If you want to build muscle, then sufficient protein intake is a must - recent studies suggest around 1.6g per kg of bodyweight is ideal. That's quite a lot of protein, and you might have a hard time getting that amount of protein from food alone.
That's why we love protein powders - you can get a solid amount of protein into your system very quickly and relatively affordably too. The only issue we have with some protein powders is that they can be a little bit stodgy, and can often make us feel really full.
Recently, we've been experimenting with clear protein powder, and we've been loving it. This has all the protein that you'll find in a normal protein powder, but it's much lighter and makes your protein shakes taste more like a glass of squash rather than a thick milkshake. This also makes it great for drinking during a workout, as you can continue to workout without feeling full. And because recent evidence suggests that intra-workout protein intake is hugely beneficial for muscle growth and recovery, we expect a lot more people to be consuming clear whey protein powders and clear vegan protein powders in 2024 and beyond.
We've now tried 4 different clear protein powders, and we think they're all great for different reasons. This guide will look at each in detail, let's get into it:
Foodspring Clear Whey Lemonade
MyProtein Clear Whey Isolate Peach Tea
Applied Nutrition Clear Vegan protein
Optimum Nutrition Clear Plant Protein Isolate
Hopefully, this guide inspires you to try clear protein powder! If you're someone who feels very full after a normal whey protein powder then give this type of protein powder a shot. If you want to read something very similar, we have a guide to the best protein water we've tried.