Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally better approach to protein powder. We use 100% real food ingredients, not food additives or isolates stripped of everything but the protein. Our peanut butter protein powder is made with just 4 real foods: egg whites, peanuts, coconut, and monk fruit. Ingredients like these are better tasting and better for you. Order samples to see for yourself. 14 servings, 20 g protein per serving.
What are real foods? Real foods are single ingredient, minimally processed foods. Research shows that they are good for you.
Most protein powders are not made with real foods. Instead, they are made with protein isolates. Protein isolates are ingredients stripped of everything but the protein. Eating protein in an isolated form is like taking a multivitamin instead of eating vegetables. It is missing the healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients that make food taste good. This is why most protein powders taste like chalk. Protein isolates are easy to identify on the ingredients list. They are listed as “whey protein,” “pea protein,” and “soy protein,” as opposed to “milk,” “peas,” and “soybeans.”
Unlike Drink Wholesome, most protein powders are also loaded food additives. Thickeners like xanthan gum and sunflower lecithin and artificial sweeteners like acesulfame potassium and sucralose are some of the most common offenders. Highly processed ingredients add little to no nutritional value to your protein powder. Moreover, although food additives are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you eat a lot of processed foods or a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can cause nasty side effects.
One of the most common side effects caused by food additives is stomach pain. Because food additives look nothing like real foods, we have trouble digesting them. As a result, the trillions of bacteria in our guts have more time to eat and more time to release gas. This gas can cause bloating and stomach pain. As a rule of thumb, if you cannot pronounce it, it is a food additive.
Boosting your protein intake should not be a chore. At the end of the day, protein powder is just food and food should taste good. If you are tired of choking down your protein shake, reach for Drink Wholesome. Our happy customers include athletes of all ages, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, bariatric patients, and people suffering from conditions like diabetes, IBS, PCOS. Order samples to see if Drink Wholesome is right for you.
Egg whites, as a source of protein, have a lot going for them. First of all, the bioavailability of eggs is second only to that of whey and casein. Bioavailability is a measurement of how efficiently your body uses a specific type of dietary protein. In essence, the higher its bioavailability, the more efficiently a protein source is used by the body and the more bang you get for your nutritional buck! Eggs are also a complete source of essential branched-chain amino acids, which means that they contain all of the amino acids that the body needs, but cannot produce on its own. This, paired with the fact that they are easily digested, make eggs one of the best ways to boost your protein intake.
Looking for the best peanut butter protein powder? Look no further. Drink Wholesome makes the best peanut butter protein powder with 100% real foods. We list these ingredients on the front of the package so you know exactly what you are putting into your body.
Drink Wholesome is a small, local company from New Hampshire. We manufacture by hand and would love to help you boost your protein intake with real foods.