Proteins are an essential building block and driving force in our bodies, they have a whole host of functions, one of those many functions is to keep our bodies going.
Without proteins our bodies would not be able to build enzymes, hormones or any other body chemicals.
With these being such essential molecules in the human body, it is no joke that we make sure to consume the right amount daily.
For a healthy adult male 56 grams of protein a day is just enough to maintain his energy and bodily functions, while females need ten grams less, 46.
As it turns out, each of our bodies requires different amounts of protein based on our activity levels, muscle mass, age, physique goals and overall state of health.
There are many different avenues you could follow to ensure you are reaching your full protein intake.
Whether you are bulking or trying to reach maximum health, protein shakes are an excellent source of nutrition and of course protein.
Here we have multiple Costco protein shakes that are most popular on the market today.
The 6 Best Bets
#1 Choice - Boost High Protein Chocolate 8 fl oz Bottles
Boost High Protein chocolate shakes are considered to be an excellent source of the proteins your body requires to maintain muscle.
Just one 8 ounce bottle provides your body 15 grams of high-quality, that is 30 percent of the recommended daily value.
These are great for a pre-workout boost or as a mid-day snack. Luckily, the Boost High Protein shakes are loaded with 26 vitamins and minerals per serving. These shakes are also gluten free and safe for those of us with lactose intolerance.
With 240 calories per serving and only 15 grams of sugar in these drinks there really is no question that acquiring the Boost High Protein shake is a must for your workouts.
Premier 30 g Chocolate Protein Shake
30 grams of a completely delicious tasting chocolate protein shake, in fact it has won Superior Tasting Ready-to-drink Protein beverage for the past three years in a row.
This Costco Protein shake is sure to give you a boost and a piece of mind.
Your body will be filled with absolute nourishment and a full dose of good proteins for your body to enjoy during a snack, as a meal replacement or a workout boost.
This drink has 160 calories, 1 gram of sugar and 5 grams of complex carbohydrates in one serving.
Thankfully this drink is gluten and soy free and has 24 essential vitamins and minerals.
Orgain Grass Fed Protein Shake, Chocolate Fudge
Orgain’s organic, creamy grass fed chocolate fudge shakes are packed with 20 grams of essential proteins and 140 calories to keep you feeling nourished and energized for whatever tasks at hand.
The grass fed protein shake contains 7 grams of complex carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber and just 4 grams of sugar.
Just a reminder for our health conscious readers this protein shake is an organic non GMO and gluten free protein shake option.
We truly recommend the Chocolate Fudge to anyone looking for a healthy alternative to other rBST, steroid, antibiotic and carrageenan containing products.
Muscle Milk Genuine 20 g Protein Shake, Chocolate
What better way to give your body the essential muscle building proteins it needs than drinking a Muscle Milk Genuine Protein shake? The Genuine 20 gram Chocolate Protein shake is a 130 calorie, 0-1 gram of sugar and is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C and D, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
These shakes are awesome for a pre-workout boost or post workout cool down, even a meal replacement for when you are on the go.
There are nine essential amino acids within each beverage that our bodies are not able to produce naturally, bringing to us a sense of energy and satiation and a prolonged release of proteins to your body.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder, Chocolate
This 100% whey, 24 gram of protein per serving chocolate protein powder is a killer way to start your days off or even launch your workout or after a workout to help along muscle recovery.
There is 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAA’s and 4 grams of naturally occurring glutamine. BCAA’s are essential amino acids that our bodies could not produce without the assistance from a supplement of some sort.
Glutamine is the most common amino acid found within our muscles, in fact most of our skeletal structure is around 61% glutamine.
When we workout our bodies become greatly depleted of glutamine, without our glutamine levels being on par our bodies will have a difficult time processing proteins.
With that, you are probably wondering how to serve this powder. We recommend serving this powder with milk or water in a shaker cup to ensure all protein powder is mixed and not in chunks in your beverage.
Quest Nutrition 22g Protein Powder, Vanilla
Are you looking for a no sugar added, gluten-free, soy free protein shake with at least half of the recommended daily value of protein? We’ve got a good one right here.
Quest Nutrition’s 22 gram protein powder is an awesome workout booster and post workout cooldown, we also recommend this to those on the go looking for a quick meal fix. There are 100 calories, zero grams of fat, 3 carbs, 0 grams of sugar and less than a gram of dietary fiber in one serving.
This is made with quality casein and whey protein isolates, while stevia and sucralose is used for sweetening.
The reason for isolates rather than concentrates is the fact that isolates filter out excess calories, fats and lactose that concentrates do not.
There are nine essential amino acids in each serving to promote healthy muscle development. To drink these awesome nutrient packed shakes, add milk or water, mix in a shaker cup for best results