Are you interested in Your Super's protein powders, but don't know which one is right for you? Here's what you need to know about Plant Protein & Skinny Protein.
PLANT PROTEIN VS. SKINNY PROTEIN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The world of protein powders can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you’ve never incorporated one into your healthy eating routine.
It's easy to get lost in long ingredient lists and nutrition labels. So, we made it easy for you. We've created two high-quality protein powders with 5-6 organic ingredients – nothing else. Plant Protein and Skinny Protein are two of the cleanest protein powders on the market.
Keep reading for the answers to these questions — and more!
PLANT PROTEIN MIX: FOR BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE
Plant Protein is our answer to those artificially flavored protein powders with hard-to-pronounce ingredients that come from who knows where.
This vegan protein powder contains only 5 ingredients with no artificial sweeteners, fillers or ingredients.
Here’s the ingredient list: organic rice protein, pea protein, maca, lucuma and banana powder. (Yep, that’s it!) Flavor-wise, it has a neutral, slightly sweet taste.
When it comes to protein content, Plant Protein contains 60% highly absorbable protein (4 tbsp = 18 grams of plant-based protein).
Plant Protein is the perfect option for those who want to build lean muscle mass. Thanks to the energizing superfoods like maca and banana, this mix will also give you the energy you need to power through your workout. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids (the ones your body can’t produce on its own)!
So when’s the best time to take Plant Protein? Some gym buffs say you should only have a protein shake before you workout, while others say after is how you’ll get the best results. But science says it doesn’t matter. When it comes to consuming protein before or after workouts, researchers found no significant differences in muscle strength or size.
Moral of the story: You can enjoy Plant Protein before or after your workout. (We also like to combine it with Energy Bomb for an extra energy boost!)
SKINNY PROTEIN MIX: FOR POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY
Now that you know about Plant Protein, here’s the skinny on Skinny Protein...
The protein content is comparable to Plant Protein: 62% highly absorbable protein (4 tbsp = 18 grams of plant-based protein).
If you’re looking to maintain a healthy weight, Skinny Protein is for you! This mix, which combines 3 green superfoods and 2 plant-based proteins, will also keep you fuller longer.
Skinny Protein features pea protein and hemp protein, which both contain branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Because BCAAs have been shown to help with muscle recovery, the best time to enjoy Skinny Protein is after your workout.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANT-BASED PROTEIN POWDER FOR YOUR NEEDS
On the surface, Plant Protein and Skinny Protein may seem the same. But they actually only have a couple of similar characteristics and provide different benefits.
Adding Plant Protein or Skinny Protein to your diet are great ways to increase your protein intake and achieve your fitness goals. Need help adding them to your daily routine? Head to our recipe blog for plenty of delicious protein recipes!