There's nothing wrong with good ol' whey protein, but it's not for everyone. Fortunately, there are several plant-based protein supplements on the market that are not only a great substitute for whey but offer unique benefits as well.

Sun Warrior Protein Raw Vegan Natural

Made from sprouted whole-grain brown rices, Sun Warrior contains a blend of all essential amino acids needed for muscle growth and is completely hypoallergenic and GMO-free. It is also processed at a low temperature without added chemicals, to preserve natural enzymes that aid in digestion.
$49 for a 2.2-pound jug @

Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer

Think of it as a balanced meal ground into a fine powder. A serving packs 26 grams of protein from a variety of hemp, yellow pea, and rice sources, along with omega fatty acids and other nutrients from mostly organic roots, seeds, and berries.
$42 for a 7-serving tub @

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70

If you just can't stand the taste of artificially flavored protein powder, try this. It's mild and nutty, so you can mix it into milk or add it to your food. Hemp is an easily digested protein and, contrary to what you may think, it won't get you high.
$30 for a 16-ounce tub @

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