Protein powders 7 Article
The best protein powder for you
You have to drag heavy weights around the gym and then run a marathon on the weekend. That's the only true way to qualify for protein powder, right? Wrong! Our protein powder is for everyone, whether you're hitting the weights every day or prefer to chill on the couch, eat a vegetarian/vegan diet or not. Whether you drink protein shakes to lose weight, build muscle, maintain weight or for pleasure: We want to provide you with the tastiest protein powder so that you can easily cover your daily protein requirements. Because: Protein contributes to the increase of muscle mass. Protein also helps maintain normal bones.
The DGE (German society for nutrition) recommends a daily intake of 0.8 g protein/kg body weight for adults from 19 to under 65 years of age. Above this age, an estimated value of 1.0 g/kg body weight per day is recommended. Many athletes set their daily protein goal even higher. Protein powder can help you if you are struggling to meet your protein intake. Or you can use it as a support before or after exercise. You can also use our protein powders for baking, cooking, as a protein shake or mixed with your muesli, porridge or yoghurt. That's why we have something for every occasion in our shop: For protein shakes, we recommend our vegan vanilla protein powder or the vegan chocolate protein powder. If you want to bake cakes with extra protein, the best options are our organic hemp protein, organic pea protein or organic rice protein. Our organic lupin protein can be used as a vegan egg alternative, and the organic pumpkin protein gives every smoothie and extra dose of flavour and protein!
Neutral protein powders & organic protein powders with no sweeteners
These protein powders have it all: our hemp protein, pea protein, rice protein and lupin protein all consist of a single (self-explanatory) ingredient and therefore taste neutral to slightly nutty. This also means: we haven't added any sweeteners or sugar. They just naturally contain a little sugar. What's more, they are all delivered to your door in the best organic quality. You can use them wonderfully in smoothies, for cooking and baking or as a topping for your muesli. You can find the right recipe ideas for your value packs in our Food Journal.
You can easily pimp your next chocolate cake with pea protein. After your workout, treat yourself to a banana protein shake with soy crispies and hemp protein, and use our rice protein to mix with yogurt and spread on bread for a quick protein bite. Our lupin protein is even suitable as an egg substitute for vegan recipes. Mix one tablespoon of the powder with 30 ml of water and let it swell. Et voilà, the lupin egg is ready!
Mixed protein powders for protein shakes
Listen here: our vegan vanilla and chocolate protein powders live by “Shake it off!”. They know exactly how to make your next protein shake so irresistibly creamy and sweet that shaking becomes your new favourite sport! By the way, don't count on the usual sticky lumps you might expect in a basic protein shake. We've also gone full throttle when it comes to nutrients: By using three different protein components (rice protein, pea protein and soy protein), we provide excellent muscle food after sports. In addition to vitamin D and vitamin B12, we have also added folic acid and biotin. Besides shakes, you can also make delicious snacks with the protein powders. For example, make some protein balls with your favourite nuts (and chocolate?) or mix the powder with yoghurt or porridge to make a sweet bowl. You should only be careful when baking, sucralose should not be heated strongly. In this case, our protein powders without sweeteners are the better choice!
Vegan protein powder or whey protein: which is better?
Whey protein powder contains whey protein, which is obtained from cow's milk. The advantage: Whey protein is a readily available source of protein, as it contains all essential and non-essential amino acids. Especially the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are particularly important for muscle building. These are valine, leucine and isoleucine. Whey also has a high biological value. This describes the efficiency with which the ingested proteins can be converted into the body's own proteins. However, a high biological value does not automatically mean a high quality of the food, but only serves as an indicator for the variety and the occurrence of contained amino acids. It can, however, serve as an aid in the assessment of protein-rich foods.
In contrast, vegan protein powders consist only of plant-based ingredients. This means that no animal products are involved, and the powders are also lactose-free and therefore suitable for lactose intolerants. Soy protein is one of the few complete protein sources in plant-based nutrition. This means that it has a complete amino acid profile and therefore contains all the amino acids that are essential for humans. Soya protein is therefore in no way inferior to whey protein in this respect. To achieve the most complete amino acid profile possible, different vegan protein powders are often mixed, such as in our vanilla protein powder. This consists of soy, pea and rice protein.
It may take a while until you find the best protein powder for you. Feel free to try our shop and write us a review about what you liked best!
All your questions about protein powder:
We want to give you all the information you need about our protein powders. If you have any questions about a specific product, please check the product specification. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us by email or on social media and we will answer all your questions.
What is protein powder? Why and when should I use protein powder?
Protein powders consist of proteins from animal and/or plant origin. They belong to the group of food supplements and are mainly used for sports and to support diets. Protein powders are not a compulsory part of your diet, for example if you can cover your protein requirements with other foods. The DGE recommends a daily intake of 0.8 g protein/kg body weight for adults from 19 to under 65 years of age. Above this age, an estimated value of 1.0 g/kg body weight per day applies. Protein powder is therefore particularly suitable for you if you cannot cover your protein intake. Many athletes also use protein shakes before or after training.
Is protein powder healthy?
A healthy or unhealthy lifestyle is not decided by a single food, but by a balanced and varied diet. We therefore do not divide our products into categories such as healthy or unhealthy. Protein powders can help you to cover your daily protein requirements due to their high protein content. Whether or not protein powder makes sense for you is best discussed in advance with your nutritionist.
Do you have protein powders without sweeteners or added sugar?
Yes, we have a whole range of protein powders without sweeteners in our shop, which do not contain any added sugar. The sugar listed in the nutritional value table is then only the naturally contained sugar. Our natural protein powders with no added sugar or sweeteners include: our organic hemp protein, organic pea protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, organic lupin protein and organic rice protein.
Can I lose or gain weight with protein shakes?
As a rule, you can lose weight through a daily calorie deficit, while you can gain weight through a daily calorie surplus. So using protein powder to lose weight or protein powder to gain weight is definitely possible! Please consult a doctor before gaining or losing weight, or have a nutritionist guide you on your way.
Do you have organic protein powders??
Yes, you can buy most of our protein powders are organic, such as organic hemp protein, organic pea protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, organic lupine protein and organic rice protein.
Does KoRo sell vegan protein powders?
Absolutely! We are particularly proud of our vegan protein powders in chocolate and vanilla flavours, which are made from soy, pea and rice protein. They taste wonderfully creamy and dissolve well in liquid. Goodbye lumps!
Which protein powders are lactose-free?
For lactose-free protein shakes, you can use our vegan protein powders with chocolate and vanilla flavours, organic pumpkin seed protein, organic lupine protein or organic rice protein.
Can I drink protein shakes if I do not work out?
It doesn't always have to be a sweaty workout, you can also take protein powder without exercising. Shakes and protein powders are also useful if you have problems meeting your daily protein requirements.
How can I prepare a protein shake?
For a delicious protein shake, we recommend our vegan multi-component protein powders in chocolate and vanilla flavours. Mix 30 grams of protein powder with about 400 ml of liquid. You can prepare your protein shake with water or milk, or use a vegetable drink.
Which protein powder is the best?
That depends on what you want to use the protein powder for. When it comes to flavour for the best protein shakes, we recommend our vegan protein powders with chocolate and vanilla flavours. If you want to bake with protein powder, then organic hemp protein, organic pea protein or organic rice protein are super suitable. You can also use our organic lupine protein as a vegan egg substitute and the organic pumpkin seed protein will spice up any smoothie!
Can I use protein powder during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Every pregnancy is individual and so are your needs and risks during this time. Please consult your nutritionist or doctor if you have any questions about protein shakes during pregnancy or protein powder during breastfeeding.
Which protein powder can I use for baking?
In principle, you can use almost all of our protein powders for baking. For example, they are suitable for sweet recipes such as our chocolate protein cake or protein banana muffins. Only our vegan protein powders chocolate and vanilla should not be heated too much. They contain the sweetener sucralose, which doesn't like heat. Feel free to try our protein powders out or post your favourite protein recipes in our Food Journal!