This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of SELF.
These vegetarian-friendly powders are everywhere. Find your match using the quick primer on the most common options below–then add it to your favorite smoothie creation for a supercharged dose of protein.
The oil from hemp seeds is removed. Then the dried stuff is ground into powder. The result contains fiber and is high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Protein: 11 g per serving
This powder comes from soybeans, which contain all nine essential amino acids. Soy is often a GMO, so it’s best to go with an organic blend.
Protein: 18 g per serving
In this powder, enzymes are used to separate carbs from protein. It’s unlikely to trigger allergies but tends to be a little chalky.
Protein: 19 g per serving
This powder comes from yellow split peas. It’s easily digestible but a bit lower in amino acids than other powders.
Protein: 22 g per serving
Proteins in cow’s milk are isolated, dried and made into powder. Just read the label and choose an unsweetened version. (Many flavored blends have added sugar.)
Protein: 24 g per serving
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