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Vegan Protein – is it possible to get a complete source from plants only?
Everyone needs a complete array of all essential amino acids to support healthy metabolism and keep from falling into a negative protein balance and plants by the way are an excellent place to start!
Growing up under the common misconception from our meat consuming culture that animal flesh is the best and only way to get a complete protein – I ate meat a lot. Every day to be exact and usually several times a day.
I was being healthy right?
I was a South Beach/Atkins diet junkie before I realized the specific long term health issues caused by eating so much meat and dairy.
Disclaimer: I’m not a total meat slammer here…I just think people eat way too much and the wrong kind.
Not everyone needs to eat meat and speaking from personal experience, folks I know who make the switch switch to getting most of their protein from plants, don’t looked back. I haven’t!
Watching the eye opening documentary Food Inc. was a turning point for me.
Not only did I learn about the awful standard methods for processing animals – I learned that the quality of our chlorine dipped, sodium pumped, antibiotic fed meat should not be considered edible.
If you must have meat, raise it yourself or buy organic.
Soooo…..I now present Sweet Vegan Recipes top two vegan protein picks and a quick list of healthy foods and vegan protein source you can eat to up your protein intake right away!
Spirulina It is a rich source of complete protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent our cells from free radical damage.
One of the highest plant sources of protein, spirulina absorbs every well, far surpassing the bio availability of beef plus it leaves you with a vast array of nutrients and enzymes needed for healthy digestion and assimilation.
Spirulina provides three times the amount of protein ounce for ounce than beef in addition to being twelve times more absorbable.
Add spiraling powder to vegan protein smoothies and shakes or take in caplet form.
Spirulina is the number one plant that gives me more than enough protein without resulting to animal products! Check it out!
Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder by Sun Warrior
I’m a sun warrior girl if there ever was one. I drink this shake almost every day with some variation on my greens and addons.
Brimming with 17 grams of brown rice protein this shake is alkalizing, energizing and the perfect ‘go-to’ when you nutrition fast!
This sweet delicious yet sugar free vegan protein shake also comes in chocolate…my favorite!
Vegan Protein From Cereals:
Wheat, rice, oats, buckwheat, quinoa, corn.
Combining cereals and legumes on a daily basis will provide us with complete protein.
Whole protein provides all the necessary amino acids for the body.
The human body does not know how to produce proteins, so it requires them to get through food.
Vegan protein From fruits and vegetables :
- Flaxseed (also known as flex meal)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Peanut butter
- Hemp seeds (also known as hemp seed butter)
- Refried beans
- Kidney beans
- Soy burgers
- Soy bacon
- Hemp bread
- Sprouted grain bread (look for “Men’s Bread” and “Women’s Bread” at the grocery store)
Vegan protein powder supplement :
–Vegan protein by Vega Sport 4 grams protein
–Sun warrior protein by Sun Warrior 17 grams protein
–Raw protein by Garden of Life 17 grams protein
Recipes with high quality protein:
Mujadara rice with lentils.
Rice and soy.
Lentil soup and potatoes : Full Recipe
Beans and corn.
Pita with hummus : Full Recipe
Beans and potatoes.
Burgundy and hummus, etc.
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