My ingredients.


I use California almonds, which are naturally high in protein, instead of plant protein isolates in my vegan protein powders. Unlike protein isolates, which are stripped of everything but the protein, almonds contain healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients like calcium and vitamin E. They are gut-friendly and a good source of prebiotics, meaning they improve the diversity and composition of the gut microbiome.


I also use American grown chickpeas in my vegan protein powders because they are high in soluble fiber. Unlike insoluble fiber, which can have a laxative effect, soluble fiber increases in size as it moves through your digestive tract. This can make your bowel movements easier and more regular.


I love cocoa, and add a generous serving to my chocolate and mocha flavors. Cocoa can trigger symptoms for people with acid reflux, however, so order samples first if this is a concern for you. 


Egg whites have a tendency to foam when hydrated and mixed. In order to solve this problem, I add coconut to my recipes. Coconut is full of medium chain triglycerides (MCTS), which interfere with the formation of foam. Coconut is also a good source of prebiotics and has anti-inflammatory properties. 


I add a pinch of Colombian coffee to my mocha protein powder. In case you were wondering, my mocha flavor contains only 10mg caffeine, or about 1/10 of what is in a cup of coffee. 

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egg whites

I love egg whites. They are low in fiber, low-FODMAP, alkaline, and naturally 80% highly digestible protein (when dried). Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg whites will not upset your stomach. 

monk fruit

Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo, is a small, melon-like round fruit native to Southeast Asia. We use it as a natural sweetener by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is dried into a powder. 


I use gluten-free oats in my meal replacement powders because they are a great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber. If you cannot eat oats, try my protein powders instead.  


I make my peanut butter protein powder with Georgia peanuts. Peanuts are delicious and a great source of protein. 


The little black specs in your protein shake are ground Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. If this is your first time seeing specs, it is probably because most companies use artificial or natural vanilla flavor, not real vanilla. 

nothing else

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How do my ingredients compare?

There are many things to compare when it comes to protein powders and meal replacements. At the end of the day, however, the only thing that matters is the ingredient list. We are what we eat, and if the ingredients are junk, none of the other characteristics (taste, price, etc.) matter.

vs other protein supplements

Premier Protein Chocolate Protein Shake

Water, Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural and Artificial flavors, Inulin, Cellulose Gel and Cellulose Gum, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Carrageenan, Tripotassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate

Optimum Nutrition French Vanilla Creme Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder 

Whey Protein Isolates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen, Sucralose, Lactase

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Orgain Vanilla Bean Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder

Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Acacia, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rice Dextrin, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Erythritol, Organic Natural Flavors, Organic Acacia Sea Salt, Organic Reb A (Stevia Extract), Organic Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor

Vega Sport Chocolate Protein Powder

Pea Protein, Cocoa Powder, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Organic Sunflower Seed Protein, Alfalfa Protein, Tart Cherry, Beet Root Powder, Sea Salt, Stevia Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Bromelain, Probiotics (Bacillus Coagulans Gbi – 30 6086), Turmeric Extract, Black Pepper Extract, Natural Flavors

vs other meal replacements

Soylent Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake 

Filtered water, Soy Protein Isolate, Maltodextrin, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Allulose, Canola Oil, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Natural Flavors, Vitamin And Mineral Premix, Soluble Corn Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Cellulose, Salt, Gellan Gum, Sucralose

SlimFast French Vanilla Meal Replacement Powder

Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Buttermilk, Disodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Silicon Dioxide, Cellulose Gel, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame

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As you can clearly see, when compared to the big brands, drink wholesome is in a league of its own. Our protein powders and meal replacements are additive-free, dairy-free, and made with real foods, not protein isolates – 99% of supplements fail to meet at least one of these criteria.