Best Tasting Vanilla Protein Powders
Quick table showing our top 3 picks:
|Transparent Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein|
Only grass-fed cows are used
High protein considering that it’s a concentrate
Contains elements that boost immune function
|Ladder Whey Protein|
Made from natural ingredients
Complete mix of branched-chain and essential amino acids
|Organic Vegan Protein Powder|
Good for vegans
Certified USDA organic
More in depth individual reviews:
1 - Transparent Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein (Editor's Pick)
Whey isolate usually contains more protein than whey concentrate. This concentrate, however, packs 24 grams of protein per serving, which is higher than average. This means that you won’t have to worry about not getting enough protein with this one.
Transparent Labs says that their whey isolate is less processed than other brands on the market. In fact, it contains more cysteine and immunoglobulins. It’s also richer in lactoferrin, a probiotic that has been shown to boost immune function.
The French Vanilla flavor has a great taste that will blend well with other liquids. In addition to vanilla, the shake also comes in caramel, mocha, cinnamon pastry, strawberry, and milk chocolate.
I personally go for either the vanilla version or milk chocolate when it comes to making smoothies in the morning.
2 - Ladder Whey Protein (Best Flavor)
If you’re looking for a whey powder with great vanilla flavor, then this whey protein by Ladder in vanilla is one we would definitely recommend.
One of the reasons why it's so delicious might be the fact that Ladder uses real vanilla beans to get the vanilla flavor, and not artificial flavors as you'll find in most shakes. They have also added a little bit of salt and natural sweeteners to give it an even bolder flavor.
The result is a healthy protein that tastes just like a regular dessert.
This is like being able to drink your dessert, but with all the proteins and essential nutrients that you need.
3- Organic Vegan Protein Powder by Ora
Ora offers a vegan powder that is like nothing else on the market. What makes this protein powder special is that it combines protein from not just one, or two, but three different sources: hemp, pea, and rice.
Also, this protein powder contains over 20 different completely organic and high-quality superfoods that can enhance muscle and cognitive function.
One of the biggest reasons why this powder is so praised by users is because of its clean taste. I personally only use water as a mixer, and it tastes delicious.
This powder also comes in vanilla chai and chocolate and they’re both delicious, so you really can’t go wrong with this one.
4 - Whey+ Whey Isolate Protein Powder by Legion
Legion Whey likes to boast that their whey protein isolate powder is one of the cleanest on the planet. They also claim that their whey isolate powder is digested much more easily than concentrate.
This formula contains no GMOs, is made using nothing but grass-fed cows, and contains 25g of protein per serving.
While this powder is slightly more expensive than other options on the market, the quality you get largely makes up for it.
5 - SYNTHA-6 Whey Protein Powder by BSN
One of the things that stood out when picking up this powder is that it’s called “vanilla ice cream”. This made us wonder how sweet it was going to taste.
And, just as we expected, this one tasted very sweet and very close to vanilla ice cream, which is very different from the other entries on this list.
This one was also much tougher to mix than the other ones, and we can say that the little balls were a bit reminiscent of ice cream.
There are 22 grams of protein in every serving and it comes from various sources including casein powder, whey isolate, and whey concentrate. You can also get it in other flavors like strawberry milkshake, chocolate milkshake, and chocolate peanut butter.
Recommendations for choosing your protein powder:
There's a big debate in the scientific community as to when is the best time to take protein and the evidence is conflicting. One study says that the optimal time to take protein is within 2 hours of working out. However, some studies state that your overall protein intake is more important.
iThe amount of protein you take per day depends on many factors, such as your diet, activity level, diet, and gender.
For instance, 59 to 91 grams of protein per day would be enough for an average adult male with a healthy weight who doesn’t exercise much or do strength training. The amount should be about 46 to 75 grams per day for women who have a similar lifestyle.
At the end of the day, it’s always better to ask a doctor what the right amount of protein should be for you.
Yes, protein powder could actually help you achieve your weight loss goals. According to one study, protein helps you feel full longer. So, in theory, protein should act as an appetite suppressant and lower the number of overall calories you consume. Taking shakes between regular meals could also help limit the number of calories you eat.I
t doesn’t hurt, of course, to do a little bit of exercise if you want to get optimal results.
Read our guide on nutrition if you're interested.