TOP 10 SOURCES OF PROTEIN ON A PLANT BASED DIET

TOP 10 SOURCES OF PROTEIN ON A PLANT BASED DIET

Just because you are on a plant based diet, doesn’t mean you will be lacking in consuming an adequate amount of protein per day. Here are 10 plant based protein sources we #love.

 

Tofu: Super tasty and versatile, we love tofu in stir-fries, curries and soups.

 

Lentils/mixed beans:  Add beans to curries, salads, stews and burrito bowls for an extra portion of protein.

 

Chickpeas: Hummus – I mean hello?! Is hummus not anyone else’s favourite food… ever?! Or roast your chickpeas in the oven with a healthy serving of paprika for a tasty and easy snack.

 

Peanuts: Peanut butter and celery, protein balls, or on oats. Do I need to continue? Packed full of healthy fats and protein, peanuts are a go to if you are lacking protein.

 

Quinoa: An easy addition to any lunch or dinner, cooked quinoa contains 8 grams of protein per cup. We love quinoa with salads or as a replacement for pasta.

 

Chia seeds: Low in fat, high in protein chia seeds are a perfect addition to a breakfast smoothie, overnight oats or on top of yogurt.

 

Nuts: Almonds rank among the highest-protein nuts, but at a fraction of the price of some higher-end nuts like walnuts. Almonds are also high in manganese and vitamin E, vital defenders against oxidative damage.

 

Potatoes: Any excuse for hot chips, am I right? With 8 grams of protein per serve and high in potassium and vitamin C, we give you permission for some hot chippies from time to time

 

Protein powder: Pea or rice proteins are an easy way to get some more protein in your diet. We love these after a workout with water, or soaked overnight in our oats or in a tasty smoothie.

 

Almonds: Add a small handful of almonds into your trail mix or spread almond butter on corn things for a healthy heart and lowered cholesterol

 

Spirulina: This pretty coloured powder is a nutritional #qween. Only two tablespoons of this green algae will provide you with 8 grams of protein, 22% of your daily iron needs and a whopping 42% of your daily copper needs, plus being a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

 

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