Best Protein Powder For Women: What’s In Your Blender?

Written by: Erin Coleman,

B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Written by: Erin Coleman,

B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

best protein powder for women

Choosing the best protein powder for women complements a nutritious diet, helping you stay lean and maintain an ideal body weight.

Eating plenty of protein offers numerous advantages for your health and well-being.

Protein helps you maintain strong bones, hair, and nails.

It also enhances lean body mass and is needed for almost every function within the human body.

Protein aids in healthy weight management by boosting satiety after meals and enhancing your body's metabolism.

Want to know if the protein powder you currently use is a high-quality product?

Look at its nutrition facts label and ingredient list — you want a powder with 20 grams of protein or more in each serving, whey or plant-based protein as an ingredient, and little to no sugar.

Below, we discuss the best protein powder for women as well as the best ways to consume it!

How much protein do you need each day? Watch this video and calculate your daily protein intake!

Different Types of Protein Powder

Numerous protein powder products exist, which is why you might feel overwhelmed when trying to choose one that matches your individualized needs.

Plant vs Milk Proteins

The best protein powder for women usually consists of plant proteins, such as pea powder, brown rice powder, or whey protein.

Whey protein is a high-quality protein because as it contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs to function at its best.

Consuming multiple plant-based proteins is another good way to meet your body's amino acid and protein needs.

Soy protein powder is another option for women, as studies show that soy-based foods reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, hot flashes, and depression, while improving renal function and skin health.

But because soy has estrogen-like properties, ask your doctor if this type of protein powder is right for you.

Whey Isolate vs Whey Concentrate

You might be confused when seeing whey isolate or whey concentrate on the ingredient label of your favorite protein powder.

Whey isolate undergoes more processing than whey concentrate, often giving it a higher protein concentration with less lactose, fat, and carbs.

But whey isolate is usually more expensive.

Some protein powders contain both whey isolate AND whey concentrate.

The Best Protein Powder for Women

Tips to consider when picking the best protein powder for women include:

  • Choose a protein powder that has been third-party tested for purity and quality.
  • Pick protein powder containing at least 15-20 grams of protein per serving.
  • Pick powders containing vitamins, minerals, and superfoods in addition to protein.
  • Choose protein powders containing less than 3 grams of sugar.
  • Look for powders that DO NOT contain aspartame, sucralose, or acesulfame-K.
  • Instead, look for natural sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit, erythritol, or xylitol.
  • Steer clear of protein powder with added sugar and artificial ingredients.

Fit Mother Project SuperFuel Protein Powder

Fit Mother Project SuperFuel contains 15-20 grams of top-quality protein, as well as 40 organic superfoods like organic vegetables, fruits, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.

SuperFuel contains plant-based or whey protein, depending on what you prefer.

You can choose from vanilla- or chocolate-flavored SuperFuel protein powder.

The nutritional breakdown of one scoop of Fit MotherProject SuperFuel designed specifically for women is:

  • Calories: 80-110
  • Protein: 15-20 grams
  • Fat: 1-2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Sugar: 1 gram

SuperFuel for women works well when used in fat-burning shakes, between-meal snacks, or as meal replacements when you're on the go or trying to lose weight.

The top-quality, cold-filtered whey or vegan SuperFuel protein for women helps keep you lean, energizes you, enhances post-workout recovery, and can improve your overall health.

It's free from artificial ingredients, other additives, and fillers.

SuperFuel is also safe and effective for men to consume, though Fit Father Project SuperFuel is specifically designed for men.

Meet SuperFuel. The Delicious Protein Shake Packed With 40+ Energy-Boosting Vitamins & Superfoods (Designed For Busy Women)

As a busy women, it’s challenging to stay consistent with healthy eating. That’s why we created SuperFuel… the delicious “all-in-one” nutrition shake for busy women 40+ to give your body the protein + key nutrients you need for more energy, fat burning, and muscle building.

How To Consume Protein Powder

Simple ways to consume the best protein powder for women depend on your taste, preference, and lifestyle.

You can mix protein powder with water, your preference of cow, nut, or plant milk, and mix it in a shaker bottle.

You can also blend your favorite powder into a smoothie with water, milk, ice, fruit, oatmeal, and/or nut butter.

We have an awesome shake guide that comes with our SuperFuel protein that hands you over 20 delicious protein shake recipes for weight loss, muscle building, and convenient ‘on-the-go' meal replacement shakes.

We don’t say this lightly … these shake recipes are so delicious that you’ll fall in love with the taste!

And you’ll be shocked at how much these shakes boost your energy, fat-burning, and muscle-building results!

You don't have to drink your protein powder, either.

Try adding it to foods like pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or yogurt.

Or, try the following blueberry protein pancakes recipe containing the best protein powder for women:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
  • 1/2 cup of protein powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup of almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Splash of vanilla (optional)
  • 1/2 – 1 cups of blueberries

Instructions

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl and set the mixture aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together almond milk and the eggs. Add a splash of vanilla if you desire.
  • Pour the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredient mixture and combine well. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-low heat and spray it with cooking spray.
  • Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet and cook each pancake for about 2 – 3 minutes per side. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. You should have about 12 pancakes in all.
  • Serve the protein pancakes with Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, or other toppings of your choice.
  • Enjoy them with your family!

Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 104
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 5 grams
  • Sugar: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams

Erin Coleman
B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

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