your healthcare professional before adding any health supplement to your diet.