Progressive Harmonized Plant protein powder is an average vegan protein powder.
- Pros: Good blend of 5 different plant protein sources.
- Cons: Very chalky. More expensive than most alternatives.
On my quest to find the best vegan protein powder, I’m testing every product I can get my hands on, including this one.
I evaluate every protein powder according to cost, protein content, and taste.
I’ll walk you through how Progressive Harmonized’s vegan protein powder compares to other options, and give you some alternatives at the end.
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About Progressive Harmonized
I couldn’t find an exact date, but it appears that the company has been around since at least 2013.
They sell a variety of supplements, which includes both whey and plant-based protein powder.
In addition, they also sell other supplements (e.g. fish oil, probiotics) and vitamins.
Is Progressive Harmonized a Good Company?
It’s hard to tell if Progressive Harmonized is a good company. While there are claims of building recycling facilities in their manufacturing facilities and investing in the “wellness of our planet,” there’s no actual proof of it I could actually find.
It makes me wonder how much of that is real, and how much is just nonsense marketing talk.
How Much Protein Is In Progressive Harmonized?
There is 135 calories and 25 grams of protein in a serving of this protein powder.
In other words, 74% of calories come from protein, which is slightly above average for vegan protein powders.
There’s a nice blend of 5 different plant protein sources:
- Yellow pea protein
- Organic hemp seed
- Organic sprouted brown rice
- Chia seed
- Cranberry fruit
I’m not going to list out all the ingredients here, because there’s a ton of them as you can see from the image above.
The thing is, most of these ingredients are in such a small amount (e.g. 50 mg of flax seed) that they don’t add anything. You don’t get a significant amount of any important nutrient from them, and they typically just make shakes taste worse from my experience with products like this.
In addition, there are a few other ingredients:
Cocoa, Natural Flavours, Guar Gum, Stevia Leaf Extract.
Like most vegan protein powders, it’s sweetened with stevia. It’s a cheap and easy alternative to sugar that most companies go for.
Is Progressive Harmonized Expensive Compared to Other Vegan Protein Powders?
Of the dozens of vegan protein powders I’ve tried so far, the average cost is just about $4 per 100 grams of protein powder.
Progressive Harmonized costs about $5.5 per 100 grams, making it significantly more expensive than average.
I don’t mind paying extra for quality, but I don’t see anything in this product that justifies the extra cost.
Does Progressive Harmonized Taste Good?
In order to remove as much bias from my review process as possible, I split up my test rating into 2 different categories.
To test how well a protein powder mixes, I pour the shake through a fine strainer and measure the remnants.
In this case, it clogged up my strainer immediately, which isn’t a good sign.
Even though the shake was still pretty chalky, it wasn’t quite as bad as I expected based on the strainer.
Aside from the chalkiness, the flavor was okay.
The flavor was very mild, so I wouldn’t say it’s particularly good or bad either way. There was a significant aftertaste, which I believe is mainly from the stevia.
Overall, it is drinkable, but it definitely is not a pleasure to drink it unlike some other vegan protein powders.
My Overall Impression of Progressive Harmonized Vegan Protein Powder
When I added up my numbers behind the scenes, this product scored a 66 out of 100 (67 is the average of all the protein powders I’ve tested).
It’s not the worst, but there are several vegan protein powders that I think are substantially better.
The cost is just too high for a very mediocre shake overall in my opinion.
Alternatives to Progressive Harmonized
If you were considering this protein powder, here are a few others I think you should consider:
- PlantFusion – This one tastes quite good, has a higher protein content, and is more affordable. It still has a blend of protein sources just like Progressive Harmonized does. Here’s my PlantFusion complete protein review if you’d like to hear more.
- Genuine Health – This protein powder isn’t my favorite, but it is pretty good still and has a nice blend of 7 fermented plant protein sources. This is great if you get stomach trouble easily from protein. See my full Genuine Health vegan protein review for more details.
- Vega Protein and Greens – If you were interested in Progressive Harmonized because of those extra plant ingredients, try Vega Protein and Greens instead. It has those extra ingredients and nutrients, and it’s just a better shake in every way.