Now of course, you can get enough protein from eating a balanced, whole food vegan diet. That being said, so many people ask us about supplement options we like for those times when you want a little extra to boost your serious workout regimen, or a solution for those mornings when you need a healthy breakfast in 60 seconds flat. And I thought it was high to time to review a few options for you. On those busy days, you’ll be glad indeed you’ve got some protein powder or a quick bar that lets you get out the door with a smart snack in hand.
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These are just a handful of the countless options out there now. Let us know it the comments or tweet @kaleuniversity with your favorite plant-based protein supplements!
“Dairy free, soy free, gluten free and animal free,” Plant Fusion offers great flavors in a clean non-gmo protein powder.
Sprouted quinoa and amaranth, yellow peas and globe artichoke team up to provide a great amino acid profile. Added benefits come from digestion-boosting enzymes Bromelain and Alpha-Galactosidase, as well as the prebiotc inulin.
Grab PlantFusion Protein Vanilla Bean for your pantry.
Also from Plant Fusion, check out Phood. This is a tasty all-in-one meal replacement with so many extras beyond protein including plant-based EFAs, whole-food vitamins and minerals, and greens.
You can get tasty, Plant Fusion Phood Powder (Chocolate Caramel) for your smoothies.
Sunwarrior offers so many great solutions for vegan supplementation needs. (They also offer a free smoothie e-book on their website just for signing up for their newsletter so don’t miss that!) We like how the natural flavor blends well with anything.
Stock up on Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla Protein.
While this one seems like a relatively new contender, its easily becoming a front-runner. And being the only one on the list that’s certified organic, Orgain definitely gets a gold star.
Orgain’s protein comes from staples like brown rice and peas combined with the protein-packed superfoods hemp and chia. It’s so super-creamy and delicious, it blends like a dream. And now Costco carries it so you can’t beat the value.
Warrior Food Extreme
If you consider yourself a health-food purist, never fear. Head for your fine health food store and pick up Warrior Food Extreme. This is just about the simplest list of ingredients you’ll probably ever find in a protein powder.
It comes in Natural, Vanilla and Chocolate and each has it’s own simple, natural performance-boosting ingredients like Arctic root, cacao and cinnamon.
Healthy, Warrior Food™ Extreme Vanilla Plus
Kronobar offers a variety of vegan bars for protein, energy and endurance. Not only are these tasty but they also are great way to take your protein with you during the day. Formulated by a top performing Spartan Race athlete!
Grab some Kronobar Endurance bars for your go bag.
A not-as-protein packed, but delicious snack: Crispy Cat Mint Coconut. I picked one up at Super Supplements for a quick bite to get me through the rest of an afternoon and it was indeed a scrumptious and satisfying little bar! It’s vegan, it’s organic, and it’s delicious- totally passes my test!