So, knowing that I was going to try and be around 80% raw and also knowing that I was going to pick weight lifting back up with my personal trainer, I had to find some good raw vegan protein powders. Below are my two favorites. Just in case you are in the market for a good raw protein powder, I listed the benefits and disadvantages of each. I like the Sunwarrior way better, but both are good.
Veglife’s Peaceful Planet Hunza Meal Raw Foods Smoothie
Is more than just protein with tons of freeze-dried fruits and veggies
Works as a meal replacement drink
$1.74/serving on Lucky Vitamin
Has a weird fake berry sugary taste
Isn’t good just mixed with water
Can’t double as a dessert (ties into taste problem)
The Breakdown per Serving:
Ingredients: Sprouted Brown Rice (hexane-free and naturally processed with enzymes), SuperGrains (Buckwheat and Millet), Legumes (Lentil, Mung Bean, Chickpea, Fenugreek Seed, Alfalfa Seed), OmegaSeeds (Sunflower, Flax, Pumpkin), Cruciferous Vegetables (Daikon Radish, Broccoli, Cabbage), Flax Meal, Almond Meal, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Apricot Kernel Meal, Hunza Valley Veggies ‘n Green (Organic Alfalfa, Beet Juice, Beet Root, Vegetable Blend [Broccoli, Broccoli Sprout Extract, Tomato, Carrot, Spinach, Kale, Brussel Sprouts and Onion Extract], Organic Nettle, Sweet Potato, Organic Barley Grass Juice, Thyme and Peppermint), Himalayan Mountain Fruits(Berry Blend [Wild Blueberry (fruit extract), Grape (seed extract), Raspberry (seed extract), Cranberry, Prune, Tart Cherry, Wild Bilberry Extract, Strawberry], Freeze-Dried Strawberry, Wolfberry [Goji], Amla berry [Indian Gooseberry], Apricot and Fig.), Cold-dried Crabapple powder, Freeze-Dried Wildberry Blend [Wild Bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), Wild Lingonberry, Black Currant, Aronia Juice (Chokeberry), Concord Grape Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Tart Cherry Juice, Wild Blueberry, Wild Cranberry Juice, Wild Elderberry, Red Raspberry and Black Raspberry], Natural Berry Flavors with other natural flavors and juice concentrate (Raspberry, Blackberry, Summer Berries), Rice Starch, Acacia, Maltodextrin, Guar Gum, Lecithin (soy), Citric Acid, Lo Han Guo (Longevity Fruit), Himalayan Trace Minerals Blend (Horsetail Herb, 72 Trace Minerals Concentrate, Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt), Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, FOS (fructooligosaccharides), Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Vegan Plantcreatin Enzymes (Lipase, Amylase, Protease).
Sunwarrior’s Raw Vegan Protein
Tastes AMAZING – either in water or with peanut butter and banana for a sort of ‘milkshake.’ This also means it’s not only an after workout shake but an awesome dessert.
Only 5 ingredients (less is more)
High protein, low calorie and low fat (it’s actually 85% protein!)
$1.33/serving from Good Earth
Can’t be used as a meal replacement drink
The Breakdown per Serving:
Ingredients:Whole brown rice protein, cocoa, pectin, xanathan gum, stevia.