Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is hands down my favorite whey protein powder. This is the standard by which other whey proteins are measured. Optimum Nutrition states this and I wholeheartedly agree. I have been around the block and tried a lot of protein powders out there, but as far as whey proteins go, this truly is the gold standard.
With every scoop, Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard contains 22 grams of high quality whey protein isolates as the primary source of its protein. It also contains only 2-3 grams of carbohydrates and 1.5 grams of fat and minimal lactose.
As far as taste goes, I am a huge fan of Double Rich Chocolate mixed with almond milk or even simply just mixed with water. For an added bonus, mix it with some PB2 for a great chocolate peanut butter taste. I also make use of the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor for baking with protein powder. One of my more recent baking favorites have been my quick peanut butter brownies made with Optimum Nutrition’s Double Rich Chocolate, PB2 and natural peanut butter.
Between the amazing taste and the high quality protein used, Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is my favorite whey protein out there. I also make use of Optimum Nutrition’s Casein Powder as well frequently, but the majority of my protein powder comes from whey.
I normally purchase my protein powders in 5 pound containers as it is more cost effective. The 10 pound containers end up costing twice as much as the 5 pound container, so there is no real savings there. The 5 pound containers will serve you up with 71 scoops of protein goodness.
Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Protein contains 22 grams of protein, only 2-3 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fat and minimal lactose.