Say Yay for Whey and Yes to the Rest

Since becoming a lacto-ovo vegetarian in 2012 I have felt healthier than I have ever felt in my entire life. I am not just feeling healthier, I am healthier across the board. That is what happens when you remove meat from your diet. There is a catch though. The lack of protein is catching up to to me as I experience a systematic breakdown of my energy levels. Non-carnivorous options are in no way, shape or form competitors with meat. That is most unfortunate for all of us, especially those of us who are fitness fanatics and require protein for energy and muscle-building.

Regardless of whether or not you are a fitness fanatic, the rule still applies. Even carnivores could use more protein at times. That is why I am going to run through the best choices for protein shakes. Here is a list of our Top 10 favorite protein supplements factoring in gluten and sugar as well as vegan options. 

Sun Warrior

great vegan option providing on average 20 grams of protein in their supplements and it's gluten free! Plus it's non-GMO. With than one gram of sugar it is a great option. 


Another vegan option that comes in there main lines: Vega, Vega One and Vega Sport. It offers products ranging from 19-26 grams of proteins without gluten. They are also non-GMO! 


A protein supplement based primarily on hemp, therefore it is non-GMO and gluten-free. Native also only has one gram of sugar. 


Offering about 20 grams of protein, this whey-based product is a great option. Gluten-free and non-GMO. 

About Time 

About Time provides 25 grams of whey protein with 0 sugars. 


It's gluten-free and it contains less than one gram of sugar. 

Muscle Egg

Not a vegan option, but one that is extremely healthy nevertheless. Plus it has 0 sugars and boasts 26 grams of protein!

Plant Fusion

What could spell out vegan more obviously than Plant Fusion? It's also sugar-free and 20 grams of sugar. 


A little different from other protein options, MetRX actually uses casein instead of whey.

Pure Protein

What would this be without one of the more famous brands like Pure Protein? Providing more than 20 grams of protein and only one gram of sugar it is a great option. 


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