Picking The Perfect Protein Powder

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Picking The Perfect Protein Powder

If you’ve read our post “How Much Protein Is Enough” you already know that protein deficiencies are very rare, (even for vegans) as plenty of protein is readily available if you are eating a balanced diet.

However, a high quality protein powder can be a great supplement to include in your diet especially if you exercise, you have food sensitivities, or maybe you are having a really hectic morning that meant you didn’t have time for breakfast. (We’ve been there.)

The most widely available protein powders are made from either whey or casein, both of which come from dairy. But luckily for plant-based eaters, there are many vegan options available to choose from.

At Good Clean Food, the search for the perfect protein powder is always ongoing. Our favorites are a mixture of different plant-based proteins, such as brown rice, pea, hemp, chia seeds, flax seeds, and quinoa. Combining varieties of protein creates a powder that has all the essential amino acids and plenty of protein to boot. And of course taste, texture and quality of ingredients (organic + non-GMO) is of utmost importance.

Here are current favorites and links to purchase. We highly recommend all of these products!

Sunwarrior Protein, Vanilla

Protein Base: Fermented Yellow Peas, Gogi Berries, Hemp Seeds, Coconut

Grams of protein per serving: 24 g

Ka’Chava Chocolate

Protein Base: Sacha Inchi (A seed from Peru) Yellow Pea, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Amarynth, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Coconut

Other Ingredients We Love: Maca Root, Camu Camu, Maqui Berry, Chlorella, Acai Berry, Kale…And More!

Grams of protein per serving: 25 g

Four Sigmatic Chocolate Protein:

Protein Base: Peas, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds,

Other Ingredients We love: Reishi, Lions Mane, Chaga and Cordyceps Mushrooms + Aswhagandha

Grams of protein per serving: 18 g

Looking for a clean, delicious, high protein smoothie recipe? Try our Blueberry Beauty Smoothie made with Sunwarrior Protein.