A Better Whey
Let's face it: There are only so many different ways you can jazz up that vanilla- or chocolate-flavored protein shake. Pounding down those flavors day in and day out becomes nothing more than a chore. But there's good news: there are a bunch of great protein brands making some really awesome new flavors that will make your post-workout recovery all the more enjoyable. Here are some of the coolest new protein powder flavors that you need to add to your protein stash.
Brand: Optimum Nutrition: Gold Standard 100% Whey
This delectable flavor is the newest edition to the Gold Standard lineup and winner of Optimum Nutrition's "Lead the Whey" flavor contest. In a 31-gram serving size, this product packs 24 grams of pure whey protein isolate. This exciting new flavor is currently being manufactured for full-size containers and will hit store shelves very soon. It's a perfect alternative to your plain chocolate powder!
Keep an eye on optimumnutrition.com for price and availability.
Brand: EAS Myoplex Whey Isolate
Fruit-flavored powders make for a great change-up to the regular vanilla and chocolate mainstays, and this mango variety is incredibly refreshing. The Myoplex line packs a sizeable 26 grams of protein per serving, which also includes 1.5 grams of HMB and 500 milligrams of Leucine—powerful BCAAs that have been shown to reduce recovery time and increase muscle protein synthesis.
$32.99 (2lbs), bodybuilding.com
Brand: Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey
Cellucor's Cor-Performance Whey in the S'mores variety is one of the most delicious ways to get your 25 grams of protein per serving. The tiny marshmallow and graham cracker bits in the powder are a great touch. Cellucor's Cor-Performance also packs 5.5 grams of BCAAs as well as digestive enzymes, giving you everything you need for optimal muscle growth.
$9.99 (Four servings), cellucor.com
Brand: MusclePharm Combat Protein
This delicious offering from the MusclePharm brand packs a 25-gram blend of whey and casein protein for extended release. A serving also includes a healthy dose of BCAAs and glutamine to fuel muscle growth and facilitate recovery.
$38.99 (2lbs), musclepharm.com
Brand: BPI Sports
BPI Sports' Whey HD protein in the Granola Crunch flavor is a game changer. The tiny granola pieces provide a crunch that perfectly shakes up the traditional texture of ordinary powders.
$37.99 (2lbs), bpisports.com