Plant Fusion Protein Reviews: Nutrition and Ingredients Analysis

Plant Fusion sells a lot of protein powder. But based on the Plant Fusion reviews I read on Amazon, it’s clear many people are awfully confused about what constitutes a “healthy” protein powder.

Not to worry, because I’m here to clear up the confusion with my typical sardonic wit and wisdom. 🙂

Here are the long and short versions of my PlantFusion Protein Powder review:

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Plant Fusion Protein Powder Review (Short Version)

Similar to my VegaArbonne, and other reviews, I am evaluating Plant Fusion’s protein powders based on health and nutrition … NOT taste.

There are four key criteria I use to determine the “healthiness” of a protein powder in my reviews:

  1. Organic, whole food ingredients.
  2. No allergens or inflammation-causing soy, dairy, or gluten.
  3. No fillers, flavors, or gums.
  4. No added sugar or artificial/highly processed sweeteners used.

On its website, PlantFusion says:

Let’s stick to the facts … the “supplement facts”

Clever marketing talk, but here’s a fact they’re not telling you:

Plant Fusion uses the same processed junk as every other popular plant protein powder!

Here’s a quick breakdown of their ingredients and nutrition facts:

PlantFusion Organic Protein PowderPlantFusion Complete Protein PowderPlant Fusion Phood ReviewPlantFusion Lean ProteinPlantFusion Ready to Drink
PlantFusion Organic Plant Based Protein PowderPlantFusion Complete Protein PowderPlantFusion PhoodPlantFusion LeanPlantFusion Ready-to-Drink
Calories120120200170150
Grams of Protein 20 21 1821 19
Protein Source(s) Organic pea protein, organic amaranth, organic quinoa, organic flax seed Pea protein isolate, artichoke protein, organic sprouted amaranth powder, organic sprouted quinoa powderPea protein isolate, artichoke protein, organic sprouted amaranth powder, organic sprouted quinoa powder, algalinPea protein isolate, artichoke protein, algae protein, fermented & sprouted organic millet, organic lentil, organic flax, organic chia Pea protein isolate, artichoke, organic sprouted amaranth, organic sprouted quinoa
Grams of Sugar 04 127
Free of “Natural” FlavorsNoNoNoNoNo
Free of Gums & ThickenersNoNoNoNoNo
100% OrganicYesNoNoNo No
VeganYes YesYesYesYes
Cost Per Gram $.07 $.04 $.03$.05$.01
Nutrition/Ingredients (click each image to enlarge)PlantFusion Organic Protein Powder Nutrition FactsPlantFusion Complete Protein Powder Nutrition FactsPhood nutrition ingredientsPlantFusion Lean Nutrition FactsPlant Fusion Ready to Drink Nutrition Label

The “facts” speak volumes about the quality of PlantFusion’s protein powders and shakes. So my reviews of all their products are summed up as-follows:

PlantFusion makes yet another very average line of plant-based protein powders and shakes. If you’re a clean eater who avoids processed ingredients like flavors, fillers, and sweeteners, you may want to choose something with organic, whole food ingredients instead. 

If you’re interested in taking a little deeper dive and learning more about PlantFusion’s ingredients and nutrition facts, keep reading.

Plant Fusion Protein Powder Review (Full Version)

Let’s switch gears for a brief moment and talk about what I like about Plant Fusion. As a company, I admire their commitment to plant-based nutrition and sustainable, eco-friendly products. I also really like most of the plant protein sources they use (pea protein, amaranth powder, chia powder, flax powder).

And their fermented, sprouted foods blend in the organic product is great:

sprouted food blend protein

On its website, you can read about Plant Fusion’s story. Here’s an excerpt:

Plant Fusion Reviews
Ironic they mention “inferior ingredients” …

The second part I highlighted in red is what really concerns me … and what should concern you too if you follow a clean, plant-focused diet.

Allow me to elaborate:

1. “Natural” flavors are NOT natural.

Natural flavors aren’t real food … they’re science experiments. All the big protein powder companies, PlantFusion included, claim that they make “proprietary natural flavor blends”.

This means nothing.

Ask them exactly what ingredients and how many ingredients go into those “natural” flavors and you won’t get a straight answer (if they answer at all … I emailed them and didn’t get a response).

Natural flavors are often chemical-filled junk. Check out my article “