The Health Beat’s Recommendation For Best Plant-Based Protein Products

When choosing a plant-based protein powder, pea protein or sprouted brown rice are going to provide the highest branch chain amino acids, while hemp will also provide a good amino acid profile along with other unique compounds. Avoid ground flax seed that has been milled into a powder due to rancidity issues.

Pure Food Plant Based Protein Raw Cacao

Why it’s our favorite…

Pure Food Plant Based Protein has 20 grams of protein from organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic pea protein, and organic hemp protein. This product is also higher in sodium (258mg), making it a good choice after sweat loss.

  • 20 grams of sprouted brown rice, pea and hemp protein
  • Good taste, a rarity among plant-based protein powders
  • Contains probiotics, mesquite powder, and raw cacao

Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins

Why it’s our favorite…

This product is made in Canada and uses fermented plant pea and brown rice protein powder. It also includes a fermented blend of hemp seed, quinoa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, spirulina and alfalfa protein.

  • Fermented pea protein and brown rice protein for optimal digestion
  • Spirulina and alfalfa protein
  • Sweetened with stevia and Lo Hand Guo

Dr. Mercola Vegan Protein Powder

Why it’s our favorite…

Mercola’s plant protein uses pea protein, hemp, chia, chlorella, and potato. We like that this product also uses acacia, inulin (prebiotic), bamboo and apple for fiber to maintain blood sugar levels.

  • Protein from pea, hemp, chia, chlorella and potato
  • Enzymes are also added to improve digestion
  • Stevia and Lo Han Guo are used to sweeten it.

Sunwarrior Warrior Raw Protein Blend

Why it’s our favorite…

This product has 17 grams of protein from organic pea, hemp, and goji berry. The taste of this one is more geared to those who are used to the taste of plant protein powders.

  • 18 grams of protein from organic pea, hemp and goji berries
  • Sweetened with stevia
  • Contains whole ground coconut for healthy fat

Garden of Life RawFit Organic

 Why it’s our favorite…

This formula formulated for athletes doing heavy training. It has 28 grams of sprouted protein, 6 grams of fiber, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 120mcg of chromium, 350mg of magnesium and 1,000IU of vitamin D. It has a bonus of the adaptogen ashwagandha, enzymes and two strains of probiotics.

  • High protein formula for athletes
  • 350mg of magnesium
  • Contains the adaptogen ashwagandha