The Best Plant-Based Paleo Protein Powder

I get asked ALL the time about which plant-based paleo protein powder I would recommend.

Even though dairy (of the grass-fed and/or clarified variety) is now commonly accepted as being ‘Paleo’ – I still have a lot of clients who don’t do well with dairy.

I happen to be one of those people myself. I’m extremely lactose intolerant and have been my whole life. When I finally went fully Paleo 5 years ago and removed what little dairy was still in my life (cheese, ice cream) so many health issues vanished for me. My cystic acne cleared up and I no longer suffered from constant indigestion and bloating.

Once I got more involved in CrossFit, I wanted to supplement with protein shakes. Because, BRO, if you’re gonna go hard at the gym, you gotta have a post-workout protein shake right?!

Over the years I have tried SO many protein powders. Grass-fed whey protein, egg protein, casein (gag) – and none of it did anything for me but bring back my acne and upset my stomach.

I finally found one that I do love – but alas, it is made with bone broth protein. You veg-heads out there reading cannot imbibe.

So I began a hunt to find THE best plant-based paleo protein powder I could find in order to answer this elusive question. And, I found it! The answer? NUZEST.


Nuzest protein powder is made with premium pea protein (yes – peas ARE Paleo) but they leave out all the yucky stuff you normally find in vegetarian/vegan protein powders. All products from Nuzest are free of soy, GMOs, gluten and dairy – making it the perfect option if you’re going for a plant-based paleo approach. It’s 100% allergen-free and made with all natural ingredients.

Okay, okay – so now you’re probably wondering if it even tastes good.

I get it. Most of the veg-friendly protein powders I’ve tried taste like dirt. But, I’m happy to report that is NOT the case with this brand. It’s not bland, it’s not chalky, and they have a wide variety of flavors to choose from:

  • Smooth Vanilla
  • Creamy Cappuccino
  • Rich Chocolate
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Just Natural (no flavoring)

The powders mix well in a shaker bottle and blend perfectly when whipped in a blender. Bonus – there isn’t that weird after-taste/smell that comes from drinking dairy-filled powders (YUCK!)

Not quite convinced yet? Here’s the coolest part..


They totally understand that purchasing a full tub of a supplement you’ve never tried before can be a huge commitment! So they created a sample program where you can order packets of any of their clean, lean protein powders FOR FREE! All you have to do is pay shipping.

Want to order and try a free sample? Click here.

But wait – there is more!

Anytime you place an order, use my name (andipetty) as a discount code and you’ll get 15% off PLUS free shipping!

Yes, seriously.

There are so many ways you can use this protein powder – it isn’t just for people who hit the gym hard. I find that whipping up a shake can satisfy that evening craving for something sweet.

I highly recommend their Rich Chocolate flavored powder with some almond milk, almond butter and 3-4 cubes of ice. Yummmmm!

If you find yourself in need of a plant-based paleo protein powder, I really hope you’ll give Nuzest a try.


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4 thoughts on “The Best Plant-Based Paleo Protein Powder

  1. Are you able to give me an idea as to how much it cost. I am seriously thinking about purchasing one

  2. They have free samples where you only have to pay shipping AND they have a clearance section! But I believe a tub is usually $40 =)

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