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The Best Protein Powders for Women: 11K Reviews
Health & Wellness

The Best Protein Powders for Women: 11K Reviews

Based on 10,794 Influenster Reviews

Ever heard of macronutrients? You need 'em. There are three: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Plentiful amounts of these three nutrients are critical to an ever-evolving, healthy body.

Protein is an important component in the development and growth of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. This nutrient creates enzymes and hormones, while repairing important tissue. 

We can all agree that carbohydrates and fats joyfully find their way into our diets, and our bodies have no problem storing them. The problem is that our bodies do not store protein as easily, so we lack a substantial protein reserve when we need it. 

That being said, some individuals struggle with their protein intake and need an extra booster. Powders are a versatile way to add protein to your diet in the form of shakes, smoothies, or even baking recipes!

These ten protein powders are favorites of Influensters' female reviewers!

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Protein
BY OPTIMUM NUTRITION
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (745 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $29.99
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard uses Whey Isolates as the top ingredient because it is the purest existing form of protein. This product includes over 5 grams of Glutamine and Glutamic Acid, and excludes artificial coloring, flavors, or sweeteners. 
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Gladys A.Gladys A. said...
I have tried many protien powders and this is by FAR the best tasting yet. I have the double rich chocolate and the vanilla ice cream flavors. The vanilla isn't that great though. The chocolate on the other hand.....by far the best. I use half a cup of water and half of milk, half cup of ice, and blend it for about 5 minutes to make it really thick. I found the longer you blend it and the thicker it gets the longer you will feel full. Its also really good if you add a banana too. It taste more like a dessert than a protien shake. Its delicious and I highly recommend it!! ...read more
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FitMiss Delight Women's Complete Protein Shake Vanilla Chai
BY FITMISS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star5%
4.4 / 5 (79 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $27.18
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Ashley D.Ashley D. said...
This is my favorite shake for after a long workout! After I'm done at the gym I'm ready to shove everything I see into my mouth, but I whip up a shake with this protein and I'm satisfied. The taste is great alone but also awesome to mix with other ingredients like fruit and almond butter. The recipes are endless. It doesn't clump, and it's very low on calories. The value is great and I wouldn't hesitate to buy again when I finish my container! ...read more
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Dymatize Nutrition Elite 100% Whey Protein Rich Chocolate
BY DYMATIZE
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (112 reviews)
This high quality formula contains whey isolate and protein concentrate. Dynamite Nutrition Elite describes this product as an excellent, "Anytime Protein" being delicious and quick to absorb. 
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Stephanie D.Stephanie D. said...
I tried dozens of protein powders before I stumbled upon Dymatize's line of protein. Some powders had great mixability and texture once you mixed it. Others had outstanding taste. But no protein powder combined mixability and taste like Dynatize protein powders do.

My dad just recently started using Dymatize's Casein protein as a meal replacement and has lost 12 pounds in one week. I use the Dymatize Whey protein powder for workout recovery.

I haven't tried another protein powder after I started using Dymatize and I don't plan to. ...read more
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NLA for Her Her Whey Protein Vanilla Cupcake
BY NLA FOR HER
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (88 reviews)
NLA's "For Her" whey protein powder is SPECIFICALLY designed for women. This gluten free formula aims to build lean muscle, ignite muscle recovery and provides fuel for an intense work out!
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Tammy P.Tammy P. said...
My GO TO protein! I have been using this over a year now. Vanilla Cupcake is an amazing taste! I have tried other Whey Vanilla Flavors and I ended up returning. This is great with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and even straight up water. My diet calls for protein before my workouts so I would most definitely recommend this! ...read more
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EAS Whey Protein Supplement Vanilla
BY EAS
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (85 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $9.49
Myoplex calls itself the "Go To" brand for muscle building and workout recovery supplements. Test out this delicious formula with 30 grams of protein in each serving! 
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Eboni W.Eboni W. said...
I'm doing IIFYM and this stuff fits my macros (and my budget) very nicely. I can pick up a few tubs at Walmart or order it from amazon, too. So, it's very convenient to buy. I use the vanilla with almond milk and sometimes water. It mixes well with a blender and with one of those shaker cups. It has lower calories per serving than Muscle Milk (which I was using previously) and just a bit more protein. So, even if I have to drop 3-4 shake a day, it doesn't take up all of my allotted calories for the day. ...read more
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Vega One Protein & Greens Vanilla Protein Powder
BY VEGA ONE
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star7%
4.0 / 5 (178 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $24.94
This is a highly nutritional, plant based protein powder. Vega One's formula includes ingredients derived from a variety of nutritious greens while still providing 20 grams of protein in each serving. 
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Tanaya B.Tanaya B. said...
I have been a vegan for 6 years and have tried every vegan protein under the sun.
I've found flavor has always been a big problem with them.
No flavor could cover up the vegetable flavor.
This Vega protein is by far the best tasting protein I've ever had.
It also just so happens to be super affordable!!
II didn't care for the berry flavor, but the vanilla is phenomenal!
People seem to be disappointed about the grittiness, but ALL plant based proteins are going to be gritty. And trust me when I say this one isn't bad at all compared to others.
If it bothers you too much, throw half a banana and a few strawberries and blend with water or even a dairy free milk. AMAZING!
All in all around the board, this is the number one vegan protein id recommend, for many reasons. ...read more
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Pure Protein Vanilla Cream Whey Protein Powder - 2 lbs.
BY PURE PROTEIN
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star1%
4.3 / 5 (84 reviews)
Pure Protein is the perfect addition to an active lifestyle as it delivers 25 grams of protein to each serving at only 130 calories! 
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Jessica h.Jessica h. said...
As a college student I am always on the go and do not always have time to cook a meal and the dinning halls are gross. This protein taste great and one shake fills me up for at least half the day. I mix my shake with plain almond milk and the sake taste great. I usually drink a shake as a breakfast. The flavor really taste like a milkshake. ...read more
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The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake
BY VITAMIN SHOPPE
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars39%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.2 / 5 (228 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $28.26
The Vitamin Shoppe's Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake is a great choice for a protein filled meal replacement while excluding ingredients such as artificial coloring, citrus, fish, gluten, wheat, and yeast! A simple, fulfilling formula. 
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Amanda S.Amanda S. said...
I was one of the lucky recipients of the #GoVoxBox and received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I love making smoothies in the morning but I find that they don't always fill me up. This morning I made the French Vanilla mix with some almond milk and a few strawberries. The mix did not clump up at all in the blender, but I am looking forward to trying it with the Jaxx cup.

From the first sip, I was impressed by the silky delicious taste. Usually I am pretty hungry in the morning when I first wake up, but after just a few sips of this drink I was content. I drank the whole thing over the course of an hour, and when lunch rolled around a couple hours later, I was still full. Instead of being really hungry around lunch time (like usual) I just got a salad and I was perfectly happy.

Having this drink in the morning made my whole day better because not only was it incredibly yummy to drink, but it curbed my morning hunger and prevented me from overeating at lunch. Most importantly, I felt good after drinking it.

**Update! I tried to purchase my own #NextStep shake online and found that my coupon did not work!!! I called customer support and after being on the phone for almost 10 minutes I was helped by Reese, who was incredibly nice and patient. She was able to help me use my coupon and she said she wasn't sure either why it wasn't working for me online. Disappointed that it was so difficult to use the coupon, but speaking to someone in customer service who was so kind really made my day. ...read more
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tera's whey Organic Whey Protein Fair Trade Dark Chocolate
BY TERA'S WHEY
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star0%
4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
Tera's Whey is an organic fair trade certified option to achieve your protein needs. Be sure to try this nutritional and fulfilling formula! 
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Melissa W.Melissa W. said...
So delicious! I was on the hunt for a protein powder with wholesome ingredients and not a lot of fake junk. tera's whey is exactly that. I like that it comes from hormone/antibiotic free cows. a short ingredient list, and any extras are pure ingredients! I highly recommend the chocolate. I also buy the plain to put in smoothies.
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BodyTech Whey Pro 24 Protein Powder, Strawberries & Cream
BY BODYTECH
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars19%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star2%
4.1 / 5 (63 reviews)
BodyTech Whey Protein powder provides a delicious way to repair and build lean muscle! 
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Francis S.Francis S. said...
I tried BodyTech whey tech pro24 strawberries and cream for the first time today after I received it free to try from Influenster. My normal go-to protein powder (also the same flavor) tastes nowhere near as decent as this product. I am always skeptical of protein powders tasting great bc frankly, they never do. But this one was pretty good for protein powder. I mixed mine with milk as I don't like the water taste. I would buy this in the future depending on the price point and availability in my area. I also like that it offers 24g of protein, almost 4g more than my reg go-to. The fat is also low at 1g, carbs at 3g, and sugars at 1g. Overall, I'm impressed. Thanks for letting me try it. :) ...read more
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