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VEGAN PROTEIN SOURCES

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Hii Guys,

So many of you want to try a vegan diet but are afraid of not getting enough protein so I thought I’d give you some inspiration. 🙂 I have been eating high carb vegan diet for almost 3 years now and never had a protein deficiency. In fact, plant-based protein sources are so much healthier than meat, eggs & dairy products because they are full of fibre, low in fat and have no sodium or cholesterol.

Here are my favourite vegan protein sources

  1. Melons

    Protein per 100g: 0,8g 

    I LOOOOVE Melons!! A big plate of Watermelon or honey melon is my favourite post-workout breakfast!! They are so sweet, juicy and hydrating and also got plenty of protein! 🙂

  2. Raspberries/ Blackberries/ Strawberries

    Protein per 100g: 1,2g

    Berries are my latest obsession. 🙂 I love to add berries to my smoothies and together with fresh spinach, parsley, lemon and water you have the perfect post-workout smoothie. Berries are also such a great movie snack for everyone who wants to trade chocolate for a healthier option. 🙂

  3. Gold Kiwis

    Protein per 100g: 1,2g

    You might be surprised but as you can see really ALL fruits have some protein! 🙂 Even though it’s not nearly as much protein as in meat, eggs etc. it is much better absorbable because the essential amino acids are given in a perfect ratio. 🙂 I LOVE gold Kiwis and can easily eat 20 of them at a time. My best advice is to have a large plate of your favourite fruits after your workout to hydrate your body and to fuel your cells with natural fruit sugar to prevent cravings. 🙂

  4. Bananas

    Protein per 100g: 1,1g

    Bananas are the cheapest and easiest way to eat healthier. 🙂 I love to buy around 30 bananas at once and let them ripen up at home for a couple of days at least until they are ripe and spotty. Bananas are amazing in smoothies, smoothie bowls or as a snack! A 10 Banana Smoothie (+ 1 litre of water) tastes like a milkshake by the way and has 13g of protein! 🙂

  5. Avocados

    Protein per 100g: 2g

    I use1/4 to 1/2 avocado every day for my salad dressing and I think it’s such a great way to substitute oil. I actually came across that idea when I saw this video from the Vegan Corner. 🙂

  6. Spinach/ Kale/ Parsely/ Broccoli / Asparagus

    Protein per 100g: 3g

    Dark leafy greens and broccoli are one of my favourite protein sources!! Green vegetables are rich in  Chlorophyll which is very detoxifying and alkalizing. Eat them raw to make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals. I love green smoothies because they really are the best way to eat them raw and still make them taste delicious! 🙂 Try to make green smoothies a daily priority as they are sooo healthy and make you fit, lean and beautiful. 🙂

  7. Zucchinis

    Protein per 100g: 2,7g 

    Raw zucchinis have a lot of health benefits and also contain a good amount of protein. Zucchini noodles are such a fun way to eat more raw zucchinis and taste amazing with a creamy mango/ avocado sauce for example. I also love to peel my zucchinis with a potato peeler and add them to salads. 🙂

  8.  Potatoes / Sweet Potatoes

    Protein per 100g: 2g

    I LOVE steamed potatoes and have them for dinner around 3-4 times per week. Potatoes are such an amazing protein source and so satisfying too. People always think they need to restrict carbs and can’t eat potatoes when in reality it’s the cheese, creamy sauces and meat what makes them fat.  In fact potatoes have zero fat and will make you super lean. 🙂

  9. Squash/ Pumpkin

    Protein per 100g: 2,5g

    Roasted Kabocha squash is soooo delicious and makes every salad more exciting. I love to cut the squash into thick wedges and roast it on baking paper for 30 min at 180 degree Celsius. You really don’t need any oil or salt as it is so flavorful itself. I also love to have roasted squash as a cold snack the next day. 🙂

  10. Chickpeas

    Protein per 100g: 19g

    With 19g of protein chickpeas are a protein bomb!! :-)) Chickpeas are great in curries, salads & hummus and are such an easy way to substitute animal protein. For everyone who wants to build more muscles I recommend to add 1-2 cans of unsalted chickpeas to your lunch/dinner.

    I hope this gives you some new post workout meal ideas. 🙂  Be creative and have fun trying out new recipes. 🙂 All fruits and vegetables have protein and as long as you are eating a broad variety there is nothing to worry about. 🙂

    Have a lovely start of the week, everyone!

    xx  Caroline

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