Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vegan Protein

Some of my favorite vegan protein sources that aren't soy-based:
- black beans,
- quinoa,
- nuts and seeds,
- seitan,
- hemp based protein powder,
- lentils,
- vegetarian refried beans,
- red beans and rice.

Others: peanut butter, chickpeas, pinto beans, white beans, almond milk... the list goes on and on.

Soy protein sources (for the fearless!):
tofu, tempeh, edamame, TVP

Info on vegan protein:

Where do you get your protein (how to answer):

Prepared, store-bought meat alternatives can also provide protein:

The Protein Myth:

History of Protein article recommended by Baratgab:

Excerpt from The China Study, which recommends against animal-based foods because animal protein is correlated with cancer:

Elimination diet to identify food sensitivities:

Why vegan?



  1. Hello Elaine,
    I am a skinny vegan looking to put a bit of weight on by exercising and eat a diet proven to healthy weight on. Everything you say is true. However it is hard to find foods outside of soy that offer more than 30% of there calories in protein. I know we dont NEED so much protein but it is very useful to put on some weight with good excersise. Do you have any idea of a food that is not soy (or hemp) that would have more that 30% of its calories in protein?
    Thank you!, I love your videos!

  2. Endo - Please follow the links provided in the description. They can give you more information.