Top 5 Vegan Protein Sources

There is no need to stuff yourself with chicken breast or protein shakes on daily basis, as there are plenty of natural protein sources like vegetables or nuts, which can be easily added to your diet, just check it out!

1. Seeds

Flex seeds, chia seeds, sesame, sunflower & pumpkin seeds can be always found in my pantry, and you should add these babies to your diet too! All of the above are great sources of protein, full of healthy fatty acids like Omega 3,6 & 9, minerals and vitamins.

Tip: Check out my "Raspberry Oats Jars" recipe.

2. Nuts

Almonds, walnuts & pecans are my favourites for a good reason, due to the high content of protein and fibre just a handful of almonds (about 23 nuts) provides you with 6 grams of protein. Make sure you enjoy nuts in moderation & raw, as heating nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, for example, transforms one of the amino acids into a dangerous substance known as acrylamide toxic for our body!

Tip: Try my "Strawberry Yogurt Parfait" topped with homemade granola.

3. Quinoa

The one cup of this cooked super plant contains 8 g of protein, including all of the nine essential amino acids. It is also packed with minerals and vitamins like fibre, magnesium and zinc. The perfect option for a gluten-free and vegan diet!

Tip: Mix one cup of cooked quinoa with fresh greens, and some veggies based on your choice for the perfect protein rich salad.

4. Greens

Even greens like broccoli or spinach can provide us with our daily needed protein intake. Broccoli for example has per calorie more protein than beef. Spinach is loaded with so many good things for your body like protein, fibre, vitamins A, C, E and K, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, and so much more.

Tip: My "POWER PUNCH Green Smoothie" recipe is the great way to add some greens in to your diet.

5. Fruits

Yes, my dears, also some fruits are packed with protein, and on the top of this list are guavas, avocados, apricots, oranges, bananas, and raspberries. An average avocado for example provides 8% of the daily recommended value of protein, and for banana, it is 3% daily protein value!