I’ve tried over 30 vegan protein powders, and Future Kind is my number 1 overall recommendation.
- Pros: High protein content, high quality ingredients, great taste.
- Cons: Limited flavor options. Not expensive, but not cheap.
I’ve been continually buying and reviewing vegan protein powders since going vegan in 2017.
As of now, I’ve tested over 30 and scored them based on protein quality, cost, and taste. Most of this testing is objective to remove as much of my personal preferences as possible.
While there are some other great alternatives, Future Kind’s vegan protein powder currently ranks number 1 in my opinion. I’ll explain why in this review.
About Future Kind’s Protein Products
Future Kind is a 100% vegan company, so you don’t need to worry about accidentally getting a product with dairy in it (yes, that’s happened to me before).
They currently produce chocolate and vanilla protein powder, along with a complete line of vegan supplements (e.g. iron, multivitamins, etc.).
Is Future Kind a Good Company?
Future Kind is a relatively young company compared to giants in the space like Vega, but so far I’ve seen nothing but positive things coming from them.
All products have a focus on sustainability, from using eco-friendly packaging like 100% post consumer recycled PET, to buying carbon offsets that protect rainforests.
So while Future Kind still needs to establish itself over time, I think they’ve gotten off to a good start and I’m certainly a supporter for now.
How Much Protein is in Future Kind’s Protein Powder?
While a bit of fat or carbohydrates in a protein shake isn’t a big deal, the primary reason for buying a protein powder is to get as much protein as possible.
Let’s take a quick look at the nutrition factors for Future Kind’s vanilla powder:
With 20 grams of protein and 85 calories, 94% of calories come from protein.
This is higher than every other product I’ve tested so far. There are only a few others that reach 90%.
Additionally, there’s a decent amount of iron, which is something that vegans often lack. There’s about 60% of the RDA for men, and 33% of the RDA of iron for women (Source).
One thing I mentioned early is that Future Kind focuses on using high quality ingredients.
On top of using U.S. pea protein, the ingredient list itself is very short:
Organic Pea Protein, Organic Flavors, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Stevia.
There’s no filler ingredients or anything that stands out as being unhealthy.
Note that it is sweetened with Stevia. While it’s safe to consume, some people don’t like the taste. I’m usually not a huge fan of it, but it’s not overwhelming in this case.
Future Kind’s organic protein powder uses a minimal set of high quality ingredients, and achieves just about the highest level of protein content that’s even possible.
How Much Does Future Kind Cost Compared to Other Vegan Powders?
The easiest way to compare the cost of protein powder across different products is to pick a common product size and look at the cost per 100 grams of powder for each brand.
In this case:
- Average of all vegan protein powders I’ve tested – $4.2 per 100 grams
- Future Kind – About $4.1 per 100 grams
In other words, its cost is right about average, which I think is reasonable when you factor in the higher quality ingredients compared to shipping in pea protein from China (what many brands do).
As briefly mentioned before, you can lower this price by using a coupon code, which applies to more than just protein powder.
And while I don’t have a subscription myself, it’s a chance to lower the price further.
Future Kind’s protein is right around average when it comes to price (not expensive or cheap). Using a coupon or getting a subscription brings the cost down below average.
Do Future Kind’s Protein Shakes Taste Good?
Many vegan protein shakes taste terrible, so this is an important factor before buying a product.
I evaluate the taste of powders based on:
My testing is done with unsweetened almond milk for consistency, but I also went through the rest of the tub mixing it with water and it tasted just as good.
This protein powder mixes perfectly, as well as any other that I’ve tested. I poured the result through a fine strainer (seen below), and you can see that there were no clumps.
In terms of flavor, it’s a bit subjective, but here were my main observations:
- Flavor is solid
- No aftertaste
- No chalky texture
- Stevia sweetness is just right, not overwhelming
So while there’s some subjectivity here, I would be happy drinking this everyday.
One note is that for now it only comes in chocolate and vanilla. I could see how some people would get bored of only those flavors, when other brands have more options to mix things up.
Future Kind mixes perfectly and has a great overall flavor and taste. It is easily among the best tasting plant based protein powders.
My Overall Impression of Future Kind Organic Vegan Protein Powder
Overall, it’s pretty clear that I think this is a very good protein powder and I highly recommend it.
Here’s my best attempt at summarizing everything we’ve covered.
|Percent of calories from protein||As high as I’ve seen in any product|
|Ingredient quality||The highest quality you can get. Short ingredient list of organic ingredients from the U.S.|
|Cost||Relatively affordable compared to other vegan protein powders.|
|Taste||As good as it gets for vegan protein powders. However, there’s only vanilla and chocolate flavors.|
If you do decide to try this out, you can get a 10% discount on your entire order if you use the coupon code ‘BEKIND10’ when you checkout.
While I highly recommend Future Kind, it’s not perfect for everyone, and some of the other protein powders that I’ve tried could be better in certain situations.
Alternatives to Future Kind
Just because I think this is the best plant based protein powder overall, doesn’t mean it’s the best choice in all situations.
You may have different preferences, or may put different weight on each factor (e.g. might have a larger or smaller budget).
Here are 3 other protein powders that I’ve tested and I think are somewhat comparable to Future Kind overall:
- PlantFusion – Not too long ago, PlantFusion was my #1 overall recommendation, and it still ranks right up there. It tastes good and has a nice blend of pea protein and added BCAAs. If you want to learn more about it, see my PlantFusion Complete protein powder review.
- Now Sports Pea Protein – If you’re on a tight budget, this is likely your best option for a vegan protein powder. It tastes worse than Future Kind, but is still okay, and is the cheapest you’ll find. My full NOW Sports pea protein review has my testing results if you want to learn more.
- Nuzest – If budget is not a concern for you, Nuzest is a fantastic option. It tastes amazing and is made from European pea protein isolate. I loved it…it’s just really expensive. See my Nuzest Clean Lean vegan protein review for my detailed summary.