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Protein Powders vs Ready To Drink Protein Shakes: What You Need To Know

Protein Powders vs Ready To Drink Protein Shakes: What You Need To Know

Are you figuring out whether a protein shake or protein powder is right for you? Read on to find out the difference between ready to drink protein shakes and protein powder.

Ready to drink protein shakes are pre-made, you simply open the cap and enjoy. It is premixed with protein powder, liquid, and, possibly, other healthy ingredients.

Protein powder is just that, a powder. It is scooped into your favorite liquid, such as almond milk, or used as an ingredient in a recipe, like banana bread. Protein powder can be added to a shake, smoothie bowl, baked goods, or even mashed potatoes to help meet your daily protein goals.

Why choose protein powder?

  • Personalization. Protein powder allows you to create a recipe that meets your taste and nutrition needs. If you prefer tropical flavors, then you use citrus fruits to create a shake. If you need fiber and healthy fats in your diet, then you can blend up a shake with protein powder, fruits and vegetables, and chia or flax seeds. If you are looking for a healthy cookie alternative, then you can swap some of the flour in the recipe for protein powder.

Why select a ready to drink protein shake?

  • Convenience. Protein shakes are one of the easiest ways to add protein to your diet. If you have an active lifestyle, the convenience of these shakes is hard to beat when you need to recover after a workout or need a satisfying snack at the office or on-the-go.

Do you need protein shakes and powder?

  • You may need both to meet your daily protein goals for weight loss or muscle maintenance and growth. You can use protein powder in your homemade shakes in the morning to power you through the day, then grab a ready to drink protein shake as a snack to keep you satiated in the afternoon.

Do both types of protein deliver the same results?

  • If the ready to drink protein shake and the protein powder provide 20 grams, then your body is getting 20 grams of protein. Both are equally effective amino acids for digestion and muscle development. The difference is not found in the protein. It is found in the other ingredients. Protein powders can often contain artificial sweeteners, colors, and other fillers. Ready to drink protein shakes can contain common allergens, extra sugar, and artificial ingredients. It’s important to watch out for these sneaky ingredients.

OWYN’s Protein Shakes and Protein Powders do not contain the top 8 allergens, are low in sugar, and do not contain artificial ingredients. They are clean, plant based options to help you reach your health goals.

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