Unflavoured Protein FAQS
Unflavoured Protein powder is exactly what the name suggests: Protein powder, with no added flavour. The most popular forms of protein powder are usually flavoured, such as chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, but some people prefer to take pure, unflavoured protein powders so they can get optimum protein nutrition with minimal added calories.
Basically, anything that’s added to pure, unflavoured protein powder to improve the taste will add some amount of calories – even just small amounts. People use unflavoured protein powder to get optimum nutrition with minimal unnecessary calories, which is ideal if you’re on any kind of strict diet which requires you to watch your calories.
Unflavoured protein powder isn’t too different from the flavoured varieties, so of course, the main thing you can do with unflavoured protein powder is drink it as a shake – but be warned, the taste might take some getting used to. Because it’s unflavoured, you can mix it into your favourite shake formulas for some extra nutrition, or add it to baking recipes for some extra protein.
You can add flavour to your unflavoured protein shakes if you like; just remember that whatever you add will alter the nutritional profile of the powder. So, if you sweeten it with sugar, or thicken it with peanut butter, you’ll be adding on carbs or fats. Our Zero Calorie Syrup is ideal if you want to sweeten your shakes without piling on extra calories.
Unflavoured protein powder is no different from regular, flavoured protein powders, so it’s completely safe to consume every day as part of a balanced diet with regular exercise. Like our other protein supplements, unflavoured protein powder isn’t intended to be used as a meal replacement, so you should make sure you continue to eat a healthy, varied diet, and like any other food, pay attention to your calorie intake.
It really depends on your specific dietary and nutritional needs. Most people are happy consuming flavoured protein powder, as it tastes nicer and does the same job. Unflavoured protein powder is ideal for anyone who wants to closely monitor their dietary intake and ensure they’re not consuming any calories more (or less) than they need every day – which is why they’re particularly popular with professional athletes and competitive trainers.
‘Unflavoured’ isn’t the same as no flavour at all – it just means there aren’t any added flavours to mask the taste of the protein powder. Unflavoured protein powder has its own taste, specific to where it’s sourced from; unflavoured whey protein has a slight milky taste, and unflavoured pea protein has a more plant-based taste. Unflavoured protein is designed to provide pure, quality protein – not taste good – so keep that in mind if you’re considering switching from flavoured protein.
We sell a wide range of unflavoured protein powders, from vegan-friendly pea protein isolate, to 97% pure beef protein isolate. Which one is ‘best’ depends upon your own dietary and nutritional needs. Our protein isolate powders are ideal for serious trainers who want pure protein nutrition with no added calories. If you’re more of a casual trainer, you might want to try our natural protein foods like our nut butters and range of food and plant powders.