Note to our readership: There have been numerous comments on this article indicating illnesses that people have encountered after consuming this product. We, ourselves, did not experience this issue, and it seems that the problem does not affect everyone. However, in good conscience, we cannot recommend these products with so many of you commenting that you are having problems. The Vega Corporation has commented on this issue as well (see below.) If you have gotten ill after trying the Vega product, please contact Victoria[at]sequelnaturals[dot]com. They are working to identify the problem.
As an alternative, here are five other vegan protein powders:
Image Brand Planet Fusion Garden of Life Sunwarrior Lifetime Nutribiotic Feature Contains 3.4g of L-glutamine
Is low in fat and has only 4g of carbs per serving
Contains 21-22g of protein to support lean body mass
Provides raw organic sprouted protein and live probiotics and enzymes
Excellent source of protein
Good for those on low carbohydrate diets
Good for those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey, soy and other protein sources
Supports digestive health and function with live probiotics and protein-digesting enzymes
Gluten free soy free dairy free hypo allergenic non GMO Easy-to-digest, energy-boosting protein
Rich in omega 3-6-9 essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
A balanced, complete source of vegan protein
Does not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives
Rating Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Link More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info
Recently we had the opportunity to try some of the Vega line of products. Specifically, we tried the Whole Food Health Optimizer, the Whole Food Smoothie Infusion, and the Antioxidant EFA (essential fatty acid) Oil Blend.
The Whole Food Smoothie Infusion is a high quality protein powder that also provides fiber and Omega 3 EFAs. I added it to my morning shake, in place of the protein powder I usually use. It had a pleasant taste and the added benefit of the fiber and EFAs which I wasn't getting in the hemp powder I've been using. So, as soon as I finish my stash, this is my new protein powder.
The Whole Food Smoothie Infusion is a great product to take on the road with you. All you need to do is add water and you have a vegan meal replacement. Personally, I thought they were a bit on the sweet side, but Jane loved them. She especially liked the chai flavor blended with ice to make a nice summer concoction. You can also add the smoothie infusion to the fruit based smoothie of your choice. They also provide you with a few recipes.
The Antioxidant EFA Oil blend makes a good salad dressing. We found it to have a slightly nutty taste which is a nice change from the extra virgin olive oil Jane usually uses.
Overall, we feel these are high quality products that are a welcome addition to our pantry.