#1 question we get when sharing with people that we eat a plant based diet:
"Where do you get your protein?!?"
Think about this for a second. Where do some of the worlds largest living things get their intense strength and power?
I'm taking elephants. 🐘Giraffes. Rhinoceros. 🦏Gorilla. 🦍Hippopotamus. Elk. 🦌and when they roamed the Earth, Tons of DINOSAURS. 🐲
🙌🏻🙌🏻Yup, you guessed it! Plants! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
One cup of lentil soup will deliver nearly 20 GRAMS of protein. When combined with a balanced diet, deliver a complete protein profile, which is exactly what the body needs. 👻
So here's the deal. A 100% plant based diet isn't for everyone (we aren't 100%!).
What IS for everyone are the benefits we reap from incorporating MORE plants into our diet. 🥒🍈🌱
Check out some of these delish sources of plant-based proteins. Chances are, you are already incorporating more than you realize!
Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo/chickpea, white, lima, etc) dried and cooked or drained & rinsed
Lentils, cooked & drained
Edamame, shelled, organic
Tofu, organic sprouted if possible
Organic, unsweetened nut butters (peanut, almond..)
Nuts; peanut, almond, macadamia, walnut, brazil, pistachio, cashew, hazelnut, pecan
Seeds; chia, pumpkin
Steel cut or whole (not quick cook) oats
Protein powder, vegan; to add to smoothies. Please email me for my recommendations!
And, even these plants carry 2-5 grams per 1 c serving:
Organic, sweet corn
Now you might be like, well Sarah, how am I sure that I get all essential amino acids ?! (these are the 9 essential acids necessary for optimal body function) Not to worry-- as long as you get a variety of proteins throughout the day, you'll get ample amounts of each amino acids.
Start where you are! 👌🏼
If you don’t know where to start, please reach out!!
Contact me directly HERE!