How Do Vegans Get Enough Protein?

One of the biggest misconceptions about going vegan is that protein will be harder to find than Waldo! Little is it known that protein can be easily found in a variety of plant-based foods. What most people don’t know is that a certain amount of protein is found in almost every food to exist, even broccoli! Pretty much no matter what you eat, if you eat enough of it, you can get all your protein in for the day. A lot of times even without focusing on high protein levels, the proteins in surprising foods such as broccoli or spinach can definitely add up to reach your daily protein requirements. Some foods that have higher protein levels are beans of all sorts, quinoa, peas, nuts, nut butters (they don’t actually have butter in them 😉 ), lentils, hummus, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, seed butters, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and alternative meats and vegan cheeses and milks. Not to mention, there are several vegan protein powders if you’re ever searching for that extra protein boost! Having diversity in your diet is also super important to being a happy and healthy vegan, so it’s a good idea to switch it up. Just a few months ago, news broke that vegan athlete Kendrick Farris broke the American Lifting record, lifting a whopping 209kg during the US Olympic trials!! You can watch the video here. I’d like to see someone tell him he doesn’t get enough protein! If you’re new to being vegan and a little unsure of how to get protein into all your meals, we have the solution! Head to our website to get our weekly balanced and delicious V-Box recipe meal kits and/or recipe V-cards! And make those vegan gains!

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Signing off for the sentient,

Sammi

 

 

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