The best this, the best that. It’s hard to find the truth among the number of claims that are thrown around these days. That’s why THE PROTEIN WORKS have done the work for you, taking a nutritional science approach and collating not just the best, but the greatest protein shakes we could find. We’ve taken these powders under the microscope to discover what goes into each scoop, from protein contents, vitamin and minerals to that all-important flavour, making your choice of what shakes to go for that little bit easier.
Used for weight loss, muscle repair and muscle gain, we’ve rounded up the top 5 protein shakes below, from protein blends, recovery protein to plant-based powerhouses. We couldn’t decide on which would be crowned the champion of protein shakes so rather than ranking them 1-5 we’ve just collated our favourite few.
The Best Protein Shakes
Before you scroll through and have a look at which shake suits you best here’s a round of the top best protein shakes on the market today and the important nutritional information. Each shake has its own pinpoint benefits, so choose wisely. Please note the below information may vary dependant on flavour and serving size. The below information is per one serving.
|Protein Shake Name||Protein (g)||Calories||Fat (g)||Carbohydrates (g)||Sugar (g)|
|1) Whey Protein 360 Extreme||22g||115||1.9g||2.4g||0.7g|
|2) Vegan Protein Extreme||24g||109||0.9g||1g||0.1g|
|3) Recovery Protein||21.1g||265||1.5g||40.8g||2.3g|
|4) Muscle Protein||35.6g||220||1.9g||14.8g||2g|
|5) All in one protein the works||27.9g||225||1.2g||21.8g||12.1g|
The Best Protein Shakes
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Whey Protein 360 Extreme is the pinnacle of protein shakes. After huge success from the standard Whey Protein 360, it was innovated and given the highly coveted extreme experience including the famous Flavour Boost™ technology.
Made from a multi-phase protein system, sourced from premium grade protein sources such as; whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and hydrolysed whey, it has become a global game changer and continues to be the best. It’s high protein contents, low sugar, low fat and low carbohydrates, infused with a vitamin and mineral blend as well as popular recovery ingredients including, glutamine, HMB and even Digezyme®. A versatile multi-enzyme complex, that helps ease digestion and increase absorption rates.
What is the Goal of Whey Protein 360 Extreme?
Whey Protein 360 Extreme is here to provide you with both a sustained and immediate release of protein. In addition, provides essential vitamins and minerals needed to improve performance and help the function of muscles.
With a complete amino acid profile it ensures your muscles are provided with all the fuel they need to repair and regrow, whey protein 360 extreme is suitable for all physique goals including muscle gain, weight loss and general health and well being.
Nutritional & Flavour Choices Of Whey Protein 360 Extreme?
Whey Protein 360 Extreme host the famous TPW Flavour Boost™ Technology, only used in the very best protein shakes and provides a blend of low sugar, delicious flavour. Available in 8 flavours: Banana Milkshake, Choc Hazelnut Heaven, Chocolate Silk, Cinnamon Cereal Milk, French Vanilla, Salted Caramel Bandit, Strawberries ‘n’ Cream and Tiramisu Italiano.
Whey Protein 360 Extreme Nutrition (Per 30g Serving Of Choc Hazelnut Heaven)
Protein: 22g Fat: 2.1g Carbohydrates: 1.6g Sugar: 0.7g Calories: 114
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Vegan Protein Extreme is a plant-based protein shake suitable for those on a dairy free diet, lactose intolerant, or those who simply just want to embrace the environmental change of going meat-free. Whatever the choice vegan protein extreme has your protein covered. Naturally sweetened and Made from 5 different premium plant-based proteins, all specifically chosen to provide your body with both a sustained release and instant release of complete amino acids, which amounts to over 25g of vegan protein per shake. This is then blended with golden flaxseeds for a high natural omega 3 contents, a vegan vitamin and mineral blend, glutamine and even fat reduced cocoa powder, depending on which flavour you go for.
What is the Goal of Vegan Protein Extreme?
In a time where individuals are cutting out certain food groups for health or personal reasons, there has been no greater time for a nutritional vegan protein shake that provides a high content of plant-based protein and a intense blend of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, when cutting out certain foods, it means you can be cutting out certain vitamins needed for your body to function and as such vegan protein extreme delivers and fills the gap. The high protein contents are suitable for those looking to build muscle mass, and the low calorie, low sugar, low fat, low carbohydrate ingredients allow those on a calorie controlled diet to also enjoy every mouthful.
Nutritionals & Flavour Choices Of Vegan Protein Extreme
Vegan Protein shakes are often given a bad name when it comes to flavour, but vegan protein extreme doesn’t follow that crowd. Naturally sweetened and available in a host of different flavours: Choc-Hazelnut Heaven, Chocolate Silk, Salted Caramel Bandit, Tiramisu Italiano, vanilla creme.
Vegan Protein Extreme Nutritionals (Per 30g Serving of Salted Caramel Bandit)
Protein: 24g Fat: 0.9g Carbohydrates: 1g Sugar: 0.1g Calories: 109
Recovery Protein has been engineered by sports nutritionists to be the most complete recovery shake on the market. Enhanced for the entire recovery process that follows intense training, through impressive and comprehensive ingredient and macronutrient list.
Containing a tri-protein blend for slow and fast absorbing amino acids, as well as proven recovery ingredients such as glutamine, cherry extract, IBCAA, vitamin C, maltodextrin, Digezyme® and a complete electrolyte blend. All this blended with premium flavours amounts to a well-rounded recovery shake. It’s well established by sports science that consuming quick absorbing proteins, carbohydrates in the right ratio, induces protein synthesis and glycogen replenishment, the 2 primary mechanics of recovery and THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Recovery Protein provides just that and some.
What is the goal of Recovery Protein?
As the name suggests recovery protein primary target is to provide your body with the best ingredients for your muscle’s to repair and regrow, helping to reduce your recovery time so you’re able to get back into training as soon as possible. The premium recovery ingredients help prevent the dreaded delayed onset muscle soreness and can help to reduce inflammation as well as promote muscle growth. The ratio of carbohydrates and proteins have been specifically measured to help encourage this process and overall improve your physique.
Nutritionals & Flavour Choices Of Recovery Protein
Like with every shake flavour is important, after all its a waste of money if it just sits in your cupboard for months on end. That’s why THE PROTEIN WORKS Recovery protein is available in the 2 best selling flavours, both Chocolate Silk and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream. There are now no excuses for that post workout shake.
Recovery Protein Nutritionals (Per 30g Serving of Chocolate Silk)
Protein: 21.1g Fat: 1.5g Carbohydrates: 40.8g Sugar: 2.3g Calories: 265
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Muscle Protein is the ideal shake for anyone looking to make and maintain lean muscle mass gains. This unique formulation contains a premium Tri-Protein blend compromising of our very own award-winning whey protein concentrate and amounting to over 35g of premium protein per serving.
Muscle Protein has also been infused with proven muscle building ingredients including, the most researched supplement on the market, creatine monohydrate and the famous TPW™ Vitamin and Mineral Blend, providing your muscles with the very best, to help them grow and repair quicker than ever.
At the moment muscle protein even comes with a 30-day mini fitness guide worth £19.99, that is designed to support you through your muscle building plan, including recipes, training plans and step by step guides.
What is the Goal of Muscle Protein?
Muscle Protein has one very important goal in mind. To provide you with premium ingredients so you have the very best opportunity of muscle gaining.
The ratio of carbohydrates, to protein to creatine monohydrate has been meticulously weighed out, and combined, with backing from nutritional science. Although Muscle Protein is incredibly high in protein, it has less than 2g of fat in each serving and just 2.1g of sugar, meaning that you can up your protein intake significant caloric intake and helping obtain those illustrious lean gains.
Nutritionals & Flavour Choices Of Muscle Protein
Muscle Protein has an incredible complex of muscle building ingredients, but enjoying the shake is just as important as what goes into it. Muscle Protein is available in 3 different flavours perfect for any pallet, they include; Chocolate Silk, Vanilla Creme, and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream.
Muscle Protein Nutritionals (Per 30g Serving of Vanilla Creme)
Protein: 35.4g Fat: 1.6g Carbohydrates: 16.1g Sugar: 2.5g Calories: 221
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ All In One Protein The Works, is a complete protein shake, using new cutting edge sports nutritional science to help aid muscle building. Very few shakes on the market today provide such intense muscle building properties and table-topping macronutrients. The shake itself contains a 3-way blend of protein amounting to over 27g per serving and floods your muscles with a premium source of amino acids. The innovation doesn’t stop there, all in one protein also contains glutamine, oat flour, creatine monohydrate, PepForm®, Digezyme®, and even leucine to help increase that all-important protein synthesis. Each ingredient has been scientifically chosen in unique dosages for maximum performance, improved recovery, improved digestion and ultimately muscle building enhancement.
What is the Goal of All In One Protein The Works
All In One Protein The Works has been created to give your body all the fuel it needs to build and repair muscle mass. Its goal is to provide you with a host of supplements within one package, saving you time from mixing different supplements and cost too.
Each ingredient has been designed with a unique point from creating energy to repairing muscles. Combining a dual phase carb system, tri-blend of protein and other premium ingredients makes it the ideal post-workout shake, suitable for all physique goals from mass gaining to weight loss.
Nutritionals & Flavour Choices Of All In One Protein The Works
Having an incredibly high protein but low-fat content was a must when creating the all on one protein the works shake. However with this, the flavour was not compromised, and it is still to date one of the best-tasting shakes out there. Available in 6 different flavours; Choc Mint Brownie, Banana Smooth, Chocolate Silk, Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Strawberries ‘n’ Cream and Vanilla Creme.
All In One Protein The Works Nutritionals (Per 30g Serving of Choc Mint Brownie)
Protein: 27.9g Fat: 2.9g Carbohydrates: 20.1g Sugar: 12.1g Calories: 223