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The 5 Best Vegetarian Protein Powders For Healthy Living

Updated on August 13, 2013
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Plant Protein supplements for Vegans and Vegetarians

With a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle it is hard to consume as much protein as a healthy diet requires. Because major protein sources like meat, chicken, fish and sometimes even diary and eggs are cut from your diet. However proteins are an essential nutrient. Your body utilizes it in creating cells, synthesize new proteins and keep your tissue in a healthy state.

A vegetarian protein powder, based on plants, can be a solution to this problem. Advantages of protein powders are that they are a relatively cheap source of protein, it's a very efficient source of protein and you can ingest it as an ingredient in shakes, tea or even pancakes. Which can be refreshing after cooking with nuts and beans for a while.


eggs are a possible protein source for some
eggs are a possible protein source for some

Is Vegetarian Protein Powder For You?

Vegetarian/vegan proteins are perfect when:

  • You are a vegetarian or vegan
  • You have sensitivity or allergies to milk or whey
  • You are on a low carb diets (many proteine powders have added carbs)


#1. Vegetarian Protein Powder

One serving of "Garden of Life" Raw protein adds 17 grams of protein to your diet. If you take more then one serving during the day, spread them out. This complete protein source, with all essential amino acids, is perfect for both vegetarians and vegans. Most people enjoy this best when thrown in a blender with some fresh fruits and water added. Tasty source of extra proteins for athletic vegetarians and vegans.



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#2. Plant Protein

Lifetime has an excellent plant protein on the market with their "Life's Basics" chocolate flavored protein mix. It's made of pea, hemp, rice and chia seed. There are no artificial ingredients, preservatives, corn, yeast, soy, gluten, wheat, milk, egg or whey in here.

You can mix it with water, soy milk or even regular milk and you will have a great tasting chocolate shake. Great choice as a vegetarian protein powder.

If you lack both fish and meat in your diet you might benefit from protein supplementation
If you lack both fish and meat in your diet you might benefit from protein supplementation

#3. Proteine Supplement for Vegetarians/Vegans

You can get Nitro Fusion in Mocha, Chocolate, Berry, Vanilla and Chocolate Raspberry flavor. It's suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. It can't match the high quality whey protein powders with loads of artificial flavoring in taste. Well not in my opinion anyway. At least this is healthier and there is no whey, or animal product in there. It mixes very well with just water, but it is much better if you spice your shakes up with some tasteful additions like fruits.

#4. Vegetarian/Vegan Proteine Powder

Vegan Sports Protein is available in chocolate, berry and vanilla. It's a complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein mix, with bcaas and glutamine added. Repair and rebuild muscle faster after your workout with this sports tech supplement that is suitable to vegetarians and vegans. It tastes great actually, even with just water but as always I love protein powder when mixed with soy milk and some fruit. Although many people prefer water and fruit.

#5. Plant Based Protein Powder

This is a great protein for those athletic vegetarian who need extra protein sources in their diet but also aspires to be all-natural. It's very challenging to stay away fom nutritionism while still fueling an athletes body with what it needs to attain maximum performance. My favorite thing about this protein powder are it's vegan, 100% natural, non-GMO, soy-free ingredients.


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