Brown Rice Protein: The Plant-Based Alternative
This brown rice unflavored protein is an excellent alternative to dairy-based protein powders, such as whey protein.
Brown rice protein provides the essential amino acids not able to be produced within the body without external protein sources.
How to Take
Take about 3 tsp (27 grams) of brown rice protein with your pre-workout or post workout drink mix. Each 27 gram serving provides 24 grams of protein.
Rice Protein Goes Well With
Natural sweeteners such as stevia make a great addition if you are taking the protein alone.
The Pea Protein and Rice Protein Blend
A 50/50 blend of of pea protein with rice protein makes for a more complete protein source, ideal for vegans.
Here’s an excerpt about rice and pea protein from the book Bigger Leaner Stronger:
While soy is the most popular plant-based protein powder on the shelves, you’ll often find rice, hemp, and pea protein powders as well. Here’s how they stack up:
With a middling PDCAA score of 0.47, rice protein isn’t too exciting. When you combine it with pea protein, however, it gets a lot better because of pea’s better PDCAA score of 0.69 and high amount of leucine. 32 In fact, a rice and pea blend is often called “vegan’s whey” because its amino acid profile is similar to that of whey protein.
PDAA is the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score, which provides a relative scoring between protein sources to compare the quality of protein and their absorption in the body.