Best Vegan Protein Powder of 2019

Best Vegan Protein Powders for Muscle Building of 2019

One of the main reason men have a hard time going vegan is due to the negative association between veganism and lack of protein. When you think of masculinity, you think of strong bearded men with bulging muscles. Do vegan men have that much of a harder time to gain mass or muscle? Definitely not. A lot of professional-level athletes are doing the switch to a vegan diet. Take a look at Nate Diaz, an MMA fighter commonly known for winning against Conor McGregor during a fight in 2016 who has been vegan for almost 20 years. It goes to show that you don’t need to eat meat or bulk on chicken breasts and eggs to build muscle and strength.

Vegan protein powders are an excellent way of hitting your daily macros, and you have a ton of choices when it comes to the source of the vegan protein used. The most common whey-free protein powders are made from soy, hemp, and pea, but you can also find some made from rice or peanut protein. The classic flavors of vegan protein powders are vanilla, chocolate or simply unflavored. If you don’t dig the aftertaste, you can improve the flavor by adding different kinds of spices or extracts to your protein shake, including cocoa powder, cinnamon or pumpkin spice.

Here are the Best Vegan Protein Powders for Muscle Building

NameImageMain ProteinsServings per ContainerProtein Content per ServingFlavorsLink
NAKED Nutrition’s Organic Brown Rice Protein PowderNaked Nutrition Brown Vegan Rice ProteinBrown Rice7625gUnflavoredBuy on Amazon
TRUVANI Vanilla Flavored Plant Based Protein PowderTruvani Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein PowderPea, Chia Seed, Pumpkin Seed2020gChocolate, VanillaBuy on Amazon
Garden of Life’s Unflavored Protein Powder with Probiotics & EnzymesGarden of Life's Raw Organic Unflavored Vegan Protein PowderPea, Brown Rice Protein, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Millet, ...2022gUnflavored, Chocolate, Vanilla, Vanilla ChaiBuy on Amazon
Nutiva’s Hemp High Fiber Protein from Canadian Hempseednutiva's Organic Cold Processes Hemp Protein from CanadaHemp1511gRegular, Hi Fiber, Shake Mix, Chocolate and Vanilla Buy on Amazon
MRM’s Mixed Berries Flavored Natural SupplementMRM's Driven Mixed Berries Flavored Natural Nutrution SupplementNo proteins290g (it's a pre-workout)Mixed Berries, Strawberry-KiwiBuy on Amazon
ALOHA's Chocolate Plant Based Protein PowderAloha's Organic Plant Based Chocolate Vegan Protein PowderPea, Brown Rice, Hemp Seed, Pumpkin Seed1518gBanana, Chocolate, Mixed BerryBuy on Amazon
Orgain’s Vanilla Bean Plant Based ProteinOrgain's Organic Plant Based Protein PowderPea, Brown Rice, Chia Seed2021gVanilla Bean, Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate FudgeBuy on Amazon
Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Protein & GreensVega Protein and Greens Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein PowderPea, Pea Starch2520gUnsweetened, Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry, Tropical, Salted CaramelBuy on Amazon
Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Sport Premium ProteinVega Sport Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein PowderPea Protein, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower Seed2030gBerry, Chocolate, Mocha, VanillaBuy on Amazon
Vega’s Protein & Energy Cold Brew CoffeeVega's Protein Energy Cold Brew Coffee Flavored Vegan Protein PowderPea Protein2420gCold Brew Coffee, Matcha Latte, Vanilla Bean, Classic ChocolateBuy on Amazon
Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Essentials ShakeVega Essentials Shake Vanilla Flavored Protein PowderPea Protein, Flaxseed, Pea Starch1820gChocolate, Vanilla, MochaBuy on Amazon
Sunwarrior’s Vanilla Flavored Warrior Blend with Peas & HempSunwarrior's Warrior Blend Plant Based Pea and Hemp Vegan Protein PowderPea, Hemp1527gVanilla, Chocolate, BerryBuy on Amazon
NAKED Nutrition’s Yellow Pea Protein IsolateNaked Nutrition Plant Based Pea Protein Powder IsolateYellow Pea1527gUnflavoredBuy on Amazon

1. NAKED Nutrition’s Organic Brown Rice Protein Powder

 

Naked Nutrition Brown Vegan Rice Protein

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NAKED Nutrition’s Organic Brown Rice Protein Powder is not your typical vegan protein powder. It is the simplest and cleanest way of keeping up a high protein plant-based diet. Free from gluten, soy, dairy and GMOs, this rice protein powder has no additives and has only one ingredient, organic sprouted whole grain brown rice. No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors, simple as that. It’s a good vegan protein source if you’re never tried a protein powder before, as it has a more neutral taste than other powders.

2. TRUVANI Vanilla Flavored Plant Based Protein Powder

Truvani Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein Powder

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TRUVANI uses only the most premium and essential ingredients to make an unbelievably tasty vanilla protein powder. This powder is made from 5 simple ingredients, that is pea, chia and pumpkin seed protein, vanilla powder, and Luo Han Guo, which are all 100% USDA Certified Organic and that’s it. Not a single filler, additive or artificial flavor. Low-carb and paleo-friendly, this vegan protein powder will keep you satiated and gives you lasting energy throughout the day without any weird aftertaste that you are so used to from other protein shakes.

3. Garden of Life’s Unflavored Protein Powder with Probiotics & Enzymes

 

Garden of Life's Raw Organic Unflavored Vegan Protein Powder

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Garden of Life’s Raw Protein is a vegan protein powder formula containing 13 organic and raw sprouts and fortified with live probiotics and enzymes for easy digestion. This plant formula contains all the essential amino acids, and contains vitamins A, D, E, and K for an all-around healthy supplement to have. Take it as a post-workout recovery to help rebuild and recover from your gym sessions faster and stronger than ever. *Note: This product has been found to have potentially high levels of heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and/or other contaminants (more than 150 in all) as per Consumer Reports.

4. Nutiva’s Hemp High Fiber Protein from Canadian Hempseed

 

nutiva's Organic Cold Processes Hemp Protein from Canada

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Nutiva’s Organic Superfood is a vegan protein powder containing simply 100% organic non-GMO hemp protein, which is naturally high in fiber. Sustainably grown in Canada, the hemp seeds were harvested and cold processed into this nutritious and delicious protein powder, ready to be blended into a vegan smoothie. Nutiva goes the extra mile when it comes to social responsibility, as they source organic products, contribute to their local communities and always look for better ways to protect the environment and secure a better world and life for everyone.

5. MRM’s Mixed Berries Flavored Natural Supplement

 

MRM's Driven Mixed Berries Flavored Natural Nutrution Supplement

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MRM’s Driven is a pre-workout boost aiming to increase your energy, stamina and endurance during your gym sessions, and sharpens your focus for long hours after intake. Formulated with B-vitamins and electrolytes, they allow you to recover faster after working out, supporting your body’s metabolic function. On top of being an excellent vegan pre-workout, it is also non-GMO, organic, and even gluten-free.

6. ALOHA’s Chocolate Plant Based Protein Powder

 

Aloha's Organic Plant Based Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder

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ALOHA’s Chocolate Protein Powder is a plant-based option for people who like the taste of chocolate in their protein shakes. If you can’t stand the taste of plant protein (and yes, it has a taste), or are fed up of vanilla flavored powders, this one’s for you. Lightly sweetened with coconut sugar instead of the usual stevia, this powder has a complete amino acid profile and is an excellent source of fiber, iron and MCT oil. A guaranteed boost of tasty protein for your workouts!

7. Orgain’s Vanilla Bean Plant Based Protein

 

Orgain's Organic Plant Based Protein Powder

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Orgain’s Organic Protein Powder is perfect for protein shakes post-workout or a busy day at work, as it works great as a meal replacement! It has 21 grams of organic protein, 5 grams of fiber and carbs per serving. This vegan protein powder is a formula with no artificial additives such as flavors, colors or preservation agents, and on top of all that, it’s non-GMO, and soy and gluten free! It’s great in smoothies and tastes slightly sweet.

8. Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Protein & Greens

 

Vega Protein and Greens Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein Powder

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This is a classic one that you will see pretty much in every health store. The Vega Protein & Greens is a vegan protein shake flavored with vanilla and goes great in smoothies. With 20 grams of proteins per serving, it is plenty to keep you running or working out as long as you need to. If you have a hard time supplementing your diet with greens, this plant-based protein powder has two whole servings of greens, so you don’t have to worry about eating your spinach anymore.

9. Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Sport Premium Protein

Vega Sport Vanilla Flavored Vegan Protein Powder

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Another one from Vega (and be ready, the next few ones are from Vega too!), This Sport Premium Vegan Protein powder is made specifically for active people who look to build muscle, or bulk, and allows for faster muscle recovery post-workout. This mixed protein from pea, alfalfa, pumpkin and sunflower seeds is the ultimate vegan protein powder. Comes in different flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, mocha and berry!

10. Vega’s Protein & Energy Cold Brew Coffee

Vega's Protein Energy Cold Brew Coffee Flavored Vegan Protein Powder

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This vegan protein powder from Vega has a little extra kick from MCT oil extracted from coconut, the additive commonly added to bulletproof coffees, and a healthy dose of caffeine from real cold brew coffee. Every single ingredient is plant-based, and is sure to keep you up on your feet during long work days and extreme workouts. Vega Protein & Energy comes in four different flavors, including Cold Brew Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla and Matcha Latte.

11. Vega’s Vanilla Flavored Essentials Shake

 

Vega Essentials Shake Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder

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This is more of a nutritional shake powder than a simple protein powder, as it contains much more supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, and portions of vegetables and greens. This daily nutrition supplement has no sugar added, is gluten-free, Non-GMO, and comes in three flavors, which are vanilla, chocolate and mocha. Goes great in smoothies with fruits to act as a meal replacement.

12. Sunwarrior’s Vanilla Flavored Warrior Blend with Peas & Hemp

Sunwarrior's Warrior Blend Plant Based Pea and Hemp Vegan Protein Powder

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This vegan protein warrior blend from Sunwarrior combines the best of each and every single ingredient that it contains. It has no sugar added, it’s soy and gluten free, and is nutrient dense. Each serving contains a complete amino-acid profile with high levels of Glutamine, Arginine, Lysine, you name it! The perfect vegan protein powder for muscle-building workouts and post-workout recovery.

13. NAKED Nutrition’s Yellow Pea Protein Isolate

 

Naked Nutrition Plant Based Pea Protein Powder Isolate

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Naked Pea is not afraid of anything, as it doesn’t hide a single thing about itself. It contains a single ingredient, 100% premium yellow pea protein, and has a whopping 27 grams of protein. It’s vegan and the company has environmentally-friendly farming practices. It does not contain a single additive, yet has so much flavor. Make sure to add it to your daily smoothies, with healthy servings of greens and fruits, and you will have tons of energy for your workouts or simply to keep your vegan protein intake high.