Scoop Size

What exactly constitutes a scoop of protein powder?

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Every protein powder I’ve ever seen comes with a scoop calibrated to the nutrition facts label on the container, even if the size of the scoop varies from brand to brand. If the label says “Serving size: 1 scoop” and one serving contains 20 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fat, that’s what’s in the scoop. And that’s what you take.

Some brands contain more protein than others, and some “protein powders” are more like meal replacements, containing a mix of protein, carbs and fat. The majority of the powders (and scoops) deliver about 20 to 25 grams of protein per serving, which works well for a smoothie.

Try Protelicious Gourmet Whey Protein

If you’re using your protein powder simply as a protein source, you might consider finding one that is largely protein with only a few grams of carbs or fat. And if you want to turn that protein drink into a homemade meal replacement, you can add berries for carbs, ground flaxseed for fiber and a spoonful of flaxseed or fish oil for fat.

Try Frontier Co-op Whole Flax Seeds 

Most people don’t need more than 20 to 30 grams of protein per meal, so the “scoop serving” in most powders should be just fine.

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