Egg White Protein Powder For Smoothies
Is the egg white protein powder available in grocery stores? Or do you have to get it at a health food store? Also, I was wondering about the price.Thirsty? Check out more delicious and healthy smoothie recipes!
I add yogurt to my smoothie, but don't feel like that is enough to get me through the morning. So I usually have additional 'protein' to go with it. Sometimes it's just a handful of nuts, other times I have cooked eggs.
I was also wondering about using raw eggs. I quit putting them in my smoothies several years ago after all the fuss over salmonella. Are there other ways to ensure raw eggs are safe?
Thank you, I'll look for egg white protein powder and give it a try. May even use a raw egg again.
I have used both raw eggs and egg white protein powder for smoothies. I would have to say that I prefer to use the egg white protein powder. As usually a whole egg with the yolk is used with the raw egg option. The egg yolk adds a lot of fat and calories.
Now... the fat from one egg yolk isn't bad... but if you are adding 2-3 eggs in the smoothie, that adds up.
I like the convenience of the protein powder. The powder also adds a creamy texture to my smoothies as well. How about the flavor? Well, it really depends on the brand. Some actually taste wonderful! Then others are so-so.
I buy my egg white powder online. Some health food stores are starting to sell it on their shelves. But I find it marked up in price by quite a bit.
My favorite egg white protein powder is Jay Robb Egg White Protein, Vanilla. This powder has the best flavor. A big benefit is that the egg white protein comes from chickens not treated with chemicals. I love all of the flavors available. But vanilla seems to be the most versatile. You can always make it "chocolate" or "strawberry" flavored by adding those ingredients.
For those on a budget, I recommend Rose Acre Farms Dried Egg Whites. This protein powder blends well with a flavored smoothie. But beware... This protein powder is straight egg whites. There are no added flavors or sweeteners. Perhaps, that's why it's cheaper.
If you want to start using raw eggs, make sure that the eggs are coming from your own chickens, someone that you know, or someone that you know that is taking good care of the chickens. Do not use the cheapest eggs in the store. Most of the recalls are not from organic free range eggs.
Adding the egg protein to a smoothie should help you keep your hunger satisfied through the morning. Another thing that would help is using psyllium fiber. I add this to most of my smoothies now. You can also add raw nuts and seeds to the smoothie to keep you satisfied as well.
But perhaps you like the extra crunch to snack on during the day. :)
I hope this helps!
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