Getting protein into your diet can be hard for anyone, but if you're a vegan it's extra hard. We've already published a guide about the best vegan protein powder we've tried, but to be honest, protein powder isn't always the most convenient way of getting more protein into your diet.
That's why we're big fans of protein bars -if you're on a plant-based diet and you're looking for a super convenient way to get more protein into your diet, then stocking up on vegan protein bars is a great idea.
We thought it would be useful to round up the best vegan protein bars that we've bought and tried, let's get into it:
Misfits white choc cookies and cream vegan protein bar
We definitely think that the best vegan protein bar we tried for this guide was the Misfits white choc cookies and cream bar. Regular readers of our blog will know that we're big fans of vegan white chocolate, and we love the white chocolate flavour from this protein bar. But it's actually the crunch of the cookie that really makes this bar our favourite. In terms of taste, it's hard to believe that this is actually vegan, as it tastes very similar to the Grenade protein bars that we wrote about previously, which aren't vegan. The protein in this bar is comes from a combination of pea protein and soya nuggets, so you're getting a good mix of amino acids. The bar is also low in sugar with just 2g per bar. You can probably tell that we really love this protein bar! Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Trek protein flapjack salted caramel
We're huge fans of the Trek bars and have been buying them for years. There is now a protein rich range of the Trek flapjacks, and although the entire range is excellent, we think the Salted Caramel flavour is our favourite. As well as being 100% vegan, these protein bars are also gluten free and a source of fibre. The protein in the bar comes from both the soya protein crunchies and the oats in the recipe. Each bar contains 9g of protein, and we should also say that they taste really lovely. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com
PE Nutrition The Bar plant
We've included the PE Nutrition brand on our website before in our low calorie protein powder guide, but this brand also does an excellent range of vegan products too, including these really tasty vegan protein bars. Made using a blend of vegan protein sources including Soya Protein Isolate and Pea Protein Isolate, each bar contains a whopping 20g of plant protein. That's an impressive amount of protein, but what really impresses us about these bars is that they taste good but only contain 0.5g of sugar per bar, which is very low. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com
MyVegan double dough brownie
MyVegan is the vegan brand from the very popular bodybuilding supplement brand MyProtein, and we've been really impressed with all of the products that we've tried within the MyVegan range. But this Double Dough Brownie is definitely our favourite product that we've tried from the range so far - designed to taste like a combination of a cookie and a brownie, each bar contains 13g of protein derived from entirely vegan sources, with Pea Protein and Rice Protein being the 2 main sources. It's also impressive that, despite having a lovely rich taste, each bar only contains 4.2g of sugar. We're big fans of these, learn more and buy them here - myvegan.com
Pulsin protein bar
Pulsin is another popular vegan brand that has decided to add a vegan protein bar to its range, and we think it's definitely one of the best that we tried, specifically the Vanilla Choc & Almond bars. Made using a blend of rice and pea protein, the bar is low in sugar and contains real chocolate chips and almond pieces which give it a cookie dough taste. The sweetness comes from xylitol (learn more about xylitol in our sugar alternatives guide) and despite being a protein bar, we'd say this tastes like a treat rather than a health bar. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Hopefully this guide helps you to find a great-tasting vegan protein bar that you can use to add more protein to your plant-based diet. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us!