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Protein is an integral part of every diet — whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or unabashed carnivore. However, it can be more challenging to ensure you’re getting enough of it when you’re following a plant-based diet. While I’m admittedly no longer meat and dairy-free, I did dabble with veganism for a bit after my dad challenged me to do so, antagonistically positing that I couldn’t go without a hamburger for a month. I love burgers, but I really don’t like when someone tells me I can’t do something. So yes, I guess his strategy worked. Somewhat surprisingly, the short-lived stint actually lasted six months, which led me to discover some of the best vegan protein powders that I actually still use in my smoothies. Seeing as how I write about supplements pretty often and get to try out new ones out pretty regularly, I’ve taste-tested quite a few options, and frankly, many of them tasted like straight-up grass.
To be honest, I have a couple of whey-based protein powders that I’ve been faithful to since well, forever. They’re rich and creamy, but definitely not vegan-friendly. Along my journey though, I discovered that finding a plant-based powder that didn’t taste like my dying house plants proved to be a major challenge. But, rest assured friends, it isn’t definitively impossible. In fact, there are plenty of delicious-tasting whey and soy-free powders that will give you the protein and even some added greens to keep your wellness endeavors and fitness goals on track.
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1. Isopure Nature's Best Plant-Based Protein Powder
It’s not always easy to find a protein supplements that are low-carb and keto-approved but also plant-based. Isopure’s delicious Plant-Based Protein Powder checks off all the boxes, giving you a 20-gram protein boost with zero grams of sugar.
2. Tone It Up Organic Vegan Protein Powder
Each scoop of this creamy, vanilla-flavored power gives you 15 grams of protein without any sugar to help you achieve lean muscle mass. It’s not only vegan, but it’s also non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher.
3. Kos Organic Plant Protein
This chocolate flavored plant-powered protein powder is chock full of pea, quinoa, flax-seed and chia to deliver vegan-friendly fuel without a foul taste. It’s also infused with tasty cacao, Himalayan pink salt, stevia and organic coconut milk for taste and a creamy texture. Yum.