Protein? Or nah?
I’m sure you heard the myths about veganism and protein. When you are eating vegan people say things like, “well how are you getting protein?” There are a ton of ways to get protein as a vegan and I’m going to share a few of them with you.
9 Ways to Get Protein as a Vegan
Vegetable – Just eat your green veggies and you will be fine. One cup of spinach contains 7 grams of protein. Boiled peas has 9 grams, and 2 cups of kale will give you 5 grams so eat your green veggies.
Hemp – I love hemp protein. You can find hemp protein powder at the local health food store. Just add it to your juice or morning smoothie as a serving and that will get you 11 grams of protein.
Almond Milk – One cup of almond milk yields 9 grams of protein.
Nut Butter – The tablespoons of peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter will yield you 8 grams of protein.
Quinoa – This option is not only vegan but it’s gluten free. It will give you 9 grams of protein per cup.
Lentils – Lentils are a vegan dream. One cup gives you 18 grams of protein.
Beans – This is a common one that most people know. One cup of beans is 15 grams of protein.
Tempeh – Can we say a protein dream? One cup of tempeh is 30 grams of protein.
Sprouted Grain Bread – 10 grams of protein when you make a sandwich with this one.
If you’re doing the vegan challenge you can use the hashtag #SavorVeganChallenge