Vegan Protein Powders

We got off to a slow start, but the supplements market has finally caught up, and we now have a tremendous selection of vegan protein powders on the market. While there are a lot of options, there are a lot of differences between them, so much so that I personally have a list of only two or three I regularly use.

The thing is, what’s good for me may be It’s less of a “this is the best one” kind of thing, and more of a “this is the best one for me” thing, because there are so many variables to consider:

Within the options out there, you have a lot of variables to consider:

  • Protein Source – what do they get it from and what works well with my body and goals?
  • Vitamin / Nutrients Added – is it straight protein, or a whole meal deal; what “bonus” material does it contain?
  • Sweeteners – what type of sweeteners are used, if any?
  • Grams per Serving – how “dense” is a serving of the powder?
  • Cost – how expensive is it, gram for gram?

Sometimes you’ll find that in order to get what you want in one or more of those categories, you may need to make a sacrifice in another. Suffice to say, there is no perfect protein powder – it all depends on your goals.

My objective with this guide is to take some of the guesswork out of it, and make a solid, objective, unbiased (as much as possible) comparison here, to help you take the guesswork out of it. Even though testing a couple out is an important thing, the last thing any of us need to do is reinvent the wheel and go buy six or seven different $30-$50 containers to find the right one.

Depending on what your objectives are, the one that doesn’t work for me may be the perfect one for you. Given how personal a decision this is, it may lead you to ask, how can I make a recommendation? This is less of a recommendation article, and more of an informational article. Without knowing your situation, I can’t, but what I can do is base this on _____ important criteria:

  • Taste and Texture – a subjective one, but how decent tasting is it?
  • Protein Source – what does it use?
  • Purity – how barebones is it?
  • Price – what’s it going to cost me?

Protein Sources

Pea Protein

Pumpkin Seed Protein

Chia Seed Protein

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