The Best Protein Sources Vegans Swear By
When I first started my new life as a vegan I had little knowledge to many things and more than once I had to go to the clinic because of the lack of proteins my body was receiving. I was actually going to give up my vegan life once I realized how it was affecting in such a negative way my own body. However, for some reason I decided to find a way in order for me to obtain the proper protein intake despite being vegan. Fortunately, there were surprisingly so many ways to obtain the amount of protein I needed! I was so happy when I realized this and if you’re a noobie when it comes to the vegan diet then I’ll gladly help you.
1. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is not only delicious but it’s also a great source of protein. I love eating some as a snack with a banana, it’s SO amazing! However, not if you’re allergic to peanut butter I suggest not eating this at all as this can risk your health. Instead, skip this and go on to the next protein source, you might even love it!
“Quinoa is actually the foods that are a “complete protein”, meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids, which the body is not capable of making on its own and therefore must get from food. It packs the punch of 24 grams of protein per uncooked cup”. (Source: Bustle.com).
When I first tried quinoa I knew that I was probably going to be addicted to it because it has a sinfully delicious taste that just makes you want more and more. With quinoa you won’t have to worry about your protein intake as quinoa has you completely covered!
You can eat these as a snack, dessert, mixed in a delicious salad, etc. However you eat these bad boys they will give you lots of protein. Did you know that scientific studies have shown that almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease? I was so shocked and happy because my favorite snack was actually capable of keeping my heart healthy without any worries.
4. Greek Yogurt
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about the wonders Greek yogurt can do to you. Whether you’re vegan or not, eating Greek yogurt will give you a lot more protein than regular yogurt. I usually like eating some for breakfast with some fruits. You can also use it?as a substitute for sour cream in other dishes.
5. Soy Milk
And last but not least, soy milk. It’s my personal favorite and it’s a great way to substitute regular milk. The greatest part about soy milk is that it comes in all sorts of flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry! My personal favorite is strawberry, try any of them and let me know which one was your favorite one!