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Best alternatives to whey?

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Asked by: Josh Kim

The 7 Best Whey Protein Alternatives

  • Vegan Pea protein.
  • Lactose-free.
  • Hemp.
  • Brown rice.
  • Soy.
  • Egg white.
  • Casein.

How can I replace whey protein in a recipe?

Casein: Casein is significantly more absorbent than whey protein, so your recipes will require much more liquid. Casein will also lack structure, so it’s recommended you don’t swap it out for ALL the flour in a recipe. Casein Blend: In my experience, the best protein powder to use for cakes.

What is a good substitute for protein shakes?

How to Add Protein to Your Smoothies Without Using Protein Powder:

  • Soy Milk. Soy milk has more protein than other plant-based milks. …
  • Hemp hearts. Hemp hearts have a more protein than most seeds and a little goes a long way. …
  • Chia seeds. …
  • Nuts. …
  • Nut or seed butter. …
  • Tofu. …
  • Lentils. …
  • Beans.

How can I build muscle without whey?

Strategy 1: Eat a Whole Foods Diet

  1. Sufficient protein from clean sources.
  2. Healthy dairy sources, such as unsweetened grass-fed yogurt.
  3. Healthy fats including wild-caught fish.
  4. Plenty of colorful vegetables.
  5. Nutrient-dense fruits, especially berries and other low-sugar fruits.
  6. Nuts, seeds, and nut and seed butter.

What does whey do in baking?

Whey protein is the protein concentrate or isolates of whey—a liquid left after the straining of coagulated milk curd. In baking, whey protein is used for its emulsifying, foaming, gelling, stabilizing, browning, and nutritional properties. It is also used as a substitute for egg whites.

Can I substitute almond flour for whey protein?

You can replace white or wheat flour with Almond or Cashew meal 1:1 also but same as above, you need to add a rising material. So for every 1/2 c of nut flour you use add 1/8 t baking soda and 1/8 t baking powder. Nut flours are great to use in cookie, bread and cake recipes.

Can I build muscle without protein?

Protein is important, to be sure. After all, your muscles are made of protein, and your body requires adequate protein in the diet in order to have the building blocks it needs to build up muscle mass. But protein alone won’t do. You need to pay attention to the rest of your diet as well.

How do you make a protein shake without whey?


  1. 1 ripe banana (peeled and frozen)
  2. 2 Tbsp hemp seeds*
  3. 1/4 cup gluten-free oats*
  4. 2 Tbsp natural salted peanut butter (or sub almond butter, cashew butter, or seed butter of choice)
  5. 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
  6. 1 – 2 Tbsp cacao powder (to taste)
  7. 1 ½ – 2 cups unsweetened almond milk.

Can I replace whey protein with eggs?

If you use whey protein to replace a whole fresh egg, the water must also be replaced. The functional properties of egg are associated with protein, so replacing with whey ingredients should be done on an equal protein basis. Only 12% of a large fresh egg is protein, while 46% of dried whole egg is protein.

Does whey cause hair loss?

There is no evidence that consuming whey protein will cause you to start losing your hair. This is especially true for people who weren’t experiencing any kind of hair thinning or receding hairline prior to beginning to use protein regularly.