Going vegan is not just a trend, it's an entire lifestyle change, and with more and more people making the change we take a look at the best vegan protein powders on the market to boost your daily diet and help you achieve your fitness goals the plant-based way.
1. Vega Clean Protein
Vega boast a range that is 100% plant-based and was founded by a vegan Ironman triathlete. As such, they certainly know what a vegan athletes needs in the way of protein and plant-based supplements! Their vegan clean protein powder is made from pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin seed, all of which provide numerous health benefits and nutrition.
Vega's vegan protein is light and mixes well, so you can say goodbye to lumpy, unappealing protein shakes. They also have lots of delicious vegan protein recipes on their website so that you can make your own high protein vegan snacks.
2. Wheybox 'No Whey' Protein
Despite the word 'whey' being right there in their brand name, the guys at Wheybox have now introduced a range of delicious vegan protein powders under a new sub-brand called 'No Whey Box'. Clever right? Wheybox's protein shakes are possibly the most delicious I've ever tasted, so the fact they now have a vegan offering means more people can experience their delicious and indulgent protein shakes.
The No Whey Box features 5 new vegan flavours, including blueberry, gingerbread, salted caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. You can build your own subscription box of whichever flavours you like best and they are delivered to your door in handy 30g sachets so you can take them with you to the gym or out for training. It's no wonder they call it the most convenient whey!
3. BodyMe Organic Vegan Protein
BodyMe offer a selection of plant-based protein which is made from a blend of pea, brown rice, and hemp seeds which makes it an interesting mix! BodyMe's vegan protein blends really well with dairy-free milks such as soy or almond and tastes delicious, especially when blended into a smoothie or shake.
BodyMe's protein offers 22-24g of protein per serving which is really impressive for a plant-based powder. It is also made with complete protein and all 9 essential amino acids which are often what people following a vegan diet can lack. Added nourishment comes from naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and fibre. What could be better?
4. Pulsin Plant-Based Protein
Pulsin specialise in healthy snacks as well as protein and their offerings of vegan protein come in soya, pea, hemp, and rice varieties. Pulsin don't just recommend blending your vegan protein powder into shakes or smoothies, instead they note how pea protein, for example, is heat stable meaning you can add it to hot soups and even casseroles. This means you can easily boost your daily protein intake without having to down endless gloopy shakes, something all vegans know can be a challenging prospect!
Another question vegans always get asked, as well as 'how do you get enough protein?' is 'how do you get enough vitamin B3?' but Pulsin's hemp protein can help you there as it's packed with all B vitamins, including B3.
5. Creative Nature Hemp Protein
Creative Nature offer one type of vegan protein and that is hemp protein. Founder Julianne Ponan explains why, "I wanted a protein that could be enjoyed by everyone; vegans, athletes, or those choosing to lead a healthy lifestyle. It had to be Hemp Protein for my protein of choice. I didn’t even have to look far as it is produced right here in the UK."
Creative Nature's hemp protein is a source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9 and is harvested right here in the UK, meaning it enjoys a low carbon footprint which we at Sundried definitely admire!