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Best Protein Shakes for Women

Updated on June 28, 2014
It's easy to find the best protein shakes for women by following a few simple tips listed below.
It's easy to find the best protein shakes for women by following a few simple tips listed below. | Source

FitMiss Delight Healthy Nutrition Shake

Marketed towards women, FitMiss Delight Healthy Nutrition Shake is a protein shake mix that comes in a variety of flavors including strawberries n cream, chocolate and vanilla chai. It received 4 out of 5 stars from customers on Amazon, who also noted the protein shake mix is "yummy," "smooth," and "creamy." One 23.7 gram serving has 16 grams of protein and is just 90 calories. The FitMiss Protein Blend is the main ingredient, which is a good sign as many protein powders list fillers as the main ingredients. Many reviewers also noted that the protein powder tastes great with water, unlike others.

Some of the low ratings of the product complain that the powder contains artificial sweeteners and some artificial flavors, but if you're looking for a low calorie way to get some extra protein this could be an option.

BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder

When it comes to taste, one of the best protein shakes for women or men is BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder. Although not specifically marketed towards women, this protein powder is gentle on the stomach and tastes great with either water or milk. One 47.2 gram scoop of this protein powder contains about 200 calories (depending on the flavor) and 22 grams of protein. Although delicious, this protein powder has a significant amount of calories, so many people use it as a meal replacement shake. The main ingredient in this powder is a protein matrix comprised of whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, micellar casein, milk protein isolate, egg albumen, and glutamine peptides). The protein powder is available in a wide variety of flavors including chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream, strawberry milkshake, and cappuccino.

Unlike MissFit, BSN Syntha-6 contains real sugar, which is one reason for the higher number of calories. This powder is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Many customers ranked it so high because of its taste, but it does contain a significant amount of calories, carbs (at 15 grams per serving) and fat (at 4 grams per serving). If you do decide to purchase this powder, make sure your macronutrients plan allows for it.

Skinny Blend Best Tasting Protein Shake for Women

The Skinny Blend Best Tasting Protein Shake for Women is one of the best protein shakes for women according to the reviews on Amazon. The protein powder received 5 out of 5 stars. It contains only 100 calories per 22 gram serving and offers 12 grams of protein. The main ingredient is a protein blend. It is available in chocolate, banana, or vanilla. Customers commented on the delicious taste of this protein powder.

Some of the negative comments about the protein powder included complaints that it didn't cause weight loss. This could be said of any protein powder, as drinking protein doesn't cause weight loss by itself. Rather, it helps to build muscle which burns more calories than fat, and it also may curb appetite for some customers. However, without exercise and a healthy diet, protein consumption alone will not likely cause women to lose weight.

Aria Women's Protein Supplement

Advertised as easy-mixing and lactose free, the Aria Women's Protein Supplement is one of the best protein shakes for women according to Amazon reviews, and received 4 out of 5 stars from customers. A 22 gram serving of Aria contains 90 calories and 14 grams of protein. The shake is available in several flavors including chocolate and vanilla and its main ingredient is a designer protein blend. Customers liked the taste and said it keeps them full.

Some of the negative reviews complained that the mix had a gritty texture when mixed. It also contains artificial sweeteners, and some customers didn't like that.

How the Best Protein Shakes for Women Compare

Calories per Serving
Protein per Serving
Protein Grams Per Calorie
Carbohydrates Per Serving (in grams)
Fat Per Serving (in grams)
Serving Size (in grams)
FitMiss Delight Healthy Nutrition Shake
BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder
Skinny Blend by Skinny Jane Best Tasting Protein Shake for Women
Aria Women's Protein Supplement
Exact values may vary depending on flavor. Information taken from Manufacturer's nutrition labels.

Tips for Finding the Best Protein Shakes for Women

With all of the protein powders on the market, it can be hard to identify the best protein shakes for women. Here are a few tips for identifying good options.

  • Look at the ingredients. Many low-quality protein shakes use fillers. A good quality protein shake mix should have a protein blend as the main ingredient, which is the first ingredient listed in the ingredients list on the label.
  • Look at the protein grams in comparison to the serving size. A protein powder should be comprised of primarily protein. If you compare the grams of protein per serving to the grams of the serving size, they should be close to the same. They will rarely match exactly because almost all protein powders contain some other ingredients, but the closer they are, the more of the higher concentration of protein in the powder.
  • Look at the other nutrients in the powder. The best protein shakes for women contain proper amounts of other macronutrients like carbs and fat. If a protein powder has way too much fat or carbs, it doesn't matter how much protein it has. Make sure the other macronutrients in the powder fit in your diet plan before purchasing it.

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