Protein is thought to be a concern for vegans even though it is easy for vegans to get enough of it. Protein is required by the body for several functions such as fighting infections, repairing & building muscles, carrying oxygen and many more. Plant foods do contain the complete amino acid profile and they can provide us with any amount of protein that is required for the body.

Following is a brief list of protein-rich food for vegans:

1. Hemp Powder– Hemp is a really good and healthy source of protein for vegetarian. 30 grams of hemp powder in your smoothies and shakes give you 11 grams of protein.

2. Tempeh– Tempeh is high in protein, has a unique taste and a mild flavor of its own. It is a highly nutritious addition to your diet. As a bonus, tempeh is cholesterol-free, low in fats and contains various minerals & vitamins.

3. Tofu– Tofu is another excellent addition to high protein vegan foods. It contains 10 grams of protein per 4 ounces. It is a good food from a nutritional perspective as well. Also, it is a great source of iron, calcium and is cholesterol free.

4. Lentils– Lentils can be used to make a variety of dishes, salads, and soups. They have a good source of protein and are also rich in various other nutrients such as manganese and iron. They even help in reducing the risk of many diseases. Lentils have found to have a kind of fibre which feeds the healthy bacteria in colon, helping in maintaining a healthy gut.

5. Chia seeds– Chia seeds are considered a ‘superfood’ because of being rich in many essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for vegans. They contain 6 grams of protein and 13 grams of fibre per 35 grams. As a bonus, they contain a healthy amount of iron, magnesium, and calcium as well.

6. Fruits and vegetables– Although vegetables don’t have as much protein as soy but some vegetables have more other essential nutrients and minerals which are required for healthy living. Vegetables such as pea, spinach, broccoli, sprout, mushroom, asparagus, and artichokes have comparatively good protein value in them. Fruits normally contain less protein as compared to vegetables. But some fruits such as jackfruit, prunes, dried cherries, guava, and banana do have good protein content in them along with other essential vitamins and minerals.

7. Oats– Protein can be made delicious through oats. They contain nearly 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fibre in 120 ml of dry oats. They are good sources of zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus as well. Oats can be used in a variety of recipes and can be used for baking as well.

8. Quinoa- Quinoa is another very good source of proteins. It has 8 grams of proteins for 1 serving size cup. Amazingly it has a secret advantage, it is gluten-free whole grain packed with vitamins, mineral, and fibre. It is another perfect addition to a vegan healthy diet.

Hence, the plant-based protein not only helps a vegan build strong muscles, but it also keeps a vegan fit enough to run, swim or do any kind of physical exertion. CocoEarth has made it very convenient for vegans to get their protein through our Kick Start Protein Bar. Kick Start is a Plant-based protein bar which has rice and pea protein. Also, Kick Start Vegan Protein Bar is Gluten-free and has no added sugar in it. So, enjoy healthiest protein bar from CocoEarth to fulfill vegan protein requirements.