Protein powder suitable for vegetarians?

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    Aug 04, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    I wanna buy some new protein powder online, but I can't find anywhere that lets me know which (if any) protein powder is suitable for veggies.


    Any help?
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    Aug 04, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Whey, Caesin, Egg, Soy

    Take your pick
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    Aug 04, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    Any protein powder. I don't any of them are made from meat. If you are talking VEGAN thats different. Go with soy powder.
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    Aug 04, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    From one vegetarian to another, I have to ask cause i'm curious..

    How strict are you really about things so processed like this? That is, many many foods we eat have some sort of once-living creature ground (often literally) into it.

    For example many of the "natural flavors" that are labeled on boxes to make them sound 'good for you' are often fun things like ground up beetles or yknow, horse jizz or whatever. If it's not man-made, it's "natural flavors".

    So jelly beans, marshmellows, several jam/jello-y flavored foods (some pop tarts) and etc have some sort of animal in em. Anything with "carmine" in it is literally ground up red beetles.

    So my question to you - if it's not in the ingredient list that it comes from a critter - do you still question it? Like with protein powders?

    I'm asking in all seriousness, b/c I've been mulling that one over in my head. It's gonna be hard to ever get me to go this far (i mostly stop at 'no meat/chicken/fish' but milk, eggs or something that might have ground-up beetles in it i'll usually 'overlook') Philosophically-questionable? Maybe but i don't care icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    Why not just eat food?
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    Aug 04, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    Just DON'T get hemp protein powder. that stuff is gross
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    Aug 04, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Stan904 saidJust DON'T get hemp protein powder. that stuff is gross


    granted the only kind I tried was Bob's Red Mill.

    it was "gritty" almost like they put shells in there too. I don't know....plus, it wasn't pure protein but a protein/fiber/Omega 3 fat supplement. But I was fine with that, just not the texture. I tried putting it in yogurt and was thoroughly disgusted.
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    Aug 05, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    Stan904 saidJust DON'T get hemp protein powder. that stuff is gross


    Navita's is a good one. Also look at brown rice protein. I forget the brand, but there's one that delivers 12g of protein per tablespoon and is only 60 calories.
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    Aug 06, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    Thanks for the help.

    In answer to Cobalt, I'm personally a vegetarian purely down to the thought of eating something that was once alive, has feelings and a life is something i couldn't do. I'm not strict on the whole beetles thing, but i refuse to eat anything with gelatine or other forms of left over animal - foods such as jelly's or gummy sweets. But i do the whole drink milk, eat eggs etc because i'm not vegan.

    I suppose it's just down to personal preference really icon_smile.gif

    This whole post was just something i mulled over in my mind because i didn't wanna be going against my beliefs for something so shallow as to looking good. Now i know i can be both true to my beliefs and some what shallow at the same time haha icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    i've been veggie since i was 4. i love it. whey has made it much easier. and the fact that creatine supplements are also chemically manufactured rather than from animals
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    Aug 06, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    I do believe there is some newer protein powder made from Peas that is supposed to have the most readily absorb able protein source available but don't quote me...
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    Aug 07, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    somethingdifferent saidThanks for the help.

    In answer to Cobalt, I'm personally a vegetarian purely down to the thought of eating something that was once alive, has feelings and a life is something i couldn't do. I'm not strict on the whole beetles thing, but i refuse to eat anything with gelatine or other forms of left over animal - foods such as jelly's or gummy sweets. But i do the whole drink milk, eat eggs etc because i'm not vegan.

    I suppose it's just down to personal preference really icon_smile.gif

    This whole post was just something i mulled over in my mind because i didn't wanna be going against my beliefs for something so shallow as to looking good. Now i know i can be both true to my beliefs and some what shallow at the same time haha icon_smile.gif


    Great icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 08, 2011 11:10 AM GMT
    I wanna buy some new protein powder online, but I can't find anywhere that lets me know which (if any) protein powder is suitable for me???
    please tell me, me waiting.....
  • LouisC

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    Feb 09, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    Stan904 said
    Stan904 saidJust DON'T get hemp protein powder. that stuff is gross


    granted the only kind I tried was Bob's Red Mill.

    it was "gritty" almost like they put shells in there too. I don't know....plus, it wasn't pure protein but a protein/fiber/Omega 3 fat supplement. But I was fine with that, just not the texture. I tried putting it in yogurt and was thoroughly disgusted.


    I got those from Trader's Joe. I barely swallow those gritty liquid which all settle on the bottom. I never touch it again.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    Any kind of whey powder since you're ovo-lacto.

    I've been ovo-lacto for more years than I haven't at this point, and find that as long as I get plenty of whey shakes in me each day, I keep my gains.

    Vegans have it more difficult. You CAN do vegetable protein powder... but it's not as efficient.