The Best Non Gritty Vegan Protein Powder

What is the best non gritty vegan protein powder?

Drink Wholesome is the best non gritty vegan protein powder. It is made (by hand in the USA) with 100% real foods – no chalky protein isolates, no added junk, just real foods.

Drink Wholesome is the best non gritty vegan protein powder.

Is your protein powder gritty? 

If your protein shake is gritty and you are not using a blender, use a blender. A good blender is usually the difference between a smooth, creamy shake and a gritty one. If you are already using a blender and your protein shake is gritty, then it is time to find a new protein powder. 

Many protein powders, especially plant-based ones, have a gritty texture. This is often because of their insoluble fiber content. The more insoluble fiber a protein powder contains, the grittier it is. Some plant-based proteins are also less processed (refined) than others and therefore have a coarser consistency. Although this is not a bad thing, no one likes a protein shake that tastes like dirt. 

In order to mask the grittiness, many companies use food additives like xanthan gum. You want to steer clear of products made with ingredients like these. At best, food additives add little to no nutritional value to your protein powder and at worst they mess with your gut. 

Although food additives are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can cause nasty side effects.  

One of the most common side effects caused by food additives is stomach pain. Because food additives look nothing like real foods, we have trouble digesting them. As a result, the trillions of bacteria in our guts have more time to eat and more time to release gas. This gas can cause bloating and discomfort. 

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Almost as bad a gritty protein shake is a chalky one. Many protein powders, especially plant-based ones, have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein isolates. Protein isolates are foods stripped of everything but the protein. Unlike real foods, they are missing the healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients that make food taste good. 

Avoid protein isolates. Not sure what to look for? Protein isolates are listed on the ingredient list as “whey protein,” “pea protein,” and “soy protein,” as opposed to “milk,” “peas,” and “soybeans.”

Drink Wholesome makes the least gritty protein powder with 100% real foods, food close to nature. Food additives and protein isolates are not real foods, not even close. 

The main ingredient in our vegan protein powders is chickpeas. Unlike other plant proteins, chickpea protein has a neutral flavor and smooth mouthfeel. You will not believe how good it tastes. Order samples to see for yourself. 


You are reading an article by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally better approach to protein powder by using 100% real food ingredients. Research suggests that ingredients like these are better for you than the highly processed food additives found in most protein supplements. They are also far better tasting than the chalky protein isolates that you are probably used to. Order samples to see for yourself.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Drink Wholesome is the best non gritty vegan protein powder.