So I recently compared the three most popular plant-based protein powders to see which one was the best.
I compared price, quality and content. And there is definitely a winner.
Note: This is completely unbiased. I am not being paid to endorse any product over the others.
I didn’t mention taste in the video, because taste is subjective.
As far as taste and texture goes, don’t expect a Wendy’s Frosty.
Vega and Sunwarrior taste a little better than Garden of Life, but I suspect it’s because they have less ingredients and more sweetener in them. Quality is much more important than taste for me. I’ve grown very accustomed to drinking strange tasting health concoctions over the last 9 years and none of these even registered on my funk scale.
Also the taste really only matters if you are drinking it straight. I always mix them into to smoothies with lots of other ingredients like berries, bananas, etc. In that context it’s really hard to tell any of them apart.
And just to be clear, I’m not making the claim that “the winner” is the best plant-based protein ever created in the history of humankind, only that it’s better than the other two for a variety of reasons which I state in the video.
What to look for in a high quality plant-based protein powder:
-Is it Raw?
-Is it Organic?
-Is it Non-GMO?
-Is it made from whole food ingredients? (no isolates).
-Is it Gluten-free?
-Is it Soy-free? (Fermented soy like Natto is ok)
-Is it sweetened naturally? (Stevia is ideal)
-Added Probiotics and Enzymes are a plus too.
-And finally calculate the cost per ounce, not per serving.
If you know of any other plant-based protein powders that meet those high standards,
please share them in the comments section.
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