Believe it or not, vegetables have the most readily available form of protein. Dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and broccoli have more protein than some nuts. Not to mention, they provide other macro- and micronutrients essential to the body.
But when you've had your fill of vegetables, whole grains, nut and nut butters, lentils, tofu and beans are a great source of vegan protein. Added to salads, pasta dishes, or mashed up and spread on to bread for a sandwich creates a well balanced vegan meal.
Also, there are many vegan protein powders out there that can be added to smoothies or almond milk. Vega, Lifewise, and Nutiva are all quality brands. But be sure to do your research and read the labels to be sure it's vegan.
I agree with SoulSearchingVegan's mention of dark leafy greens. They don't get the 'love' they deserve when it comes to protein. Aside from those I love beans of all sort, but especially chickpeas because they are hearty and can hold their own in all sorts of recipes. I also love quinoa. It is so versatile, delicious and packed full of protein. Tofu is also great because it can take on the flavor of whatever dish or theme you are going for.
Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it has all of the same ammino acids found in meat. Soy, buckwheat, and other whole grains also contain a good amount of protein as do mushrooms, nuts, leafy greens, and of course beans!
This particular product "Vegan Protein + by Genuine Health" looks like a very good choice for a protein additive. After reading the ingredients which contain non-GMO pea protein, hemp and brown rice among others, it seems to be a very complete source of vegan protein. The reviews that I could find look positive as well.
If you feel you need extra protein to add to shakes etc. this looks like a good choice.
Just be careful that you don't rely on protein powders for your intake of protein. Most of your protein should come from actual food :)
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