Some people think that going on an all plant-based diet can make them be deprived of having protein in their bodies. Fortunately, there are a lot of plant-based protein foods that people can consume, so they can still get the protein that their body needs.
One of the best things about going on a plant-based diet is that you can prepare your meal in the comfort of your home. A small garden with easy to grow vegetables, but they contain a lot of nutrients that you do not know. If you do not want to do the fertilizing, weeding, digging,… an indoor hydroponic garden will be a good choice.
So here are some of the plant-based proteins to have and how you can add them to your diet.
Beans — these are known to be the best source of fiber, carbohydrates, and protein. They are also considered as proteins that are starchy and are similar to lentils. Beans can be cooked with seasoning, used on top of salads, combine with quinoa or rice, and even as a filling for tacos. A cup of beans has 15 grams of protein.
Nuts — there are different types of nuts that you can have, such as Brazil nuts, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, and almonds. They are not only rich in proteins, but as well as healthy fats, vitamin E, and minerals. Nuts can be added as a topping for salads or for making your very own nut butter. One-fourth cup of nuts has 7 to 9 grams of protein.
Seeds — pumpkin seeds, flax, hemp, chia, sesame, and sunflowers seeds are all rich in mineral and protein. Remember that seeds come in different types, wherein there are some which have a neutral taste and there are some that are nutty. Seeds can be sprinkled on salad, and can even be used to create your very own seed butter. One-fourth cup of seeds has 7 to 9 grams of proteins.
Yeast — due to the cheesy flair that it has, it became one of the favorites of people who are on a plant-based diet. It has no active yeast nor dairy and is typically found in flake or powder form. Yeast can be added to water or your daily almost milk. It can be sprinkled on top of beans, lentils, quinoa, and even salads. Three tablespoon of yeast has 12 grams of protein.
Spirulina — it is known to composed mostly of protein. Spirulina tastes nutty and sweet; wherein it has hints of chocolate and vanilla. You can add this to your smoothies, including Beauty Green and Tropical Green smoothies. Two tablespoon of spirulina has 8 grams of protein.
Above are some of the best plant-based proteins that you can consume, for you to ensure that you will get the needed daily protein that your body needs for it to function well.