The number of vegetarians and vegans in the United States has risen over the past 10 years. A considerable amount of people also try to go vegetarian or vegan for a little. This is also another reason that plant-based proteins and nut milks have been in the spotlight. This post will go over some benefits of plant-based proteins, some recipes for protein shakes, and the different kinds of plant protein.
Plant-based protein usually has a lot of fiber, tends to have fewer allergens, has alkalizing properties, provides minerals and vitamins, and is lower in calories.
Here are some links for different plant-based protein shakes:
- Vegan Protein Shake
- Green Protein Shake
- Banana Protein Shake
- Coffee Lovers Protein Shake
- Chocolate Pea Protein Shake
- Vanilla Protein Latte/Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake
- Coconut Berry Chia Seed Protein Shake
- Green Protein Power Breakfast Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Spinach Protein Shake
The most common kinds of plant proteins come from peas, lentils, hemp seeds, soy, chia seeds, brown rice, and pumpkin seeds. All of the plant-based proteins have their own benefits.
Pea protein powder is rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), can lower blood pressure, and help with muscle building. Lentils help burn fat and are generally are a great source of fiber, so they are easy to digest. Hemp seed protein powder has a relatively high protein content and is not too high in calories. It is high in zinc, fiber, and alpha-linolenic acid. Soy is a good source of protein and branched-chain amino acids. However, it is important to avoid genetically modified soy. Chia seed protein powder is low in calories but has a moderate amount of protein and quite a bit of dietary fiber. Brown rice protein powder is usually cheaper, hypoallergenic, and has a good amount of branched-chain amino acids. Finally, pumpkin seed protein powder is a good source of protein but low in fat. It is also rich in a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Some recommended brands are SunWarrior, Nutiva, and Garden of Life.