So it’s been a month since I’ve transitioned back into veganism.
I’m not here to force veganism on you.
I’d be a hypocrite.
I try my best to stick to a plant-based diet, but I’m human and there is A LOT of temptation out there.
However, I will tell you that I do not, nor will I ever, eat meat. I’ve done too much research on the subject and no amount of money in the world would push me back to eating it.
If you are curious as to why, I HIGHLY suggest you binge watch nearly every food documentary on Netflix. Start with What the Health, make sure to hit up Food Choices, don’t forget the obvious Food Inc., and for the finale watch Vegucated.
Your life will be changed forever.
Anyway. Today I wanna talk to you about the one question I get asked the most.
How do you get enough protein?
Now I could go into the fact that we don’t need as much protein as everyone has been taught to believe, or the fact that plant protein is easier for the body to break down making the amount you actually need less.
I could even go into the fact that all protein comes from plants…
But instead I’ll give you my top 5 favorite ways to get all the protein I “need”.
I know Tempeh is soy based, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. The texture is my favorite. I love to sauté it with a little coconut oil and add it to literally everything. Tacos, over rice, salad, sandwiches. I’ll even just eat it on its own. One cup of cooked tempeh has 31 grams of protein.
Who doesn’t loveeeeee peanut butter??? Or almond butter, or even cashew butter??? Let me tell you, I AM IN LOVE. Obviously this is not something you can just sit around and eat it all day due to its level of fat content. But as far as protein goes these nut butters have 6-8 grams of protein for every 2 tablespoons.
Gotta love me some sautéed spinach. Again, you can add this to any dish. Maybe even put some tempeh over it? A cup of cooked spinach has 5 grams of protein.
Chia seeds are great. You can put them in and on everything. They don’t have much of a taste but they give a nice little crunch. They also have 5 grams of protein for every 2 tablespoons. Chia pudding is probably the best and easiest dessert to make. Check out my recipe here!
Beans are good for you for a number of reasons, but when it comes to protein beans have anywhere from 15 to 17 grams of protein per cup. Ever had vegetarian chili?? It’s to die for. And if you can’t resist cheese, use some Daya dairy free cheese. It’s made with pea protein. (Which happens to have 9 grams of protein per cup)
There are seriously so many health benefits of a plant based diet. Don’t get me wrong, sushi is literally the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. However, my health is extremely important to me.
Since choosing veganism (for the third time) I feel lighter, more energetic, happier, more motivated… I just feel like a better version of myself. And yes I’ve lost weight… But it’s even bigger than that.
I strongly urge you at least think about veganism. Do your own research, and make your own conclusions about it.
And let me know if you do!