5 of the Best Protein Powders

5 of the Best Protein Powders

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Our skin, hair and nails are made mostly from protein and optimising your intake is key when looking to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. Protein powders can be a valuable addition to your diet – gone are the days when protein shakes were just for body builders. They are particularly valuable for vegetarians and vegans.

But not all protein powders are created equal with many containing synthetic additives, unnecessary sugars and a long list of other nasties. Finding a good quality protein supplement can be a minefield. Here, we share with you five of the best protein powders we have found. Read our guide to protein here.

If you want to achieve and maintain your ideal weight, we can help. We are a team of qualified, experienced nutritionists who specialise in weight loss. Schedule your complimentary call today to find out how we can help you. 



Main ingredients = Organic Pea Protein, Organic Hemp Protein

If you’re looking for a protein powder to add into your morning or post-workout smoothie, try this SunWarrior Berry powder to a berry-based smoothie for a flavourful treat. SunWarrior Berry also tastes great on it’s own, mixed with almond milk.

Nutrition per serving: 97 calories, 2g fat, 2.9g carbohydrates, 1.8g fibre, 16g protein

Buy it here: SunWarrior – Warrior Berry Blend


Main ingredient = Golden Pea Protein

All natural, patented, water-extracted, European golden pea protein isolate with all nine essential amino acids. Nuzest proteins are available in a variety of flavours and come in convenient, individual serving sachets, as well as larger tubs for convenience.

Nutrition per serving: 104 calories, 2.2g fat, 1.2g carbohydrates, 0.3g fibre, 20g protein

Buy it here: Nuzest – Clean Lean Protein


Main ingredient = Brown Rice Protein Concentrate

Simplicity is key with Pulsin’s protein powders; their rice protein powder is made purely from brown rice. This makes for a really plain-tasting protein that can be added to savoury dishes like vegetable soups as well as smoothies. It offers great value for money, too.

Nutrition per serving: 43 calories, 1.0g fat, 0.4g carbohydrates, 0.3g fibre, 8.1g protein

A serving suggestion is 10g but we recommend doubling this to achieve a more substantial protein serving, in line with most brand’s serving sizes.

Buy it here: Pulsin – Rice Protein


Main ingredient = Pasture-raised Collagen Hydrolysate

If you are suffering from an autoimmune condition, collagen may well be the best protein supplement for you. Planet Paleo’s collagen powder is from pasture raised cows making it one of the best we have found.

Nutrition per serving: 27 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g fibre, 6.8g protein

The 7.5g serving size is small compared with other protein products, so double up your portion or eat alongside other sources of protein.

Buy it here: Planet Paleo – Pure Collagen


Main ingredient = Hemp Protein Concentrate

A great choice if you’re looking for a natural meal replacement shake. In addition to hemp protein, these powders contain a mixture of nutritious ingredients such as apple pectin for fibre, seeds and coconut for healthy fats and nutritional yeast for B vitamins. Purition shakes are available in range of flavours, from pumpkin spice to coffee and walnut.

Nutrition per serving: 200 calories, 12g fat, 2g carbohydrates, 6g fibre, 16g protein

Buy it here: Purition – Whole Food Plant Nutrition

If you’d like to purchase these protein powders from Natural Dispensary, use our client discount code: ‘PEARSON10’ to get 10% off your order.


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Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


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Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.


Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.


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Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.


Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.


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Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.


Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


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Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.


After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 


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