Let’s be real: finding the perfect protein powder can feel like a lot of work. With hundreds of brands and flavours on the market, it can be tricky to know where to turn, especially if you’re venturing into the wonderful world of protein for the very first time.   

In our opinion, one of the best ways to narrow down your search is by deciding whether you want to go with a whey-based or a plant-based protein powder. And if you’re not sure what the difference is, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you need to know about whey protein versus plant protein.

 What’s the difference?

The most important difference between whey protein and plant protein is that one comes from an animal product while the other comes from – you guessed it! – plants.

Whey is one of two proteins found in cow’s milk and is a complete protein, meaning it’s got all nine essential amino acids your body needs to function. Plant protein, on the other hand, comes in a variety of forms, from pea protein to brown rice protein and, unlike whey, is 100% vegan. Not all plant proteins are created equal, but the good news is that combining them can be a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs without harming the planet.

 Which protein should I go with?

At the end of the day, all our bodies are different, and what works for one person might not work for you.

Having said that, we’re all about using plant power to help you find your feel good. While protein from animal products can be a good way to boost your protein intake, we think plant sources are the way forward when it comes to looking after ourselves and the environment.

Here are three reasons we’d pick plants over whey any day of the week:  

  1. They’re easier to digest. Plant protein is totally dairy-free, meaning it’s less likely to irritate your digestive system than animal-based alternatives
  2. They’re better for the planet. Plant protein requires less land and water to produce than whey protein, perfect for anyone trying to be more sustainable in 2022.
  3. They’re 100% natural. Unlike whey protein, plant protein doesn’t need artificial flavours and sweeteners to make it taste delicious, which is great news for you and your body.

 Why should I try Misfits protein powder?

At Misfits, we put the pro in protein powder. Not only is every serving packed with a whopping 17 g of protein to help you build muscle, but our formula contains Bacillus Coagulan and Papain to facilitate digestion and improve recovery speed.

Ready to join the Misfits mob? Click here to give it a go.


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