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Suggestions for vegan protein powder?

Submitted by edmund_the_destroyer in Vegan

I supplement my regular eating with protein powder, and I'd like to switch to vegan options. I tried Orgain brand, but the consistency is unpleasant - it's fine if I mix it with some peanut butter, but for convenience I prefer to stir my protein powder into water. The Orgain vegan protein powder mixed with water had an oddly gritty consistency that made me feel like I was choking while I drank. Again there is nothing wrong with the flavor, just the consistency.

Can anyone suggest an alternative brand to try next?

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TheRaddleMe wrote

Veggie Elite/ MRM is not bad. If you have a blender, the best is to blend any powder with water (or some plant milk) and something like spinach and then you won't even notice the texture.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Thanks. I'm working through the Pure Protein but I won't buy it again. I will pick up the Veggie Elite next.

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TheRaddleMe wrote

OK sorry to dig this back up, but also try hemp hearts if you have a blender. You can add like 30-50g protein to a smoothie easily and if you buy them online it might even be more cost effective than buying protein powder.

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malifica wrote

While I am not aware of OP's specific situation, MOST people do not need protein powder on a vegan diet.

If OP is asking this question, they probably have reasons for it. However, most people in fact consume excessive protein (which is a health issue).

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote (edited )

The fitness industry is forehead-deep in misinformation, so I'm fully aware I could be spouting nonsense. But I follow a moderately strenuous calisthenic routine most days, and my understanding is that:

a.) Exercisers and especially people frequently working their muscles to fatigue need high protein intakes to repair and build up muscles. Recommendations range from 1 gram per day per kg of lean body mass all of the way up to 1 gram per day per pound of lean body mass.

b.) High protein meals provide more satiety for the same amount of calories than meals with comparatively higher levels of fats or carbohydrates (simple or complex). I'm morbidly obese, and I find it easiest to control my total calorie intake by incorporating 150 calories from some kind of protein powder mixed with water once or twice a day in addition to my other regular meals. Other snacks or drinks or simply drinking water alone leave my appetite higher.

It would be a wonderful truth for everyone that abhors the slaughter of animals for human food if it turns out our species' protein needs are modest. But I'm not aware of evidence along those lines. (Edit: To clarify, I've read the claim that our protein requirements are modest in many pro-vegetarian and pro-vegan publications. But I have never seen evidence to back it up or any athletic or muscular person making the claim they built their fitness on a low protein diet.)

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ThisGuyIsAProblem wrote

I like (Ancient Nutrition) Bone Broth Protein Chocolate
Probably not vegan
But most bones are gone to waste, so it's not causing the death of any animals, only reducing the amount of needless waste at the slaughterhouses

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I appreciate the suggestion but I was hoping to go vegan. I will consider it, it's definitely an improvement over the whey-based stuff I've been using.

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malifica wrote

The "roadkill" practically NEVER stands for justifying animal product consumption. You're still adding on to their profits (as well as normalizing it in your subconscious). Don't consume animal products if you're vegan. <3