Vegan Protein Powders

Elise Deming, RDN
Vegan protein powder and scoop

For the past few years, the world of nutrition has been on a protein kick. This protein trend isn't just for meat eaters either. More protein options exist than ever that meet the nutritional needs of vegans. The market of vegan protein powders is saturated with excellent products for consumers to chose from.

Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder

Bob's Red Mill is a favorite vegan protein powder of many. With a pea protein base, this powder offers an enjoyable sweetness and smooth texture. It contains chia seeds, which add some texture. Bob's Red Mill recommends incorporating their vanilla protein powder into delicious smoothies.

Boasting 20 grams of protein, 180 calories, a whooping 12 grams of beneficial fiber, and only 3 grams of sugar per 2 scoops, this protein powder is a healthy choice for vegans and meat-eaters alike. You can purchase Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder in stores or online for about $23 for 16 ounces.

Thorne Research - VegaLite

Organic Newsroom ranks this vegan protein powder as one of their top choices. Made from pea and rice proteins, VegaLite is a high quality chocolate or vanilla powder sweetened with stevia. Thorne Research recommends mixing the protein powder with water, juice, or other preferred beverage; however, some add it into smoothies.

One scoop of VegaLite provides 120 calories, 20 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of sugar. Amazon reviewers give VegaLite 4.5 stars out of 5 and love the powder for the nutritional content, but prefer the chocolate flavor as they report the vanilla flavor is a bit strong. VegaLite is available online for about $63 for about 30 ounces.

PlantFusion Complete Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean

Ranked as Men'sHealth Best Fan Base this protein powder is a blend of pea protein, artichoke protein, sprouted amaranth protein, sprouted quinoa protein, and branched chain amino acids. PlantFusion received 5 stars on Amazon and over 2,808 positive reviews. Many praise the smooth texture and fullness they experience when using the powder.

PlantFusion Complete Protein Powder contains 120 calories, 21 grams of protein, and 4 grams of sugar in 1 scoop and is available online for around $23.00 for one pound. Users typically add PlantFusion Vanilla to smoothies, but the PlantFusion Unflavored variety can be mixed into a pizza dip or pinwheels with a creamy basil spread.

Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein

This protein powder consists of pea protein, sprouted brown rice protein, amaranth sprout, buckwheat sprout, millet sprout, cracked wall chlorella, quinoa sprout, chia seed sprout, garbanzo bean sprout, lentil sprout, adzuki bean sprout, flaxseed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, and sesame seed, as well as probiotics and enzymes.

One scoop of Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein offers 110 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 0 grams of sugar for around $38 for 22 ounces. Reviewers claim the flavor is great, and the texture is smooth with just a little chalkiness. This powder is great in protein pancakes, hummus, or even a loaded hot chocolate!

Adding Vegan Protein Powders to Your Day

For most people, eating a little extra protein can do wonders. It can help keep you full, fuel a work out, and get in some essential nutrients. Luckily for vegans and people who just want to experiment, there are a vast amount of high quality vegan protein powders to choose from.

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Vegan Protein Powders