Plant Protein Powders: My Top ten Picks.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian or have health issues like lactose intolerance you may be interested in my list of top ten plant protein powders. It is quite amazing how many different types of plant based protein powders there are, if you are interested in consuming these then try out a number of different types until you find one you like and enjoy. A tip: if you don’t like a product in its “pure” form add it to a shake or smoothie to disguise the taste.
Images courtesy of Amazon
1. Best Organic Rice Protein Powder
2. Best Vegan Protein Powder
The criteria I used to choose the best vegan protein powder, was to look at the customer reviews of vegan protein powder products. I further filtered out any product that had received less than 50 reviews. I found this protein powder by Lifetime Life’s Basics which had received an impressive total of 4.5 stars out of 5 from customer reviews. This plant protein powder is made from a mixture of chia seeds, peas, rice, and hemp, which produces a protein powder than also high in Omega 3, and vitamins.
3. Source Naturals Brown Rice Protein Powder
This rice protein powder is made from sprouted rice. Because it is made from sprouted rice it is easy to digest. The product description states that the powder is hypo-allergenic. This product would be great for adding to smoothies .
A customer on Amazon stated that this powder was digestible even though she had both lactose intolerance and Celiac disease, she gave the product 5 stars..
4. Sunwarrior Brown Rice Protein Powder
When searching for vegan protein powders one company keep coming up in the searches, that is Sunwarrior. Their brown rice protein powder has received good customer reviews, for this product the reviewers gain the product 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon. The reviewers mentioned the product was good value for money and tasted great. The powder was thought to be particularly suitable for adding to smoothies.
A couple of reviewers however did not like the packaging as the zip-lock style pouch would not close properly.
5. Vegan Protein Smoothie Ideas
6. Best Pea Protein Powder
This Pea protein Powder is a great hit with the customers who bought it. In reviews on Amazon 188 customers gave this products 3.8 stars out of 5 stars. As the powder is unsweetened it is just right to add to shakes and smoothies to add to the protein content.
This product is made from none genetically modified plants, and generally considered allergen free, although this cannot 100% be guaranteed.
7. Best Value Vegan Protein Powder
At the time of writing this is the cheapest Vegan Protein Powder I could find at Amazon, it is currently on sale for less than $0.50 per ounce. If you were to order two lots at the same time it would have free shipping as well.
The chocolate soy protein powder had gone down well with Amazon customers as they have given this product a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Some customers found the shake delicious.
8. Best Raw Vegan Protein
Garden of Life have produced a very popular raw protein powder. 411 customers on Amazon gave this product a whopping 4.2 out of 5 stars, not bad for a food product where it is unlikely that everyone would enjoy the same taste.
This product is great if you life style is dedicated to eating either all or partially raw foods. This powder would be great mixed into smoothies and shakes.
9. Best Chocolate Flavored Plant Protein Powder
I have already featured a popular chocolate flavored protein powder under number two of this list. However this Vega Sport protein powder was highly praised by Amazon customers for its palatablility, so I wanted to include this in my list.
This protein powder is sold as a high protein drink to have whilst strength training. The manufacturer reports it may help reduce your recovery time between training sessions, improve performance and help to repair muscles.
10. Hemp Protein Powder