What is the best alkaline protein powder?


Looking for the best alkaline protein powder? Discover how the right protein powder can help you meet your dietary protein needs on an alkaline diet.

Written by Jack Schrupp and Brittany Adelman, Registered Dietitian

What is the alkaline diet? 


The alkaline diet involves replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline-forming ones. The idea is that by eating certain foods, you can change your body’s pH level.

PH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline something is, and ranges from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. Foods with a pHs of less than 7 indicate are acidic, whereas foods with a pH of greater than 7 are alkaline (basic).

Proponents of the alkaline diet believe that changing the body’s pH level can improve overall health and help with weight loss.

Although there is limited evidence to support these claims, the alkaline diet does have a good reputation because it encourages healthy eating. People on the alkaline diet tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, and less sugar, alcohol, etc.

Is protein powder acidic or alkaline? 


Most animal-based foods are acid-forming, whereas most plant-based foods are alkaline-forming.

It follows that protein powders made with animal-based protein sources like whey tend to increase the production of acid in the body, whereas protein powders made with plant-based protein sources like peas tend to increase the production of alkalis.

There are certainly exceptions, but this rule holds true for most dietary protein sources

It is important to note that most protein powders contain emulsifiers, thickeners, flavorings, and sweeteners. More often than not, these added ingredients are acid-forming, so it is recommended that you prioritize protein powders with a short list of ingredients. Because people tend to use protein powder often, if not every day, small amounts of acid-forming food additives can add up quickly.

Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein supplements:

  • acacia fiber
  • acacia gum
  • acesulfame potassium
  • artificial flavors
  • ascorbic acid
  • aspartame
  • calcium carbonate
  • carrageenan
  • cellulose gum
  • dextrin
  • dicalcium phosphate
  • dipotassium phosphate
  • erythritol
  • gellan gum
  • guar gum
  • gum arabic
  • inulin
  • locust bean gum
  • maltitol
  • maltodextrin
  • mono- and diglycerides
  • ‘natural’ flavors
  • rice bran extract
  • rice dextrin
  • rice hulls
  • rosemary extract
  • silica
  • silicon dioxide
  • sodium alginate
  • soluble corn fiber
  • sorbitol
  • soy lecithin
  • sucralose
  • sunflower lecithin
  • tocopherols
  • tricalcium phosphate
  • xanthan gum
  • xylitol
  • zinc oxide

To be fair, a diet consisting of 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods is still considered an alkaline diet. Protein powders that contain small amounts of acid-forming ingredients may therefore compatible with an alkaline diet. 

What is the best alkaline protein powder? 


If you are in the market for an alkaline protein powder, it is generally recommended that you choose a plant-based protein powder. Our vegan almond protein powder is a perfect example. The main ingredient is almonds, which, like most plant-based protein sources, are alkaline-forming when digested. 

If you prefer to use an animal-based protein powder, there is only one option: egg white protein powder. Unlike whole eggs, egg whites are naturally alkaline.

What makes our protein powders the best alkaline protein powders is the fact that they are made with a short list of simple ingredients. Most protein powders, on the contrary, are made with lots of extra processing and added junk.

Our ingredients

egg whites

egg whites

coconut

coconut

vanilla

vanilla

monk fruit

monk fruit

NOT our ingredients

  • acacia gum

  • acesulfame potassium

  • artificial flavors

  • carrageenan

  • erythritol

  • guar gum

  • inulin

  • maltodextrin

  • 'natural' flavors

  • silica

  • soy lecithin

  • sucralose

  • xanthan gum

  • xylitol

Note that instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we use whole food protein sources like almonds and egg whites. Protein concentrates or isolates have been stripped of everything but the protein, including the enzymes, fiber, and other natural digestive aids that help you break them down. Whole foods, on the other hand, are nutritionally balanced and therefore easier to digest and absorb.

It follows that our customers experience fewer digestive issues with our protein powders than with any other type of protein supplement. Order samples to see for yourself. 

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Frequently asked questions

Who is it for?

Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for sensitive stomachs. If you are sick of protein powders that upset your stomach, you have come to the right place. 

Why is it easy to digest?

No dairy 

Drink Wholesome is made without whey and casein. These dairy-based proteins contain lactose, a sugar most adults can’t fully digest. 

No additives

Drink Wholesome is made without food additives. Even in small amounts, emulsifiers, thickeners, and other additives can cause digestive issues and long-term gut health problems. 

Whole food protein

Drink Wholesome is made with whole food protein sources like almonds, collagen, and egg whites. Unlike protein concentrates and isolates, which have been stripped of enzymes, fiber, and other digestive aids, whole foods are easy to break down.

Protein powder vs meal replacement powder?

We make protein powders and meal replacement powders. The difference between protein powders and meal replacement powders is the nutrition content. Protein powders are high in protein and low in everything else, whereas meal replacement powders contain fats, carbs, and protein because they are intended to replace the nutritional value of a healthy meal.

Collagen vs egg white vs almond protein powder?

We make three types of protein powder: collagen protein powderegg white protein powder, and vegan almond protein powder. As long as you are eating a balanced diet, any type of protein powder can help you boost your protein intake. Just pick the one that best suits your dietary needs and personal preferences.

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Protein Rice Krispies Treats

PREP TIME

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COOK TIME

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SERVES

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Instructions

In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove the pot from the heat, and incorporate the protein powder. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until combined. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch greased pan. Let your Protein Rice Krispie Treats sit for 30 minutes before eating.

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