6 Bottled Protein Shakes That Trainers Love — And Actually Taste Good
Non-disgusting protein shakes do exist.
Sure, it’d be great if we all had time to blend up our own healthy, superfood-filled protein shakes every single day, but stuff happens. And when we’re running out the door, so late it’s not even funny, we’re glad that we still have options for grab-and-go, healthy, protein-packed breakfasts in the form of pre-made protein shakes.
While some bottled protein shakes are, well, disgusting — what’s the deal with the chalky flavor, guys? — Philly’s fitness pros have landed on some drinks that are both high-protein and highly delicious. Read on for their faves.
“It’s a plant-based protein drink. While I am not vegan/vegetarian, I am dairy free, so anything with whey protein is tough on my stomach. I personally love this one because of the high protein content, great taste (i.e. not chalky…too often found in plant-based protein drinks), and low sugar content. My favorite flavors are Vanilla Bean and Coconut Almond.” — Ryan Lewis, senior instructor at SoulCycle
“It’s low in sugar, packed with lots of calcium and Vitamin D. It taste like a Starbucks Frappuccino, but it’s loaded with protein. An all-around super yummy shake!” — Robyn Weisman, personal trainer at Results by RW
“I’ll seriously walk way out of my way to grab a Vanilla Majik Pump Up. It’s pre-bottled in the fridge and blue because of the blue majik. It tastes like an actual dessert and has vanilla protein and almond milk so it’s a decent dose of protein.” — Jessica Sullivan, spin instructor at Flywheel Sports
“I drink it as a post-workout shake (because I’m forever in a state of post-workout), and specifically after my evening Pedal + Punch classes, which is when I try to avoid drinking or eating anything that feels too heavy. And of course, it tastes like chocolate, so there’s that.” — Jen Crompton, owner and instructor at Fuel Cycle Fitness