Just because you eat a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great tasting, muscle-building protein powders. There are plenty of great vegan options like pea protein, soy protein, hemp protein, and rice protein. Here are the top 10 best tasting vegan protein powders, as voted by our members.
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MRM Veggie Elite
MRM Veggie Elite is the best vegan protein powder I have ever used! It's not chalky like other plant based proteins and I love that they use multiple types of plant protein, with stevia, and very little carbs. Chocolate mocha is my go-to in the morning and vanilla is a favorite for making protein ice cream.
I really enjoyed this protein! I am a vegetarian and really struggle to get all my amino acids and proteins from food sources. I also have an extremely sensitive stomach, so it was awesome to find a protein that I enjoy with always being on the go! It blends well if you use a blender ball shaker or else it will be gritty. I usually just use water, but it tastes good with almond milk as well! By far my fave!
Hands down the best vegan protein I've tried so far. The flavor (chocolate mocha) never seems to get old, which is nice. Best flavor, best consistency, and best price. Others taste too earthy or are too gritty. I switched over from whey last year and this is the one that has stuck.
Taste is very good for a greens supplement. I love how healthy it is to drink these shakes every day!
I have tried both the French Vanilla and Vanilla Chai so far, and enjoyed both (especially considering this is my first plant-based protein product).
PEScience Select Vegan
I've recently figured out I have a lactose intolerance, and have been trying to find some good vegan proteins/lactose-free proteins. I've tried GNC's vegan protein, and the macros on that are terrible compared to this. With this, you get 20 grams of protein, and 100 total calories per scoop. I'm comparing this to whey proteins with all of the extreme flavors and sucralose and ace-k used as sweeteners. This uses stevia and is lactose free. I highly appreciate it being sweetened by stevia, as I try to consume as little ace-k and sucralose as possible. Combine that with the lactose free and you honestly have a great protein. It definitely doesn't mix up as well as whey protein, as in it's kind of gritty if you don't add enough liquid, and it has a weird aftertaste, which I think is the pea protein. But hey! It tastes good to me. I made proats a few times with the peanut butter delight and would gladly make it again.
This is outstanding vegan protein powder. You get a good dose of protein from two proven sources, and they don't taste gritty or plant-like at all, as with other plant proteins. Competitively priced and more affordable than other name-brand vegan proteins. Easy on the stomach and naturally sweetened with Stevia. Definitely give this a shot if you are in the market for a natural protein source. Chocolate was great. Vanilla was good but was really 'natural' tasting is all I can say. I just tried a week's worth of the new Wild Berry flavor, and it is by far the best one. It has all the great benefits and ingredients of the original two flavors, but adds a berry kick and real dried strawberries to it. This would be amazing in a frozen fruit shake but is delicious by itself. There are enough fruit flavors in this one to completely disguise any plant-like flavors that sometimes seem to be in vegan proteins. Excellent new flavor!
OK, I never write reviews but this protein is that good! I can't drink whey due to stomach sensitivities. I've tried every vegan protein in the book but I can never even manage to choke them down. Something about the taste and texture really throws me off. This is the first vegan protein I've tried that doesn't taste, well, vegan. It's just as good if not better than their Select whey protein options IMO. No overwhelming stevia taste, weird aftertaste, grittiness, etc. I was hesitant to spend the money on this product but I am telling you, if you're looking for a good vegan protein, buy this and you won't be sorry!
MRM Veggie Protein
I use this as a veggie protein to take a break from whey and to make sure I get my nutrients in. Great profile, love the contents, and the chocolate tastes like a chocolate brownie to me.
I wanted a pea protein more. This one doesn't contain soy or shellfish—that's why I tried it. I read some of the reviews and got it immediately! I mixed the vanilla flavor with BluePrint Organic "Heart of Gold" kombucha, which has touch of mint leaf. Like another reviewer mentioned I didn't need a shaker ball. I added a teaspoon of pineapple juice. Great! And it's a BARGAIN! I want to thank everyone who reviewed this product before me! Very happy with it!
Excellent product with a great ingredient profile. I decided to try this veggie protein because I was looking to cut out some dairy from my diet. The protein is slightly grainy but mixes very well, it has a sort of "earthy" flavor which I enjoyed. Highly recommended.
This is one of my favorite vegan protein powders. I switched over from whey, which was causing extreme bloating and tummy troubles for me, and I'm glad I did. It isn't as grainy as most vegan protein powders, mixes well, and the flavor is great.
10/10. I've tried a few different vegan protein powders before, but with this one I'm actually taking the time to review it! I can mix with water and the taste is great! Not gritty like other veggie proteins and the flavor reminds me of vanilla cake batter! Definitely recommend!
All of these plant-based proteins are awesome. Low fat, low sugar, and awesome benefits. Def jump on these when you're tired of whey proteins because I have nothing but great experience with these!
Vega Protein & Greens
Very good product for vegan protein. I like it after the gym or with Greek yogurt. Good ingredients, too!
As a newly diagnosed whey-allergy sufferer, this is a godsend. It's not exactly a milkshake, but it's perfect. Not too grainy, good flavor, and I love that it has veggies built in.
VEGA Sport Performance Protein
This is a great protein that is soy, dairy, and gluten free (meets my dietary needs). It also has BCAAs to help in my post-workout recovery. This is a staple in my supplement program.
Having an allergy to gluten and lactose, I have tried more dairy-free proteins than I'd like to say. The biggest downfalls that I came across were chalky texture, bad flavor, and level of sweetness being off. This protein is by far the best I have tasted. It mixes well with water, the vanilla flavor is very tasty, and it's not overly sweet. The grams of protein are the highest that I have come across in a vegan protein. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a clean, lactose/gluten free protein!
Love this brand and their protein! Vanilla and chocolate are both delicious just with water.
GAT Plant Protein
For me, this is a wonderful vegan protein powder. I find it works really well with baking. I like to mix it with a tiny bit of water and make it more of a dessert than a shake. Will be buying again and again!
I was surprised with this product. I've never had a plant protein-based shake before. I have heard mixed views on the vanilla flavor whereas I tried the chocolate peanut butter and found it pretty tasty for the variety of plant proteins. I wouldn't recommend it with water though. The texture was very rough. Overall, I would recommend it as a protein supplement but possibly not for everyone, especially for people who are particular to texture!
My rating is primarily based on my comparisons against other plant-based protein powders. Off the bat, the fact that this supplement contains no soy is a huge to me, and the variety of protein sources that are used is pretty interesting. Many might not like the flavor or texture but after experience with many vegan shakes, this one stands above most of the competition. I had chocolate peanut butter and it was pretty good. I would mix this with a thicker almond milk rather than water and make sure to shake well to avoid the chalky texture!
Garden Of Life RAW
By far my favorite protein! I mix it with almond milk and I am good to go! The taste is a little grainy, but I am used to it. I don't eat much sugar or sweets so it tastes good to me.
One of the few powders that's both gluten- and dairy-free! The taste is amazing and it's just enough protein for me!
For me, I have no problem [with] pre-workout ingestion of RAW protein. Don't panic, keep it organic.
Body Nutrition Gardenia All-Natural Vegan Protein
This tastes great. I mix it with FairLife milk and coconut water. I have used it in shakes a few times as well in the blender. Delish.
I finally found a protein powder I can have. It tastes pretty good and I will continue to purchase it. I like it best with almond soy milk but water is also good, ice cold.
For a vegan protein (which I've never been a fan of) this one is actually pretty good. I use almond milk and throw in just a little bit of honey and it tastes amazing. I use it in the morning as a meal replacement and for all the health benefits. I really love this protein powder.
Crazy good. I mix it with veggie and fruit blends.