Plant-based proteins are more than just a trend. The rising demand for these types of products is a reflection, among other things, of an increasingly health-conscious consumer.

While soy may be the king of plant-based proteins, it certainly isn’t the only option in the market. Here are a few popular soy alternatives:

Pea Protein

Pea protein supplies adequate amounts of 8 of the 9 essential amino acids that a healthy body requires. Like other proteins, it is also very effective for helping you feel satiated, thus helping to curb cravings.

Quinoa Protein

Quinoa has a higher protein content than other grains such as corn or barley. This protein can be extracted from the quinoa and concentrated into a powder form, which is usually found as part of a plant-protein blend that may also contain protein from pea, rice or seeds such as sesame or hemp.

Rice Protein

Rice is best known for being rich in carbohydrates. However, it also contains a considerable amount of high-quality protein, which can also be concentrated into the form of a protein powder. One study also shows that, for those who love resistance training, consuming rice protein after exercise is as effective as milk-based whey protein in supporting exercise performance.

These plant proteins do not contain dairy or lactose, making them a viable option for people with some of the most common allergies.

Essential Nutrition for Your Select Needs

As part of our continued commitment to supporting personalized nutrition and providing more options to consumers, Herbalife Nutrition has launched Formula 1 Select and Protein Drink Mix Select.

Both products provide consumers with a choice for cleaner labels and protein source alternatives. Here’s how they have you covered with carefully crafted nutrition:

Certifications for Specific Diet Needs

Formula 1 Select and Protein Drink Mix Select are certified vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association. They are also certified kosher and gluten free.

Wholesome Goodness

Neither Formula 1 Select nor Protein Drink Mix Select contain any artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Plant-Based Protein

Formulated with an easily digestible blend of pea, rice and quinoa proteins to help sustain energy, both products satisfy hunger and support weight management. *

Essential Nutrition

Formula 1 Select has 21 vitamins and minerals and Protein Drink Mix Select has 24 vitamins and minerals in each serving to help fill important nutritional gaps.

Nutrition shouldn’t just be healthy; it should be personalized too, which is why we continue to offer choices to our customers to meet their particular needs to help them achieve their wellness goals.


* Before beginning any weight management program, it is advisable to consult a physician. A healthy weight loss program should include modest calorie intake, balanced diet and regular physical activity. Use Protein Drink Mix Select as a food supplement only. Should be combined with Formula 1 shake when using this product for weight management.


Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.