Recently, I've been getting a lot of questions about my smoothie recipe—what I put in my smoothies, what's the best blender to use etc. If you have not seen the recipe that I use to make my smoothies, see My Smoothie Recipe. But, more than any other question I get, the most popular question has to do with the type of protein powder I use when I make my smoothies. So, I wanted to a moment to review it for you and hopefully save you some time and effort if you decide to start making smoothies at your house.
What Protein Powder Do I Use?
I've experimented with a few different protein powders over the years, but the brand I like the best is Dymatize Elite. I prefer the rich Chocolate flavor, but they also have several other flavors including Peanut Butter and Vanilla. I have not tried those so if you have, let me know how they taste.
There are several reasons why I like Dymatize protein powder but the main reasons are:
- amount of protein
1 scoop only has 117 calories— but also has 24 grams of protein! That's almost 1 ounce of protein per scoop (1 oz = 28 grams). Most protein powders do not have this much protein while still being low in calories.
Dymatize Elite Chocolate Protein Ingredients
Serving Size =1 scoop (32.4 g)
Servings per container: 29
|Calories||117||% Daily Value|
|Calories from fat||14|
|Total fat||2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat||< 1 g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate||2 g||<1%|
In addition to being low in calories and high in protein, notice in the ingredients list that Dymatize Elite also does not have a lot of sodium. This is a biggie because I've noticed that a lot of protein powders are starting to add sodium. I don't know why they do this. People already eat too much sodium. For example, check out my review of Cytosport Whey Protein Isolate. It has 180 mg of sodium!
Above all else, Dymatize tastes pretty darn good when it's in my smoothie. Above all else, I think the taste is what will matter to most people.
What do you think?