29. Aug, 2014

So, where do you get your protein from?

If you're already vegan, you probably get asked questions like these quite often!

 

...And if you're curious about veganism, keep reading! 

 

1. So...where DO you get your protein? 

From greens! One cup of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of protein. The same serving of French beans has about 13 grams. Two cups of cooked kale? 5 grams. One cup of boiled peas? Nine grams. And so on!
 
Hemp! Throw 30 grams of hemp powder in your morning smoothie and it'll give you about 11 grams of protein.
 
Extra sources are nut butter (8grams protein)
 
Quinoa (9grams protein per cup!)
 
Tofu (9grams protein per serve)
 
Lentils (18grams of protein) 
 
Beans - kidney & black beans, (1 cup = 13-15 grams of protein!
 
Tempeh - 1 cup of tempeh is heaped with about 30 grams of protein!
(To put this into perspective - that’s more than 5 eggs or a regular hamburger patty.)
 
Sprouted-grain bread  - you'll get about 10 grams of protein in the bread alone!

So as you can see, vegans have quite an assortment of natural protein packed foods to choose from! 

 

This blog post will be added to weekly, so come back and see what other questions are added!

Stay tuned!