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Keto Protein Powder!

If you’re looking for low carb protein powder, you’re in luck! There are plenty of various types available on the market. There are a few things you’ll need to know before making your purchasing choice for your keto protein powder like costs, sizes, added supplements and benefits.

If you’re not familiar with fitness supplements like whey protein, creatine, leucine, etc. please read our full fitness supplements guide.

Note: If you are looking for BCAA’s to be included in your protein powders, whey protein contains about 10% leucine (the most effective amino acid for muscle protein synthesis).

Muscletech – Nitrotech

Per serving (2 scoops):Low Carb Protein Powder

Protein 60g
Fat 3g
Carbs 2g
Creatine Monohydrate 6g
L-alanine 4g
Glycine 2g

Overall: Nitrotech has great core elements including extremely high protein content, extremely low carbs and the perfect amount of creatine. The only downside is the few artificial sweeteners it uses. If you’re sensitive to those, keep that in mind.

Cost: Ranges from $13 – $18 / pound (depending on container size and flavor)


Nature’s Best – Zero Carb Isopure

Per serving (2 scoops):Isopure low carb protein powder

Protein 50g
Fat 1g
Carbs 0g
Leucine 7.8g
Vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, B12, Calcium, Iron, and more. 50% Daily Value

Overall: Isopure low carb protein powder is a great product all-around. With a good amount of protein, vitamins and minerals, your basics are pretty much covered (if you eat well throughout the day as well of course). 

If you normally take creatine, you’ll need to take it separately.

Cost: Ranges from $14 – $15.50 / pound (depending on flavor)


Optimum Nutrition – Whey Gold Standard

Per serving (1 scoop):Low carb whey protein

Protein 24g
Fat 1g
Carbs 2 – 4g (varies by flavor)

Overall: Gold standard is not the lowest carb protein powder but some of the flavors are definitely in the right range of carbs. A 2-scoop shake (so it’s comparable to the other 2 powders) will have:

  • 48g protein
  • 2g fat
  • 4 – 8g carbs

I’d highly advise getting a flavor with 2 – 3g of carbs per scoop at most. This is one of the best protein powders to take cost-wise.

Cost: Ranges from $10 – $18 / pound (5 pound containers are very cost-efficient here)


NowFoods Eggwhite Protein Powder

Per serving (1 scoop):Low carb egg white protein

Protein 16g
Fat 0g
Carbs 1g 

Overall: This is a good egg white protein powder for those who are dairy-free, lactose or dairy intolerant or on a paleo diet! Whey protein is dairy, so steer clear of it if you’re sensitive. NowFoods is a great brand with tons of products that we’ve tried in the past. This protein powder is made of 100% egg whites and is flavorless.

It also comes in chocolate and vanilla creme flavors, so check them out and make sure to check the ingredients before buying!

Cost: Unflavored is $20 / pound

Ready for Protein Shakes!

Low carb whey protein is very available at a fair price (compared to other proteins). Depending on your specific supplemental stacking needs, you have a few choices. There are other good types out there, but we’ve found these to be better for the keto diet.

We’ll add to this list if we discover other types that we like as we keep experimenting every few months.

Do you have any questions or recommendations? Comment below! We want to hear from you.

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About the Author:

Rami co-founded Tasteaholics with Vicky at the start of 2015 to master the art of creating extremely delicious food while researching the truth behind nutrition, dieting and overall health. You can usually find him marketing, coding or coming up with the next crazy idea because he can't sit still for too long. His favorite book is The 4-Hour Workweek and artist is Infected Mushroom.


  1. Aaron January 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    This is a great breakdown on the different types of protein! A note to other readers here as well, carb content is used as a filler. When you see protein powders aimed at “mass gaining” or “bulking” of any sort, this means they have added a lot of carbohydrates! Remember* carbs make you fat 🙂

    I just wondered, have you tried using grass fed whey protein? I have heard that it contains 6 X more Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Its easy to get in Australia, but not sure on Amazon.

  2. Jabez Meulemans October 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to know why you’d want to use protein powder in the first place, instead of consuming protein in the form of whole foods? I can’t really fathom any benefits of using the powder over whole foods other than issues of dietary restrictions associated with allergies, vegetarianism, or taste preferences. And yet, I see that protein powders are quite popular among average people.

    • Vicky October 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Protein powder is a quick and versatile way to add protein to your diet. We usually use it in the mornings when we have to run out the door and want a substantial breakfast smoothie full of fat and protein. Otherwise, it adds structure to a lot of low carb baking when using regular flour isn’t an option.

      Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Everyone has different preferences and dietary needs.

  3. Brenda Powell July 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    When choosing a protein powder, generally speaking, how much carb content is ok? Clearly, the less the better, but I have protein powder and don’t really want to go and have to purchase another type if I can help it. The one I have is at 8 grams of carbs per serving, 2 grams of sugar, and with 25 grams of protein.

    • Vicky July 22, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      That does seem like a lot. The protein powders we buy generally have up to 2 grams of carbs. There are many protein powders that are zero carb and pretty affordable. Check out the prices on Amazon. We recommend Isopure, or any NowFoods protein (always check the nutrition facts though)

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