10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein
May 9, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be.

In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market.

1. Alpro Products

All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurts and milk. Even some dessert like treats are packed with protein. The protein contains all the essential amino acids and soya beans naturally contain a high level of protein.

alpro-products

These products are delicious and more than enough to give you your daily intake of protein. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best vegan-friendly alternatives to cow’s milk, especially important for anyone with a lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.

2. Beans and Chickpeas

Something that can become an addition to your lunches and dinners that taste amazing is some beans and chickpeas. They are also rich in protein and flavour.

3. Dee’s Sausages

These are my favourite vegan sausages but what is also so great about them is that they have a high amount of plant protein in them. Check out the video below to find out how you can cook them up with spinach and pesto.

They have 19.6g of protein per 100g. Perfect to have for your breakfast or as an evening dish and they will fill you up straight away. See Dee’s Sausages website for all the info you need.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa is a gift for all vegan’s as it’s also gluten free, versatile and delicious. It is light and perfect to have with something for lunch. So keep an eye out for this one next time you’re out shopping.

5. Nut Butter

Eat up that cashew, almond and peanut butter because they are full of protein! If you have a sweet tooth, then Nourish have some fantastic nut butters that are super tasty and a great way to treat yourself.

nourish

Have it as a snack or mix it into your dinner, there is a wide range of things you can do with this one that will mix perfectly with most meals. Nourish also have a store located on Wicklow Street in Dublin, so why not pop in and check out the products for yourself.

6. Lentils

Lentils are perfect to add into a curry or any dish really. They are also a great way to get your protein in for the day.

They have 18 grams of protein and also some Iron in there if you are looking to add in more vitamins. Start looking up those lentil recipes now!

7. Tofu

Tofu can be prepared in many ways and is full of protein. It’s perfect if you are looking to add something into the main dishes of the day. It contains about 8g of protein per 100g. So you can mess around to create perhaps scrambled tofu for breakfast or make some sort of fried tofu for dinner. The possibilities are endless. The guys at Green Earth Organics have a fantastic range of Tofu products and are well worth a look!

green-earth-organics-tofu

There’s a lot of essentials you need in your kitchen for a vegan diet but a non-stick pan is definitely a must have. High-protein foods like tofu are known for sticking to the pan and attempting to cook these foods in another pan can be frustrating.

8. Seeds

If the foods I mentioned above don’t appeal to your taste buds perhaps you can try to get some seeds into your cereal or smoothie in the morning.

10-of-the-tastiest-vegan-sources-of-protein

Chia, sesame, flax and pumpkin seeds are all high in protein so trying to put a little bit of these into your cereal each day is a simple way to get protein in. These seeds can also add that hint of flavour to your dishes and smoothies.

9. Vegetables

Yes, there is protein in vegetables and it’s a good amount. With the amount of vegetables that vegans eat in a week there should be more than enough protein to go around.

Vegetables specifically high in protein for instance are Spinach with 2.9 per 100 grams, kale which is 4.3g per 100g and zucchini which has 1.2g per 100g of protein.

10. Avocado

Who doesn’t love their avocado and toast. Vegan’s sure do and good news avocado has high levels of proteins with 2g per 100g. So now you can wear your avocado socks and feel proud of the amount of protein that you ate.

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So, now you have the ultimate list of the rich and delicious protein foods. Protein is very easy to eat when being a vegan if you’re eating healthy but if you need more there is also some great vegan protein powder on the market.

There is some other vitamins and supplements you should look into if you are on your journey to becoming a vegan such as B12, Iron and Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin. Good luck and don’t worry if you can’t cope with another night in the kitchen, there are plenty of top quality Vegan Restaurants which we’ve done our research on so you don’t have to, bon appétit!

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein
May 9, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be.

In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market.

1. Alpro Products

All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurts and milk. Even some dessert like treats are packed with protein. The protein contains all the essential amino acids and soya beans naturally contain a high level of protein.

alpro-products

These products are delicious and more than enough to give you your daily intake of protein. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best vegan-friendly alternatives to cow’s milk, especially important for anyone with a lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.

2. Beans and Chickpeas

Something that can become an addition to your lunches and dinners that taste amazing is some beans and chickpeas. They are also rich in protein and flavour.

3. Dee’s Sausages

These are my favourite vegan sausages but what is also so great about them is that they have a high amount of plant protein in them. Check out the video below to find out how you can cook them up with spinach and pesto.

They have 19.6g of protein per 100g. Perfect to have for your breakfast or as an evening dish and they will fill you up straight away. See Dee’s Sausages website for all the info you need.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa is a gift for all vegan’s as it’s also gluten free, versatile and delicious. It is light and perfect to have with something for lunch. So keep an eye out for this one next time you’re out shopping.

5. Nut Butter

Eat up that cashew, almond and peanut butter because they are full of protein! If you have a sweet tooth, then Nourish have some fantastic nut butters that are super tasty and a great way to treat yourself.

nourish

Have it as a snack or mix it into your dinner, there is a wide range of things you can do with this one that will mix perfectly with most meals. Nourish also have a store located on Wicklow Street in Dublin, so why not pop in and check out the products for yourself.

6. Lentils

Lentils are perfect to add into a curry or any dish really. They are also a great way to get your protein in for the day.

They have 18 grams of protein and also some Iron in there if you are looking to add in more vitamins. Start looking up those lentil recipes now!

7. Tofu

Tofu can be prepared in many ways and is full of protein. It’s perfect if you are looking to add something into the main dishes of the day. It contains about 8g of protein per 100g. So you can mess around to create perhaps scrambled tofu for breakfast or make some sort of fried tofu for dinner. The possibilities are endless. The guys at Green Earth Organics have a fantastic range of Tofu products and are well worth a look!

green-earth-organics-tofu

There’s a lot of essentials you need in your kitchen for a vegan diet but a non-stick pan is definitely a must have. High-protein foods like tofu are known for sticking to the pan and attempting to cook these foods in another pan can be frustrating.

8. Seeds

If the foods I mentioned above don’t appeal to your taste buds perhaps you can try to get some seeds into your cereal or smoothie in the morning.

10-of-the-tastiest-vegan-sources-of-protein

Chia, sesame, flax and pumpkin seeds are all high in protein so trying to put a little bit of these into your cereal each day is a simple way to get protein in. These seeds can also add that hint of flavour to your dishes and smoothies.

9. Vegetables

Yes, there is protein in vegetables and it’s a good amount. With the amount of vegetables that vegans eat in a week there should be more than enough protein to go around.

Vegetables specifically high in protein for instance are Spinach with 2.9 per 100 grams, kale which is 4.3g per 100g and zucchini which has 1.2g per 100g of protein.

10. Avocado

Who doesn’t love their avocado and toast. Vegan’s sure do and good news avocado has high levels of proteins with 2g per 100g. So now you can wear your avocado socks and feel proud of the amount of protein that you ate.

a-blender

So, now you have the ultimate list of the rich and delicious protein foods. Protein is very easy to eat when being a vegan if you’re eating healthy but if you need more there is also some great vegan protein powder on the market.

There is some other vitamins and supplements you should look into if you are on your journey to becoming a vegan such as B12, Iron and Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin. Good luck and don’t worry if you can’t cope with another night in the kitchen, there are plenty of top quality Vegan Restaurants which we’ve done our research on so you don’t have to, bon appétit!

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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