If you’re eating a balanced plant-based diet, you’ll have no problem getting all the protein that you need to be healthy. However, for people who work out a lot or don’t eat some of the higher protein foods (like soybeans, peanuts, and dark leafy greens), a protein powder might be useful.

But it’s easy to get lost in the world of vegan protein powders and other supplements, so we’ve put together a guide to the healthiest and tastiest ones. Happy bulking.

Protein Powders

Ka’Chava (Chocolate, Vanilla)

Nutrition: 200 calories, 24g protein

Protein base: vegan protein blend, omega-3 fiber blend, super-fruit blend, adaptogen herb blend, super-greens blend, digestive enzymes, and probiotics

Expert tips: This shake is messed-up good. The best part of Ka’Chava is that it’s super-thick, so it makes you feel like you’re drinking a big smoothie without actually having to make one. Plus, it actually keeps you full for several hours.

Sprout Living Epic Original Plant-Based Protein

Nutrition: 120 calories, 26g protein, raw, gluten-, nut-, and soy-free

Protein base: brown rice, peas, sacha inchi, and cranberry seed protein

Expert tips: This newly reformulated version of the original protein powder includes a sizeable increase in the grams of protein, along with better taste and consistency. Try blending it with nondairy milk and fruit for a refreshing meal replacement—it’s perfect as a quick breakfast on the way to class.

Sprout Living Epic Plant-Based Protein (Vanilla Lacuma, Chocolate Maca, and Green Kingdom)

Nutrition: 110 calories, 19–20g protein, raw, gluten-, nut-, and soy-free

Protein base: brown rice, peas, sacha inchi, and cranberry seed protein

Expert tips: These reformulations of the vanilla, chocolate, and green protein powders are more nutrient dense than the older versions. They’re also richer and smoother, without a bunch of added calories or sugar. Epic Protein is great for people with allergies. The Chocolate Maca flavor is *kisses fingers.*

Sprout Living Pumpkin Seed Simple Protein Powder

Nutrition: 110 calories, 19g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: pumpkin seeds

Expert tips: This product is made entirely of pumpkin seeds, which for those who don’t already know, are extremely nutritious. If your aim is not only to consume cruelty-free products but also to eat as naturally as possible, this is a great option. It has a very light taste and would be delicious in a smoothie with banana and peanut butter.

Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Powder

Nutrition: 110 calories, 22g protein

Protein base: pea protein, brown rice protein, amaranth sprout, buckwheat sprout, millet sprout, cracked wall chlorella, quinoa sprout, chia seed sprout, and more

Expert tips: This protein is unique in that it comes in vanilla, chocolate, and spiced chai flavors. Heat up some almond milk, and mix in the spiced chai powder for a delicious and nutritious hot drink on a cold day. All the ingredients are organic, and it contains probiotics to keep your gut super-healthy!

Yuve Vegan All-in-One Nutritional Shake With Raw Chia Seeds (Chocolate, Vanilla)

Nutrition: 110 calories, 15g protein, 8g fiber, gluten-, soy-, and GMO-free

Protein base: brown-rice protein and pea protein

Expert tips: This new vegan protein shake, the brainchild of Russian ex-ballerina Lola Sherunkova, serves as a delicious meal replacement packed with various superfood, digestive, pro-aging, and green blends. Mixed with simple nondairy milk, this creamy shake even comes with whole chia seeds in the blend to chomp on.

Fun fact: You should chew smoothies because it signals the digestive response, helping you to feel full more quickly.

PlantFusion Complete Plant Protein (Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Chocolate Raspberry, Natural, or Cookies N’ Crème)

Nutrition: 120 calories, 21g protein

Protein base: pea, artichoke, amaranth, and quinoa protein blend

Expert tips: Our favorite thing about PlantFusion is how silky-smooth it is, which is perfect for anyone who usually has issues with the texture of protein powder. We found that the Chocolate and Chocolate Raspberry flavors were very tasty and mixed well with the plant flavors. The Chocolate Raspberry flavor blended in a shake with frozen berries is fire.

PlantFusion Phood (Chocolate Caramel or Vanilla)

Nutrition: 200 calories, 18g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: pea, artichoke, amaranth, quinoa, and amino-acid protein blend

Expert tips: This option is highly recommended to anyone searching for more of a meal replacement than a basic protein powder. Instead of just providing protein, it simulates the nutrition of a healthy meal, with 17g of complex carbs and 7g of essential fats. The Chocolate Caramel tastes like a little cup of heaven.

Sunwarrior Classic Plus Protein (Vanilla, Chocolate, or Natural)

Nutrition: 80 calories, 15g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: brown-rice protein

Expert tips: All the flavors are pretty good, but the Chocolate has the best taste and consistency. This powder would be great mixed into a smoothie or even with just some nondairy milk and a banana.

Sunwarrior: Warrior Blend Plant-Based Protein (Berry, Chocolate, Mocha, Vanilla, or Natural)

Nutrition: 100 calories, 20g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: pea, cranberry, and hemp-seed protein blend

Expert tips: We found that this version tastes much better than the Classic Protein flavors. It even tastes good mixed with just 8 oz. of water, which is pretty surprising and makes it a great option to take with you to the gym.

Navitas Naturals Hemp Powder

Nutrition: 120 calories, 15g of protein

Protein base: hemp

Expert tips: This hemp powder tastes fine alone or with a glass of soy milk, and it’s almost flavorless, except for a slight earthy undertone. If you already have a go-to smoothie that you make for breakfast or between meals, add a few tablespoonsful of this hemp powder for extra protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein

Nutrition: 90 calories, 15g of protein

Protein base: hemp

Expert tips: Speaking of hemp, Nutiva’s hemp protein is a great option since it’s organic, low in calories, and non-GMO and even comes in a non-BPA container. Chemical-free is the way to be! This powder is best for people who enjoy green drinks, as the flavor is a bit earthy.

Paradise ORAC-Energy Greens

Nutrition: 113 calories, 22g of protein

Protein base: peas, wheat grass, spirulina, spinach, broccoli, and kale

Expert tips: If you enjoy green smoothies or juices, this supplement would be a good protein-packed greens substitute in your drinks. We found that it had the best taste and texture when used in a substantial smoothie.

Puritan’s Pride Soy Protein Isolate Powder

Nutrition: 110 calories, 24g protein

Protein base: soy protein

Expert tips: This protein supplement has a fine texture and is best mixed with a blender ball. We suggest mixing it with a nondairy milk other than soy so that you get nutrients from a mixture of sources. It would also be an easy option to take with you to the gym.

Puritan’s Pride Good ‘n Natural Vegan Protein Powder (Chocolate)

Nutrition: 200 calories, 17g protein

Protein base: oat and quinoa protein blend

Expert tips: Use a blender ball to mix it with nondairy milk for a rich chocolate protein shake. The taste and texture are excellent and make it a great snack between meals. It’ll keep you full for a while but not so much that you’ll want to skip dinner!

MRM Veggie Elite Performance Protein (Chocolate Mocha)

Nutrition: 130 calories, 24g protein

Protein base: pea and brown-rice protein blend

Expert tips: This supplement tastes delicious, and it mixed well with everything that we tried it with. We even sprinkled in half a scoop with oatmeal, which was super-good.

MRM Veggie Protein (Vanilla, Chocolate, and Unflavored)

Nutrition: 130 calories, 22g protein

Protein base: pea, brown-rice, hemp, flax seed, and chia-seed protein blend

Expert tips: Among the three MRM options, we would definitely choose the Chocolate flavor because of the taste and the additional nutrition. But this option would be great as a light post-workout drink.

Philosophie Green Dream

Nutrition: 60 calories, 10g protein

Protein base: hemp, spirulina, chia seeds, and maca root

Expert tips: We definitely recommend trying the recipe on the package for a Green Dream smoothie. (Blend 1 tablespoon of the supplement, 1 cup of dairy-free milk, 1 cup of spinach, and 1 banana.) The smoothie, which would be great as a breakfast on the go, was delicious, and you’ll feel healthy AF drinking a whole cup of spinach.

Naturade Pea Protein

Nutrition: 130 calories, 20g protein

Protein base: pea protein

Expert tips: When mixed with a blender ball, the consistency is very light and frothy, so use it to follow up an intense gym workout. The flavor melds well with vanilla almond or soy milk—and even with just water, too!

Vega Protein Smoothie (Tropical Tango, Bodacious Berry, Choc-a-lot, Oh Natural, or Viva Vanilla)

Nutrition: 100 calories, 15g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: pea, SaviSeed, hemp, and brown-rice blend

Expert tips: This would be a good choice for anyone needing a protein boost while counting calories. It mixes well enough with water that we would use the Choc-a-lot flavor at the gym. The fruit flavors would make a perfect addition to your favorite fruit-smoothie recipe.

Vega One All-in-One Shake (French Vanilla, Chocolate, Natural, Berry, Coconut Almond, Mocha, or Vanilla Chai)

Nutrition: 135 calories, 15g protein, gluten- and soy-free

Protein base: pea, SaviSeed, hemp, and brown-rice blend

Expert tips: This powder added more flavor and texture to smoothies than the regular protein powder, but we thought that it didn’t mix as well with water or nondairy milk alone. We made a smoothie with the vanilla powder, plain almond milk, and a frozen banana. This option is especially nice since it comes blended with omega-3, antioxidant, and super-green additives that supply 50 percent of your daily recommended vitamins and minerals.

Other Supplements

Ultima Replenisher (Lemonade, Orange, Raspberry, Grape)

Nutrition: 15 calories

Expert tips: This electrolyte drink is packed full of nutrients, without any added sugar, and it tastes great. If you’re training for a race or doing lots of cardio, try this replenisher to stay hydrated. It’s also a great supplement to help boost your immune system to fight bugs during the cold winter months.

Big Tree Farms Coco Hydro

Nutrition: 80 calories

Expert tips: This product is pretty remarkable. We love coconut water but find that it can be expensive and inconvenient to locate at times. With these packets, you can turn any bottle of water into coconut water, which has a good amount of potassium and electrolytes.

Big Tree Farms Coco Hydro Sport (Original, Lemon-Lime, Pineapple)

Nutrition: 60 calories

Expert tips: This version is specifically formulated for athletes to help balance pH levels and electrolytes. The Lemon-Lime flavor has the best taste, and we’ll definitely be using it in the future for hydration and potassium while training for long-distance races.

Clean Machine Clean BCAA

Nutrition: 5,000mg of clean BCAAs, all-natural, gluten- and soy-free

Expert tips: BCAAs are amino acids that help reduce fatigue and replenish those lost from your muscles during a workout. In short, they help you build more muscle if you’re lifting weights. We recommend mixing this supplement with an electrolyte drink for the best taste and effect.

Navitas Naturals Acai Powder

Nutrition: 15 calories

Expert tips: Although it doesn’t contain any protein, we recommend adding this powder to a fruit smoothie or oatmeal for additional antioxidants and amino acids. It has a light, almost blueberry-like flavor that makes any breakfast yummier.

Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder

Nutrition: 60 calories

Expert tips: This unsweetened cacao powder is another great choice for increasing antioxidants. We recommend adding it to one of the chocolate protein powders on this list for additional rich chocolaty flavor that’s healthy!

You’ll be doing yourself and animals a favor when you choose to stay healthy with vegan protein powders and supplements. For more ways to get protein, check out this infographic!

Note: Most samples were provided to us by the companies for an honest review, and this article was adapted from PETA.org.