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!
Here is a write up from their website:
At 85% protein, Sunwarrior has the highest (non soy) raw whole grain sprouted vegan protein content on the market. It has a silky smooth texture and comes in three great tasting flavors: natural, chocolate and vanilla. Contains all 9 essential and non-essential amino acids for a perfectly balanced amino acid profile. 98% digestion efficiency. Raw, organic, hypoallergenic, non-GMO and gluten-free. 2.2 lb package – 47 servings.
List of vegan protein sources :
–Vegan protein by Vega Sport 4 grams protein
–Avaçodo 10 grams protein
–1 cup garbanzo beans 14.5 grams protein
–1 ounce gogi berries 4 grams protein
–One cup broccoli 5 grams protein
–1 cup peas 9 grams protein
–1 medium artichoke 4 grams protein
–One cup asparagus 5 grams protein
–1 cup beet greens 3 grams protein
–1 cup spinach 5 grams protein
–One cup lentils 18 grams protein
–1 oz. cashews 4.4 grams protein
–1 oz. peanuts 6.5 grams protein
–One oz. sesame seeds 6.5 grams protein
–1 oz. pistachios 5.8 grams protein
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