Many individuals want to up their protein intake for health reasons. Also, some want to increase protein intake when they want a proper way of burning fat and building muscles. The downside is that many forms of protein supplements are not so perfect for those with allergies or for Vegans. The culprits in the usual protein supplements include animal products, eggs, lactose or even gluten. Now, if you want to enjoy the many great benefits of protein supplements but want to do away with those mentioned above, the good news is that some alternatives exist. Aside from the hemp protein powder we have discussed previously, it would also be good to learn about what rice protein powder has to offer.
To know why rice protein powder is a good alternative for other protein powder forms, you must have a bit of understanding of how the former is made. Note that rice protein powder is made through a complex protein enzyme process where the carb portion of rice is separated from the protein portion. In the end, you get a low carb, rich protein health supplement that can be easily digested and frees you from any animal products.
Take note that around 80% of the rice powder contains protein, so you can really say it is protein-dense and packed. If you want to go for the purest form, you can opt for the unflavored ones. However, if you want more taste, there are rice protein powder you can buy in various flavors like chocolate and vanilla. Just take note that the flavored rice protein powder contains artificial sweeteners. So if you want to do away with aspartame and sucralose, you are better off with the plain variety in your protein shake recipes.
Another advantage of taking rice protein powder is the fact that it contains lower calorie content compared to the more common whey protein powders. To give you an idea, a single scoop of rice protein powder contains about 50 to 70 calories while you get 90 to 100 calories for every whey protein powder scoop.
Since we want you well-informed, you also have to know about some downsides of rice protein powder. Compared to hemp protein shake recipes, rice protein powder does not contain as much protein; you only get about 12 to 15 grams for each scoop. Also, rice protein powder does not dissolve as easily as the other powder forms but this can be viewed as a simple challenge easy to overcome (especially when you use almond or rice milk, not water on your shakes and smoothies).