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Protein Shakes for People with Food Allergies?

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We received a good question from a former patient about finding a decent protein powder that is dairy, egg, and soy free and wanted to share.

I was a patient of Dr. Wangen’s several years ago and have sent many friends to see him since.  I have felt so much better after seeing him and feel he and your center are a blessing. I have both dairy and egg allergies amongst some other foods.  I’ve been doing a soy protein shake every morning and now have been rethinking the soy and wanted to check to see what Dr. Wangen thinks about soy protein powder and if he has a suggestion about a good tasting  non dairy, non-soy protein powder.

I have tried a couple of Vegan protein powders and they taste terrible.  I’ve also done research and looked at forums etc trying to find one that is not chalky or gritty and read somewhere else that you may be able to handle Whey protein powder if you have a dairy allergy but have been too nervous to put that to a test.


Cathy W.

Dr. Wangen’s response:

I find that it’s a lot of trial and error.

However, I can save you from the error of whey protein. If you look back at your food allergy test results, you’ll notice that whey is on the test and one of the very positive results.

It’s always part of a dairy allergy. What you read was confusing dairy allergy with lactose intolerance. 

Pea protein seems to be fairly popular.

If you shop around online you can find all kinds of protein powder. But I hear what you’re saying about gritty protein powders. Different companies can also vary widely with the quality of the powder, even if they’re using the same ingredients.

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4 Responses to Protein Shakes for People with Food Allergies?

Kelly Thornsberry says: March 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I use Garden of Life Meal Replacement shakes, they are vegan and when mixed with other ingredients, taste ok. If you want to get all the nutrients and greens it is not going to taste like a treat. I like the vanilla mixed with 1 frozen banana, 4 chunks of pineapple, 1/2 cup of oj and 12 oz of water with 1 stevia packet.

cathyw says: March 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Thank you for your response. I was looking at the Garden of Life Protein Powder. I make my shakes now with Soy Protein Powder, spinach, stevia, unsweetened Almond Milk and Water. So I am just looking for a replacement for the soy protein powder. I tried Warrior Force and it was disgusting.
Any more suggestions would be great.

YVONNE RICHARDS says: September 9, 2014 at 9:23 am

Know this a late reply to post last year, but if you still get notifications, great.

Try rice, hemp, pea, grass fed goat whey, egg white – look at http://www.myprotein.com or maybe it is co.uk to get more ideas. Soy isn’t good for the body anyway so my nutritionalist tells me.

innatehealth says: September 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Every person needs to know their own food sensitivities, if they have any. For many people, soy is fine. But all things in moderation. Processed foods are rarely your best choice. Eat a balanced diet of mostly whole foods that are healthy for you and you will reap the benefits.


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