We Make Real Food Protein Powder

Learn more about real food protein powder.

What is real food protein powder? Real food protein powder is, to put it bluntly, protein powder made with real foods. So what are real foods? Real foods are whole, single ingredient foods. They are minimally processed, and as close to nature as food can get. Eggs, for example, are a real food. An egg is an egg. It is nothing more, and nothing less. You can walk into the forest and find an egg. You can then go home and cook it as it is. There is no processing nor are there additives required. 

Take a look at the ingredients in your protein powder. If you cannot go into nature and an find ingredient as it is listed on the package, it is not real a food. Sunflower lecithin, one of the most common ingredients in protein powder, is not a real food. Artificial sweeteners are not real foods. Protein isolate (pea, whey, etc.) are not real foods. Ingredients like these are are highly processed derivates of real foods, and although they are not necessarily bad for you, they may be an indication that your diet is unhealthy. Generally speaking, the more real foods you eat, the better. Real foods are nutrient rich, and have been shown time and time again to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

At this point, I would be remiss if I did not mention that you get most of your protein instake should come from fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, meat and fish, etc. These are the real, real foods. That said, sometime a protein powder is good option. In this case, make sure you reach for one that is made with real foods. So many brands of protein powder claim to use real food ingredients, but very few of them actually do. As a rule of thumb, if you cannot pronounce it, or find it in your kitchen, it is probably not a real food. 

If you are looking for a real food protein powder, and I highly recommend Drink Wholesome. We use ONLY real food ingredients. Our new vanilla protein powder, for example, is made with 6 real foods: egg whites, coconut, chickpeas, vanilla, monk fruit, and sea salt. This is a radical departure from the typical – looks nothing like real food – ingredient list. If this sounds appealing, just wait, it gets better! Drink Wholesome also makes the best tasting protein powder you will ever try. Real foods just taste better, period. You can order samples on our website to see for yourself. 


You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! You will find that we also make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Get notified about sales and new flavors.