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I love a plant-based protein powder, but I don’t love the taste of dirt. Some of the vegan protein powders out there literally taste like they have dirt in them. I have done my research and testing to find the best vegan protein powders that don’t taste planty or dirty. These ones are actually creamy in texture and flavor, they blend well, and I love them. The first one is my top choice, and they go down from there. I talk all about how I use protein shakes to lose my baby weight, and if you choose a good protein powder, you can really aid your body in letting go of fat!
This protein powder is my absolute favorite vegan protein powder. I was a big fan of the IdealRaw for quite some time, until I stumbled upon this powder, and I found that is offers more protein for less calories, a complete amino acid profile and digestive enzymes. The digestive enzymes included in the protein powder really make this worth it, AND it is just about the same price as the IdealRaw. There is very little gritty texture, and NO DIRT TASTE at all. It is smooth, blends well, and made from an awesome company. Superfoods, greens, fruits and TUMERIC! Tumeric is literally magical, and there is some in every serving of this protein powder. The protein comes from pea, hemp seeds, organic sprouted rice, organic quinoa, and this exclusive stuff called Organic Sacha Inchi: a great source of the protein tryptophan that helps the brain produce serotonin. Also high in fiber and Omega fatty acids. I was worried it was a weird chemical, but you won’t find any chemicals like that in this powder. I have 3 yummy protein shake recipes I just put up for inspiration, and I highly recommend it. They offer 10% off your first order, and a discount if you subscribe for monthly shipments. Check out this article on how protein shakes promote weight loss: Do Protein Shakes Promote Weight Loss?
Here’s a quick video on why I love this protein powder!
This has long been my favorite tasting, vegan protein powder. It is super clean, full of various plant-based protein powders, and a large spectrum of greens and fruits. There is coconut, pea and chia see proteins in addition to lots of fruits and veggies. It is all organic, vegan and gluten free, with no chemicals or artificial sweeteners. The taste is fabulous for this protein powder too. It blends well with no gritty taste. I have yet to try their chocolate, but I am going to assume that one is even better than the vanilla.
We grabbed this one at Costco a while ago to try, and I was pretty happy with the taste and texture. It blends up creamy with very little grittiness, and it does have some greens like Kale included. It doesn’t have the wide variety of plant-based proteins like Ora or IdealRaw, and Pea Protein is the main source, with a little hemp and brown rice. It isn’t certified organic, but it is certified vegan.
This protein powder is non-GMO, USDA Organic, and full of all-natural yumminess. It comes in with a little less protein and higher calories per serving, but it does have coconut cream in it, which helps it blend up very smooth. It is sweetened with coconut sugar, rather than Stevia, but you still only have 4 grams of sugar per serving! That is actually pretty awesome. They have some unique flavors including banana and strawberry. I have my eye on the strawberry one because my Ora Organic doesn’t have a fruity flavor.
This is more of a complete nutritional supplement, rather than protein powder, but I tried all of their plant-based protein flavors, and they tasted great! Shakeology has a premium ingredients list full of superfoods, antioxidants, fruits, prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes. It really is an amazing source of protein, minerals, nutrients and more, so I highly recommend trying it if you are interested in something that gives your body more than just protein. They have a complete ingredients list here.
I was really impressed with the cafe latte and chocolate flavors. Those seemed to hide the planty/protein taste the best, and I love a protein shake frappucino, so the cafe latte made me very happy.
Of all the ones I’ve tried and tested, these are by far the best. I am not much of a whey protein powder person, but if you really don’t like the textures or tastes of plant-based powders, try some of the super clean whey proteins out there. There are some great brands that have come out with some wonderful whey products. I list some of them in my post on which protein powders are safe for breastfeeding mamas.
I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!