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What Are The Best Vegan Protein Powders?

While protein powders were once the preserve of bodybuilders and hardcore athletes, they’re now part and parcel of practically every gym-goer’s arsenal – vegans included. In fact, vegan protein powders are just as common as their animal-derived counterparts, ranging from pea to hemp and soy. Put it this way: how many vegan protein powder options do you reckon you’d have found circa five years ago? And now? See.

The overwhelming evolution of vegan protein powders is great for various reasons. They can help vegans consume the recommended daily amount of protein, they promise a complete profile of amino acids typically found in animal products, and they’re less likely to impact the environment. What we will say, though, is that it is possible to obtain all the nutrients we need from plant-based foods, but sipping a vegan protein shake post-workout offers a quick and convenient route when we’re in a rush (A.K.A. every day).

Keep scrolling to find out everything you need to know about vegan protein powders, plus the best vegan protein powders to buy now…

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What are the best vegan protein powders?

There are wide range of vegan protein powders to consider, each of which appeals to different goals and tastes:

Soy Protein Isolate

Whether you need fuel throughout the day, a protein boost post-workout, or simply want to satisfy your sweet-tooth, our Soy Protein Isolate is the perfect option. Made from defatted soybean flakes that have been washed in alcohol or water to remove the sugars, they’re then dehydrated and turned into a powder.1

Available in a range of delicious and versatile flavours, this vegan protein powder blends into a silky-smooth texture, contains all the essential amino acids, and is packed with 27g of protein per serving – ideal for supporting the growth and maintenance of muscle.2

Vegan Protein Blend

Made with pea and faba bean protein isolates, our Vegan Protein Blend is one of our bestsellers – and for good reason. In addition to the full amino acid profile, it contains 22g of protein per serving, as well as 5g of naturally occurring BCAAs – leucine, isoleucine, and valine – with an optimal 2:1:1 ratio, making it a complete source of protein.

What’s more, this vegan protein powder comes in at just 110 calories per serving, it’s low in sugar, and is available in an unrivalled range of flavours. We’re talking Chocolate Salted Caramel, Coffee & Walnut, Turmeric Latte, and Cacao Orange (to name a few!).

Pea Protein Isolate

Pea protein is a complete protein meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs to function optimally.1

With 21g of protein and only 101 calories per serving, this powerful vegan protein powder is a convenient way to ensure you’re getting enough of this important macronutrient in your diet – or the perfect choice if you’re looking to increase a calorie deficit during a dieting phase.

Handily, Pea Protein Isolate is allergen-free too, making it suitable for vegans and those with food allergies, alongside being free from dairy, egg, and soy.

Brown Rice Protein

Brown Rice Protein is sourced directly from brown rice, and contains an impressive 72% protein content, making it ideal for anyone pursuing a fitness goal on a plant-based diet.

With 23g of protein, 127 calories and 0.3g of sugar in every shake, this unflavoured vegan protein powder is super versatile so you can easily add it into your favourite smoothies, shakes and bakes.

Summary

Vegan protein powders are less harmful to the environment than cow-derived kinds, and in health terms, they can be a great source of protein, especially if you find it difficult to get adequate amounts.

Vegan protein powders shouldn’t, however, replace whole foods, but that they can be handy if you don’t have the time to count up the macros you’re getting from beans, pulses, legumes and nuts (the highest sources of plant-based protein).

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Jenessa Hung

Jenessa Hung

Writer and expert

Jenessa graduated with a degree in Fashion Marketing & Branding from Nottingham Trent University, where she conducted a year-long research study on the evolution of health and wellness. She's followed a plant-based diet for several years, and believes in making healthy and sustainable lifestyles approachable and accessible for all - no matter one's background or budget. In Jenessa's spare time, you'll catch her enjoying the odd spot of yoga, getting creative in the kitchen, and trying out the latest plant-based launches.