Beefcakes no longer have to eat meat – the sports nutrition market is flooded with new plant-based snacks and shakes packing enough protein to keep any gym bunny happy. Here’s our pick of the best. 

Nibble Protein brownie


Brownie Bites – Nibble Protein 

RSP: £1.59

Launch date: September 2018

These individually wrapped bites are available in three flavours: Choc Orange, Mint Choc and Choc Walnut. Containing 24g of protein per pack, each bag is under 100 calories and contains less than 4g of sugar. Currently listed in Ocado, Harvey Nichols, Amazon and As Nature Intended stores. 


Fuel10k Cookie


RSP: £1.49

Launch date: May 2018

This low-sugar breakfast biscuit packs 10g of protein per serving (and is 200 calories). With a soft-bake texture, these cookies are high in fibre and come in single-serve packs to make them easy to grab and eat on the go. 


Pulsin Supershake mockup

Supershake – Pulsin

RSP: £1.99/25g and £17.49/300g

Launch date: January 2019

Set to hit shelves next Veganuary, these brand new shakes are designed as a ”single nutritional solution” with health-boosting superfoods, vitamins and minerals that ”go far beyond a simple protein boost” according to the brand. The range will come in three flavours: Red Berry ‘Immunity’ with probiotics to support gut health, Cacao & Maca ‘Energy’ with Vitamin B to support energy metabolism and Vanilla Matcha ‘Vitality’ with spirulina for an iron boost. 


Form Protein

Tiramisu Performance Protein – Form

RSP: £24/520g

Launch date: September 2018

Packing 30g of protein per serve, this new Tiramisu flavour from Form combines organic pea, rice, hemp and whole algae proteins with anti-inflammatory Curcumin C3 to boost immunity. The blend also contains a complete spectrum of amino acids. Listed in Planet Organic. 

Breakfast balls The Protein Co


Breakfast Balls – The Protein Ball Co

RSP: £1.99

Launch date: July 2018

Individually wrapped for breakfasts on the go, these snacks are available in three flavours: Apple & Blueberry, Hazelnut & Cacao and Strawberry & Vanilla. Providing 5.4g of protein per pack, the Breakfast Balls are made with natural protein sources including pea, rice and pumpkin and contain no added sugar. 


Free Soul

Vegan Vanilla Protein Blend – Free Soul 

RSP: £24/600g

Launch date: July 2018

Designed to fit the nutritional needs of women, this pea and white hemp base includes Peruvian maca to support the female hormonal balance and Siberian ginseng which the brand says is “a powerful adaptogen to help manage stress”. The powder also includes B vitamins which promote healthy skin, hair and nails. 

Plant powered: sports nutrition category report 2018