We buy and review a lot of products for You Well, and we're quite often left feeling underwhelmed by what we've bought. So when we buy a product which is genuinely great, it's a lovely feeling.
That's exactly how we feel after trying the clear whey protein powder from Foodspring. We've tried a number of clear protein powders and even protein water, because getting more protein into our diets is a big priority, and sometimes you just don't feel like having a thick protein shake. Clear protein powder makes for a great lighter alternative.
In this review, we'll be diving into what we love about the Foodspring clear whey product, and a few criticisms we have of it too. There are no affiliate links in this guide and this isn't a sponsored post - it's just our honest review. Let's get into it
What's in the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder?
When we first bought this product, we assumed that the ingredients would be vastly different to a normal protein powder, and although they are quite a bit different, it's actually a very similar list of ingredients compared to what you'd find in a normal protein powder. Most protein powders contain whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate, whereas Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder is made using only whey protein isolate. This is what gives the product such a light taste and texture. Whey protein isolate is still an excellent source of protein, so we're not concerned by this and understand why Foodspring has chosen to not include whey protein concentrate.
We also love that the ingredients are really simple in this protein powder - alongside the whey protein isolate, you'll find citric acid, lemon juice concentrate powder, natural flavouring, sweeteners, and that's all. This is a lot less than you'll find in many other protein powders, which can often be crammed full of ingredients that you can't even pronounce. Stevia is used to give this protein powder a sweet taste, and it's nice to know that the sweetness is coming from a natural sweetener.
What are the nutritional statistics of the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder?
In our opinion, one of the most impressive aspects of the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder is how much protein is actually in it. That might sound a bit silly considering that it's a protein powder, but because it tastes so light, we expected it to be significantly lower in protein compared to the normal protein powder that we buy. But it's not the case at all - Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder contains 26g of protein in a 30g serving, which is more protein than you'll find in 30g of the very popular Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard protein powder - impressive! Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder also contains fewer calories, less salt, and less fat than you'll find in the Double Chocolate variety of the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard protein powder.
Yes, we have a couple of criticisms of this product - for starters, when you shake the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder in a protein shaker, it can become very foamy and this can be a bit of a pain when you're trying to clean the shaker. There are ways around this, for example you can not shake the shaker so vigorously, but it's not ideal.
We'd also say it's an expensive product - you can buy a 900g tub of the Double Chocolate Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard protein powder for around £35. For 900g of the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder, you'll pay around £60, so it's a big price difference.
What we love
We want to end on a positive note, so let's talk about what we love about the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder - the taste. This has a lovely, slightly sour lemon taste that we love. To us, it tastes just like still lemonade. It's so drinkable which is really important if you need to drink a couple of these per day.
So although we love almost everything about the Foodspring Clear Whey protein powder, we do have to admit that it's maybe a little bit expensive to recommend to everyone. But if you're happy to spend around £60 for 1kg of protein powder, we'd highly recommend trying this product!
Have you tried the Foodspring Clear Whey? Let us know in the comments your thoughts!