7 Finest Vegan Protein Powders Of 2020 So Far

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Raise your hand if you're a vegan tired of people asking you how to get enough protein. Equal.

While there are * many * ways to get plant-based protein, vegan protein powder can help you meet your needs when needed.

And yes, dietitians say they are legitimate. "Some misunderstandings about vegan protein powders are that they don't provide enough protein and don't keep you full," said Carolyn Brown, nutritionist at Foodtrainers in New York City.

However, today's vegan protein powders can do both. First, many vegan powders contain 20 to 30 grams of protein per serving, which Brown says is in no way inferior to most common whey protein powders. (By the way, if you are wondering whether whey protein is vegan, the answer is a big no. "Whey protein is one of the main proteins in dairy products," says nutritionist Charlotte Martin.)

Many plant-based powders also contain some fiber to help you stay fuller and longer – and increase their nutritional value, adds nutritionist Priya Khorana.

Oh, and about this taste problem. While vegan proteins have long had a reputation for being pretty off-putting, times have changed. "Many newer proteins are available in flavors such as salted caramel, coconut or even chai," says nutritionist Andy Bellatti. Today, popular powders are made from hemp, brown rice, or pea protein. Not just soy.

When looking for vegan protein powder, consider the three main factors: protein content, type of protein used, and sweeteners. First, Martin recommends looking for a powder that contains at least 15 to 20 grams of protein per serving.

Since most vegetable protein sources are “incomplete” (meaning that they don't contain all or enough of all nine essential amino acids), choose a protein powder from multiple sources, says Martin. The combination of different proteins ensures that your powder contains all the amino acids that your body needs.

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Finally, limit the added sugar to five grams per serving, max. "I avoid artificial sweeteners because some studies indicate that they can have negative effects on metabolism, intestinal bacteria and appetite," says Martin. Instead, opt for natural calorie-free sweeteners (like stevia).

Whether you're making your smoothies, iced coffee, or pancake mix, today's vegan protein powders are better than ever – and it's definitely worth it whether you're a carnivore or not.

Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Superfood Protein Shake

Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Superfood Protein Shake

R 303

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This is one of the tastiest vegetable protein powders on the market. A mixture of heirloom cocoa, maca root, high-protein hemp, chia seeds, wildly harvested mesquite and French-grown yellow pea protein makes it decadent and delicious.

Phyto Pro Sport Vanilla

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Phyto Pro Sport Vanilla

R 455

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This high-quality blend of pea protein is enriched with B vitamins, BCAAs and enzymes that promote muscle growth.

Good Life Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder

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Good Life Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder

R 105

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Good Life's vegetable protein is not only sugar and preservative free, it also contains amino acids that are great for the immune system.

Lifematrix Raw Vegan Protein Powder Chocolate

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Lifematrix Raw Vegan Protein Powder Chocolate

R 265

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This powder gets its protein from rice and contains little FODMAP, which makes it very easy to digest.

Nature & # 39; s Choice Smoothie Mix – Greens

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Nature & # 39; s Choice Smoothie Mix – Greens

R 23

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This protein powder contains 27 different superfoods – acerola berry, pomegranate, beetroot, ginseng, astragalus root, broccoli and spinach, to name a few. The fact that it comes in portions makes it perfect for a shake on the go.

Natural nutrition Super Greens & Reds & Protein Vanilla

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Natural nutrition Super Greens & Reds & Protein Vanilla

R 530

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This protein contains superfoods that contain some health-promoting antioxidants, as well as digestive enzymes that help you digest protein and fiber to minimize uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as gas and bloating.

O’Natural Yoga Balance Protein Shake

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O & # 39; Natural Yoga Balance Protein Shake

R 200

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This shake mix of hemp, brown rice and pea protein contains 18 g of protein per serving. Added superfoods like Maca and Chia in combination with Ayurvedic herbs keep your system in balance.

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