The Best Chickpea Protein Powder

Did someone say chickpea protein powder? 

If you know anything about protein powder, you have probably heard of pea protein powder. Pea protein powder, which is made from green and yellow split peas, is one of the most popular vegan protein powders. Chickpea protein powder, on the other hand, although technically a pea protein powder, is considerably less popular. Why this is so confuses me. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are an excellent source of plant based protein, and make for a much tastier protein powder than any green or yellow split pea protein. They are also widely grown, and relatively cheap when compared to other protein sources.

Here at Drink Wholesome, we use chickpeas as the main source of protein in our vegan protein powders. We have found that they can compete with whey and casein protein in terms of taste, mouthfeel, and even functionality. Chickpeas are also far more sustainable than dairy based proteins, making them an easy winner in our book. When it comes to other plant based proteins, chickpeas are also a frontrunner. Although they have a similar nutritional profile to green and yellow split peas, for example, they taste far better. So if you are sick of gritty vegan protein powders that taste like dirt, try our chickpea protein powder. We guarantee it will take the cake. In fact, it may very well be the best tasting protein powder you have ever tried, period. Chickpea protein powder is also non-allergenic, non-GMO (unlike soy) and has an excellent amino acid profile.

At the moment, Drink Wholesome makes one chickpea protein powder, which comes in a peanut butter chocolate flavor. We also have matcha and vanilla protein powders, which are chickpea/egg white blends. All of our protein powders are additive free, and our chickpea protein powder is no exception. It is made with only six real food ingredients: chickpeas, peanuts, coconut, cocoa, monk fruit, and sea salt. You cannot find a better ingredient list! If this rave review did not quite do it for you, and you are on the fence, order samples on our website. You will be pleasantly surprised! To make a protein shake, we recommend blending our chickpea protein powder with almond milk and a few ice cubes. If shakes are not your thing, however, there are several high protein recipes on this blog that might interest you. Congratulations on finding one of the few, and certainly the best chickpea protein powder on the market!


You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! You will find that we also make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better.

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