Vegan Protein Powder is now a staple in many homes with more plant protein powders than ever to choose from. No longer just for sports nutrition, people of all ages and lifestyles are adding plant protein powders to their diet for a boost of nutrition and plant-based energy.
We have compiled this guide to help you choose which is the Best Plant Protein Powder for you!
Made by cold pressing de-fatted pumpkin seeds, this is a great option if you are looking for a minimally processed, mild tasting vegan protein powder. A 30g serving packs in 20g plant protein and 3g of fibre. It’s a nutritious option, rich in magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals.
At around 80% protein this is an excellent choice of vegan protein powder if you have a special focus on sports nutrition. Whilst more research is needed, an 8 week study showed that taking 48g of rice or whey protein powder resulted in similar changes in body mass, muscle strength and recovery.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782948
Another good choice if you want an organic and minimally processed plant protein powder. Hemp Protein Powder is made from hemp seeds and is a popular choice as it is another complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. It is highly digestible, rich in magnesium, iron and Omega 3 fatty acids.Hemp Protein is good source of fibre and has around 60% protein. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20977230
A natural protein with a mild nutty taste and less processed than some others.
4. PEA PROTEIN POWDER
Perfect for lovers of peanut butter, peanut powder is high in protein with 70 - 85% less fat than regular peanut butter and around 50% plant protein. If taste is important and you like peanuts and peanut butter, you will probably love this.
6. CHIA PROTEIN
Chia Seeds ( Salvia Hispanica) are native to South America. they can be consumed as seeds or as Chia Seed protein powder which is made from cold pressing the chia seeds. As a protein powder it’s lower in protein content than the other proteins we’ve listed here at around 36% but it’s worth including as it also has other health benefits such as being high in B Vits and fibre, calcium and magnesium.
7. SACHA INCHI PROTEIN POWDER
A newer addition to the plant protein powder market, it’s a more expensive option and a bit harder to source. Made from the Sacha Inchi Seed. It’s around 60% Protein. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28854833
8. SOY PROTEIN POWDER
Soy Protein Isolate Protein Powder is one protein some have concerns about. It contains phytates and isoflavones that may interfere with thyroid function although this a a source of debate https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9464451
Normally these protein powders contain around 90% protein.
We hope you’ve found this guide helpful !
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