The plant-based lifestyle is growing at an unprecedented rate, with more people turning to vegan and vegetarian diets every day. Many have started a plant-based diet for a variety of reasons, including improved health, weight loss, lower blood sugar, reduced inflammation, and to positively impact the environment. According to Bloomberg, in 2020, plant-based dairy and meat sales were over $29 billion, which they project will increase to $162 billion by 2030. The demand for plant-based products has never been higher, which is also a result of widespread pro-athlete endorsements and the recent release of "The Game Changers" on Netflix, which documented vegan athletes preparing for intense competition. While there are many benefits to a plant-based diet, there are also some considerations that need to be taken into account to fully optimize your nutrition.
The Challenges of Going Vegan
Shifting to a fully plant-based diet does come with some challenges. One of the biggest hurdles, especially for athletes, is getting enough protein in your diet. In addition, it can be difficult to find plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile. Lots of the vegan protein powders on the market fail to meet these needs, often lacking in the range of amino acids you need while also sacrificing taste, quality, and digestibility. That's where we come in – Momentous plant-based protein powder offers a complete amino acid profile, formulated with a 70:30 blend of rice and pea protein. In addition, this protein powder contains an elevated leucine content due to the high concentration of pea protein. Sweetened with organic cane sugar, it also tastes great, mixes easily, and is easily digestible, making it the perfect solution for anyone with a plant-based diet.
Some people choose to eat plant-based for environmental or social reasons; for others, the health benefits alone make the difference. Adopting a plant-based diet has been linked to numerous health benefits. Research has shown that vegetarian diets may lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (1, 2). These benefits are likely due to these diets typically being higher in fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals and lower in saturated fat, which can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Plenty of Positive Reviews for Plant-Based Protein
We know people love our plant-based protein because it is one of our best-reviewed products by customers and experts alike. Our customer service team has plucked a few choice reviews to highlight just how much people love this product:
"The pea protein supplement is unbelievable. I recently found out that I have a whey allergy (different than lactose intolerance), and I haven't been able to reap the benefits of traditional whey protein supplements. The pea protein is straight up EASY on the stomach."
"I went vegan about two years ago. I always wanted to work in plant protein into my post workout routine, but nothing tasted good. I would just buy a tub and it would sit there. Momentous really changed this for me. Perfect compliment to tri training!"
Momentous offers more than just plant-based protein powder. We understand that people who follow a plant-based lifestyle may have a hard time getting certain vitamins and minerals from their food, which is why we make sure to offer a variety of products to support them, including:
Vegan Products Across Our Portfolio
Momentous is dedicated to providing high-quality products to support your lifestyle, no matter what diet you choose. Our plant-based protein powder will fuel your post-workout recovery, while our range of other vegan supplements will keep you healthy while you stay true to your diet. We want to help you reach your goals and live your best life, and we're proud to offer a variety of vegan-friendly products to help you do just that.
Check out our interview below with Momentous partner Brandon McDaniel where he details why he uses Momentous plant-based protein with his athletes and how it differs from other protein powders on the market.
 Dinu M, Abbate R, Gensini GF, Casini A and Sofi F. 2017. Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 57: 3640-3649. Doi: 10.1080/10408398.2016.1138447.
 Melina V, Craig W and Levin S. 2016. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: vegetarian diets. J Acad Nutr Diet 116: 1970-1980. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.025.