1. Soy protein powder
110 calories, 1g fat, 2.1g carbs, 23g protein per 28.5g serving
“Soy protein powder is a byproduct of the soya bean and consists of isoflavones, fiber, and all the amino acids you need for muscle growth,” says Shawn Dolan, Ph.D., R.D, Senior U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Dietitian. It’s also easily digestible, offers a smooth mixing consistency when added to foods and shakes, and is lactose- and gluten-free. If you’re a lacto-vegetarian and include dairy in your diet, you can try mixing it with whey for perfect post-workout fuel.
We like: Hammer Nutrition ($31.95 for 1.5 lbs; hammernutrition.com)
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