The world of protein powders can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you’ve never incorporated one into your healthy eating routine for muscle power.
Your Super offers two high-quality, plant-based protein powders: Plant Protein and Skinny Protein. So what’s the difference between Plant Protein and Skinny Protein? And when should you use one over the other?
Keep reading for the answers to these questions — and more!
Plant Protein mix: for building lean muscle
Plant Protein mix is our answer to those artificially flavoured protein powders with hard to pronounce ingredients that come from who knows where. This vegan protein powder is a clean protein powder: just 5 ingredients with no artificial sweeteners, fillers or ingredients.
Here’s the ingredient list: organic rice protein, pea protein, maca, lucuma and banana powder. (Yep, that’s it!) Flavour-wise, it has a neutral, slightly sweet taste.
Plant Protein mix is our answer to those artificially flavoured protein powders with hard to pronounce ingredients that come from who knows where.
When it comes to protein content, Plant Protein contains 60% highly absorbable protein (4 tbsp = 18 grams of plant-based protein).
Plant Protein is the perfect option for those who want to build lean muscle mass. Thanks to the energising superfoods like maca and banana, this mix will also give you the energy you need to power through your workout. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids (the ones your body can’t produce on its own)!
So when’s the best time to take Plant Protein? Some gym buffs say you should only have a protein shake before you workout, while others say after is how you’ll get the best results. But science says it doesn’t matter. When it comes to consuming protein before or after workouts, researchers found no significant differences in muscle strength or size.
Moral of the story: You can enjoy Plant Protein before or after your workout. (We also like to combine it with Energy Bomb for an extra energy boost!)
Skinny Protein mix: for post-workout recovery
Now that you know about Plant Protein, here’s the skinny on Skinny Protein...
Like Plant Protein, Skinny Protein only contains 5 ingredients: organic pea protein, hemp protein, moringa, spirulina and alfalfa powder. It has a green, earthy taste.
The protein content is comparable to Plant Protein: 62% highly absorbable protein (4 tbsp = 18 grams of plant-based protein).
If you’re looking to maintain a healthy weight, Skinny Protein is for you! This mix, which combines 3 green superfoods and 2 plant-based proteins, will also keep you fuller longer.
Skinny Protein features pea protein and hemp protein, which both contain branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Because BCAAs have been shown to help with muscle recovery, the best time to enjoy Skinny Protein is after your workout.