The 10 Best Vegan Protein Powders

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Anyone who works out seriously knows that protein is essential for building muscle and recovering after a workout, but if you don't eat meat or can't tolerate dairy, it can be hard to get as much of it as you need. These vegan protein powders are the perfect supplements to help you get your daily dose, no matter what your dietary restrictions may be, and some even include added vitamins. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Plant

2. Orgain Plant Based

3. Kos Organic Chocolate

Editor's Notes

October 31, 2019:

It can be hard for vegans to get enough protein and amino acids, which is why it is important to choose a plant-based protein powder that delivers that, especially if you go to the gym regularly and are working on increasing your lean muscle mass. Every option on this list provides at least 14 grams of protein per serving, with some, like Naked Nutrition Pea and Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Plant, offering as much as 27 and 24, respectively. We also made sure to include options have added vitamins, amino acids, omegas, and pre or probiotics, such as Vegansmart All-In-One and Vega All-In-One Shake. That makes these choices ideal for use as meal replacements for someone trying to slim down, or who simply leads a busy life and doesn't have time to make healthy, home-cooked meals every day.

Due to many user complaints of it having both too grainy of a texture and an unpleasant taste, we removed Naked Rice from our list. While many people are willing to deal with one or the other of these to get the protein they need, and that is certainly sometimes a necessity, we felt there was no reason to have to suffer through both. We also removed BN Labs Organic because of the difficulty in getting it to dissolve when using a shaker bottle.

Taking the place of the removed items during this update are Vegansmart All-In-One and Tone It Up. Vegansmart All-In-One contains nine fruits and vegetables, and as previously mentioned, makes a great meal replacement. Tone It Up is on the other end of the spectrum, with a very limited ingredient list that is ideal for people who like to know exactly what they are putting in their body. It also has just 90 calories per serving, so it is great for those working on shedding a few pounds.

Special Honors

MyProtein Vegan Superfood Blend As implied by the name, MyProtein Vegan Superfood Blend provides your body with more than just protein. In fact, it contains extracts from 20 healthful ingredients, such as spirulina, wheatgrass, and grape seed, that help to provide your body with nutrients and energy to get you through your workouts.

Tropeka Lean Specifically formulated to promote muscle recovery, Tropeka Lean is a good choice for those who are looking to add some mass. It has received a five-star rating from the Australian Government initiative, is free of refined sugars, and is packed with branched chain amino acids.

4. Naked Nutrition Pea

5. Vegansmart All-In-One

6. Tone It Up

7. BlendItUp Smoothie Mix

8. Evolve Ideal Vanilla

9. Vega All-In-One Shake

10. Vega Protein and Greens

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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