Food & Nutrition

Best hemp protein powder – 6 great options to try if you want a vegan protein powder with all 9 essential amino acids

Published by Finn Hayden

It's so easy to be a vegan nowadays, with more delicious vegan options out there than ever. From vegan feta to vegan hot dogs, it's hard to complain about being a vegan nowadays because you've got so many excellent foods to eat.

However, the one persistent issue with a vegan diet is that it tends to be very low in protein, particularly compared to the diet of someone consuming animal products. This is why vegans will often choose to supplement their diet with a vegan protein powder. The problem with many vegan protein powders is that the protein in them isn't as high quality as what you'd get from a protein powder made using dairy, usually because they don't contain all 9 essential amino acids. But the special thing about hemp is that, despite being 100% vegan, it contains all of the essential amino acids.

There are lots of options out there when it comes to hemp protein powder, so we thought it would be useful to round up the best that we've bought and tried. Let's get into it:

The British Hemp Co

We've been using the hemp protein powder from The British Hemp Co for a few months now, and we're absolutely loving it - it's great mixed with water or milk and drank straight (as we typically do), but we're also enjoying mixing it into some of our meals for an added protein boost. The quality is really apparent and it's great to know that's it milled from UK-grown seed in The British Hemp Co factory in Warminster. Learn more and buy it here (Use code YOUWELL15 for 15% off your order) -
British hemp Co

Green Origins

The Green Origins brand produces a number of excellent vegan powders, and the hemp protein powder from Green Origins is among the most popular products sold by the brand. Made using organic hemp which has been certified by the Soil Association, this hemp protein powder is unflavoured and is very simple but is excellent. The powder is very fine and mixes really well in shakes, but is also perfect for stirring into savoury dishes such as soups and stews. This hemp protein powder is also really highly-rated on Amazon, with a rating of 4.5/5 from more than 180 reviews. Learn more and buy it here -
Green Origins hemp protein powder


The hemp protein powder from Pulsin is all-natural and is definitely a high-quality product. It's unflavoured and contains 49% protein, with no added sugar or sweeteners. You can use this hemp protein powder in a shake as it mixes really well, but we like to mix it into savoury foods and desserts. We're also really impressed with the 4.6/5 rating that Pulsin has on Feefo, and many reviewers seem delighted with the hemp protein powder. Learn more and buy it here -
Pulsin hemp protein powder


We're impressed with everything in the Naturya range, and this hemp protein powder is no exception. It's 100% organic and is made with real quality hemp. We actually enjoy the earthy taste of this product, and find that even if we just mix it with water, it tastes good. It's very fine so mixes great with water and anything else you want to mix it with for an added boost of vegan protein. This product is sitting with a near-perfect rating on the Naturya website, so clearly we're not the only ones who love this product. Learn more and buy it here -
Naturya hemp protein powder

Diet Food Organic Hemp Protein

At 51% protein, this hemp protein powder from the Diet Food brand is one of the highest protein hemp protein powders that we could find. It's 100% organic (and it's got the certification to prove it), and we found it to have a lovely taste too. We're really impressed with this product, learn more and buy it here -
Diet Food hemp protein

NUA Naturals

The team at NUA Naturals grinds up high-quality hemp seeds to create this excellent hemp protein powder, which is rich in amino acids as well as fibre, omega 3, and omega 6. We're really impressed to see that NUA Naturals also has an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot from more than 80 reviews. Learn more and buy this product here -
NUA Naturals

True Natural Goodness Organic Hemp Protein

We're really impressed with the hemp protein powder from True Natural, which is packed with protein - it contains 50% plant-based protein, as well as omega oils, calcium, and vitamins. The vitamins include B1, B2, B3, and E. We found this powder to have a slight nutty taste and it was also very smooth when mixed with water. Plus, it's ideal for mixing into soups and stews if you'd prefer to do that. Learn more and buy it here -
True Natural Goodness Organic Hemp Protein

We hope this guide helps you to choose a high quality hemp protein powder to help you hit your protein goals. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try. If you're interested in similar guides, we have a guide about the best vegan protein powder you can buy.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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