Nine Of The Best Vegan Protein Powders

Protecting the planet and powering your performance can now go hand-in-hand with the best vegan protein powders…

A few years ago, those following a vegan diet had to endure slim pickings where protein powders were concerned. But plant-based protein powders have come along way in a short space of time and most can now go toe-to-toe with their whey protein counterparts in terms of their post-workout appeal and recovery credentials.

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These are the best vegan protein powders

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

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Vivo Sport Perform

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£27.99 for 500g / vivolife.co.uk

In the past, plant-based protein suffered one fatal flaw: it tasted like the soil it came from. Thankfully, the vegan protein market has come a long way in a short time and now the best products match the whey-based alternatives for taste as well as content.

Leading the charge is Vivolife, with its range of genuinely tasty products and, in particular, its Vivo Sport Perform.

A scan of the ingredients list is unlikely to get your tummy rumbling (“Mmm bio-fermented yellow pea protein”) but the end result not only tastes great, it contains an impressive 25g of protein, plus 6g of plant-based BCAA and a Springling of pink Himalayan salt for good measure. We’re big fans of the Salted Maca Caramel and Banana & Cinnamon flavours, both of which weigh in at less than 140kcals per scoop.

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Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder

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£16.99 for 500g / bulk.com

Packing 23g of mixed plant protein, this easy-to-mix powder tastes great – with nine flavors available – and comes relatively cheap.

The protein comes from a blend of pea, brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin and flaxseed for a complete amino acid profile, and digestive enzymes are added to the mix to help your body break it all down.

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein (Functional Flavors)

£22.99 for 500g / nuzest.co.uk

Nuzest’s Functional Flavors range packs a punch without any hidden horrors. There’s not an artificial flavor, thickener or conservative in sight, and each option – Chai Turmeric; Coffee, Coconut & MCTs; and Vanilla Matcha – not only provides 19g of high-quality protein, but also an array of vitamins and minerals picked with sports performance in mind.

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

Bio Synergy Lean & Green

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£34.99 for 908g / bio-synergy.uk

The Lean & Green unique formula from Bio-Synergy packs in 22g protein per 30g serving, with no sugar and just 2.3g fat.

Developed from high-quality natural ingredients, including pea protein isolate and brown rice protein. Lean & Green is also free from soya and hemp, and comes with added L-glutamine to complete the full house of amino acids.

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

MyVegan Vegan Protein Blend

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£16.99 for 500g / myvegan.com

It’s the go-to brand for many people’s sports nutrition needs, and now MyProtein has moved into the plant-based sphere with its sister company MyVegan.

What you get is a product that mixes well and tastes great, plus the knowledge that what you’re consuming has been created by a bona fide big hitter in the protein world. One serving provides 24g of all-natural pea and fava bean protein.

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

Pulsin Pea Protein

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£29.99 for 1kg / pulsin.co.uk

Unlike other powders on the list, Pulsin’s Pea Protein uses just one plant source: the humble pea. But don’t let that fool you, because this product still packs a decent 16g of complete protein per 20g serving.

That said, anyone with a sweet tooth struggled with the unflavored powder, but it does taste might be considerably better than other unflavored options out there. It also mixes well, so you don’t have to chew your way through it.

Vega Clean Protein packet

Vegan Clean Protein

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£29.99 for 525g / naturesthyme.co.uk

Pumpkin and alfalfa (a plant we definitely didn’t need to Google) get rare run-outs in this offering from Vega Clean – producer of vegan protein before it became cool.

As well as a hearty 25g dose of protein, each serving of Vega Clean Protein also contains pineapple, which contains an enzyme that helps the body digest protein more easily.

Healthspan Plant Protein packet

Healthspan All Blacks Plant Protein Vegan Blend

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£34.99 for 750g / healthspan.co.uk

Befitting a protein powder made for the All Blacks rugby team, Healthspan’s Plant Protein Vegan Blend has been formulated with Actazin, a protease enzyme sources from kiwi fruit to aid absorption.

It’s available in chocolate and vanilla flavor and packs 24g protein and 4.1g BCAAs per serving.

Best Vegan Protein Powders Men's Fitness UK

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Plant

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£29.99 for 684g / optimumnutrition.com

Optimum Nutrition, another major player in the protein market, has turned its attention to plant-based powders, and its Gold Standard 100% Plant provides not only 24g of complete protein, but also vitamin B12.

Primarily found in red meat, B12 provides energy and speeds up reactions in the body, and it’s something vegans need to keep on top off – this protein takes the stress out of doing just that.

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