The #1 most asked question in the world of Veganism is of course:
Where do you get your Protein?
Better questions are:
-How much protein do we need on a daily basis?
-Does it matter the type of protein we intake: animal or plant-based?
I must admit, I had these same questions going through my head before I became vegan……….guilty.
How much protein do we need on a daily basis?
Online says: 0.36 grams per pound (this is the daily recommended intake for sedentary not active people, active people should intake closer to 0.82 grams per pound)
Does it matter the type of protein we intake: animal or plant-based?
No difference: according to my research, analysis, book readings, and opinion. But you can do your own research and come up with your own conclusions
Now onto my Top 8 Plant Based Proteins:
1. Legumes aka BEANS!
-Chickpeas (Garbanzo), Black, Pinto, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Soy
-Broccoli, Spinach, Potatoes, Corn, Brussel Sprouts, Peas
-Wild Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Oatmeal
-Avocado, Banana, Jackfruit, Rasberries, um……pretty much every fruit
-Chia, Hemp, Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin
-Cashew, Almond, Pistachio, Walnut, yes…….peanut butter counts lol
-Buckwheat (Soba Noodles), Brown Rice Pasta, Black Bean Pasta
-Spirulina, Nutritional Yeast, Moringa (newest hype), Tempeh, Tofu
Mix and try any of these food categories into your daily meals and diet. You’ll have more than enough protein throughout your day. If you need a higher count of protein for weight gain, then read the post I wrote on my Vegan Weight Gain Challenge.
If you would like a PDF breakdown of how much protein is in each serving size and which is the “Best Protein for the Best Price” then subscribe to my newsletter. I will be launching the guide really soon to my insiders………or you can look each one up online, whichever is clever.