The 18 Best Vegan Protein Powder Brands
Just a scoop a day goes a long way!
The most talked-about micronutrient in a plant-based diet is protein, hands down. While vegans can get plenty of protein in their diet naturally, it’s not a bad idea to supplement. Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or work-from-home warrior, you can boost your protein intake and fuel your body for the day with these plant-based powders. Without further ado, here’s a list of the 18 best vegan protein powder brands.
Protein powder, multivitamins, and collagen boosters, oh my! Future Kind is a great resource for all the essential vegan health products to supplement your diet. Their Organic Vegan Protein Powder in vanilla is one of our favorite things to mix into oatmeal for a protein and flavor boost. The Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder tastes amazing mixed with plant-based milk.
Don’t have the time or energy to make a protein shake? The Ripple Nutrition Protein Shake is one of the best ready-to-drink protein shakes you can find! Each bottle boasts 20g of pea-based protein and 20% of your daily value of iron, making it a great product for on-the-go fuel. Take your pick from vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, and get sipping!
Vega is one of the biggest vegan protein powder brands on the market, and once you see their portfolio, you’ll know why! The three main product lines (sport nutrition, daily nutrition, and functional wellness) support a wide variety of lifestyles and fitness goals. May we suggest the Vega Essentials Mocha Plant-Based Protein Powder to start?
Do you strive for more balance in your life? Try Ayurvedic Protein’s Dosha-Balancing Blend! This protein powder brand utilizes herbs, spices, and other ingredients that are designed by a physician to help with immunity, digestion, stress management, focus, cognition, and a stronger mind and body connection.
If you knew vegan protein shakes could taste like blueberry muffins, you would have started drinking them a lot earlier, right? The Blueberry Muffin KOS Organic Plant Protein is made with organic blueberry flakes, blue spirulina, adaptogens, elderberry, and an epic combination of protein sources, including pea, quinoa, pumpkin seed, and flaxseed. Is anyone else tempted to enjoy this drink with a vegan blueberry muffin or is that just us?
Through their product formulation and branding to marketing events and more, this Black-owned health brand focuses its efforts on creating a safe, welcoming space for the BIPOC community. Their grit-free natural vanilla and chocolate protein powders help boost energy, metabolism, and immunity. Shake it up with plant-based milk, add it to a smoothie, or bake it into a dessert!
All of Sprout Living’s protein powders are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic! From multi-source and single-ingredient superfood protein powders to meal replacement shakes, there are several categories to shop from depending on your protein needs. There’s even a vegan collagen-boosting blend if that’s your jam.
Mikuna Foods is one of the cleanest vegan protein powder brands out there! The Pure Chocho Superfood Vegan Protein is made of just one ingredient—chocho powder, which comes from the protein-packed Andean legume. The vanilla and cacao varieties are made of five minimally processed ingredients.
The next time you run out of protein powder, consider purchasing a tub from this Black-owned brand! Co-owners Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis both have family members with diabetes and pre-diabetes, which is what inspired them to launch VeganSmart. The All-In-One Nutritional Shake serves as an affordable, nutritional meal replacement for those looking to incorporate more protein into their diet and cut out unnecessary sugars.
ALOHA is your ultimate destination for vegan protein shakes! From Chocolate Sea Salt and Iced Coffee to Coconut, they make some of the best ready-to-drink protein shakes in the most drool-worthy flavors.
PlantFusion’s Complete Protein features an amino acid-infused blend that is modeled after traditional whey protein powders. This version, however, is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Don’t the Cookies & Cream and Red Velvet Cake flavors sound divine?
While most vegan protein powder brands create their products from peas, Seeva uses pumpkin seeds which are chock-full of protein, healthy fats, fiber, and minerals. Seeva’s current protein powder line features three varieties—Activate, Energy, and Longevity. Each blend is curated to support the goal in its title (e.g. Longevity is a chai-spiced pumpkin seed protein powder formulated to protect and prolong your well-being).
If you’re in search of an energizing raw vegan protein powder, check out Garden of Life’s Raw Organic Protein. The plant-based mix boasts 22g of organic protein and 4g of BCAAs per serving, as well as a plethora of vitamins, probiotics, and enzymes. Choose your raw vegan protein powder flavor—chocolate or vanilla—and get shaking!
This brand has one of the most diverse vegan protein powder portfolios on the market! From Vanilla Bean and Natural Unsweetened to Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt and Iced Coffee, there are so many flavors to choose from. Orgain also makes spinoffs of their classic vegan protein powder infused with oat milk and greens, as well as some of the best ready-to-drink protein shakes on the market.
If you’re looking to make one of the best vegan protein shakes, order a bag of SFH’s Vanilla Plant Protein. Each scoop of this vegan, grit-free protein powder is loaded with pea protein, mushrooms, MCTs, and fiber. There are endless amounts of ways to incorporate it into recipes—so get creative!
Whether you need a hearty protein powder to support your post-workout muscle recovery or just want some extra nutrients in your life, Gnarly Nutrition’s Vegan Plant Protein Meal Replacement is for you! With 14 essential vitamins and minerals, 20g of protein, 7g of healthy fats, and 9g of fiber per serving, this mix will leave you feeling satisfied and loaded with goodness.
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The Gemini Vegan Meal Replacement Shakes by Unico Nutrition tastes even better than the packaging looks—and the packaging is STUNNING! These dreamy protein-packed drink mixes are available in the flavors of Haley’s Vanilla, Cosmic Chocolate, and Birthday Cake. With three sources of plant-based protein and 14 high-profile superfoods in each variety, these shakes will give you the energy you need to take on the day!
Ascent is most known for making whey protein products, but last year they expanded their portfolio to include a vegan protein powder. Ascent’s Plant Protein is made from a blend of pea, sunflower, and pumpkin protein. With 4g of BCAAs and 25g of protein per serving (and no added sugars!), this blend is legit.
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Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
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