If vegans are known for letting you know they’re vegan, then non-vegans are surely known for asking an ungodly amount of questions regarding their concern for your protein intake.
The protein issue is something for new plant-based or vegan people that is a concern (whether founded or unfounded) for them and their health. Because of this, we thought we would look into some of the best ways to get that protein into your diet and be confident that you are getting that damn protein!
An easy way to ensure exact amounts of protein is to take it in powder form. There are a whole lot of great brands doing plant-based / vegan protein powders including PranaOn, BareBlends, Blessed, Amazonia & tons more.
Antioxidants, vitamin k, fiber and of course protein! That is the guarantee that the humble edamame bean gives you. A delicious snack or side to the main meal, these beans give you 20grams of protein per cup!
A plant with a grain-like appearance, buckwheat boasts 24 grams of protein per cup and is a great addition to that next smoothie bowl!
A soy-based protein source that pairs nicely with a good salad or peanut sauce! High in protein and easy to eat.
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny its protein game. Tofu delivers 20 grams of protein per cup and can be added to almost anything in substitute for its meat alternatives. For some inspiration, see our list of tofu recipes.
High in not just protein but zinc, magnesium, iron, and omega-3, hemp seeds are such a good option to throw into a smoothie or on top of a dish to top up on all those wonderful nutrients.
Burritos, tacos, you name it the black bean can complete it! A brilliant source of protein as well as fiber, folate, and antioxidants!
So, where do you get your protein from?