“How do you get your protein?”

Written by Kajsa IngelssonAugust 3, 2018

All so often vegans get the question, but where do you get your protein? Well guys, dead animals are not the only way to get protein. It can take a little bit of adjustment at first, as everything, but I’m telling you, switching to a plant-based diet is one of the best decisions I ever made!

These are the samples I always keep in my kitchen to make sure I get my protein in daily 🙂

  • Protein powders – pick a vegan, clean and natural one.
  • Smoothie – throw in some greens and protein powder and you have a healthy meal or snack!
  • MAJOR KEY: Hemp protein powder and water. It sounds boring and ehum grossly green, but its a fast and easy way to get all the benefits from the hemp-plant and I promise, it doesn’t taste that bad!
  • Broccoli, pumpkin seeds, spinach, green beans, nuts and legumes, soy milk and quinoa are things I keep rotating in my diet to get my building blocks. They are all very high in protein.
  • ANOTHER KEY: Add red lentils to any sauce you are making. Let them boil down nicely and they’ll add a creamy consistence if you allow them to cook for a bit. I ALWAYS add some to my tomato sauce.
  • Know how to make a big stew to keep in the fridge and cook big batches of beans, lentils and quinoa to keep in the fridge to add to any meal 🙂
  • Change your flour for protein rich ones like chickpea, quinoa, amaranth and teff to make bread or whatever you might fancy to bake.
  • PRO BELLY TRICK: I prepare my beans like this to make them easier to digest + they taste soooo good!