For those starting a wellness journey or simply looking to recover faster after a work out, protein powder has long been a fast and effective way to nourish your body. Usually packed with a days worth of nutrients, it's versatile in that you can take it on the go as a beverage or use it in baking when you're meal prepping.
Although there is no shortage of protein powder on the market, for vegans and vegatrians finding an effective protein powder that tastes great, isn't grainy and full of milk by-products can be a tricky undertaking - because even if you do find what looks like a great vegan protein powder, you'll never know it's quality until you try it.
Today, whether you're vegan or not, we've done the research and testing for you. In this article we've compiled a list of the top vegan protein powders that both taste great and have a list of nourishing ingredients.
Vega All-In-One Shake
Plant-based and organic, Vega protein has long been dubbed the holy grail of vegan protein. Available in 8 flavours, it’s packed with “20g protein, greens, vitamins and minerals, fiber, Omega-3 ALA, antioxidants, and probiotics,” so you’ll have all you need to stay energized and nourished.
NIYAMA™ Pea Protein
One of the best tasting vegan protein powders we’ve tried, NIYAMA is an all organic plant-based protein. Containing 20g of organic plant-sourced protein plus fibre, vitamins and minerals in each scoop, this powder is vegan-friendly, allergen-free, extremely low in fat, with zero sugar and nothing artificial. It's basically everything you could ever want in a protein powder plus a great taste.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah!
Giving you that healthy balance of fibre and protein, Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Yeah! protein powder is the perfect product for those who want to stray away from the traditional "pea protein". Non-GMO certified and completely plant based, this powder contains 15 grams of protein and 8 grams of fibre per 30-gram serving which is incredible considering it only contains one ingredient - hemp protein.
Sun Warrior Protein Blend
For those looking for a flavourless powder (flavourless means it’s great for baking!) that’s still rich in nutrients, this is the powder for you. Made from raw, plant-based (mostly pea) protein it’s a smooth blend that actually aids with digestion! This powder contains 19 grams of protein and is exceptionally "high in Arginine, Lysine, Leucine, and branched chain amino acids".
Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein
One of the powders with the most protein, Garden of Life is a is a “Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified RAW Vegan Protein powder made with 22 grams of protein”. Adding food fat-soluble vitamins, probiotics and enzymes into your diet it’s prefer for post or pre workout without all the unnecessary fillers.
KOS Organic Plant Based
Get your glow on with this satisfying and nutrient rich protein powder. Using ingredients that cover all the amino acids without the dairy or dairy by-products it’s a vegan protein that isn't gritty or chalky. Not to mention, it comes in two stunning flavours; Vanilla and Chocolate - perfect for shakes or snacks!
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein
Serving you 20 grams of protein this clean, lean powder is gluten, dairy, soy, and GMO free - so all your bases are covered. What’s more, the entire brand is vegan so you can take your pick of flavours like; natural (non-flavoured), real coffee, smooth vanilla, rich chocolate, or wild strawberry.
ALOHA Protein Powder
Say ALOHA to your new favourite protein. Containing 18g of organic plant-based protein, 5g of fiber and 3g of sugar per serving ALOHA covers all your bases by being gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, vegan, soy-free and so much more. Being compromised of only 13 organic ingredients it comes in 4 smooth and delicious flavours.