A vegan protein boost without soy or whey, raw powders use whole-grain brown rice or supernutritious green foods like spirulina. Ace ingredient: adaptogenic maca, an Incan root revered for boosting endurance and strength.
The best of these nutritious blends combine gluten-free whole grains like buckwheat and millet with raw “superfood” seeds, including chia, hemp, and flaxseed. Many include raw agave nectar to sweeten.
Low-temp dehydration removes moisture from plant ingredients, ensuring chips stay fresh and crisp. Kale chips supply a fun, nutrient-rich mouthful, especially when enhanced with raw seeds and spices.
Unlike typical (roasted) chocolate, raw cacao retains its abundant magnesium and feel-good chemicals called phenylethylamines. Products use agave or other raw sweeteners such as maple sugar or coconut nectar.
Often built around high-fiber dried fruits such as dates or apricots, raw bars blend in nuts, antioxidant-rich cacao, and camu camu, a vitamin C–packed berry powder.