Are you the type who works out hard? Maybe you routinely push your body to its limit by always testing out new workouts or by finding ways to make your current workout routine tougher than it already is. Either way, you’re probably the type who’s always on top of getting their protein. In the past, getting enough protein on a plant-based diet was a tricky undertaking — vegan protein powders and bars were few and far between and when you did find them, they were likely far less appetizing than their why-based counterparts. Luckily, the times have changed. Not only are there plenty of plant-based protein powders to choose from, there are also plenty of bars.
Sure, you can still get your protein by cooking up a high-protein vegan recipe using the Food Monster app or by making a post-workout protein shake to help you recover, but what if you don’t have time for either? That’s where these bars come in. Not only does every bar on this list contain 15 grams or more of plant-based protein, many of them also cater to specific allergens like gluten and soy!
Amrita in Chocolate Chip Coconut
Even if you have a lot of dietary concerns, you can still find protein bars that suit your needs. These Amrita Protein Bars in Chocolate Chip Coconut are raw vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly, and contain 15 grams of protein per bar from a blend of brown rice protein, pea protein isolate, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds. According to the company, these bars are made in small batches in the U.S. and contain no artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and are non-GMO Certified.
Amazon reviewer Peter J. Flagg says “I have to say that I have been dealing with Amrita bars for a few years now. The products that Amrita puts out are amazing, high quality and affordable. There are no GMO’s in the products, they have never caused any GI distress and would be one of the best products you can ever find.” You can pick up a pack of 12 bars for about $26.50.
PROBAR BASE Protein Bar in Cookie Dough
These PROBAR BASE Protein Bars in Cookie Dough contain 20 grams of plant-based protein per bar from soy protein isolate, rice protein concentrate, and the company’s “omega blend,” a combination of flax seed and chia. They’re also Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free, for those who have allergies or sensitivities. Amazon reviewers, in general, love the variety of flavors offered by the company as well as how satisfied they feel after eating one, but Book Lover points out that they are “Expensive but very yummy!” You can pick up a pack of 12 bars for about $35.
Pegan Protein Bars
Need a high-protein, high-fiber, low-sugar, and allergen-friendly option for protein on-the-go? These Pegan Protein Bars cover those bases. Made with 20 grams organic seed protein and sweetened with monk fruit (which adds 1 gram of sugar), these 98 percent organic bars are gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, paleo-friendly, and non-GMO. They are also high in fiber, with each bar containing between 17-27 grams of dietary fiber. According to the company, the bars also include organic prebiotics that improve digestion.
Amazon reviewer cany58 says “I like to take them with me as a healthy meal replacement when traveling because I’m gluten intolerant and can’t stop just anywhere for something quick to eat. They’re very low in carbs, so I eat fruit or something like that with it.” However, reviewer Tony was not a fan: “I immediately had to grab something else to eat to try and repel that lingering taste from my mouth. This is definitely not a product I would recommend due to the awful taste.”
If you’d like to try Pegan Protein Bars, you can pick up a 12-count variety pack of two flavors for about $30.
SimplyProtein Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate
Low-sugar protein bars can be tough to come by, but these SimplyProtein Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate contain only 1 gram of sugar without the use of artificial sweeteners. On top of that, each bar contains 15 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 150 calories. According to the company, “this bar is light and crunchy and will fill you up without weighing you down,” plus it’s gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified. Amazon reviewer M. McGill says “They are kind of crumbly and don’t taste super sweet but are tasty enough and the nutrition is great. Plus, the ingredient list is also impressive,” but that “I prefer the taste of Luna bars (more like a candy bar), but I will buy these again because the of the 15 g of protein and low calorie count.”
You can get a pack of 15 bars for around $25.
Garden of Life Organic Sport Protein Bar in Chocolate Mint
If you’re an athlete, then getting enough protein is likely one of your biggest priorities. Not only are these Garden of Life Organic Sport Protein Bars in Chocolate Mint a good source of protein with 20 grams of plant-based protein per bar, they are also gluten-free, soy-free, Non-GMO Project verified, Certified USDA Organic, and NSF Certified for Sport. The company claims that these bars are “great for refueling and repairing muscles after a hard workout and “made to eat anytime throughout the day to help achieve your daily protein intake while keeping you full.”
According to Amazon reviewer Paula G. Cannon, “When I tried these Garden of Life bars I was expecting the chalky pea taste and the usual hard sticky taffy texture that sticks in your teeth like most bars. Well, to my surprise these bars were nothing like that! They are very very good, the texture is kind of like a dense brownie.”
CLIF BUILDER'S Protein Bar in Vanilla Almond
Need a high-carb protein bar that’ll help sustain energy throughout the day or your workout? Each CLIF BUILDER’S Protein Bar in Vanilla Almond contains 20 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbs to keep you going. According to the company, the bars contain 23 essential vitamins and minerals, no high-fructose corn syrup or trans fats, and have a low glycemic index, which means they digest slowly for prolonged energy. According to Amazin reviewer Josh, “Ever since I started including these bars into my diet as a snack at work I never feel tired. I’m also incredibly frugal, but these were easy to justify the price of when the benefits were so obvious” and reviewers in general of the bar’s candy bar-like flavor and texture. A box of 12 bars costs $18.
Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars in Creamy Peanut Butter and Sea Salt
Have a lot of dietary concerns? These Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars in Creamy Peanut Butter and Sea Salt are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher. Each high-protein bar contains 15 grams of protein, 14 grams of fiber, and just 2 grams of sugar. Not only that, the company never uses soy protein isolate flour, crisps or beans, wheat, oats, rice or other filler grains, corn syrup (glucose syrup), or inulin (chicory root fiber). Their protein superfood blend is a combination of peanuts, pea protein, brown rice protein, organic raw hemp protein, organic raw virgin coconut oil, organic raw chia seeds, and organic raw sprouted flax seeds.
According to Amazon reviewer Kindle Customer, “I am on a keto diet and these are incredible! I hate quest bars, they are all chemical gross and artificial tasting. These are peanut buttery, soft, full of good things, and they are low carb.”
You can pick up a pack of 12 bars for around $19.
Rise Bar Lemon Cashew Protein Bars
Looking for a bar that’s minimally processed, but still high in protein? We understand the struggle. These Rise Bar Lemon Cashew Protein Bars are made from just four ingredients (cashews, coconut nectar, pea protein, and lemon extract), but contain 15 grams of protein. They’re also gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, paleo-friendly, and contain no artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, or preservatives. According to Amazon reviewer Brian A., “These bars are fantastic for a snack bar. Great protein, low sugar, and barely any ingredients! … The Lemon Cashew is my favorite flavor by far. It’s chewy and tasty.” However, he highlights their low fiber content as a negative.
If you want to try these bars, then you can pick up a box of 12 for $23.
Vega Sport Protein Bar in Chocolate Coconut
Are you a fan of tough workouts? Then these Vega Sport Protein Bars in Chocolate Coconut might be for you. According to the company, each bar contains 15 grams of complete plant-based protein, plus 2.5 grams of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and 2 grams of glutamine to help repair muscle tissue. They’re also gluten-free, free from artificial flavors and colors, and Non-GMO Project Verified. According to Amazon reviewer Liv Taylor, “Yummy clean protein in the best tasting protein bar I’ve had!!! Vega consistently offers great products.” However, reviewer JS says, “The flavor was fine … but it’s … gummy. It’s difficult to chew and feels like you’ve got a sponge in your mouth. A hard sponge.
The peanut butter and chocolate flavor is much better.”
D's Naturals No Cow Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
You might have heard of D’s Naturals in recent news for being the vegan protein company that went from $1 million to $10 million revenue in just one year. Why? These D’s Naturals No Cow Bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip pack 21 grams of plant-based brown rice and pea protein per bar, 19 grams dietary fiber, 4 grams net carbs, and thanks to monk fruit sweetener, they contain only 1 gram sugar. On top of that, they’re soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. According to the company, these bars are “ideal for a healthy protein boost on-the-go, or a pre or post workout snack” and their peanut butter chocolate chip flavor just happens to be their #1 selling bar.
Amazon reviewer Kris E. says “What’s nice about these is that they have only sugar alcohols and a ton of protein, but also a sweet flavor, which is a rare combination. I’m also a big fan of the texture. However, the sweetness definitely tastes like the sugar alcohols that make it.” However, several recent reviews point out that there may have been an issue with a recent batch of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Flavor, as the flavor tasted off from what they remember.
If you’re interested, you can pick up a box of 12 bars for about $30.
PureFit Gluten-Free Nutrition Bars
Do you like to try every flavor of a bar before you settle on a favorite? This sampler pack of PureFit Gluten-Free Nutrition Bars may be for you. This pack comes with seven flavors: Granola, Peanut Butter Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch, Chocolate Brownie, Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch. Each gluten-free bar contains 18 grams of non-GMO soy protein and they use no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols. According to Amazon reviewer
According to Amazon reviewer wordscannotexpress, “They are chewy, not quite as dry as some brands, and plenty sweet without unnecessary extra sugar content. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t eat one as a dessert or for fun, but when I find I won’t be able to get a meal on time, I much prefer to have one of these in my purse.” However, another reviewer was not happy with the 15-gram sugar content.
If you want to try the sampler pack, you can purchase a box of seven bars for about $16.
Sunwarrior Sol Good Protein Bar
If you lead an active lifestyle and prefer clean, plant-based protein to help power you through your day, try this sampler pack of Sunwarrior Sol Good Protein Bars. They currently have four dessert-like flavors in this line:Salted Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Roll, and Coconut Cashew. Each flavor is packed with 17 to 19 grams of plant-based protein from whole grain brown rice, yellow peas, sunflower butter, and quinoa. They’re also gluten-free, soy-free, contain no added sugars, plus they are organic and non-GMO.
According to Amazon reviewer Rogério Naressi, “Awesome protein bars! Excellent nutrition profile (very little sugar, especially on the coconut/cashew one and good amount of protein). Good taste! A little on the expensive side though.” However, Mickey D. points out, “The taste of these bars is ok although they leave a weird after taste. I do not like the mushy consistency of this bar.”
If you’d like to try Sunwarrior’s four-flavor variety pack of 12 bars, you can buy it for $36.
Natural Factors Whole Earth and Sea Organic Vegan Greens Protein Bar
Looking for a whole foods, plant-based protein bar that doesn’t skimp on the flavor? These Natural Factors Whole Earth and Sea Organic Vegan Greens Protein Bar might satisfy your taste buds! Each bar offers 15 grams of plant-based protein that comes mostly from brown rice protein that’s balanced by creamy peanut butter and a coating of dairy-free dark chocolate. These gluten-free, corn-free, and non-GMO, bars are sweetened with stevia, orange flavor, and lycii berry extract and contain a an “organic greens powder” made from organic wheat grass juice powder, organic barley grass juice powder, organic spirulina, organic bl.
According to Amazon reviewer Kelsey Reina, “Yay, finally a tasty bar with no soy or agave syrup. I love these. I am a total food snob and certified nutritionist, so my standards are very high.” If you’re interested, you can pick up a pack of 12 bars for about $36.
Make Your Own
Didn’t see anything you like or want to try your hand at making your own vegan protein bars? We can help with that, too! Check out How to Make Sugar-Free Vegan Protein Bars to learn how to make a protein-packed bar that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.
For even more plant-based protein bar recipes and high-protein, vegan meals, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App. For those that don’t have it, it’s a brilliant food app available for both Android and iPhone. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to cut out or reduce allergens like meat, dairy, soy, gluten, eggs, grains, and more find awesome recipes, cooking tips, articles, product recommendations and how-tos. The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restriction!