As vegans, we need to be careful when it comes to protein powders as non-vegan ingredients like milk-derived whey are frequently used. But you'll have no trouble finding some of the best vegan protein powders for lots of different nutritional needs at Target...
Keep scrolling to found the 10 that you need to check out...
Best Vegan Protein Powders at Target
1. Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Superfood
Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together? This protein supplement is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals from organic wheat grass, spinach, spirulina and B12-rich chlorella. Despite all the greens, it doesn't actually taste like a green drink in a fruit smoothie or shake. If you love peanut butter and find that you just aren't going to have enough time to eat all the fruits and veggies you should throughout the day, this powder will give you two servings in a single scoop.
2. Navitas Organic Hemp Powder
Hemp is truly amazing stuff. It's kind to the environment, vegan and a robust source of antioxidants, fiber, essential minerals and protein. In fact, it's a complete protein, and one scoop of Navitas Organic Hemp Powder is good for 13 grams. There's nothing but powderized hemp in it, so it's unflavored, totally plant-based, clean and simple (and completely THC-free).
3. Vega Protein & Greens Berry Protein Powder
This is a good one for smoothies. It's mostly pea protein sweetened with stevia and natural flavors. In case you're wanting more vitamin K in your diet, it delivers 80 percent of your RDA plus 25 percent of vitamin A and 10 percent of vitamin C levels. Throw some into your vegan coconut yogurt for a berry boost of protein.
4. Garden of Life Organic Fit Vanilla Protein Powder
If chalky vegan protein powders have haunted you in the past, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that this one is smooth and silky mixed into your nut milk. It provides a heavy dose of hunger-curbing protein with pea and sprouted brown rice proteins and wholesome plant foods like chia seeds, flax and bean sprouts. If you're looking to keep your energy up and even out blood sugar levels, Garden of Life claims that Vanilla Organic Fit Shake is designed to do just that with decaffeinated green coffee beans, cinnamon and raw food chromium.
5. Olly Salted Caramel Chocolate Slim Protein Smoothie
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Salted Caramel Chocolate sounds suspiciously like dessert, but this protein powder is a fitness staple made from pea protein, flax and fruit and veggie extracts. It does contain cane sugar, though Olly tries to limit that by cutting it with stevia. The result is a low-sugar protein supplement with a host of vitamins and minerals along with prebiotic cassava root fiber to promote healthy gut bacteria.
6. Tone It Up Organic Coconut Plant Based Protein
Tone It Up Coconut is part pea protein and part organic pumpkin seed with few added ingredients. It'll supply 15 grams of protein and 15 percent of your RDA of iron with absolutely no sugar. It's unsweetened, so you don't have to worry about making your protein shakes and smoothies too sugary-tasting.
7. Nutiva Hi-Fiber Hemp Protein
Just fiber-rich organic hemp protein powder in here. In addition to 11 grams of protein, you'll get plenty of iron, magnesium and essential fatty acids in a serving. It's also non-GMO and allergy-friendly. Vegans who just want the plant protein without any flavors or extras can go for Nutiva Hemp Protein.
8. Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge Organic Protein
There aren't too many complaints about this protein powder. Creamy Chocolate Fudge seems to be the way to go. Like so many vegan protein powders, it's fueled with pea protein in addition to brown rice and chia seed proteins. It blends up well with fruits, veggies and vegan dairy products without leaving any gritty residue.
9. Designer Protein Madagascar Vanilla Essential 10 Meal Replacement
Certified vegan with 22 grams of protein in two scoops, Designer Protein Essential 10 Meal Replacement takes pea and sprouted brown rice proteins and adds a ton of fruit and vegetable extracts, including kale, strawberry, mango, coffee berry and spinach. If low vitamin C is an issue for you, this stuff gives you 100% of your RDA. It also packs in some prebiotic fiber and digestive enzymes to increase your digestive efficiency. You don't necessarily have to use it as a meal replacement, but if you do, you'll be getting plenty of nutrition from it.
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