Vegan Protein Powder with No Added Sugar

Why no added sugar?

I wanted to make a list of vegan protein powder with no added sugar because I couldn’t find one, and added sugar is addictive, increases risk of heart disease and tooth decay, among other things. I’d rather save my daily sugar allowance for a delicious vegan donut than use it up on a boring shake – or better yet, try to make it through the day without any added sugar – a rare feat!
Check out this 60 minutes segment on the risks of too much added sugar.

I’ve listed the vegan protein powder I use first. It doesn’t taste bad but it doesn’t taste like my dream come true breakfast either. Most of the powders without added sugar and flavors have lukewarm to bad reviews as far as taste. But, I’m assuming you’re looking for a vegan protein powder with no added sugar for a reason. I’m grateful that I can get so much nutrition for so little money, without added sugar, and it only takes two minutes to make, two minutes to drink, and two minutes to clean up!


Starting with no sweeteners or flavors at all. Scroll down for powders with stevia extract. Updated 5/16/2017.

NKD Nutrition – Naked Pea*

Naked Pea Protein Powder


Yellow Pea Protein

Approximate cost in USD

$54.99/bottle (5lb)
$.03/gram protein

*This is the protein powder I use. I use two scoops (that’s one serving) in a blender with one banana and some water or vegan milk until it’s pourable, maybe adding a few berries depending on what’s in the refrigerator.

Nutrition per serving
  • Protein 27g 54%
  • Calories 120 (cal. from fat 5)
  • Total fat .5g
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Potassium 100mg
  • Sodium 110mg
  • Total carbs 2g
  • Dietary fiber 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Calcium 95mg
  • Iron .15mg
  • Phosphorous 75mg
  • Magnesium 23mg

(There was some confusion with a label typo on Amazon. This information is from the NKD Nutrition website)

Protein profile
  • Alanine 1271mg
  • Arginine 2382mg
  • Aspartic Acid 2671mg
  • Cystine 535mg
  • Glutamic Acid 4523mg
  • Glycine 466mg
  • Histidine* 453mg
  • Isoleucine *^ 1458mg
  • Leucine*^ 2747mg
  • Lysine* 2411mg
  • Methionine* 583mg
  • Phenylalanine* 797mg
  • Proline 1473mg
  • Serine 1291mg
  • Threonine* 1767mg
  • Tryptophan* 425mg
  • Tyrosine 740mg
  • Valine *^1485mg

*essential amino acids
^BCAA (branched chain amino acids)

Garden of Life Protein Powder – Unflavored

Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Powder


Raw Organic Protein Blend: (Organic Pea Protein, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Cracked Wall Chlorella, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Chia Seed Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Adzuki Bean Sprout, Organic Flax Seed Sprout, Organic Sun‑ower Seed Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Seed Sprout, Organic Sesame Seed Sprout), Organic Guar Gum, Organic Carob Bean Gum, Raw Probiotic & Enzyme Blend: Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Glucanase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Hemicellulase, Xylanase, [Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (3 Billion CFU)

Approximate cost in USD

$.07/gram protein

Nutrition per serving
  • Protein 22g 44%
  • Calories 110 (20 from fat)
  • Total fat 2.5g 4%
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat .5g
  • Potassium 50mg 1%
  • Sodium 270mg 11%
  • Total carbs 2g 1%
  • Dietary fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Vitamin D 130%
  • Vitamin K 15%
  • Zinc 20%
  • Manganese 40%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Iron 20%
  • Vitamin E 15%
  • Magnesium 8%
  • Selenium 65%
  • Molybdenum 130%
Protein profile
  • Alanine 900mg
  • Arginine 1800 mg
  • Aspartic Acid 2500
  • Cystine 200mg
  • Glutamic Acid 3700mg
  • Glycine 850mg
  • Histidine 480mg
  • Isoleucine*^ 1020mg
  • Leucine*^ 1800mg
  • Lysine* 1600mg
  • Methionine* 240mg
  • Phenylalanine* 1400mg
  • Proline 950mg
  • Serine 1300mg
  • Threonine* 800mg
  • Tryptophan* 200mg
  • Tyrosine 830mg
  • Valine*^ 1100mg

*essential amino acids
^BCAA (branched chain amino acids)

Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein

Nutiva Hemp Protein


Organic Hemp Protein

$37.99/bottle (smaller sizes available)
$.06/gram protein

Nutrition per serving
  • Protein 15g 30%
  • Calories 90 (25 from fat)
  • Total fat 3g 5%
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0g
  • Potassium 370mg 11%
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total carbs 9g 3%
  • Dietary fiber 8g 32%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Iron 40%
  • Magnesium 60%
  • Zinc 25%
Protein profile
  • Alanine 500mg
  • Arginine 2400mg
  • Aspartic Acid 1800mg
  • Cystine 300mg
  • Glutamic Acid 2800mg
  • Glycine 500mg
  • Histidine 500mg
  • Isoleucine*^ 500mg
  • Leucine*^ 800mg
  • Lysine* 400mg
  • Methionine* 300mg
  • Phenylalanine* 500mg
  • Proline 700mg
  • Serine 800mg
  • Threonine* 700mg
  • Tryptophan* 100mg
  • Tyrosine 400mg
  • Valine*^ 700mg

*essential amino acids
^BCAA (branched chain amino acids)

Naked Organic Brown Rice Protein

Naked Rice Brown Rice Protein Powder


Organic sprouted whole grain brown rice protein

$.03/gram protein

Nutrition per serving
  • Protein 25g 50%
  • Calories 120 (5 from fat)
  • Total fat .5g
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Potassium 20mg 3%
  • Total carbs 4g 1%
  • Dietary fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Magnesium 48mg 6%
  • Phosphorous 179mg 8%
Protein profile
  • Alanine 1383mg
  • Arginine 1941mg
  • Aspartic Acid 2247mg
  • Cystine 489mg
  • Glutamic Acid 4482mg
  • Glycine 1089mg
  • Histidine 564mg
  • Isoleucine*^ 1023mg
  • Leucine*^ 2058mg
  • Lysine* 741mg
  • Methionine* 684mg
  • Phenylalanine* 1359mg
  • Proline 1092mg
  • Serine 1284mg
  • Tryptophan* 327mg
  • Tyrosine 1197mg
  • Valine*^ 1800mg

*essential amino acids
^BCAA (branched chain amino acids)

Vega Protein and Greens Vanilla
(w/stevia as a sweetener)
Vega Protein and Greens Vegan Protein Powder


Pea protein, pea starch, natural flavors, organic alfalfa grass powder, brown rice protein, hemp protein, sacha inchi protein, spinach powder, broccoli powder, stevia leaf extract, papain powder, organic kale powder, xantham gum.

Approximate cost in USD

$.06/gram protein

Nutrition per serving:
  • Protein 20g 40%
  • Calories 110 (0 from fat)
  • Total fat 0.5g 1%
  • Saturated fat <0.5g 0%
  • Sodium 190mg 7%
  • Total carbs 6g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 30%
Protein profile
  • Alanine 790mg
  • Arginine 1629mg
  • Aspartic Acid 2090mg
  • Cysteine 192mg
  • Glutamic Acid 3110mg
  • Glycine 902mg
  • Histidine 421mg
  • Isoleucine*^ 842mg
  • Leucine*^ 1578mg
  • Lysine* 1480mg
  • Methionine* 208mg
  • Phenylalanine* 950mg
  • Proline 680mg
  • Serine 965mg
  • Threonine* 693mg
  • Tryptophan* 227mg
  • Tyrosine 683mg
  • Valine*^ 937mg

*essential amino acids
^BCAA (branched chain amino acids)

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