Nowadays, people are looking for non-dairy alternatives to replace their current whey protein. Plant-based proteins are great for everyone, but especially great for those who are vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, or simply trying to eliminate dairy from their diet. Research shows that plant-based proteins are lower in calories and fat than animal proteins. Also, plant-based protein is higher in fiber. Therefore, switching to a plant-based protein will help you reduce your caloric intake and increase your nutrient profile.
If you are interested in switching to a plant-based protein, I have the scoop on the best one to try! Over the years (well, the last 5), I have tried a variety of different plant-based protein and I have finally found the one that I like the best. Personally, I enjoy a protein that tastes well when mixed with water, one that’s low in carbs, and one that mixes well in general.
Orgain-doesn’t taste well when mixed with water; higher in carbs; used for smoothies so it wouldn’t go to waste
Vega Sport-not a great taste when mixed with water; great carb to protein ratio; great with blended smoothies
OrganIQ Eats-doesn’t taste great when mixed with only water; higher in carbs; great with blended smoothies
Sunwarrior Protein (Warrior Blend)-tastes ok…tolerable when mixed with water; great protein to carb ratio; great with blended smoothies
Vedge nutrition-doesn’t taste well when mixed with water; chalky; received as a free sample so I didn’t have to use it up with blended smoothies 🙂
Planta Protein-mixes well with just water; tastes great with just water; most flavors mix well. Favorite flavors (in order)-Chocolate caramel candy bar (like a twix), Banana Maple French Toast, Peanut Butter Banana, & Peanut Butter Cup. I have tried Sprinkle Cupcake and Blueberry Scone and I was not a fan of either flavor profile.
If you have tried any of the proteins mentioned, have any other recommendations, or if you give Planta Protein a try, please let me know!