Clean Choice Awards 2016: Best Protein Powders - Clean Eating Magazine

Clean Choice Awards 2016: Smoothie Boosters

Boost and bulk up your smoothie with these 6 clean protein powders.
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CH-CH-CH CHAI

Bob's Red Mill Chai Protein Powder
Add nutritional heft to smoothies and shakes with this chai-flavored booster, which also contains monk fruit, chia and probiotics.

$30, bobsredmill.com

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PLANT-BASED PROTEIN

Purely Inspired Organic Protein French Vanilla
A naturally flavored blend of organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein adds the sweet taste of vanilla to our smoothies while providing 20 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per serving.

$20 to $25, purelyinspired.com for where to buy

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TAPPED FROM THE TREE

DRINKmaple Pure Maple Water
Gracing smoothies, granolas and teas with its sweetness, this Vermont maple water is a good source of electrolytes and prebiotics and is rich in 46 nutrients including calcium and manganese.

$3, drinkmaple.com

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NATURAL PROTEIN

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Natural
Comprised of raw organic pea protein, raw cranberry protein, raw organic hemp seed and medium-chain triglycerides from coconut, this plant-based protein powder makes a neutral-flavored addition to smoothies, water or nondairy milk.

$30 to $49, sunwarrior.com

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HEALTHFUL HEMP


Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 Chocolate
A source of omega-3 and omega-6 as well as protein, this water-soluble hemp seed protein powder has a creamy texture and chocolaty flavor that works well in smoothies and baking recipes.

$25, manitobaharvest.com

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BERRY DELICIOUS

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Powder Goji and Acai
Antioxidant-rich goji and acai add free radical–fighting prowess to this greens powder. We like adding this alkalizing blend of greens, fruits, digestive enzymes and probiotics to water or smoothies for a kick of berry flavor.

$30 to $70, amazinggrass.com

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DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN

Biochem 100% Vegan Protein Vanilla
This vegan protein powder goes down easy thanks to its 100% plant-derived blend of pea protein, hemp seed protein, cranberry protein and medium-chain triglycerides concentrate from coconut oil.

$25, biochem-fitness.com