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Ingredient Spotlight: Whey Protein vs. Vegan, Plant-Based Protein

October 29, 2021

Ingredient Spotlight: Whey Protein vs. Vegan, Plant-Based Protein

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Protein – what’s the big deal? Well, protein gives you energy, builds and repairs muscles, can make you feel fuller for longer. You may not think about protein when you think about a good smoothie or shake, or maybe you do! Either way, at Smoothie King we’re proud to offer numerous nutritional enhancers so that you can take your whey protein smoothie or plant-based protein smoothie to the next level.

Now let’s dive into all things protein enhancers so you can pick and choose what you want your Smoothie King go-to to contain.

Whey Protein Shakes

Our whey protein is a fat-free, low-cholesterol protein designed to fuel your workout and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained (it’s also a byproduct of the manufacturing of cheese or casein), and it has many commercial uses besides becoming a protein powder. That means those with milk or dairy allergies should stay away and opt for a different kind of protein.

The Benefits

  • It is a complete, high-quality protein that contains all the essential amino acids
  • It is typically very digestible and absorbed quickly compared to other protein sources
  • It is popular among athletes and bodybuilders, as it helps increase muscle mass and strength
  • Our whey protein nutritional enhancer is a fat-free, low-cholesterol formula, as mentioned above

Whey Protein Smoothies at Smoothie King

While there are over 1,300 ways to make your Smoothie King blend your own, we’ve found that our whey protein blend pairs well with the following smoothies – specifically, some of our Get Fit Blends (which are formulated to help you fuel up or recover) as well as one of our Take A Break Blends (which is meant to reward you during a busy day). To get you started, these blends are simply the ones that already contain whey protein:

Whey Protein Enhancer – Nutritional Info & Ingredients

infographic depicting the nutritional information of the Smoothie King whey protein enhancer

Our whey protein is simple: it contains a proprietary blend of natural flavors, sea salt, stevia leaf extract, whey protein concentrate, and other ingredients. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out and let us know! We want to make sure you’re fully informed and prepared to Rule the Day™ with the perfect Smoothie King blend for you.

Plant-Based Protein Smoothies

Whey protein may not align with everyone’s digestive systems or wellness goals. In that case, consider a plant-based, organic protein smoothie. At Smoothie King, our Sunwarrior™ organic plant-based protein is the nutritional enhancer you should keep an eye out for. Sunwarrior™ is an organic, plant-based protein made from a blend of pea and goji berry.

Just like all our proteins, we source the highest quality ingredients to formulate our nutritional enhancers. Not only that, but we don’t use any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or artificial flavors. Sunwarrior™ is perfect for those with allergies that prevent them from consuming typical protein powders, like whey, but still want the same nutritional benefits from a reliable protein source.

The Benefits

  • It is a keto-friendly and paleo-friendly protein powder
  • It is free of dairy and soy
  • It is organic
  • It is plant-based
  • It is easy to digest so your body can quickly use the protein
  • It contains the same benefits as a “typical” protein powder without “typical” ingredients

Plant-Based Protein Smoothies at Smoothie King

Of course, you can opt for any kind of protein you prefer since our menu is built on customizability, but here are some blends that we find work well with our Sunwarrior™ Organic Vegan Protein – specifically, some of our Be Well Blends (which are purposefully blended with vitamins essential to maintaining a healthy body) as well as two of our Stretch & Flex™ Blends (which are specially formulated to support joint health).

Sunwarrior™ Protein Enhancer – Nutritional Info & Ingredients

infographic depicting the nutritional information of the Smoothie King Sunwarrior™ protein enhancer

Our Sunwarrior™ Protein is equally simple: it contains the Sunwarrior™ proprietary protein blend of organic pea protein, organic goji berry, organic vanilla flavor, organic medium-chain triglycerides oil (coconut oil, acacia gum), sea salt, and organic stevia extract. Just like before, if you have any questions or concerns, reach out and let us know! We hope to provide any relevant information that will help you Rule the Day with Smoothie King.

Rule the Day with Smoothie King – No Matter Your Protein Selection

Smoothie King whey protein shake sitting on a table with kettlebells behind it

We’ve only highlighted two of our protein enhancer options here today, so stay tuned for more detailed blogs about some of our others, like our Gladiator®, Lean1™, Keto, FITAID® + Paleo, and Muscle Builder enhancers. Plus, don’t forget that at Smoothie King you can always customize any blend to serve your needs, lifestyle, and purpose. YOU are what the wide variety of enhancers and blends are there for.

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