Best Vegan Protein Powders (+ Giveaway!)

With dozens of plant-based protein powders on the market, where does one begin? VegNews editors tested some of today’s top brands, and here are our 10 favorites.


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There may be no better way to stick to that New Year’s resolution than by beginning your day with a healthy protein shake. But with so many varieties on the market, knowing which powder to include in your smoothie or almond milk can be daunting. Luckily, the VegNews staff sampled dozens of brands (and flavors) to determine which are the best for a new you. Here are our top 10 picks—and enter to win a jug of Vegan Pure (our Staff Pick) by telling us your favorite vegan breakfast by February 29 at 5pm PST!

Vegan Pure (Staff Pick!)
Flavor tested: Chocolate
Nutritional details: 16g protein, 0g sugar, 120 calories per serving (46g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, axseed, hemp, rice
Cost per serving: $2.22
 
Garden of Life
Flavor tested: Organic Plant Protein Smooth Coffee
Nutritional details: 15g protein, 1g sugar, 100 calories per serving (26g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, flaxseed, cranberry seed, baobab, moringa, chia, pumpkin
Cost per serving: $3
 
Healthforce
Flavor tested: Purity Protein Pure Vanilla
Nutritional details: 16g protein, 1g sugar, 83 calories per serving (25g)
Where it gets its protein: Brown rice, hemp
Cost per serving: $2.50
 
Plantfusion
Flavor tested: Phood Chocolate Caramel
Nutritional details: 18g protein, 1g sugar, 200 calories per serving (45g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, artichoke, amaranth, quinoa, algalin
Cost per serving: $3.35
 
Rockin’ Wellness
Flavor tested: Vanilla Mocha Swirl
Nutritional details: 4g protein, 6g sugar, 90 calories per serving (20g)
Where it gets its protein: Hemp, brown rice, chia, flaxseed
Cost per serving: $1.99
 
Sunwarrior
Flavor tested: Warrior Blend Chocolate
Nutritional details: 17g protein, 0g sugar, 100 calories per serving (25g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, cranberry, hemp
Cost per serving: $1.22
 
Vega
Flavor tested: Vega One Mocha
Nutritional details: 20g protein, 1g sugar, 160 calories per serving (42g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, axseed, hemp, sacha inchi
Cost per serving: $3.18
 
Vegansmart
Flavor tested: Chai
Nutritional details: 20g protein, 5g sugar, 160 calories per serving (43g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, hemp, chia, potato, chlorella
Cost per serving: $2.33
 
Yuve (Veggie Award Winner 2015!)
Flavor tested: Raw Chia Seeds & Cocoa
Nutritional details: 16g protein, 2g sugar, 155 calories per serving (40g)
Where it gets its protein: Pea, brown rice
Cost per serving: $3.33

Photo courtesy of Vega