Plant - Base Protein

Worried you're not getting enough protein? Don’t be! 


    Firstly, there is a lot of talk on protein these day’s and the main foods that are mentioned are animal proteins and unless you're eating meat, there is sadly a belief that you may not be getting enough… NOT TRUE. Athletes and intensely active individuals probably only need about 10 - 12 percent of their calories from protein to support muscle. 


    Protein is an essential amino acid found in all living cells, and we can get a great source of protein from plant - base foods. If you are eating a wide variety of plant - base foods, you will definitely be getting a substantial amount of protein daily. If you are still not sure, here is a list of my top 20 plant - base protein food sources: 


Lentils                 9g per 100g


Hemp Seeds             31.56g per 100g


Almonds             21g per 100g


Sunflower seeds         20.78g per 100g


Tempeh             20.29g per 100g


Quinoa                 4.4g per 100g


Kale                 4.3g per 100g


Spinach             2.9g per 100g


Broccoli             2.82g per 100g


Avocado             2g per 100g


Mushrooms             2.5g per 100g


Oats                 17g per 100g


Green peas             5g per 100g


Green beans             1.8g per 100g


Buckwheat             13g per 100g


Brown rice             2.6g per 100g


Beet greens             1.6g per 100g


Rocket                 2.6g per 100g


Chia Seeds             17g per 100g


Asparagus             2.2g per 100g


Thanks for reading! 

Much love,

Venesa from Veejay_Clean