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Gluten Free Protein Powders: The Ultimate Guide

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Looking for the best tasting gluten-free protein powders to reach your nutritional goals? Keep reading for the best gluten-free meal replacement shakes and protein powders including keto, paleo, whey, dairy-free, and vegan options.

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Do I need protein powder?

No. You don’t NEED protein powder. Most Americans actually consume way too much protein. Plus, I’m always the advocate for whole foods being the most nutritious option!

That said, as a busy mom, business owner, and full-time grad student, I don’t always have time to sit and eat a meal (I know…the irony. I’m a food blogger who has a hard time actually finding time to prepare all my own meals…)

So, I actually really enjoy my protein shakes for quick and easy snacks or light meals on the go!

note: protein powders below are listed in alphabetical order so you can easily find the one you’re looking for and see the review and where to buy it!

The best rated gluten free protein powders comparison table

From my personal taste testing and use, here’s a comparison table of my 4 favorites.

Keep reading for more information on these protein powders plus even more options for gluten free specialty protein powders and meal replacement shakes.

Arbonne Essentials (Vegan Protein)Keto Chow (Whey Protein)Left Coast Perform.
(Bone Broth)
Tera’s Protein (Whey Protein)
Certified GF*
Dairy-Free
Vegan
Flavors availableVanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, + Limited Edition24 Sweet + 4 SavoryVanilla, Chocolate, unflavoredVanilla, Chocolate, Unsweetened
Protein per serving20g26.22g17g21g
Taste Rating4.5/54-4.5/5**4/54.5/5
Price Rating$$$$$$$
DetailsClick for Arbonne’s priceClick for Keto Chow’s price
(use the link with code GFKC20 to save 10%)
Click for Left Coast Performance’s PriceClick for Tera’s Protein’s Price

*According to the FDA’s standards, a product may be labeled gluten-free without certification if under 20ppm. Learn more about gluten-free labeling and certification in this post.
**Star rating varies by flavor

Where do I buy gluten-free protein powders?

There are a few different places to buy gluten-free protein including the company’s own website.

However, I buy most of mine at Amazon or at Thrive Market.

Click here to learn more about Thrive Market and a promotional link to get 25% off and a free gift worth up to $24 on your first order!

Keep reading for more information about these protein powders as well as reviews of other gluten free brands of keto protein, whey protein, vegan protein, dairy-free protein, and more!

Arbonne Essentials: Gluten Free & Vegan Protein

arbonne essentials protein

Arbonne essentials is a gluten free and vegan protein made from a base of pea, cranberry, and rice protein. It is certified gluten-free by GFCO.org as well as certified vegan and certified as a B-Corp.

Each serving contains 20g of protein. It comes in both vanilla & chocolate, but also other limited edition flavors such as mint chip or coffee.

This is the protein I use in the Gluten-Free & Vegan Shake & Smoothie Bowl Recipes you can find here.

While this protein is a bit pricier than some other options on this list, if you want to use it regularly, you can become a Preferred Customer and save 20% on each order which brings down the price.

Learn more and shop Arbonne Essentials here.

Designer Protein: Gluten Free Whey, Gluten Free Plant Based, and Gluten Free Egg Protein

At less than $1 per serving, Designer Protein offers a really great assortment of affordable certified gluten-free protein powder options.

It tastes great with a wide assortment of flavors from cookies and cream to regular vanilla. It gives a protein boost of 10g-24g of protein and even offers meal replacement options.

Shop Designer Protein options in their store on Amazon here.

Garden of Life: Gluten Free & Vegan Protein Powder

Not only is Garden of Life plant based protein certified vegan, but it is also organic, soy free, and contains probiotics.

With an assortment of protein options, flavors, and targeting blends, Garden of Life is one of the more affordable options available for something plant-based.

Shop the assortment of Garden of Life Protein available on Amazon here.

Shop the assortment of Garden of Life Protein available on Thrive Market.

Jubilee of Wellness: Gluten Free & Vegan Hemp Protein

hemp protein

Jubilee of Wellness’s chocolate hemp protein powder is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and certified organic.

It contains 17g of protein and has less than 1g of sugar making it a truly nutritious plant-based option.

Shop Jubilee of Wellness here and use code GLUTENFREE for 20% off your order.

Keto Chow: Gluten Free & Keto Protein

Keto Chow Samples

While Keto Chow is not certified gluten-free, they only use gluten-free ingredients/a gluten-free facility and independently test for the presence of gluten via third party testing. Keto Chow is very low carb and is suitable for a keto diet.

While it’s one of our highest priced options, three of the best things about Keto Chow are:

  1. You can customize it to your macros
  2. You can make your shakes up to 5 days ahead of time
  3. It comes in SO many flavors (over 40!)

Learn more about Keto Chow and shop it here.
note: Use this link and promo code GFKC20 to save 10% on your purchase.

Left Coast Performance: Gluten-Free and Keto Bone Broth Protein

Left Coast Performance organic bone broth protein is not only gluten-free but keto as well. It comes in both chocolate and vanilla flavors plus an unflavored option (that actually is tasteless!)

This protein powder does foam up quite a bit, so if you don’t want an airy/foamy protein drink, it’s better blended on low speed.

However, despite it’s clean ingredients, it’s actually one of the more affordable options on this list.

Shop Left Coast Nutrition Bone Broth Powder on Amazon here.

Primal Kitchen: Gluten-Free Paleo Protein

Primal Kitchen created a certified gluten-free paleo protein powder from coconut milk, and it’s delicious. Containing 10g of protein and just 1g of sugar, it gives a boost of nutrition with delicious chocolate or vanilla flavor for anyone on a primal or keto diet.

It also contains probiotics and uses natural sweeteners instead of artificial sugars.

Shop Primal Kitchen Protein at Amazon.

Shop Primal Kitchen Protein at Thrive Market.

Tera’s Whey Protein: Gluten Free Whey Protein

Tera’s Whey protein is a certified gluten-free protein option that is also nonGMO. It comes in 3 flavors: Bourbon Vanilla, Chocolate, or unsweetened with 21g of protein per serving.

This is one of the more affordable options and actually tastes great.

Shop Tera’s Whey on Amazon here.

Have you tried any of these or have another favorite that you love? Comment below and let us know!

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