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).
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Muscletech – Nitrotech
Per serving (2 scoops):
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):
|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):
|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):
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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Nitrotech has 2gm sugar.. Is that ok for keto??
It depends how strict you’ll be following keto but generally, anything with added sugar should be avoided.
I cant take any sugar sweeteners etc. Xcept swerve. I have to eat keto.
Are there any protein powders i can eat?
We love Isopure, but you can also purchase a brand that is 100% pure protein powder, no flavors or sweeteners 🙂
On the keto diet is it ok to use protein shakes to supplement a meal? I work very early and get home very late.
If it helps you stick to the diet then go for it! Just make sure it’s as natural as can be and sugar-free 🙂 We recommend Isopure protein powder, very good stuff!
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.
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.
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.
As Vicky mention, is very convenient when you have a busy lifestyle. The protein is versatile too, you can add fruits, veggies, yogurt, etc. into a blender with the powder. Not to mention, many of them taste great.
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.
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)