Plant-Based Protein

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:

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.

Resources:

https://simpleveganblog.com/vegan-protein-shake/

https://www.asweetpeachef.com/banana-protein-shake/

https://www.asweetpeachef.com/green-protein-smoothie/

https://www.loveandzest.com/coffee-lovers-protein-shake/

https://detoxinista.com/chocolate-pea-protein-shake-vegan/

https://www.ilovevegan.com/green-protein-power-breakfast-smoothie/

https://runningonrealfood.com/vegan-peanut-butter-cup-protein-shake/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-vegan-protein-powder#section2

https://growingnaturals.com/portfolio-items/vanilla-protein-latte/?portfolioCats=6

https://www.veggiesdontbite.com/pea-protein-strawberry-banana-spinach-smoothie/

https://www.idealraw.com/blog/plant-based-nutrition/benefits-of-plant-based-protein-powder/

https://www.billyparisi.com/pea-protein-powder-shake-with-coconut-milk-berries-and-chia-seeds/