What is the best Whole30 protein powder?

drink wholesome is the best Whole30 protein powder. Our egg white protein powder and vegan almond protein powder are both made with one, Whole 30-approved ingredient. Order samples to see if our Whole30 approved protein powder is right for you. 

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Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What is the Whole 30 diet? 

The Whole 30 diet is a strict elimination diet designed to help with weight loss and gut issues. It is laid out in two phases: 30 days of elimination and 10 days of reintroduction. For the first 30 days, you can only eat whole, minimally-processed, easy to digest foods like meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruit. The list of foods that you must eliminate includes grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol, added and artificial sugar, and food additives.


Is protein powder Whole 30? 

While the Whole30 diet emphasizes eating whole foods and high-quality proteins, some people may find it challenging to get enough protein on the Whole30 diet due to its restrictions. This is where protein powder can help. Adding a scoop of protein powder to your diet is an easy way to boost your protein intake and ensure that you are staying strong and healthy.

That said, almost all protein powders contain ingredients that are not compatible with the Whole 30 diet. There are, however, a few single ingredient protein powders that are allowed. Again, these protein powders cannot contain any food additives or sweeteners. They also cannot be made with dairy-based proteins (whey and casein) or soy.

Here is a list of protein powder ingredients to avoid:

acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, casein, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, whey, xanthan gum, xylitol

What is the best Whole30-approved protein powder?

Our egg white protein powder and vegan almond protein powder are by far the most Whole 30 compliant protein powders on the market. Not only are they free from banned ingredients like emulsifiers, thickeners, sweeteners, and flavors, but they are also made with whole food protein sources.

Nearly all other protein powders, on the contrary, are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates: heavily-processed ingredients stripped of everything but the protein. This makes them a questionable addition to the Whole30 diet, which stresses eating unprocessed or minimally-processed whole foods.

Dried egg whites are basically nature’s protein supplement, that is, they naturally contain over 80% protein. Other protein sources – peas, whey, etc. – have to be mechanically and/or chemically stripped of their non-protein components before they can be used as a supplement. This is why you see them listed as “whey protein” and “pea protein” on the ingredient list, not as whey or peas.

Almonds naturally contain a lot of protein per gram too, but not quite as much egg whites. For this reason, we press our almonds to remove some of the oil (fat) before milling them into a fine powder. This simple extra step allows us to make the least-processed plant-based Whole 30 protein powder.

Because the Whole30 diet is an elimination diet, many people use it to identify food sensitivities or triggers that might be affecting their gut health. By removing certain foods for a month, and then gradually reintroducing them, people are able to gain insights into how specific foods or types of food affect their digestive system. This popular use of the Whole 30 diet is yet another reason why drink wholesome is the best Whole 30 protein powder.

Unlike protein isolates and concentrates, whole food protein sources like egg whites and almonds contain enzymes and natural digestive aids that help with digestion. Egg whites are particularly easy to digest as they are low fiber, low FODMAP, and alkaline (neutralize acidity). In fact, our happy customers report fewer digestive issues with our egg white protein powder than with any other type of protein supplement.

For those who cannot eat eggs, our vegan almond protein powder is also an excellent choice for people looking to improve their gut health. Almonds have prebiotic qualities, meaning they foster the diversity of the gut microbiome. They also promote regular and healthy bowel movements.


good for Plant-Based Whole30

“I’ve been using this to get extra protein on on the Plant-Based Whole30. It’s the only protein powder I found that was approved, and I actually like a lot. I’ll probably keep using it after I finish.” – Mindy

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