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November 24, 2012 12:58 PM
The best vegetarian, non-soy protein powder (preferably w/out sugar-substitutes) I have found is Plant Fusion (http://plantfusion.net/chocolate.html). Don't bother with any flavor other than chocolate. Seriously. Don't. But it's quite pricey. Anyone have any alternative suggestions?
November 24, 2012 1:08 PM
I'm a big fan of the Spiru-tein Gold line. Their main line of powders is really good and has a lot of flavors, but the Gold line is soy, gluten and sugar free. I mainly use the vanilla, but there is also chocolate, banana berry, chocolate cherry, strawberry and tropical fruit. There is no soy or whey, so the protein comes from chia, rice, pea and flax. Plus, it has spirulina and most of your other essential vitamins. They aren't quite as high in protein as non-vegan powders, but I usually add some PB2 or other protein sources with it.

Jocelyn
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November 24, 2012 1:08 PM
nobody? :-(
November 24, 2012 1:09 PM
aww- thanks JOCMW!! :-)
November 24, 2012 1:12 PM
Pea protein is pretty good. It is (as the name suggests) legume-based. It's vegan, soy free, dairy free, gluten free. I've only ever had the chocolate version.
Edited by Nerdy_Rose On November 24, 2012 1:12 PM
November 24, 2012 1:13 PM
Here's the link to the gold line: http://www.naturesplus.com/products/pdf/45297.pdf
November 24, 2012 1:16 PM
I recently purchased this online http://www.uproar.org.au/uproar-shop/#health (the Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Protein Powder), but it haven't tried it before and shall let you know if you'd like?

:D
November 24, 2012 1:19 PM
PurePea is good
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November 24, 2012 1:22 PM
I like Raw Protein by Garden of Life.

It has (all organic) brown rice sprout, amaranth sprout, quinoa sprout, millet sprout, buckwheat sprout, garbanzo bean sprout, lentil sprout, adzuki bean sprout, flax seed sprout, sunflower seed sprout, pumpkin seed sprout, chia seed sprout, sesame seed sprout. I find it much easier to digest than the soy and pea proteins I've tried.
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November 24, 2012 3:47 PM
I use a pea protein powder. Admittedly I am in Australia but the brand is rich in health. I have the vanilla so I can put it in shakes or pancakes or other reciepes but the strawberry and chocolate are nice too.
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November 24, 2012 3:53 PM
I like Vega Sport, vanilla flavour! It's a mixture of pea, hemp, alfalfa, and a couple of other proteins. http://vegasport.com/en/recover/performance-protein
November 24, 2012 4:27 PM
garden of life raw protein powder!! i had chocolate and i loved it. reasonably priced, free of everything.. doesn't get much better :)
November 24, 2012 4:33 PM
Sunwarrior "Warrior Blend"
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November 24, 2012 4:35 PM
I only purchase the NutriBiotic rice proteins. It doesn't have soy, no pea, and no chlorella and whatever else in Vega that tore my stomach to bits.

I like the Berry the best, but I buy chocolate and vanilla. Then I add Amazing Grass Chocolate for my wheat grass (gluten free!) and barley plus others. Good luck!
November 24, 2012 4:36 PM
I use Jay Robb's Whey protein powder (unflavored).
November 24, 2012 4:37 PM
I'm not sure if this is legal in your country but this is what I used for quite a while - it doesn't mix super well (you have to blend it rather than just hand shake) but it's good with baking as well. It's made from ground up hemp seeds which doesn't actually dissolve. (to be honest, I'm so hungry all the time that I don't really care lol)

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder - Hemp Protein Powder

It is official Vegan I believe.
Edited by orangelobster On November 24, 2012 4:38 PM
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November 24, 2012 4:38 PM
Garden of Life Raw Protein is my favorite brand.
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November 24, 2012 4:48 PM
I use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro70 Protein powder. I drink it at least 5 times per week. When I first tried it, it was the WORST tasting stuff on earth, now I love it--it's non flavored...BUT because I mix it with a ton of stuff and it now tastes like a yummy real chocolate shake. Here's what I use:

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder - Hemp Pro 70, 4 Tbsp
Amazing Grace Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, & Alfalfa Whole Food Drink Powder, Gluten Free - Green Supplement, 1 gm scoop
Trader Joe's - Blueberries- Wild, Organic-Frozen, 0.25 Cup
So Delicious - Coconut Milk Icecream Vanilla Bean, 1/4 cup
Trader Joe's - Frozen Mango Chunks , 3 pieces (140g)
Trader Joe's Fancy Berry Medley (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) - Frozen Fruit, 3/8 cup (140 gm)
Trader Joe"S Rice Drink Vanilla - Rice Milk, 0.25 cup
Good Karma - Flax Milk (Vanilla), 0.25 cup

If this is too thick for you, you can add a wee bit of water to the mix

This is 298 cals and sooooo utterly yummy too.
Edited by NewLIFEstyle4ME On November 24, 2012 4:56 PM
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November 24, 2012 5:33 PM
I really like brown rice protein powder. Pea and soy can cause flatulance (not fun for anybody) I have the Nutribiotic Rice Protein Powder, chocolate flavor of course! The only thing is that it is not sweetened but I add stevia to it. And it wasn't too pricey if I recall correctly
November 24, 2012 5:33 PM
Love that protein powder! but I make it a treat because it's a little pricey
November 24, 2012 5:37 PM
My favorite vegetarian (not vegan though) protein powder is the vanilla egg white protein by Jay Robb. By far my favorite!
November 24, 2012 5:41 PM
www.truenutrition.com has customizable protein powders - I do 75% gemma pea and 25% brown rice proteins. The cake batter flavor is my favorite - and completely vegan!
November 24, 2012 6:10 PM
QUOTE:

I recently purchased this online http://www.uproar.org.au/uproar-shop/#health (the Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Protein Powder), but it haven't tried it before and shall let you know if you'd like?

:D


The Sun Warrior protein seems to have a decent BCAA profile, but has a great protein / cal ratio of 15/70 (21.4%). BUT it's MORE expensive than the plant fusion protein I'm using now at about $55 / 2 lbs. :-(
November 24, 2012 8:54 PM
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garden of life raw protein powder!! i had chocolate and i loved it. reasonably priced, free of everything.. doesn't get much better :)


This looks good (http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Protein.aspx), and is about $31 for 2 lbs. The down side is the presumably not very good BCAA profile (not listed)
November 24, 2012 8:58 PM
QUOTE:

I use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro70 Protein powder. I drink it at least 5 times per week. When I first tried it, it was the WORST tasting stuff on earth, now I love it--it's non flavored...BUT because I mix it with a ton of stuff and it now tastes like a yummy real chocolate shake. Here's what I use:

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder - Hemp Pro 70, 4 Tbsp
Amazing Grace Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, & Alfalfa Whole Food Drink Powder, Gluten Free - Green Supplement, 1 gm scoop
Trader Joe's - Blueberries- Wild, Organic-Frozen, 0.25 Cup
So Delicious - Coconut Milk Icecream Vanilla Bean, 1/4 cup
Trader Joe's - Frozen Mango Chunks , 3 pieces (140g)
Trader Joe's Fancy Berry Medley (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) - Frozen Fruit, 3/8 cup (140 gm)
Trader Joe"S Rice Drink Vanilla - Rice Milk, 0.25 cup
Good Karma - Flax Milk (Vanilla), 0.25 cup

If this is too thick for you, you can add a wee bit of water to the mix

This is 298 cals and sooooo utterly yummy too.


The protein alone has a decent ratio of protein to calories: 20/140 = 14%. It is $30 for 16 oz, only 15 servings. There is no BCAA info .

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