Looking for the best vegan protein powders on the market in 2024? As someone who gets 57g of protein in *just* my first meal of the day via one very loaded smoothie (recipe below), trust me when I say that I take my plant-based protein powders very seriously – and I’ve got the list to show for it.
Choosing the best vegan protein powder for your nutritional and lifestyle needs can feel overwhelming given the sheer number of them on the market – I’ve been there! We of course want the protein content to be high, but nutrient quality, texture, and taste are also essential factors. I’ve tasted tested and compared nutritional value and taste-factor of many, many options out there, and have settled on the below list for what I feel are the best plant-based protein powders on the market.
Bonus content: make sure you scroll to the bottom of this article for my go-to smoothie recipe that boasts a whopping 57g of plant-powered protein!
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The Best Vegan Protein Powders in 2024
Most Protein-Rich and Nutrient-Dense – Sprout Living (Code VEGANANJ20 for 20% discount)
Most Sustainable – Earthchimp (Code VEGANANJ for 10% discount)
Best Quality for the Price – Orgain (get 20% off your first order with e-mail sign-up)
Most Accessible – Tone it Up (Get 10% off your order with code TONEITUP10)
Alright, let’s get into my list of the best vegan protein powders!
Sprout Living Epic Protein (Original Unflavored – 26g protein per serving)
Why it’s great: I’ve been a fan of Sprout Living for a couple of years now and for several reasons: not only does their Epic Protein (Original formula, pictured above) pack the some of highest protein per serving I’ve encountered at 26g, but the ingredient quality and nutrient variety is truly exceptional. Their organic protein is made up of yellow peas, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, sacha inchi, and cranberry seed (all of which contain the 9 essential amino acids), as well as Jerusalem artichoke which is packed with gut-loving prebiotics. I love Sprout Living’s products because they’re a plant-based protein powder and superfood supplement all rolled into one. Plus they’re third-party tested so you know you’re consuming a safe, high-quality product – which is particularly important for me, as someone that consumes protein powder almost daily.
Taste: 10/10. Really. The Original Unsweetened flavor is neutral but slightly sweet, and complements the flavors of whatever you’re mixing it into – from smoothies, to baked goods, to oatmeal, or just water! If you like protein powders with more of a distinct flavor, I also absolutely love their Vanilla Lucuma, Pro Collagen (this one has a delicious raspberry flavor), Chocolate Maca, Green Kingdom, and Matcha, as well. You really can’t go wrong with any of their flavors – I have yet to try one that isn’t delicious.
Cost: $32.95 for a 2-.lb. bag or $28 (15% off) when you subscribe, plus – get 20% off your Sprout Living order with code VEGANANJ20!
Earthchimp (Plain/Unsweetened – 21g protein per serving)
Why it’s great: I often seek out brands that are doing better by the planet through intentional sustainability practices, and Earthchimp is a company that’s doing just that. With every purchase a tree is planted through the Eden Reforestation Project, and 10% of their packaging costs are allocated towards ocean cleanups. You can also opt-out of receiving the plastic scoop, which is a brilliant way to reduce plastic waste. In addition to their admirable sustainability practices, Earthchimp is an objectively great protein powder when it comes to ingredient quality. Their organic protein blend is comprised of peas, pumpkin, coconut, and sunflower, and they also have healthy ingredients like dates, flax seeds, probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Taste: I’ve now tried Earthchimp’s Plain/Unsweetened, Vanilla, and Chocolate flavors, and have really enjoyed them all; I’m just slightly more partial to the Plain flavor because it’s more neutral and goes well in any smoothie I’m making.
Cost: $39.99 for a 2-lb. bag; get 10% off your Earthchimp order with code VEGANANJ.
Orgain (21g protein per serving for Organic Protein, 30g for Sport Protein)
Why it’s great: Orgain’s been on the market for some time now and has remained a top-choice for many as one of the best vegan protein powders out there. It’s organic, high-protein, and antioxidant- and prebiotic-rich. While I prefer their unsweetened ‘Organic Protein,’ they also offer a ‘Sport Protein’ that has 30g of protein – the most I’ve found among organic plant-based protein powder brands.
Taste: Orgain’s protein powders aren’t gritty, but you taste the pea protein a bit. This doesn’t bother me, personally, but I know that some people don’t want to taste it at all. They also have other fun flavors like Strawberries & Cream, Fruity Cereal, Oatmilk Chocolate, Creamy Chocolate Fudge, Churro Caramel Swirl, Honeycrisp Apple, Iced Coffee and more.
Cost: $37.99 for a 1.59 lb. canister. Get 25% off your first subscription order and 10% off each subsequent subscription order of any Orgain protein powder!
Tone it Up (15g protein per serving in Unsweetened Vanilla)
Why it’s great: Tone It Up is an awesome female-founded brand that’s made “for women, by women,” and their protein powders are sold in retailers throughout the country. I love supporting women-owned, accessible food brands, and Tone it Up easily checks both of those boxes. Their protein powders are also very good; while they’re not organic, the powders are non-GMO, low-calorie, and have very simple ingredients.
Taste: The Unsweetened Vanilla is my favorite Tone It Up flavor – it’s a tasty vanilla flavor that doesn’t taste artificial. They also offer other tasty flavors like Vanilla Protein + Greens, Strawberry Banana, and Chocolate.
Cost: $29.99 for a 14.3 oz. canister; $24.29 with subscription. Get 10% off your order with code TONEITUP10!
Did I Miss Any of the Best Vegan Protein Powders?
Have you tried and loved any other awesome plant-based protein powders? If so, please drop me a line in the comments section if there are any others I should check out! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out my handy post on 101+ vegan grocery list items to try today.
As promised, I’m also including my ultra high-protein plant-based smoothie recipe just below. Let me know how you like it and if there any fun add-ons you made to the recipe. Cheers!