There’s a reason foodspring’s Whey Protein has been purchased millions of times across 39 countries since our company was founded in 2013. It was built on three fundamental principles: you deserve the highest-quality protein, the fewest ingredients possible, and results.
Our Whey Protein is…
NZMP-certified, and produced entirely from milk from grass-fed cows in New Zealand, which roam freely in pastures for 350 days per year.
Ultra-filtered, cold-processed, and rich in BCAAs and EAAs.
69% whey protein concentrate, the gold standard of protein powders.
30% whey protein isolate, the purest form of high-protein whey you can buy, which is low in carbohydrates, sugars, and fats.
All data is for Whey Protein (vanilla flavour)
Why You Need (Grass-Fed) Whey Protein
Essential amino acids are the building blocks of muscle, but your body doesn’t produce them naturally. That’s where our Whey Protein comes in. It contains all the essential amino acids your body needs, which is why consuming Whey Protein within an hour of exercise instantly provides your recovering muscles with everything they need to come back stronger. High-quality whey protein from grass-fed cows? It's simple: Healthy grass makes great milk.
Healthy Cows. Healthy Choice.
When we first developed our Whey Protein, we knew that we needed to start with the best raw ingredients available—for both you and the environment. And when it comes right down to it, the NZMP certification stands for the highest quality. Our farmers are stewards of the land, meaning we have a low carbon footprint and the cows only eat the lush grass free of GMOs.
Our dairy has among the world’s lowest carbon footprint.
Our New Zealand cows are 96% grass-fed and spend 97% of their time in pastures.
Our New Zealand cows spend more time on pasture than anywhere else in the world—over 350 days a year.
Our farmers grow nutrient-rich grass, resulting in a higher quality of milk.
How to Use foodspring Whey Protein
Fill your shaker with 300ml water and 30g (or 3 tablespoons) of your favourite protein powder.
Shake for 20 seconds.
Best consumed within 1 hour of working out.
Whey Protein Isn’t Just for Weight Lifters
Getting protein into any strength-training regimen is important, but protein can do more for you than simply help you build stronger muscles.¹ Whey Protein can help anyone who is trying to hit their daily macros goals If you’re having a hard time meeting your protein goals, then adding Whey Protein to your morning, after your workout, or really any time of day is the way to go. Whey Protein is also a great addition to cakes, brownies, desserts, pancakes, as well as mueslis and yoghurts—we encourage you to think outside the shaker! (For the record, we recommend consuming 50-65% carbohydrates, 15-25% proteins and 20-30% fats every day for a balanced diet).
¹ Protein contributes to a growth in and the maintenance of muscle mass and contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. * All data is for 30g Whey Protein (vanilla flavour) mixed with water
The new sweetness.
Sweet and no calories - steviol glycosides, purified extracts of the stevia plant, are the perfect sugar substitutes. The challenge: Their extreme sweetness. After a lot of trial and error we created the formula for a perfect, toned down sweetness.
Pleasantly sweet taste
No bitterness factor
Whey protein concentrate (61%), whey protein isolate (30%), cocoa powder (8%), natural flavour, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), sweetener (sucralose, steviol glycoside)
Powder mixture made from whey protein concentrate and isolate for the preparation of protein drinks. Contains sweetener. Contains 25 servings.
1607 kJ / 379 kcal
482 kJ / 113 kcal
of which saturated fatty acids
of which sugar
1 Calorific and nutritional values will differ where a base other than water is used. 2 Essential amino acid.
It is important to maintain a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. May contain traces of gluten, egg protein and soy.
A whole new level of solubility.
No more problems with lumpy powder. We have taken the solubility of protein to a whole new level. No lumps. No residues in the shaker. Deliciously creamy in water and milk.
Clumpy powder Other manufacturers
*Calculated in kg per kg of energy-corrected milk (fat and protein)
Dosing & Preparation
Mix 30g (about 3 tablespoons) of Whey Protein with 300ml water or low-fat milk. First, add the liquid to the shaker. Then add one serving of Whey Protein powder and shake well for 20-30 seconds. For optimal results drink 1-3 servings daily directly post-workout or in the morning.
Our Whey Tip
The protein elements of whey are metabolised very quickly, which is why you should drink a shake right after training. If you are interested in the complete package of an all-round supply for your muscles, you could add the 3K Protein supplement as well. Your benefit: you can use Whey Protein for an optimised nutrient supply directly after training. 3K Protein is best to take after an evening workout or right before bed. The casein content slows down the protein consumption, which ensures a nutrient supply and repair processes for your muscles all night while you sleep – muscle mass breakdown is prevented.
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Enhances the flavor of all my smoothies and recipes :)
Great protein powder with great taste
I thoroughly enjoyed this protein powder. It is quite sweet, but exactly what I expected from a "cookies and cream" flavour. It mixed well (the foodspring shaker cup has an excellent design) and was an enjoyable drink.
Easy to use and taste full
Nice taste but avoid to use it with sweet drinks
The flavour is really good and the pullver is easy to disolved, I tried with normal and coconut drink but it tasted too sweet so I use it with sugar free soy milk, I also use it as flavour for cakes and cookies when I made them.
This is my favourite product from Foodspring, either with soy milk or normal one, taste is excellent and the pullver really gets disolved in the drink.
I use it after cycling workouts. Pre meal.
I chose chocolate taste and I think the best combination is with coconut milk sugar free. Excellent !
Best tasting protein on market
WHEY PROTEIN VANILLA
I love it !
Good but with a weird taste?
I got the chocolate peanut butter flavour as I've found with most protein powders this is reasonably reliable and my favourite flavour, however, there seems to be a strange taste to the protein powder - probably from sweeteners used? Either way, I'm quite dissapointed. I got the 750g tub to last me a while and i'm not really enjoying the flavour so I'm going to have to find ways to make it taste a bit nicer.
Outside of this though, the texture and blendability (is that a word) is really good - probably the best I've seen from a protein powder for a while. I use unsweetened soya milk to blend with it, but I may mix this up to try and alleviate the weird perfume-y taste from the peanut flavour.
I will probably buy again, but get the vanilla or plain chocolate flavour.
gummy without taste
these are the worst protein pancakes I have ever tasted. they taste of absolutely nothing and very gummy. had been looking forward to tasting it.
Whey protein is one of the most popular and effective protein supplements used by power athletes. It is known for its biological quality, its high content of essential amino acids, and for the speed with which the body absorbs it.
Whey protein is particularly suitable for muscle building, but can also be used for muscle definition in reduction diets. Its high biological value of 104 and the complete amino acid profile, as well as the high protein content per 100 g make Whey Protein a favourite among protein shakes.
A protein shake from the Whey Protein concentrate and isolate formula provides the body with 20-25 g high quality protein elements.
Whey Protein is extracted from milk using a filtration process. The purity and quality of a protein powder is directly related to the quality of the manufacturing process and the raw materials used. A high quality whey protein is characterised by a low carbohydrate and fat content.
Moreover, it should be easily soluble in water or in milk. A high content of essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) is needed for best effects as part of a protein biosynthesis.
Many whey proteins additionally differ in terms of their raw material origins. Whey Protein by foodspring is made of the milk produced by free range cows which mostly graze. That is how we are able to offer an exceptionally untainted and premium quality product.
High-quality whey proteins don’t need any artificial sweeteners like aspartame or acesulfame-K. Steviol glycosides, purified extracts of the stevia plant, make the foodspring Whey Protein so delicately sweet.
Biological value in comparison
Highlights of Whey Protein by foodspring
Milk from pasture-raised cows
Instant solubility quality in water, milk or milk alternatives (rice water, almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
Steviol glycosides in combination with sucralose as sweetener
Whey protein with isolate for maximised protein content
Contains all essential amino acids for muscle building
Whey Protein for muscle building
Aside from carbohydrates and fats, proteins are the most important essential macro nutrients in our food. Proteins are responsible for muscle building and maintenance of muscle mass in the body. Protein elements are furthermore responsible for the function and maintenance of your skin, hair and nails. Proteins are made up of amino acids, some of which the body can produce autonomously (non-essential amino acids).
There are 22 amino acids in total of which 8 are so-called essential amino acids. These have to be introduced via food, as the body is unable to produce them autonomously. These include leucine, isoleucine and valine – the so-called BCAAs (branched chain amino acids).
Whey Protein contains very many of these essential amino acids. L-arginine, glutamine and other agents complement the so-called amino acid spectrum of Whey Protein. This optimised combination ensures that Whey Protein is particularly well suited to aid muscle building processes.
Why is our Whey Protein a popular shake choice right after training? The supply of nutrients is hugely important for muscle building and in particular right after training. Experts talk about a 60-90 minute anabolic (muscle building) window during which the body absorbs nutrients like a sponge and then converts them for regeneration and repair processes in the muscles.
The supply of essential amino acids during this anabolic window directly after training supports the protein synthesis and provides an important basis for muscle building. The stimulated protein synthesis controls processes in our organism. Supplying the body with Whey Protein directly after physical stress can therefore foster muscle building processes and deliver all necessary nutrients to the musculature quickly and precisely.
Whey Protein for muscle definition
Whey Protein also supports muscle definition because it contributes toward muscle maintenance and can be used as part of a high protein diet. A sufficient supply of protein is particularly important during a phase of body fat reduction.
Protein is essential for a balanced diet, and protects against loss of muscle mass (catabolism).
The elementary objective of a muscle definition phase – maximised protection against loss of muscle mass while at the same time reducing body fat – can therefore be supported. A study published by the American College of Nutrition confirms that Whey Protein in conjunction with sports activity reduces body fat and encourages anabolic processes in musculature.
The effects of Whey Protein
Building additional muscle mass is an absolute luxury for our body. The new muscle mass must be continuously supplied with nutrients to allow such luxury.
Only then can it remain efficient & powerful. Should the protein supply fail, then the body begins to gradually break down the additional muscle mass as it is not essential for the body’s survival.
Whey Protein contains essential amino acids, the so-called BCAAs, which are a basic necessity for muscle building.
The magic formula for muscle building is a favourable nitrogen balance. As part of the nitrogen balance, the constantly running building and deconstruction processes in the body are brought together by proteins. Anyone wanting to build muscles will have to ensure a beneficial nitrogen balance.
Who should use Whey Protein?
Because of its high protein content, Whey Protein is a popular favourite among athletes, who want to build and maintain muscle mass – for example in the areas of weight lifting and fitness. It is suitable for use by amateur as well as professional athletes. Most athletes prefer Whey Protein in shake form.
Whey Protein is easy to include in your everyday routine. A protein pancake in the morning or Whey Protein mixed with some fresh berries and milk can be a wonderful breakfast shake. Best of all: The start of your day is quick and easy.
The correct dosage of Whey Protein
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily intake of around 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Regular sports activities or intensive physical training will quickly increase the body’s protein needs to at least 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
Whey Protein is metabolised very quickly and should therefore be taken directly after physical training. Muscles are then supplied with easily absorbed protein at the best possible time. A portion of Whey Protein can also be taken on non-training days, e.g. right after getting up in the morning. Our body is particularly susceptible to nutrients in the morning, when it can process these to optimised effect. A supply of essential amino acids early in the day means a great start for your muscles from an anabolic perspective.
It is important to provide the fundamental basics within the scope of a structured and balanced diet for optimised results in muscle building or muscle definition. Surplus calories (muscle building) or a calorie deficit (body fat reduction) are basic requirements here.
The diet should include complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, primarily high protein foods like low fat meat (beef, chicken, turkey), fish (salmon, mackerel, herring) or plant protein sources in beans, red lentils or quinoa. Only then can a comprehensive supply of all required micro nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fat) and micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) be ensured.
Possible side effects of Whey Protein
A Whey Protein shake is generally beneficial and easy to digest. Anyone suffering from a lactose intolerance should prepare the Whey Protein shake with water to reduce the lactose content.
In case of a severe lactose intolerance, we recommend switching to a plant-based protein powder (soy protein or pea protein). You should also make sure to drink plenty of water when taking Whey Protein on a regular basis in connection with a high protein diet.
As a rule of thumb: an intake of more than 1.5 g of protein per kilogram bodyweight per day will need an intake of at least 2-3 litres of water per day.
Anyone experiencing kidney problems should consult their physician before taking Whey Protein. A high intake of protein powders in conjunction with a low water intake can be very stressful for the kidneys.
Buying Whey Protein online – what you should know
The decision regarding which whey protein product to buy online is made easy when keeping some quality basics in mind. That is how we as end consumers can make more informed decisions.
The most important aspect is the use of high-quality raw materials and certified manufacturing processes. All foodspring products are developed in Germany in close collaboration with nutrition experts. Our manufacturing process is certified with the HAPPC concept and the ISO 9001:2008 quality seal, and strictly complies with the GMP guidelines.
Whey Protein is made of the milk produced by free range cows which mostly graze. We therefore use only premium quality raw materials, which we process in instant quality and with an isolate content to produce our premium quality Whey Protein – Made in Germany.
Low quality whey protein products are easily recognised by their poor solubility and clumping. These products leave customers unsatisfied – which is why we have consciously chosen a different path.
But at the end of the day, everyone makes their own decisions. You should, however, always think about how much your health is worth to you. That should also apply to questioning dumping prices for whey protein products of other manufacturers. Just like everything else in life: premium quality protein powder has its price.
Whey protein is known for being readily available to the body and for its high essential amino acid content. These advantages make it the ideal protein after the physical strain of strength or endurance training. A supply of protein building blocks is important to accelerate protein synthesis, thus stimulating anabolic (muscle building) processes in the body. Whey Protein is gluten free by nature. Due to production factors, the product may contain traces of gluten.
Whey Protein by foodspring uses high-quality milk from predominantly plant-fed cows living in wide fields as a raw material base. Not only is this grazing technique good for the well-being of the cow, it also plays a role in the quality of the milk. Compared to milk from cows kept in stables, milk from grass-fed cows contains more linoleic acid and also a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids.
Cheap whey proteins tend to come from milk produced by factory farming. Despite strict food regulations, questionable residues can sometimes be detected in the milk as a result of contaminated animal feed. These can be transmitted to humans through food and can harm the body. Any unnecessary strain on the body has a negative impact on efficiency and muscle building in the long term.
Whey Protein is especially suited to muscle building and muscle maintenance for strength and endurance training. It is best used directly after physical exertion. Moreover, Whey Protein can be used to offset nutrient deficiencies caused by insufficient protein intake.
The Stevia plant offers the opportunity to create a highly valuable sweetener, the steviol glycosides, that offer more than just a sweet taste. Steviol glycosides are purified extracts of the stevia plant. They make it possible to avoid unnecessary carbs and do not effect the calorie count. This makes steviol glycosides far superior to traditional industrially-produced sugar.
We are strongly opposed to the use of aspartame as a sweetener in all of our proteins. There have been numerous studies about the potential negative health effects of aspartame. Although current studies indicate that aspartame consumed in small quantities is not dangerous, we prefer to use other sweeteners in our products.