CategoryProtein

The 6 Best Vegan Protein Powder Waffles (With Macros)

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Waffles have always been one of my favorite foods, both before and after becoming vegan. By adding a scoop of protein powder (with a few adjustments), you can not only make better tasting waffles, but also more nutritious ones that are low-carb. I find that the best protein powder flavors are simple vanilla and chocolate, but any good tasting vegan protein powder should produce great waffles. It...

Hemp Protein Amino Acid Profile

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Hemp is a common ingredient in many vegan protein powders. The following chart shows a typical hemp protein’s amino acid profile. Essential amino acids have a little asterisk next to their names. This graph was generated using our amino acid profile comparison tool. (Data Source) Complete List of Hemp’s Amino Acids It might be easier to read in table form. Essential amino acids are again...

What is Vegan Protein Powder Made Of?

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Protein isn’t exactly the first thing you associate with vegans. It can be difficult to get enough, especially if you’re an athlete. But, just like anybody else, we can turn to protein powders for a solution. The only difference? These vegan protein powders are plant based, not derived from dairy. That might seem confusing at first. How on Earth can you extract enough protein from plant to make...

How Is Vegan Protein Powder Made?

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How do they turn plants into a concentrated protein powder? There’s not an obvious answer. But after doing some digging, it’s pretty simple. Let me break it down. If you’ve looked at what vegan protein powder is made of, you know that there are 4 main components in most powders: A protein isolate – pea, brown rice, hemp, or soy usually Nutritional ingredients – flaxseed, chia seeds...

Whey Protein Amino Acid Profile

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Although not vegan, I noticed it was a bit of pain to find a simple amino acid profile when researching similar for plant proteins. So I put together this page, plus it’s nice to compare whey to other protein sources. The graph below was generated using our amino acid profile comparison tool, it shows a typical amino acid profile for whey. Essential amino acids have a little asterisk next to...

Spirulina Amino Acid Profile

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I’ve plotted a typical spirulina amino acid profile below, the essential amino acids have a star beside them (*). This plot was created with our amino acid profile comparison tool. (Data Source) Complete List of Spirulina’s Amino Acids In case it’s a bit tough to see the names on the chart, here’s the data in table form instead.   % of total amino acids Alanine 7.9 Arginine 7.3...

Soy Protein Amino Acid Profile

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The amino acid profile of any protein source will vary based on the sample use. The table below is pulled from this study where researchers looked at 44 strains of soybeans throughout Arkansas. It shows the range of each essential amino acid, alongside the amino acid profiles of egg and milk protein. In some cases the ranges are quite large, showing that there can be significant variation between...

Pea Protein Amino Acid Profile

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The following graph shows a the typical amino acid profile of pea protein. Essential amino acids have a little asterisk next to their names. This graph was generated using our amino acid profile comparison tool. (Data Source) It might be easier to read in table form with just the amino acids. The “complete protein” column shows you the minimum percent of total protein a specific...

My Vegan Protein Powder Testing Methodology

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This page is a detailed look at how I tested all the vegan protein powders on this site in order to find the best vegan protein powder. The thinking behind developing a methodology for testing the powders is to minimize any bias that I do have. In my reviews, I score protein powders based on 4 aspects: Price Nutrition Mixability Taste The first 3 can all be measured or quantitatively evaluated...

Does Vegan Protein Powder Expire? (Hemp, Pea, Soy)

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Believe it or not, forgetting you have a container of protein powder in the back of a cabinet is pretty common. When you finally pull it out, the question is: “Can I still use it?” The answer is maybe. Does vegan protein powder expire? Yes, absolutely. But that doesn’t mean that the powder is unusable at the exact date listed on the container. While most set an expiration date of about 2 years...