SteelFit Steel Vegan Launches with Eye-Opening Flavors

SteelFit has been an industry pioneer in weight loss supplements and “skin fitness” products, with incredible formulas like the top-rated Shredded Steel fat burner and the unique Abs of Steel cream.

SteelFit Steel Vegan

SteelFit has launched Steel Vegan, and the flavors look as amazing as the protein blend and nutritional profile!

When it comes to protein powders, few beat the flavor profiles of Steel Whey, especially that Peanut Butter Milkshake flavor. But that’s dairy-based — what about those in the growing plant-based diet movement, or those who are simply on dairy-free diets?

Perfecting Plant-Based: Introducing SteelFit Steel Vegan

The answer is SteelFit’s new Steel Vegan, which launched today and is bringing some incredibly unique flavors to the table, including a Coconut Cream flavor we’re very excited about.

The short story is that this is a new vegan / plant-based protein with some new and exciting flavors and the following quick specs:

  • 20 grams of protein alongside 1-3 carbs and 2-3 grams of fat, depending on flavor
  • Pea, Watermelon Seed, Pumpkin Seed, and Sunflower Seed based plant protein blend
  • Stevia and Monk Fruit sweetened
  • Thickened with inulin

The details and research are explained below, but first, sign up for our SteelFit news alerts so that you don’t miss new products, flavors, and deals – you can check out Steel Vegan prices below:

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Before getting into the nutrition and ingredients, SteelFit wanted to make sure you use 10-12oz water with Steel Vegan for maximum taste and texture effect!

Steel Vegan Nutrition Facts

The macros will depend on what flavor you get, but the initial three flavors run in the following range:

SteelFit Steel Vegan Nutrition Facts

Note that the Steel Vegan nutrition facts change depending on the flavor!

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 1-2g
  • Fat: 2-3g

Steel Vegan Ingredients

Steel Vegan has a unique protein blend designed for a full amino acid profile and smooth texture. After that come the flavors (which are also unique), thickener, and sweeteners:

  • The protein blend

    The protein blend should be the same between flavors, and will yield 20g from the following sources:

    • Pea Protein Isolate

      Pea protein is the most popular plant-based protein ingredient on the market now, and for good reason – it’s a complete protein, meaning it has a full amino acid profile.[1] Its PDCAAS (protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score) is 92.8% out of 100%, classifying it as a high-quality protein source[1] This means that it achieves a great range of humans’ amino acid requirements and our ability to digest it.

      Even more interesting, a couple of studies have even found that pea protein can function as an adequate alternative to a whey protein.[1,2] A randomized controlled trial compared pea protein isolate and whey protein (as well as placebo), and put participants in a 12 week resistance training program. Twice daily, they had 25 grams of whey protein, pea protein, or placebo.[2]

      Pea Protein

      Pea Protein and Whey Protein were both significantly better than placebo (not surprising), but not significantly different from each other.[2]

      After three months, all participants increased strength, but the protein groups saw a significant increase in muscle thickness compared to the placebo group![2] The conclusion? Pea protein performed just as well as whey protein for assisting muscle mass gains.

      The researchers attributed this to the fact that whey and pea protein have similar amino acid profiles.[1,2] This is why the vast majority of plant proteins start with pea protein.

      The question is, how can brands improve taste and texture? That’s how SteelFit changes course, using a blend of smoother proteins:

    • Watermelon Seed Protein

      You won’t see watermelon seed protein on as many labels as pea protein, but we wish we did. On top of its inclusion of B vitamins, minerals (magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, and copper), phytochemicals, and fiber,[3] the real reason to use it is because it’s smooth, and improves the texture without adding non-protein “gunk” you’ll see on so many other labels.

      The biggest downside to watermelon seed protein, really, is the cost. But as we’ve seen with the various SteelFit supplements we’ve blogged about over the years, this brand spares no expense when putting together monstrous supplements.

    • Pumpkin Seed Protein

      Pumpkin Seed Nutritional Value

      Pumpkin seeds bring more than just protein to the table![4]

      Pumpkin seed protein is one of our preferred “protein additives” for plant-based proteins. Similar to watermelon seed protein, it will smooth the texture and physical profile of the pea protein.

      In addition to that quality, pumpkin seed protein brings a massive slew of beneficial compounds, including vitamins & minerals, carotenoids, provitamins, saponins, phytosterols, triterpenoids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and more.[4] For these reasons, we believe pumpkin seed protein to be one of the most underrated protein sources on the market, as it’s more than just protein and amino acids – it’s a whole health ingredient.

    • Sunflower Seed Protein

      Even more rare in plant protein powders, sunflower seed protein is nutrient-rich and easily digested. Many have called sunflower seeds a “superfood”, as they’re rich in Vitamins B and E. And anyone who’s ever eaten a handful of shelled sunflower seeds or sunflower nut butter knows that they bring an incredibly smooth texture.

      This makes for three incredible protein ingredients to surround the pea protein and liven up its flavor, texture, and nutritional profile. Ultimately, you have an incredibly diverse amino acid profile (including all nine essential amino acids that must be ingested) that’s rounded out by additional nutrient and texture support.

  • The flavor-specific additions

    SteelFit Vegan Protein

    No whey in this one… but some bold-sounding flavors, including a caffeinated coffee!

    SteelFit launched with three flavors (and we do expect and hope for more in the future). An up-to-date list is below:

      With these flavors, you should expect copious amounts of additions:

      • The Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor contains Defatted Peanut Butter Flour and Cocoa powder.

      • The Coconut Cream flavor adds coconut water powder and natural toasted coconut flavor.

      • The Fresh Brewed Coffee flavor adds MCT oil powder, Colombian coffee powder, and cocoa powder.

        Very important to note, the coffee flavor contains 50mg caffeine per scoop! So this is definitely not a bedtime protein snack, but morning or pre workout, it absolutely is.

        You can also see that this flavor contains a bit more saturated fat from the MCT oil powder, and we consider that a great thing – this is an incredibly healthy and beneficial saturated fatty acid, which you can read more about in our main MCT Oil article.

    • The thickeners: Inulin

      Inulin Chicory Flower

      Inulin is found in the roots of the beautiful chicory flower. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

      SteelFit is using inulin as its primary thickening agent to assist the proteins and flavor additives (like peanut butter flour and MCT oil) above.

      Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that has a naturally sweet taste. It’s found in places like chicory root, and is classified as a fructan, meaning it has a unique structure of the fructose molecules. This setup prevents it from being digested by the body’s small intestine.[5]

      So since it’s not broken down and absorbed, it travels to your gut and functions as a prebiotic. This means that the gut bacteria break it down, and it gets turned into very beneficial short-chain fatty acids. These then go on to support colon cells and act as a healthy food source for your gut’s beneficial bacteria.

      The long story short? Inulin tastes good, helps keep you full, thickens the product out, and supports a healthy gut microbiome![6]

    • The sweeteners: stevia and monk fruit extract

      Rob SteelFit Steel Vegan

      Meet Rob Kaufman (@IamSteelFit), the founder of SteelFit, with his latest creation. Learn more about him in our quick interview with Rob of SteelFit.

      Long gone are the days of the “stevia bite”. The bittersweet natural sweetener has been so well-refined that it’s starting to become comparable to artificial alternatives. However, the real sweetening game-changer this decade has been monk fruit extract, which is more costly, but when paired with stevia, provides a far more consistent and pleasant sweetness.

      For those who want to keep it both vegan and truly plant-based, the stevia + monk fruit combination has been the winner in our recent favorite vegan protein powders.

      The long story short on this ingredient profile is that SteelFit is not just putting together unique flavors — they’re supporting them with the latest and greatest research in clean (and smooth) proteins and thickeners, with a true “no nonsense” approach.

    All Steel Vegan Flavors

    Below is our up-to-date list of Steel Vegan flavors. The product launched with the original three described above, but hopefully more get added over time:

    SteelFit Steel Greens Flavors

    Fans of Steel Vegan may also appreciate Steel Greens!

      As a final reminder, be sure to use 10-12oz of cold water for best results!

      SteelFit Does it Again with Steel Vegan

      In 2018 through 2020, we became very used to seeing SteelFit take monstrous formulas and add one novel ingredient to it, educating us along the way. We already mentioned Shredded Steel, but they also did this in their Steel Dreams sleep aid as well as their caffeine-free Steel Slim weight loss aid, and made one of the unique flavor systems in the vegan-friendly Steel Greens (we’re specifically talking about the pineapple ginger flavor).

      With Steel Vegan, they took a similar approach, adding a blend of proteins we haven’t seen used before, thickening it with inulin, and sweetening it with the monk fruit + stevia combination. We’ve seen each of these done, but not all of these done together.

      SteelFit

      SteelFit is the leader in skin fitness sports, but their diet formulas are all intense and incredibly well-formulated! See all SteelFit products and news on PricePlow!

      But it’s the flavor systems – especially this coconut cream one – that we’re most interested in. After all, you could put together a healthy and smooth protein powder, but if it’s using a boring vanilla flavor system, then what’s the point?

      We come to expect a lot from this brand. And with a profile like this, they haven’t disappointed. In the 2020s, you simply cannot release a dull plant protein. Those days are long gone – and SteelFit is here to remind you of that with Steel Vegan.

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      About the Author: Mike Roberto

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      Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

      Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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