As vegans you may have often heard meat eaters asking where you get your protein from. The usual image of a vegan is a skinny person with literally no muscle. But vegans know there are athletes who are completely vegan and have the necessary muscle to prove it. There are athletes like Brenden Brazier and Jimi Sitko who are proof that vegans can be athletes and pretty good ones too.
The best way to get your protein is from eating the following vegan sources of protein which include the following.
Vegetables can be a rich source of protein. A cup of cooked spinach has up to seven grams of protein. Similarly French beans have about 13 grams. Plus veggies like kale and peas have adequate amounts of protein as well. Try to juice up a few kale and imbibe them as your breakfast smoothie. You are bound to feel energized and get your protein fix right away.
Looking for an immediate protein fix? Just toss thirty grams of hemp into your morning smoothie and there you have a protein packed breakfast.
You might be on the lookout for non-dairy milk. The best source of nondairy milk protein is from almond or soy milk. Both are rich sources of protein. Each has around seven to nine grams of protein. Add some fortified cereal and you are good to go.
A few tablespoons of nut butter like cashew, peanut and almond are rich sources of protein. Plus these are pretty healthy choices for someone who follows a healthy diet.
Gluten free and protein rich, quinoa is a rich source of protein. The best thing about quinoa is its versatility. It tastes so delicious and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Also one cup contains around nine grams of protein.
The rich protein levels in tofu make it ideal for people looking for weight loss yet getting the right amount of protein in the diet. It can help level cholesterol levels and it also has cancer fighting abilities. With so many benefits packed in the humble tofu it’s a go to meal for all vegan athletes.
Stocking up on beans
Kidney beans and black beans are both rich sources of proteins. Plus these also contain fiber which is great for digestion. One cup of beans has around thirteen grams of protein and what’s more it is completely filling and delicious.
People who are allergic to gluten find sprouted grain bread a healthier option. It contains almost no gluten and twice the protein when compared to regular white bread. It also contains more vitamins and mineral. This bread is made from grains of bread which have already started sprouting prior to being processed.
Tempeh is the richest source of protein. Around thirty grams in one serving which is equivalents to eating around five eggs. Tempeh is made from soybeans and contains all the goodness of soybeans packed into a perfect form.