Blessed Vegan Protein Powder Review [Taste Test Results]

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Summary:

Blessed Vegan Protein is a pretty average vegan protein powder, but costs a lot more than alternatives.

  • Pros: Good flavor variety. Creamy texture.
  • Cons: High cost. Chalky texture and a bit of an aftertaste.

Blessed is one of the 30+ vegan protein powders I’ve bought and tested in my search for the best vegan protein powders.

I’ll walk you through how I rated it in terms of protein content, cost, and taste.

Overall, I thought it was a decent product, but there are better alternatives in most situations.

About Blessed

Blessed is a newer brand that was launched in addition to EHPLabs core brand.

blessed protein brand

The Blessed product line currently only consists of a single protein powder that comes in quite a few different flavors. It’s vegan-friendly, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free, and made from raw ingredients.

Is EHPlabs a Good Company?

EHPlabs was founded in Salt Lake City (Utah) in 2012, focusing mainly on workout supplements (e.g. OxyShred is their most popular fat burner).

Aside from a potential Prop 65 violation (see my post on heavy metals in vegan protein powder for more details on that), the company has a good reputation and hasn’t had any particular recalls or negative press.

How Much Protein Is In Blessed Plant-Based Protein?

blessed vegan protein powder

There is 23 grams of protein and 140 calories in a serving of Blessed’s vanilla chai flavor. The other flavors have similar macros.

In other words, about 65% of calories come from protein, which is below average when compared to all the other vegan protein powders I’ve reviewed.
blessed protein nutrition factsThe reason that this is on the low side is the relatively high amount of fat compared to other shakes.

Ingredients in Blessed Plant Protein

The reason for the high amount of fat is clear once we look at the full ingredient list:

Raw Pea Protein Isolate (Sprouted), Natural Flavor, Cocoa (processed with alkali), Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, d-Alpha Tocopherols), Inulin Fiber, Vegetable Gums (Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum), Salt, Stevia Leaf Extract, Salt, Psyllium Seed Powder. 

Most of those ingredients are pretty common, but there are a few of note that stand out:

  • Sunflower creamer – This “creamer” is mainly made from sunflower oil, which of course adds fat to the protein powder.
  • Raw sprouted pea protein isolate – Not many brands use sprouted pea protein, which is claimed to improve digestion and absorption. There’s not really any scientific evidence for or against this for protein powder, so I can’t really say if it’s useful.

Is Blessed Expensive Compared to Other Vegan Protein Powders?

When you start adding uncommon ingredients to a protein powder, the cost usually goes up.

The average vegan protein powder that I’ve tried costs about $4 per 100 grams of protein powder, while Blessed costs closer to $7 per 100 grams.

It’s one of the most expensive ones that I bought.

I don’t mind paying a higher price for extra quality, but unless the raw sprouted pea protein is really important to you, I don’t think this price is justified.

Does Blessed Plant Protein Taste Good?

blessed vegan protein shake

There are 2 main factors that affect how good a protein powder tastes:

  • Mixability – does it have clumps?
  • Flavor and texture

Mixability

I test every protein powder the same way.

I make a shake with the same proportions of almond milk and protein powder, shake it for 45 seconds, and then pour it through a strainer.

While Blessed’s plant protein mixes fairly well, it does form some clumps as you can see below:

blessed strainer test result

In total, there were 2 grams of clumps, which is about average. It doesn’t ruin the shake, but it does have an impact on the taste.

Flavor and Texture

Note that this protein powder comes in several flavors, and I’ve only tried the vanilla:

  • Vanilla Chai
  • Banana Bread
  • Cookie Crunch
  • S’mores
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Chocolate Coconut
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Strawberry Mylk
  • Salted Caramel
  • Cinnamon Churros

They certainly sound good.

In terms of the vanilla chai, I thought the flavor was pretty good, but I did note some issues:

  • Nice frothy, light texture (likely due to the “creamer”)
  • Fairly chalky
  • Significant weird aftertaste
SUMMARY

On my scale out of 25, I would rate the taste of Blessed 18-20. In short, it’s easy enough to drink, but it’s also not extremely enjoyable.

My Overall Impression of Blessed Protein Powder

Once I added up my scores behind the scenes, Blessed plant protein powder got a score of 57/100 (the average of all protein powders is 67).

The price in particular is by far the biggest weakness of this protein powder.

If raw sprouted pea protein is really important to you, this is one of your few options. Otherwise, I think there are better options for most people, even though I also didn’t hate this protein powder by any means.

Alternatives to Blessed Vegan Protein

Here are the top alternatives to Blessed that I think you might be interested in:

  • PlantFusion – This is the only other protein powder I’ve tried that has a similar frothy texture. However, it also tastes a lot better and mixes perfectly. See my PlantFusion complete vegan protein review for more details.
  • Future Kind – This is my overall best value pick that I think just about anyone should consider. It tastes great, has a high protein content, and uses high quality ingredients. My Future Kind vegan protein powder review has my full testing results.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. I've spent over 6 years as a freelance nutrition writer and researcher. During this time, I've tested over 50 vegan protein powders, and over 100 other types of vegan supplements.