So, you're thinking of trying protein powder, but aren't sure which one is best for you? If this is the case, then you've come to the right place! It can be tricky choosing a protein powder when experiencing lactose intolerances. Some protein powders such as whey, contain milk products. But there's an alternative: vegan protein powders!
Our vegan protein powders contain all nine essential amino acids that we need in our diets. They also contain good amounts of protein, which is vital or our bodies, health and daily functioning. Also, they're great for those with lactose intolerances! Let's explore the different flavours of vegan protein powders and their benefits.
Our favourite lactose free protein powder flavours:
Made with natural vanilla bean, our vanilla flavoured vegan protein powder is a firm favourite and for a good reason! Many love the flavour of this product and enjoy adding it to their favourite recipes such as oats, smoothies, and protein balls. This vegan protein powder is organically grown, non-GMO, vegan friendly, and gluten-free. It contains approximately 21.6 grams of protein per 30 gram serving, and we use ingredients such as pea protein isolate, rice protein and coconut flour.
Cacao mint hemp
Becoming more and more popular, hemp is one of our favourite flavours. It's a good source of fibre, iron and magnesium. Hemp is also environmentally friendly and plant-based. These are just some of the reasons we love this source! But one other reason we love hemp is that it's free from allergens that can affect people with certain intolerances to food. This lactose free protein powder has a slightly nutty/earthy taste. We use chia seeds for antioxidant goodness, psyllium husk for weight control and general intestinal health and stevia leaf for plant-based sweetness. View all the ingredients and nutritional information here.
A great protein source, peas are a good option for those on plant-based diets. Green peas contain several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Also high in fibre, green peas can easily be incorporated to diets commonly in soups salads or with pasta! Our choc pea vegan protein powder contains around 23.7 grams of protein per 30 gram serving. We've combined the best of choc and pea, including ingredients such as pea protein isolate, rice protein, cacao and maca.
The next lactose free protein powder flavour we enjoy is:
A good source of protein, peanut butter has approximately 25 grams of protein per 100 grams. This can vary depending on the brand and the amount consumed. Peanut butter is a common fixture in many household pantries. Who doesn't love a peanut butter sandwich? (Or, eating it out of the jar with a spoon?) Ensure you eat the recommended amount of peanut butter.
Our peanut butter flavoured vegan protein powder is made from 100% natural ingredients! It contains around 21.0 grams of protein per 30 gram serving. A popular flavour, it's packed with so much taste. Many add it in their yoghurt, smoothies, and other recipes. It's gluten-free, vegan friendly, non-GMO and organically grown. This is definitely one of our favourite lactose free protein powders!
Ashy Bines' triple choc fudge
Easy to digest and hypoallergenic, rice protein isolate is also beneficial for lowering blood sugar. Likewise, pea protein isolate is an easily digestible source. Vegetable proteins may also assist with improving digestion and allergy symptoms. Soy, pea, rice and hemp protein can be a great option for those wanting to try protein powders without having to consume meat or dairy products.
Bursting with triple the flavour, Ashy Bines' triple choc fudge vegan protein powder is made with ingredients such as pea protein isolate, rice protein isolate, organic cacao and chia seeds. Did we mention it's bursting with flavour? It's no wonder why this one is so popular and one of our favourite lactose free protein powder!
How to enjoy vegan protein powders
Vegan protein powders are simple to enjoy. You can add them to your shake or smoothie. Shake one scoop in a jar or shaker with around 250ml of water, milk, or your favourite nut milk. You can also mix one scoop into your oats, natural yoghurt or smoothie. Consume it twice a day for optimal results.
Once you have opened the bag, seal it and store it in a cool, dry place. For utmost freshness, consume it within 90 days of opening.
Some of our favourite recipes
For a great chocolate hit, you must give the Vegan Nice-Cream a go! It's super simple to make at home, and it uses just seven ingredients, some of which you may already have in your pantry or fridge! It also has one of our favourite lactose free protein powders in the recipe too.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 tablespoon Vegan Choc Protein
- 1 teaspoon cacao
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup
- Crushed peanuts to garnish
- Add all ingredients into a high-powered food processor or blender. Blend Well until a very smooth consistency has formed.
- Scoop into a bowl and place into the freezer for about 20-30 mins. Serve garnished with crushed peanuts.
Recipe by Malissa Fedele
Chocolate vegan protein pancakes
Start the day right with chocolate vegan protein pancakes! They're delicious, easy to make, and so enjoyable! It uses a lactose free protein powder too.
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup of cacao powder
- 2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 100ml unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of @happywayau choc vegan protein powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- Berries to top
- Mix all the ingredients with a whisk until smooth.
- Grease a pan with coconut oil and cook each pancake a few minutes on each side.
- Top with berry coulis, bananas or chocolate sauce.
- To make a berry coulis, heat 1 cup of frozen berries in a pan until soft.
Recipe by @healthyfrenchwife
Which lactose free protein powder will you try? Maybe one of our favourites will become your favourites too! For more recipe ideas, head to our blog or recipe page. We also have an Instagram page dedicated to recipes. Check it out here. For more information, ensure you speak to a health professional prior to the use of any supplement.