List of High Protein Foods - Beverages

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List of High Protein Foods for beverages as classified by the US FDA.

Protein is essential for your body to build, repair, and maintaining muscle. Therefore, protein provides many benefits for people who wish to increase their lean muscle mass or burn fat.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies a food as "High Protein" if it contains greater than 10 grams of protein per serving.

Therefore, the following high protein foods from the beverages category each contain greater than 10 grams of protein per serving. Additionally, each food in this high protein foods list meets two additional criterea:

  1. The food derives greater than 20% of its calories from protein, and
  2. The calories from fat are less than 25% of total calories.

The nutritional information comes from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19.

Additionally, the FDA classifies a food as "low fat" if there are less than 3 grams of fat per serving. In the chart of high protein foods below, we denote "low fat" foods below by an asterisk (*).



List of High Protein Foods
Serving Size Calories Protein Grams % of Calories From Protein Fat Grams % of Calories From Fat Low Fat
Cocoa mix, with aspartame, low calorie, powder, with added calcium phosphorus, without added sodium or vitamin A
100 grams 359 25.1 30% 3.0 7% *
4 oz 407 28.5 30% 3.4 7%  
Coffee, instant, decaffeinated, powder
100 grams 224 11.6 22% 0.2 1% *
4 oz 254 13.2 22% 0.2 1% *
Coffee, instant, regular, powder
100 grams 241 12.2 22% 0.5 2% *
4 oz 273 13.8 22% 0.6 2% *
Dairy drink mix, chocolate, reduced calorie, with aspartame, powder
100 grams 298 25.0 36% 2.6 8% *
4 oz 338 28.3 36% 2.9 8% *
Gelatin, drinking, orange-flavor, powder
1 oz 108 10.0 39% 0.3 3% *
100 grams 382 35.3 39% 1.2 3% *
4 oz 433 40.0 39% 1.4 3% *
NABISCO, KNOX DRINKING GELATIN, Orange Flavor, with aspartame, low calorie, powder
1 oz 106 19.1 77% 0.2 2% *
100 grams 375 67.2 77% 0.8 2% *
4 oz 425 76.2 77% 0.9 2% *
Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder
100 grams 315 20.2 27% 0.0 0% *
4 oz 357 22.9 27% 0.0 0% *
Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder, decaffeinated
100 grams 315 20.2 27% 0.0 0% *
4 oz 357 22.9 27% 0.0 0% *


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