As vegans we get asked one question again and again: Where do you get your protein? Not only have we all become slightly obsessed with this nutrient, but what's worse (because as it turns out protein is almost magical!), is we have the firm belief that protein equals steak, or protein equals chicken, turkey, fish, milk, eggs. These are certainly high sources of animal-based protein, but just as you have this essential macronutrient in the animal kingdom, you have it in the plant kingdom in so many foods it's ridiculous! Spinach? Sure! Tofu? You bet! Lentils, beans, brown rice, peanut butter, edamame, pumpkin seeds? Can you guess? The answer is yes, yes and yes, and also yes to countless other sources we'll be talking about today.
In today's video I'm giving you the lowdown on our protein requirements, the benefits of consuming plant-based proteins as opposed to animal-based proteins, and we also discuss the potential dangers of consuming too much protein, something that has become more and more common among meat eaters these days. We'll also focus on my top favorite sources of plant-based protein, my tip of including a protein source at every meal and all the reasons we need to be focused on getting plenty of this nutrient for optimal health and well-being as vegans or people transitioning to a more plant-based diet.
Are you ready? Enjoy your video below as well as our refrigerator printable full of plant-based protein sources so you can always make sure you're getting enough.