Protein is one of the cliche topics that vegans will spend a lifetime having to deal with. The reality of it all is that protein is something that most vegans don’t have to worry about, as a good wholefood plant-based diet has plentiful amounts. However, there are people who like to keep their protein levels topped up for whatever reason, so here is a list of the best protein powders about at the moment.
Please note, these powders have been nominated for different reasons, such as nutrition, cost, flavour, etc. Do not assume that the top vegan protein powders taste delicious as you may be in for a shock.
- Hemp – this is outright the most popular protein powder. We do not recommend a brand here but it seems that any organic hemp powder you can get your hands on is good. The taste isn’t great, but it’s better tasting than most natural powders in our opinion.
- Pea – this comes in second as it seems to be one of the most common powders in people’s cupboards. It’s popularity seems to be based on two things: 1) it appears in a lot of shops 2) it’s pretty cheap. Be warned, the flavour takes some getting used to.
- MyProtein (vegan blend) comes highly recommended by those who take it.
- Juice Plus Complete – has a whole load of good stuff included in it. Worst thing about Juice Plus products is the daunting aspect that you may have to sign up for a few month’s worth of the stuff, as opposed to buying one pouch and seeing how it is. Good news is that you can get it on Amazon with no hassle.
- Arbonne – another powder that’s highly recommended, but as with the Juice Plus powder, it’s best if you can sample some first before committing to buying a few month’s supply.
- Protein Works.
- Huel – we think the popularity of Huel is just escalating at the moment, and quite right as it also contains other vital nutrition as well as protein.
- Sunwarrior – a bit pricier, but you get what you pay for. Made from sprouted peas, this really is good quality stuff. The packaging is even compostable.
- Scimix V-gain – one of the nicest flavours out of the list here.
- Rice – not something that people are raving about, but it’s high in protein and doesn’t taste too bad. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
The top ten protein powders list was created based on recommendations in discussion in the Vegan Food UK group. We will endeavour to keep this list updated.