Designed for plant-based athletes, we’ve formulated our cocoa Plant Protein with organic rice and pea proteins and superfoods: Goji, Camu Camu, Maca, and Maqui Berry to ensure a well-balanced nutritional profile in each shake. 


Smooth and simple, we’ve packed 16g of plant-based protein into each serving with only 2g of carbohydrates, and zero sugar. KETO, Paleo, and Non-GMO! Crush your next training session with Plant Protein!

WHAT IS plant-based protein?

Plant-based protein powders are a great alternative to typical animal-based proteins such as whey. Perfect for individuals who incorporate a plant-based lifestyle or are reducing their intake of animal products, supplementing with quality plant-based protein powders can help athletes who are struggling with their protein intake from food alone. 

Types of plant-based protein powder: 

Brown Rice - Brown rice protein powder is a popular plant-based protein powder due to its high protein content and ability to help balance blood sugar, speed up fat loss, and help with muscle recovery after a hard workout.

Pea Protein - Peas are naturally rich in protein and are also a good source of iron. Pea protein also contains an amino acid profile that may help lower blood pressure.

Pumpkin Seed Protein - This non-allergenic protein is high in iron, zinc, magnesium, and healthy fats. It is also a rich source of natural chlorophyll that calms inflammation and cleanses the body.

Spirulina Protein- Spirulina is a superfood and a blue-green alga that comes from the ocean. Spirulina is a complete plant protein, containing all essential amino acids. 

benefits of plant-based protein powder

  • Improves Muscle Recovery

  • Improves Athletic Performance

  • Builds Lean Muscle Mass

  • Supports Gut Health

  • Whole Foods

  • Dairy-Free

BROWN RICE PROTEIN POWDER

Brown rice protein powder, made from the whole grain brown rice is a great alternative to whey protein for individuals leading a plant-based lifestyle. 

Brown rice protein benefits: 

  • 100% Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easily Digestible 
  • Smooth Taste 
  • Improves Muscle Recovery 
  • Regulates Blood Sugar and Insulin 
  • Increases Weight Loss 

A 2013 study of 24 college-aged men, showed that no detectable amount of differences were found between men who supplemented with brown rice protein powder compared to participants who supplemented with whey. 

Both groups showed an increase in lean body mass, muscle mass, strength, and power while showing a significant decrease in body fat. 

Although brown rice protein is not a “complete protein”, meaning it’s missing essential amino acids, it is a good option for those looking to switch from whey. 

pea protein powder

A high-quality protein powder -- pea protein is another great alternative for plant-based lifestyles. Entirely plant-based and made by drying and grinding yellow peas, pea protein offers a variety of nutritional benefits. 

Pea protein benefits: 

  • Builds Muscle Mass 
  • Improves Heart Health 
  • Keeps You Full 


Pea protein is considered a “complete” protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies are unable to produce, although it is low in methionine.


Also a great source of branched-chain amino acids, pea protein is especially high in arginine, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Arginine promotes a healthy heart and healthy blood flow, while the combination of leucine, isoleucine, and valine promotes muscle growth. 


Pea protein is one of the more easily digested plant-based proteins you’ll find. 


Lucky for you, our Plant-Based Protein powder contains both brown rice and pea proteins. 

SUPERFOODS IN PLANT PROTEIN POWDERS

The best plant-based protein powders contain added vitamins, minerals, and superfoods to their formulas to ensure each serving is not only packed with protein but nutrients as well. 


Known to be nutrient-dense powerhouses, superfoods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. 


We’ve added Goji Berry, Camu Camu, Maca, and Maqui Berry to our plant protein formula to provide a well balanced nutritional profile. 

GOJI BERRY 

Native to Asia, goji berries, also called wolfberries, are tiny red berries that are packed with antioxidants and have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. 

Commonly found in powdered or dried form, these tiny berries are sweet and sour and popularly used in salads, smoothie bowls, and supplements. 

Goji Berry Benefits:

  • Boosts Energy Levels
  • Boosts the Immune System 
  • Increases Weight Loss 
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar 
  • Improve Cholesterol Levels 

camu camu 

A sour berry, native to the Amazon rainforest, Camu Camu berries are tart in flavor and similar to cherries. Commonly used in powder form, Camu Camu is packed with nutrients, rich in antioxidants, and high in Vitamin C and other flavonoids. 

Camu Camu Benefits:

  • High in Vitamin C 
  • High in Antioxidants 
  • Fights Inflammation 
  • Improves Blood Sugar Levels 

maca

Native to Peru and commonly used in powder form, Maca has a long history of culinary and medical use in Peru. Described as earthy and nutty, Maca is commonly added to smoothies, shakes, and sweet desserts. 

A cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli and cauliflower, Maca has been shown to improve muscle gain, increase strength, improve endurance and performance, and boost energy. 

In a study on male cyclists, it was found that supplementing with maca improved the cyclists’ time of completing a nearly 25-mile bike ride. 

Maca Benefits:

  • Nutrient Dense 
  • Mood Enhancer 
  • Increases Performance
  • Boosts Energy 
  • Improves Brain Functions 

Maqui berry

A dark-purple berry, native to South America, maqui berries have been used by the native Mapuche Indians of Chile for thousands of years. Known as a super fruit, maqui has is loaded with antioxidants - up to three times more when compared to strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. 

Rich in anthocyanins, which give the berries their deep purple color, maqui has been used to reduce the risk of chronic disease and for a variety of health benefits. 

Maqui Berry Benefits:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties 
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar 
  • Promotes Gut Health 

HOW TO USE PROTEIN POWDER

Shakes, smoothies, smoothie bowls...the possibilities are endless with protein powder.


When following a plant-based diet, hitting your daily protein intake can be quite difficult. This is where protein powder comes to save the day. Whether you want to mix up a quick shake or add protein powder to a smoothie, we’ve got you covered. 


Check out these easy recipes to add protein powder to your day… 


Plant-Based Overnight Oats: Loaded with protein, oats are one of the healthiest grains out there. A great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants - these overnight oats will help you power through your mornings and give you 23g of protein.


Blueberry Dream Smoothie Bowl: A dreamy smoothie bowl, packed with 27g of plant-based protein, antioxidant-rich blueberries, and coconut milk to give you that guilt-free creaminess.


Fudgy Brownie S'mores Bars: Perfect for those with a health-conscious sweet tooth. These s'mores bars have a banana and peanut butter base with 6g of protein in each serving. A healthy take on a childhood favorite.

ADD PLANT PROTEIN POWDER TO...

  • Shakes, Smoothies, and Smoothie Bowls

  • Baked Goods 

  • Desserts

  • Oatmeal

how much protein do you need per day? 

The recommended dietary reference intake (RDI) for protein is 0.36 grams of protein per pound (0.8 grams/kg) of body weight, this is a minimal if not modest amount for most sedentary individuals. 

Sedentary males need 56 grams per day. Sedentary females need 46 grams per day 

These recommendations will increase depending on your lifestyle. For the average adult who lives a mainly healthy lifestyle and gets in some exercise here and there, their protein intake will increase. 

Average males need 56-91 grams per day. Average females need 46-75 grams per day. 

Lastly, we look at the protein needs of athletes. Athletes need a higher protein intake to help rebuild and repair muscles and connective tissues that were broken down during exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the amount of protein that athletes need compared to normal individuals is two to three times higher - resulting in 1.4-2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. 

best tasting plant-based protein powder

If you’re looking for the best tasting plant-based protein powders - look for simple formulas with natural ingredients and flavors. 

Brown rice and pea protein powders are the smoothest, most flavorful plant protein powders on the market. 

Level up your plant-based smoothie bowls with these ingredients: 

Nut Milk - Oat, Cashew, and Coconut
Frozen Fruits - Bananas, Strawberries, Blueberries, etc. 
Toppings - Cacao Nibs, Hemp Seeds, Sliced Nuts, or Nut Butters

plant-based protein for weight loss

Weight loss comes from a caloric deficit - consuming fewer calories than you burn. 

Individuals looking to use protein powder as meal replacements should look for a lean formula low in calories and carbohydrates, with zero added sugars, and natural ingredients. 

ATH’s cocoa plant protein powder keeps things simple for those looking to lose weight by using a blend of organic rice protein, organic pea protein, four organic superfoods, and natural flavors with only two grams of carbohydrates and zero sugar.

plant-based protein powder for recovery

Plant-based athletes that are pushing the limits and putting themselves through grueling workouts need extra carbohydrates to support their recovery. 

After an intense workout, carbohydrates help muscles recover by restoring lost muscle glycogen. If muscle glycogen stores are depleted and not supplemented with carbs, the body resorts to using fat and protein to support glycogen stores - meaning that protein is the last wall of defense to provide energy. 

If your body is relying on your protein stores to increase glycogen - it is simultaneously breaking down your muscles and harming your recovery. 

Add these carbohydrates to your Plant Protein Cocoa smoothies: 

  • 1 Medium Banana
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats 
  • ½ Cup Cooked Sweet Potato 
  • Plant-Based Yogurt 

PLANT-BASED PROTEIN POWDER FOR BODYBUILDING

Athletes looking for a plant-based protein powder for bodybuilding should look for a formula that has pea protein. Considered a “complete” protein, pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids. 

Specifically, high in leucine, isoleucine, and valine - pea protein promotes muscle growth and lean body mass. 

Pea protein benefits: 
  • Builds Muscle Mass 
  • Improves Heart Health 
  • Keeps You Full