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Anyone know if there are any whole30 approved protein powders? I've seen some vegan pea-protein based powders (though haven't checked the labels for added sugars). I kick off my Whole30 program for the first time tomorrow and am psyched. Doing a fridge clean out and shop today. Usually protein shakes are an easy go-to recovery for me post work out or a quick breakfast.


Any ideas? I searched online a bit and through this forum but couldn't find any options. Did checkout the RX bars though.



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It is rare to find a protein powder without off-plan ingredients (your pea protein is legume based, so out for that reason as well as any sweeteners). Here is the official word on protein shakes:


Protein Shakes: Almost Always No

Almost all protein powders (like whey, casein, soy, or pea) contain off-limit ingredients. Besides, anything you can get from protein powder (except maybe chemical extractives, added sweeteners and strange-sounding isolates) you can get from whole foods during your Whole30. In addition, formulated and processed meal-replacement shakes like Shakeology or Visalus are always off-limits. These products don’t even come close to our definition of real, whole food—and they’re packed with off-plan ingredients like pea protein and stevia.

However, protein powder from approved ingredients like crickets (in Chapul bars) or 100% egg white are allowed on the Whole30, provided they contain no sweeteners. As always, though, liquid food is still not encouraged. Got it?

Tip: We want you to spend a month learning to appreciate real food, how it tastes, the work it takes to prepare, and how it works in your body. You can have your shaker cup back in 30 days; for now, focus on starchy veggies and lean protein after a workout. Hard-boiled eggs, compliant deli meat, smoked salmon, or tuna are easy, portable protein sources to take with you to the gym.

- See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/#sthash.KnBPnPby.dpuf

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