First, understand that the purpose of a protein shake is the convenience. An average recommended protein intake in the morning is 30 grams. An egg contains on roughly 4-6 grams of protein, so that’s 5 eggs, which is a lot to try and cram in just after waking up. Let’s face it, nobody likes the scene in Rocky where he drinks the raw eggs, and that’s where the protein shake comes in.
For me, Gold Standard Whey is a cost effective choice, available in a variety of flavours, has a good consistency to it and is easily the best on the market. But remember that it’s only around 5% of your whole training package. In other words it is one of many little changes you should to make when it comes to your training goals.