By consuming a plant-based diet, you can provide your body with the protein, minerals and vitamins you need. Below are some vegan protein sources that are good options to ensure you’re getting enough protein as a vegan.
- Legumes – including chickpeas, lentils and beans.
- Nuts (excluding coconut).
- Seeds – including pumpkin, chia, sunflower and sesame seeds.
- Grains – including wheat, oats, barley, quinoa and buckwheat.
Plant-based proteins are considered lower in one or more of the essential amino acids that we need in our diets than animal protein, which contains all of the essential amino acids. If you’re a vegan, it’s important to eat a variety of foods from quality sources in your diet, to ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need throughout the day.
Happy Way’s Vegan Protein Powders are not only filled with quality ingredients such as chia seeds, psyllium husk and maca powder, but they also contain all of the essential amino acids needed in our diets.
Having a protein shake or smoothie is a great way to get all the nutrients you need that help to boost your immune system, assist with muscle recovery and improve digestion. Check out our Happy Way recipes page for a selection of yummy high protein, vegan recipes.
If you have health concerns or questions about being vegan and getting enough protein in your diet, speak to your healthcare professional.