‘A List Of 25 Cheap Protein Powder Options – Protein Powder For Women’ – Monica May
Protein is a macronutrient essential for life.
However, protein is the most popular nutrient in the world of fitness too.
It’s the leading macronutrient for achieving any fitness goal, from weight loss to muscle definition, and there’s absolutely no doubt about it.
Not just because proteins are our body’s building bricks, but they’re an essential component for getting fitter, stronger, getting rid of those stubborn inches, tough hair, and nails, and most important of all, living a balanced and healthy life.
Yet many of us, especially fit chicks, the ones working out or doing any type of fitness activity, don’t consume enough protein on a daily basis.
Especially when it comes to post-workout.
There’s a good reason why fit chicks and almost anyone working out is crazy about proteins.
Each time you hit the gym for a workout, you break your muscle tissues down.
You actually build them outside the gym.
To do that, however, you need enough fuel.
With proper protein intake, amino acids come to the rescue of your damaged muscle, repairing those tissues so they grow back even stronger.”
– Bodybuilding.com, Women And Protein
And we already know that proteins build muscles, promote weight loss and help you achieve your full potential, but why are protein shakes, in particular, the “thing”?
Well, first of all, protein shakes are digested faster than solid foods, so this way your muscles will get the needed protein faster than with any other protein supplement or food.
When you finish your workout, your muscles are starving.
They’re hungry for nutrients and they need something fast.
Eating a steak won’t do it, because it takes at least 2 hours for your body to break down solid food.
However, when you have a protein shake your muscles are loading up with the protein they need in a matter of minutes.
Another thing I love about whey is that it’s a real quick fix-up, especially if you don’t have the time to eat a meal right after your workout.
I find this helpful because I usually don’t feel that hungry right after finishing my workout.
So, to keep my muscles from waiting, I go ahead and have a protein shake, and have my meal 30-60 minutes afterward.
Plus they taste amazingly good, come in various flavors and can reduce your hunger with a single scoop.
Only if they were a little bit cheaper, right?
Well, that’s why I’m here for!
I’m gonna give you a list of the best cheap whey protein powder options on the market.
Not only these are probably the cheapest, but they are the best money for quality too.
Head on to the list and check out my favorite cheap whey protein powder for women.
The Best Cheap Protein Powder For Women
#1 Gold Standard Whey Protein
When it comes to cheap protein powder, this is the one that pops on the top of every list.
The Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% whey protein, offers great cost per serving value.
Believe me, I got surprised by the price too.
Containing 24g of whey protein and amino acids capable of providing muscle growth and recovery in a short period of time, this protein powder is a quality for the value of money.
You can see for yourself, but I would definitely recommend this one, because it is the best cheap protein powder at that price range.
They come in different flavors.
I got my eye on the double rich chocolate :)
#2 Whey Tech Pro 24
Next on my list is Whey Tech Pro 24.
This protein will fuel your body with 24 grams of high-quality protein per serving.
Whey Tech is a great combination of whey protein isolates, concentrates and peptides, which makes it similar to The Optimum Nutrition one.
Also, the thing about this protein powder is that many girls I know use it, and like it a lot.
It’s cheap and again you get good quality on a budget.
And the best thing is that these are protein powders for weight loss too.
You get toned muscles, plus burn fat a lot faster.
#3 FitMiss Delight Shake
FitMiss by MusclePharm is one of the best tasting protein powder for women currently on the market.
It’s designed specifically for women and has great mix-ability.
The quality isn’t as high is Hydrolysed protein but it’s still a solid choice.
I tried it, because I got it in my last Fit Snack package, and I actually like it a lot.
It has a great taste, and it’s a low budget too.
#4 Impact Whey Protein
Here’s another cheap whey protein powder for you.
The Impact Whey Protein is an excellent protein powder for women who want a great tasting protein.
What I like most about it besides its price is that it comes in the widest variety of flavors:
- cookies and cream
- English toffee
- vanilla and
- strawberry cream
Not to mention that “My Protein” is one of the most reputable brands in fitness.
They give this particular protein 5/5 because of the high quality, low price, and amazing taste.
That’s why it’s on my list of the best cheap protein powder for women out there.
#5 Dymatize Elite Casein Protein
Now let’s not forget about Casein.
If you’re looking for a protein that you can use as a meal replacement, casein is the way to go.
Casein is a unique protein derived from milk that breaks down slowly in your digestive system, keeping you fuller longer and providing a sustained release of muscle-building amino acids.
Many people are using casein during the day too, it helps you stay full and keep a constant supply of protein for the whole day.
That being said, meet the Dymatize Elite Casein.
It helps keep your muscles supplied with a steady stream of amino acids, the building blocks of muscle.
This protein will slowly breakdown over the course of several hours, about 5-7 hours to fully breakdown, which keeps your body absorbing and utilizing the nutrients even while you sleep
This makes casein the ideal choice any time your body goes without protein for an extended period, especially just before bedtime.
It contains 24 grams of sustained-release protein, with over 10 grams of critical branch chain amino acids.
Plus it’s a budget one.
#6 NOW Sports Pea Protein Powder
Of course, we have the best cheap protein powder for vegans on the list :)
Even though I am not a vegan, I like to mix up my proteins every now and then in order to get in as much diversity in my diet as possible.
And I have to share my recent tryout on the budget.
The NOW Sports Pea Protein Powder is a great option when it comes to vegan protein powders.
This low budget plant-based protein powder contains just one ingredient, and that is pea protein.
It’s also free of gluten, lactose, animal products, additives, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and colors.
#7 About Time Whey Protein Isolate
If I haven’t mentioned yet, protein isolates are always a bit more expensive than concentrates and blends.
That’s because protein Isolates are one of the quickest absorbing proteins.
And the About Time Whey Protein Isolate is one 100% all-natural protein powder that’s on a budget.
With no artificial flavorings, no growth hormones, no artificial sweeteners, lactose-free and gluten-free.
It contains zero carbs and zero fat which is pretty hard to find when you are looking for a cheap protein powder isolate.
Hope you liked my list and find it helpful!
Let me know in the comment section below which one is your favorite, or if you have any other protein powder you are using that’s on the budget.
Also, here’s a list of some other cheap protein powder options I ran on to but never got the chance to try them.
Maybe you’ve tried some of them and want to share your experience and opinion on them.
- Bsn Syntha – 6
- Accelerade All Natural Protein-Powered Sports Drink
- Ansi Ultra Whey
- Ast VP2 Whey Protein Isolate
- Beverly International UMP Ultimate Muscle Protein
- Core Nutritionals Core PRO
- Cutler Nutrition Total Protein
- Cytosport Monster Blend Protein
- Cytosport Muscle Milk
- Deluxe Whey Protein
- Designer Whey Protein
- Eas 100% Whey Protein
- Labrada Lean Pro 8 Super Premium Protein
- Met-Rx Protein & Oats
- Nutriforce Nutriwhey
- Optimum Nutrition 100% Soy Protein
- Quest Protein Powder
- Sportronic TriPro3 Whey Protein
Always be careful when choosing protein powder.
It doesn’t always have to be the cheapest, what truly matters is the protein you’re using is healthy and it doesn’t harm your stomach.
So, make sure to choose the one you can digest well.
Oh, and don’t forget to share it with your friends – sharing is caring :)
Also, check out my Girl’s Guide To Supplements to take a peek at all of the supplements I use.
Till next time babes!