The number one question vegans get asked is, “Where do you get your protein?”. The answer is simple, we get our protein from a wide variety of sources. Beans, grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables all are sources of protein. But for a quick source of protein, protein supplements can be an easy addition to your diet to make sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein in your diet. The following are some of our favorite vegan protein powders.
1. Naturade Pea Protein – Chocolate
Naturade Pea Protein is a great protein supplement for when you are on-the-go. It tastes great with just water or the milk alternative of your choice. For an indulgent snack, blend 2 scoops of Chocolate Naturade Pea Protein with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, frozen banana and a cup of soy milk.
Details: Soy and Gluten free. 20 grams of protein per serving. 3 grams fat. 140 calories. Non GMO-pea protein. No artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.
2. Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder
Orgain’s protein powder in Sweet Vanilla Bean has a distinctive malty flavor. Although it’s not its best just mixed with water or soy milk, it is great blended in smoothies or added to oatmeal. Our favorite way to enjoy Orgain’s protein powder is to make a serving of oatmeal and add one scoop of Orgain, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and enough soy milk to mix in the ingredients. Remember to make your oatmeal with a little more water than usual so that it’s easier to melt the peanut butter and mix in the protein powder and a dash of cinnamon on top. Sweeten with diced apples, maple syrup or both for a healthier alternative to an apple pie crumble.
Details: Soy and Gluten free. 21 grams of protein per serving. 5 grams fat. 150 calories. Non GMO. No added sugar.
3. PlantFusion Protein
Our third favorite vegan protein powder is made by PlantFusion. PlantFusion has a lot of delicious vegan protein powders in their Phood line, but for daily use, we recommend PlantFusion’s original. It can be added to most smoothies and stay undetected. It’s a great choice for when you want the other ingredients in your smoothie to shine. Our favorite green smoothie to make with PlantFusion original flavor is to blend 2 scoops with 1 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup orange juice, a big handful of baby spinach, 1 banana and small handful of frozen mango.
Details: Soy and Gluten free. 21 grams of protein per serving. 2 grams fat. 120 calories. Non GMO.