4 Best Vegan Protein Bars

By | August 5, 2015

While there is a wide selection of vegan protein bars on the market, only a few are of high quality. Many contain too much added sugar, artificial additives and poor quality protein sources.

Most vegan protein bars are made with soy protein, a cheap and highly processed plant-based protein. Over 90% of soybeans grown in the US is genetically modified (GM) to be tolerant to glyphosate, the chemical used in the popular weed killer, Roundup. This has led to the overuse of Roundup, development of glyphosate resistant superweeds and high residue levels of glyphosate in GM soy crops. Glyphosate residues have been detected in both humans and animals, and Roundup has been found to be hazardous to human health.

After evaluating several dozens of brands for their ingredients and macronutrient profile, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best vegan protein bars…

1. Dales’s Raw Protein Bar

These protein bars are made and packaged fresh each week, with raw plant-based ingredients. Each bar provides 22g of very high quality, plant-based protein. They are perfect as a meal replacement, snack, or pre/post workout nutrition.

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Dale’s Raw Protein Bar (click on image for more info)

Blueberry Macadamia (best seller protein bar!)
Serving size: 60g
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 15g
Total Carbs: 15g (Fibre: 7g, Sugars: 6g)
Protein: 22g

Made with natural ingredients
Naturally sweetened
Protein sources: organic brown rice, organic hemp and pea protein
No preservatives or artificial sweeteners
No gluten, dairy, wheat, soy and stevia

Available in 17 flavours.

Where to buy Dale’s  Raw Protein Bars
–> Dale’s Raw Food

 2.Rise Bar

One word to describe Rise bars: SIMPLE!

3-5 ingredients in Rise protein bars, providing a whopping 15-20g of protein!  There are 2 vegan protein bars:

  • Lemon Cashew 
    4 ingredients: cashews, coconut nectar, pea protein and lemon extract

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  • Sunflower Cinnamon 
    5 ingredients: Sunflower butter, coconut nectar, pea protein, cinnamon and vanilla extract

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  • Chocolatey Coconut 5 Ingredients: Cashews, pea protein, coconut nectar, carob powder and shredded coconut

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The high quality pea protein delivers 15g of protein that is entirely plant-based while cashews or sunflower seeds round out the amino acid profile in the bars, giving complete protein profiles without dairy or animal products.

ZERO: GMOs, soy, dairy, peanuts, gluten, refined sugars, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives.

Since Rise vegan protein bars are free from many allergens, they are appealing to those with several food sensitivities or special dietary needs.

Summary of Nutrition Facts:

Each bar = 60g
Calories = 260-280
Total carb = 21-23g (Fibre 1-2g, Sugar 12g)
Protein = 15g
Fat = 13-15g

Where To Buy Rise Protein Bars:

3. Raw Rev Glo Bar

Raw Rev Glo is a new line of vegan protein bars from Raw Revolution.

These bars are made with raw and organic ingredients, like nuts and seeds. They provide 10-15g of easily digestible plant-based proteins derived from organic brown rice, organic hemp and pea. In addition, they contain organic chia, almonds and organic flax seeds that are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals.

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Raw Rev Glo bars come in 8 flavours. Check them out here.

ZERO: GMOs, dairy, gluten, sugar alcohols, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives.

Summary of Nutrition Facts:
(depending on flavour)

Each bar = 46g
Calories = 180-190
Total carb = 17-20g (Fibre 10-14g, Sugar 2-5g) 
Protein = 10-15g
Fat = 11-12g

Raw Rev Glo bars have great macronutrient ratios.  They are high in fibre and protein, with most carbs consisting of fibre. They are also remarkably low in sugar, with as little as 2g in the creamy peanut butter & sea salt bars.

Where To Buy Raw Rev Glo Bars

4. No Cow Bar

This is a vegan, but much healthier, alternative to Quest bar (due to their similar macronutrient profiles).

No Cow bars have 20-21g of plant protein (organic brown rice protein + pea protein) and are high in fibre from isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO). They contain no added sugar but are sweetened with monk fruit, stevia and erythritol.

ZERO: dairy, soy, gluten, GMOs, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives.

Summary of Nutrition Facts (depending on flavour)

Serving size: 1 bar (60g)
Calories: 160-170

Protein: 20-21g
Total Carb: 25-27g
-Dietary Fibre 19-20g
-Sugars 1g
-Sugar alcohol 3-4g
Total Fat 4-5g
-Saturated Fat 1.5-2g

Where To Buy No Cow Bars
- VitaSprings

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