What do I look for in a Vegan Protein Powder?
There are many important things to consider when selecting a vegan protein powder. Protein content is important, and a powder should contain around 25-30 grams of protein per serving. Your source should also provide a complete amino acid profile. Most plant sources on their own are not complete, but many products are already pre-blended to provide a complete source. If you wish, you can also find a complete source in soy or by blending protein powders such as pea and rice together.
While many will push the benefits of organic products or those that are gmo-free, recent research has shown that these products are often less desirable in that they can contain higher levels of contaminants.
Vegan protein powders often also include other beneficial additives such as vegetable blends and greens, digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals. These may also be advantageous, especially when using protein powder for meal replacement on a weight loss diet.