Essential Protein
Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum

The reimagined plant-based protein with essential Choline to help support women’s heightened nutrient needs during pregnancy and lactation.*

Per serving (30g):

20gProtein

0gSugar†

250mgCholine

† not a reduced calorie food

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (30g)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving% DV
Calories115
Total Fat2g3%†
Saturated Fat0.5g3%†
Total Carbohydrate4g1%†
Dietary Fiber3g10%†
Total Sugar0g*
Protein20g23%†
Choline (as Choline bitartrate1)250mg45%
Calcium120mg9%
Iron3mg10%
Sodium220mg9%
L-Methionine493mg*
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other ingredients: Organic pea protein, Natural flavor, Organic coconut medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, Xanthan gum, Sunflower lecithin**, Reb-M (from fermented sugarcane), Mixed tocopherols, Organic monk fruit (Luo han guo) extract.**Derived from Non-GMO Sunflower
1Vitacholine™
Not a reduced calorie food
VitaCholine® is a registered trademark of Balchem Corporation

Essential Protein is Informed Sport Certified

The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

Each lot of Essential Protein is rigorously screened for over 250 banned substances in sport—including stimulants, narcotics, and diuretics. Our lot numbers are posted on informed-sport.com. Check it out— we are committed to empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

USA Grown Peas
Complete Amino Acid Profile
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Made Traceable™
Non-GMO
Third Party Tested

For the Real Body Builders

Added support during the life stages with new nutrient demands.*

Supports heightened nutrient demands during pregnancy and lactation

Each serving provides 250mg of essential Choline and 20g of plant-based protein to help support the increased nutrient demands during pregnancy and lactation.*

Brain Health

Provides an excellent source of Choline, which the American Academy of Pediatrics considers a key nutrient that supports fetal neurodevelopment.*

Helps Build Lean Muscle

Protein helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis to help build lean muscle mass.*

Bone Health

Provides an excellent source of protein per serving to help support bone health.*

Protein, Reimagined

1

Essential Choline For Pregnancy

Provides 250mg of Choline per serving to help support the increased dietary demands during pregnancy and lactation.*
2

Clean Formula, Sugar Free†

Essential Protein is soy-free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and it’s formulated without GMOs, major allergens, stevia, sugar or sugar alcohols, and artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
†Not a reduced calorie food
3

Flavor, Redefined

Layers of sweet vanilla, subtle nuances of caramel and hints of spice make Essential Protein fit to shake up your every day. It’s the first protein of its kind sweetened with a combination of fermented sugarcane (Reb-M) and monk fruit.

Traceable Ingredients

Essential Protein is Made Traceable™ with a visible supply chain so you know what you’re putting in your body. Because not all ingredients are created equal.

Organic Pea Protein

Our high-quality, plant-based pea protein is derived from organic, non-GMO peas grown in the USA using regenerative farming practices.

Source
Organic yellow peas
Supplier
PURIS
Function
Helps build and maintain muscles*
Final Location of Manufacturing
Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

Organic Pea Protein

Clean Source

Our pea protein is organic, soy-free, gluten free, vegan-friendly, and formulated with non-GMO ingredients. Plus, it provides an excellent source of protein.*

Organic Pea Protein

Regeneratively-Farmed

By working with their network of hundreds of farmers on hundreds of thousands of acres PURIS ensures a system of farming principles and practices that can increase soil biodiversity, enrich soil, improve water-sheds, and enhance ecosystem services through the capture of carbon and nitrogen in the soil.

Organic Pea Protein

Grown in the USA

Sourced from organic yellow field peas grown in the US, our peas never leave our borders from seed to finished powder.

Handcrafted Vanilla Flavor

The delicious handcrafted flavor in Essential Protein includes a direct-from-farmer vanilla bean extract sustainably harvested in Madagascar.

Source
Vanilla beans WONF
Supplier
ADM / WILD Flavors
Function
Delicious flavor experience
Final Location of Manufacturing
Erlanger, Kentucky

Handcrafted Vanilla Flavor

Handcrafted by Design

Our handcrafted flavor is curated by combining Madagascar vanilla extract with other aromatic components to create the final taste, aroma, and flavor. Vanilla orchids are hand-pollinated and ripe vanilla beans are cured and carefully selected each season for the right flavor balance in the extract.

Handcrafted Vanilla Flavor

Tailor-Made Taste

We partnered with the highly skilled flavor creation team at ADM, an 85-year-old world-renowned flavor house, to develop a completely custom natural vanilla flavor characterized by layers of sweet vanilla notes, subtle nuances of caramel and hints of spice.

Handcrafted Vanilla Flavor

Farmer to Flavor

Our handcrafted vanilla flavor contains vanilla extract which is made traceable™ from vanilla farms (in Madagascar) to cured beans (in Madagascar) to extract (in Ft. Collins, Colorado). ADM’s unique approach cuts out the middle-men from the traditional vanilla supply chain and gives more ownership directly back to farmers in Madagascar.

Fermented Sugarcane (Reb-M)

Fermented sugarcane (Reb-M), monk fruit, and our handcrafted vanilla flavor are combined to give Essential Protein its exceptional sugar-free flavor experience without stevia or sugar alcohols.†* †Not a reduced calorie food

Source
Fermented sugarcane
Supplier
Amyris
Function
Sugar-free sweetener†
Final Location of Manufacturing
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fermented Sugarcane (Reb-M)

How It's Made

Similar to kombucha or beer, sugarcane is combined with specialty yeast in a fermentation process that creates a novel sweetener—Reb-M with no stevia or petroleum processing.

Fermented Sugarcane (Reb-M)

Combined With Monk Fruit

Essential Protein is the first protein of its kind sweetened with a combination of fermented sugarcane (Reb-M) and monk fruit.

Fermented Sugarcane (Reb-M)

Clean Sensory Profile

It’s Non-GMO, zero calories per serving, and has a sensory profile similar to sucrose without the harsh aftertaste of other sweeteners.*

Choline
Source
L- tartaric acid
Supplier
Balchem/Albion
Function
Essential nutrient & L-Methionine helper
Final Location of Manufacturing
Verona, Missouri

Choline is included in Essential Protein because it is an L-methionine helper and an essential nutrient that helps fill the dietary gap common across life stages.*

L-Methionine
Source
Synthesized
Supplier
Ajinomoto
Function
Essential amino acid
Final Location of Manufacturing
Iwate, Japan

Our pea protein is complemented with L-Methionine to provide a complete amino acid profile.*

Ingredients: Organic pea protein, Natural flavor, Organic coconut medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, Xanthan gum, Sunflower lecithin**, Reb-M (from fermented sugarcane), Mixed tocopherols, Organic monk fruit (Luo han guo) extract.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (30g)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving% DV
Calories115
Total Fat2g3%†
Saturated Fat0.5g3%†
Total Carbohydrate4g1%†
Dietary Fiber3g10%†
Total Sugar0g*
Protein20g23%†
Choline (as Choline bitartrate1)250mg45%
Calcium120mg9%
Iron3mg10%
Sodium220mg9%
L-Methionine493mg*
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other ingredients: Organic pea protein, Natural flavor, Organic coconut medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, Xanthan gum, Sunflower lecithin**, Reb-M (from fermented sugarcane), Mixed tocopherols, Organic monk fruit (Luo han guo) extract.**Derived from Non-GMO Sunflower
1Vitacholine™
Not a reduced calorie food
VitaCholine® is a registered trademark of Balchem Corporation

How to Use

  1. 01 Start with 8-12 oz of any cold liquid
  2. 02 Add 1 serving of powder
  3. 03 Shake it like you mean it

For best results, use a shaker bottle or blender instead of stirring—Essential Protein requires agitation to break down.

GIF showing photos of Essential Protein being prepared in a shaker bottle

We Want You to Ask Questions

Seriously. Our team of nutrition experts and scientists has answers.

We go above and beyond when it comes to testing because we believe you deserve to know what you’re putting in your body and why. Testing every lot of protein isn’t a requirement, but at Ritual we think it should be. That’s why we not only do our own rigorous testing on each lot, but we also partner with Informed Sport to certify Essential Protein.

The Informed Sport mark signifies that Essential Protein meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes. Essential Protein has undergone a rigorous screening for over 250 banned substances in sport and meets the strictest standards for quality control in manufacturing. You can even find your lot number on the informed sport website.

Additionally, our protein is tested for identity, purity, strength, and composition, so we can be sure that what’s on the label is what’s in the product. We also complete third-party testing to help ensure our products are compliant with regulations and guidelines for heavy metals, microbes and major allergens and to help assure the quality and safety of our products.
Essential Protein is soy-free, gluten free, vegan-friendly and formulated with non-GMO ingredients. It’s formulated without major allergens, sugar†, stevia or sugar alcohols, and artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. And it’s the first protein of its kind sweetened with a combination of fermented sugarcane (Reb-M) and monk fruit.*
†Not a reduced calorie food
We suggest using Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum starting when you're trying. If breastfeeding, we suggest using Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum through lactation. If formula-feeding, we suggest using Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum until 6 months postpartum. Following either milestone, switch to Daily Shake 18+ in your account settings.
Essential Protein provides a complete amino acid profile. The typical essential amino acid profile of Essential Protein Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum per serving is below.
Amino Leucine 1785mg
Isoleucine 1063mg
Valine 1124mg
L-Methionine 493mg
Histidine 522mg
Lysine 1604mg
Phenylalanine 1013mg
Threonine 801mg
Tryptophan 207mg
At Ritual we believe in a food-first approach. We suggest you drink Essential Protein as part of a balanced diet. Aim to meet most of your nutrient needs through the food you eat, and take a quality protein (like Essential Protein) and a quality multivitamin (like Essential Prenatal or Essential Postnatal) to help fill gaps in the diet.*
In order for a product to be considered in the “organic” category, it must contain at least 95% organic ingredients and the remaining 5% must be either organically produced (unless commercially unavailable) or allowed based on the national list. Essential Protein is not organic because our novel formulation contains some ingredients that are not on the national list, like L-Methionine to provide a complete amino acid profile. We believe these ingredients are worth it.
We recommend taking both your multivitamin and protein together—in fact our protein was formulated with Ritual multivitamins in mind. The recommended daily value for Choline is 550 mg. Considering how much people get from diet, our multivitamins, and our protein, the total Choline is still far below the tolerable upper level of 3500 mg. Over 85% of adults including pregnant and lactating women, are not getting enough Choline from their diet. We include Choline in Essential Prenatal, Essential Postnatal, and Essential Protein to help fill these dietary gaps in Choline intake.*
It’s your Ritual: we’ll send you an email each month, a few days before we charge you and ship your next bottle. You’re free to rush or delay an order, or cancel your subscription, at any time, right from your account page. You’re in control.
For best results, use a shaker bottle or blender instead of stirring.

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

Meet Our In-House Scientists and Expert Council

We work with a lot of exceptional and thoughtful people—like the scientists, nutritionists, and medical doctors on our Scientific Advisory Board, who help guide our product innovation and clinical research.

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer at Ritual (Prev. Harvard Faculty)

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Professor, Cornell University (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

VP of Scientific Affairs at Ritual (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Doctor & CEO, Parsley Health (Functional Medicine)

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics