What are the best chocolate protein powders for sensitive stomachs?
Our egg white-based chocolate protein powder and almond-based vegan chocolate protein powder are both additive-free, dairy-free, and made with real foods, not protein concentrates and/or isolates – 99% of supplements fail to meet at least one of these criteria. This makes them perfect for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs, as well as for people just looking to boost their protein intake without the extra processing and added junk. If you suffer from candidiasis, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastroparesis, GERD, leaky gut, IBS, IBD, SIBO, ulcerative colitis, or any other digestive disease, please give our chocolate protein powders a try.
What are the best tasting chocolate protein powders?
Most chocolate protein powders are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. Protein isolates appear on the ingredient list as “pea protein" and "whey protein,” not as “peas" and "whey." They are the reason why your chocolate protein powder has a chalky aftertaste. Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best tasting chocolate protein powders with real, whole foods. Our original chocolate protein powder is made with pasteurized, dried egg whites. Our vegan chocolate protein powder is made with roasted almonds. Both egg whites and almonds make delicious chocolate protein powders.
Egg white protein vs almond protein.
Some people will tell you that vegan (plant-based) protein does not measure up to animal proteins like egg whites, which is misleading. First of all, egg white protein is a highly bioavailable protein, but that does not make it better for you than any other dietary protein. Bioavailability is a measurement of how well the body can absorb and use a nutrient. It is measured on a scale of 0-100%, and egg white protein scores 100%. Almond protein scores lower, but this is nothing to be concerned about. It just means that you have to eat a few more almonds in order to get the nutritional benefits of egg whites.
Lots of people also praise egg white protein for its complete amino acid profile. A complete protein is a protein that contains all of the amino acids that the body needs, but cannot produce on its own. Not all dietary proteins are complete, but if you eat a balanced diet, this is nothing to worry about. In other words, eating a variety of proteins will give you all of the amino acids that you need. It is therefore not surprising that research shows almond protein supports muscle mass and body composition improvements just as well as egg white protein. In summary, any of our chocolate protein powders can help you reach your wellness goals.
Our egg white-based chocolate protein powder is a better option for people with extremely sensitive stomachs. Our customers have experienced fewer digestive issues with egg white protein than with any other type of protein. If you cannot eat eggs, however, do not despair. Our almond-based vegan chocolate protein powder is also easy to digest, and has prebiotic properties that can improve the diversity and composition of your gut microbiome. One final note – our chocolate protein powders are made with Ecuadorian cocoa, which can trigger heartburn for some people. If you have GERD or acid reflux, we recommend choosing another flavor.
How to use chocolate protein powders?
1 serving of chocolate protein powder can be mixed with 1-2 cups of cold milk or water to make a chocolate protein shake. It can also be added to smoothies, oatmeal, and recipes for an easy protein boost. Check out our high protein recipes for more ideas. If you do choose to make a chocolate protein shake, use a blender or shaker bottle. Unlike other companies, we do not use food additives to help our chocolate protein powders dissolve.
When to use chocolate protein powders?
The best time to add chocolate protein powder to your diet is in the morning. Eating lots of protein breakfast will keep you full until lunch, discourage overeating, and reduce snacking later in the day. Higher protein intake at breakfast is also associated with higher total daily protein intake. In other words, a high protein breakfast, despite its satiating effects, allows you to maximize the amount of protein that you consume over the course of the day.