What is clear protein?
Clear protein is relatively new with many people disliking the ‘milky’ texture and taste of regular protein shakes this new breed of protein is welcomed by many people.
Clear protein is mainly available in two different forms:
- Whey protein isolate – High in protein, incredibly low in carbohydrate and fat. Great source of easily & quickly absorbed protein. Generally suitable for people with lactose intolerances.
- Plant based – Hydrolysed pea protein. Good, but the amino acid profile is not as good as whey.
Whey protein is better absorbed and biologically better than hydrolysed pea protein, so if you are not vegan you should go for the whey option.
It’s probably easier on most people’s stomach before, during or immediately after training session due to its squash-like taste and consistency.
Whilst you couldn’t add it to your porridge like you can with a milky protein it’s perfect for making protein lollies and if you look at the @ultranutritionuk Instagram you will see exactly how easy they are to make.
It is slightly more expensive than regular milky protein but it has its place as a brilliant option.
Our advice is as always to have variety, get a milky whey, a clear whey and some Ultra Nutrition plant-based protein (blend of 5 x plant-based proteins) and alternate between the 3, this will ensure you get a broad spectrum of amino acids and that you don’t get bored of one taste.