Selecting a protein supplement with the right nutritional support can often be tricky and confusing with so many on the market full of junk and cheap fillers. So we decided to do the hard work for you. We’ve checked out their nutritional cred, taste tested them and compiled our list of eight of the best vegan protein powders. Because all protein powders aren’t created equal!
Healthy Chef Organic Vanilla Pea Protein, $42.95
Teresa Cutter’s protein range is certified organic, entirely raw, alkaline and plant-based. This protein contains all the essential amino acids your body needs to heal and nourish. Low in carbs and fat, it is also a low allergen protein making it a perfect for people with food sensitivities. Our fave is the vanilla but there are also chocolate and maca and natural variations.
Bodyism Body Brilliance, $54.95
Rosie Huntington- Whitely’s fave protein! James Duigan’s Body brilliance is an all-natural vegan protein and fibre shake with super greens, raw cocoa and green tea. The fibrous greens help flush out toxins and the added herbs reportedly help balance out blood sugar levels. The mild chocolate flavour also tastes delish.
Bare Blends Sacha Inchi, Cacao & Maca Vegan Protein, $39.99
Gotta love protein with benefits! This fantastic protein is high in plant-based omega-3s and antioxidants. It also contains a blend of South American superfoods (sacha inchi, organic maca and organic cacao) which are traditionally said to boost vitality and libido!
Body Science Organic Vegan Vanilla Protein, $34.95
This plant-based protein packs a potent punch of protein and an antioxidant rich formula thanks to superfoods such as mangosteen, acai, green tea, chia and goji berries. As we all know antioxidants assist in decreasing cell damage caused by free radicals, help improve your immune function and decrease inflammation. It also gets props for the 100% recyclable packaging.
Amazonia RAW protein, $34.95
This raw protein sure stacks up in the nutrition stakes: think a combo of bio-fermented pea and brown rice protein with a complete amino acid complex. It also contains digestive enzymes to allow optimal absorption. However, it doesn’t seem to blend as well as a few others we tried, so we would recommend blending RAW protein for a little bit longer.
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein, $43.95
This protein claims to help alkalise your body – great in combating lactic acid build up after a grueling workout. This vegetable protein is also all natural with up to 90% available protein. There are four yummy flavours: vanilla, wild strawberry, rich chocolate or creamy cappuccino.
Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein, $64.90
Created at a low temperature to increase the natural enzyme process this protein is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, iron and potassium. The silky smooth texture blends easily making it a perfect addition to your morning smoothie or raw dessert recipe.
Ezy Protein Organic Raw Sprouted Rice Protein, $69.95
This wholegrain brown rice protein is raw and spouted allowing optimum absorption and digestibility. Although it is sugar free, we found this protein a little sweeter than other plant-based proteins, such as Sun Warrior. So if you’re adding it your superfood smoothies try adding less try than you normally would.