Unboxed: 7 clean non-protein powders to power smoothies

Powders are more than just protein sources. A new generation of clean, no-protein powders offers convenience and colors to customers' smoothies.

Todd Runestad, Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor

April 15, 2021

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Powders offer the promise of being free of fillers and full of life. They are a delicious, pill-free way to get a nutritional boost, and they aren't all about protein anymore.

Check out these new shelf-stockers that pack a big-time nutritional punch with nothing to choke down and no non-nutritive fillers or excipients to worry about. Oh sure, they have sugar, but not a lot—and most get their sweetness from low- or no-calorie natural sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia. We even taste-tested them so you can give solid recommendations based on our expert palettes.

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About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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