Protein Supplements Suitable For Vegetarians

For those of you who have made the choice to be a vegetarian it can be difficult finding a protein which is suitable for you. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of successful vegetarian athletes such as Martina Navratilova and Mike Tyson (vegan as of 2010), ensure that you are getting adequate amounts of protein in your diet or build a muscular physique through training, protein supplementation is the perfect addition to your lifestyle.

Below is a list of protein supplements which are available to you via our site. All of which are suitable for vegetarians.

Ready To Drink (RTD’s)

Reflex Nutrition Whey Refresh

This product is handy to have if you lead a very active lifestyle. Ideal for pre or post workout, you can throw a bottle in your gym back and be on your way. At only 161kcal per serving, this drink delivers 40g whey isolate with virtually no carbohydrates or fat. The three flavours available are rhubarb, orange burst and tropical punch.

Phd Whey Zero

If you are a carbohydrate conscious athlete focusing purely on lean muscle gain, this is another great ready to drink option for you. New to our site, this drink delivers 40g of pure protein isolate in three delicious flavours; cranberry, orange and lemon.

IDS New Whey Liquid Protein

Conveniently packed into individual vials, each serving of IDS contains 42g of protein isolate and delivers 168 kcal of energy. This product is easily highly bioavailable and complete (contains appropriate amounts of amino acids). Available in seven fruity flavours: green apple, acai berry, blue raspberry, fruit punch, grape, orange and watermelon.

Whey Protein

Optimum Health Ultimate Whey Protein

A cost effective whey protein supplement which delivers just over 21g of protein per serving (121kcal). This product is available in five delicious flavours; strawberry cream, chocolate milk, chocolate mint, vanilla ice cream and banana split.

CNP Professional Pro Recover Shake N Take

Containing glucose to increase energy levels as well as protein to stimulate and aid muscle repair, each serving has already been distributed into individual bottles for your convenience. All you have to do is add the water and shake. At 297kcal per bottle, CNP Shake N Take delivers 23.59g of protein, 48.45g of carbohydrate and adequate doses of vitamins C and E.

Maximuscle Promax

A highly popular whey protein blend for muscle repair, recovery, growth and definition. Designed for superior uptake and absorption, it can be taken pre or post-workout. 120kcal and 24.3g of protein per serving. Available in chocolate or strawberry flavour.

Garnell Nutrition Performance Whey

This whey blend is comprised of whey isolate and whey concentrate to provide 25.2g of protein per 33g serving. This product comes in a variety of delicious flavours and has an excellent nutritional profile, demonstrating high levels of Beta Lactoglobulin, Alpha Lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptide and Immunoglobulin.

Alternative Protein

Pulsin Pea Protein Isolate (also suitable for vegans)

This product is a high quality hypoallergenic protein powder containing a balanced supply of amino acids, good bioavailability and a protein level of 85%. Each serving provides 17.1g of protein. The powder is unflavoured and very versatile so can be added to both savoury and sweet foods with a serving size of 10-20g.

Pulsin Soya Protein Isolate (also suitable for vegans)

This product contains 100% soya protein isolate making it ideal for vegetarians, vegans and it can be of particular benefit to menopausal women. Pulsin Soya Protein Isolate is a great source of complete protein as it contains high levels of all the essential amino acids, and is the vegetable protein closest to meat in terms of its amino acid content. Again, this protein supplement is unflavoured so it can be added to smoothies and milkshakes of 10-20g.

Pulsin Hemp Protein (also suitable for vegans)

Pulsin Hemp Protein is a great source of fibre as well as delivering 14.1g of protein per serving. This product can be added to smoothies, sprinkled over breakfast cereal and added to savoury meals to ensure you are getting an appropriate amount of protein in your diet.

Mass Gainer

Boditronics Mass Attack Evo

This mass gainer specifically promotes lean mass gain as opposed to overall mass. At 40g of protein per serving it supports muscular development, growth and repair. The Proprietary low GI complex features ground whole oats, barley malt, whole durum wheat and waxy maize starch. This complex is high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, releasing energy in a slow timed manner, sparing protein and ensuring muscular growth is lean and rapid with little or no fat gains.

CNP Professional Pro Mass

Another great CNP product suitable for vegetarians. Each serving contains 35g of protein (a blend of whey and micellar casein) and carbohydrates which are supplied in the form of a unique blend of 63% higher saccharides (complex) and 7% monosaccharides (simple). Each serving supplies 400kcal of energy. This product is available in banana, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavour.

Reflex Nutrition Instant Mass

Reflex Nutrition Instant Mass provides a near perfect 50/50 split of protein and carbohydrate. Each serving provides a mammoth 54g of high quality protein blend made from whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate and egg white protein isolate. The carbohydrate source of this supplement (organic oats and barley) provides a low glycaemic source of energy along with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.

Vyomax Mass Gainer

This supplement delivers a high quality blend of carbohydrates and whey protein concentrate with a balance of glutamine peptides. Enriched with a full amino acid profile, VyoGain Mass Gainer is a balanced and optimal weight gain formula designed to support muscle growth, strength, performance and recovery when used in conjunction with a weight training regime.

The options for protein supplementation to support your training efforts do not have to be limited because you don’t eat meat. There are an abundance of protein sources and subsequent supplements which are available to you to help you reach your goals and ensure you consume optimum levels of macronutrients along the way.



About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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