Vegetarians have got a perfect source for their protein supplements. People are trying to add vegetable proteins in their diet through different forms like nutrition bars, various smoothie powders, potato chips etc.
Even restaurants have curated special protein rich menus for the health freaks. Plant proteins are not just a good source of proteins for vegetarians and vegans but it also serves the protein consumption requirement of others in general. Let’s further see some amazing sources of plant proteins:
Chickpeas are an amazing source of protein, fiber, manganese, and folate. One cup of chickpeas consumption can give you net 12 grams of protein. Ways of consuming them are in endless forms like humus, falafel, salad toppers etc.
Hempseeds are protein and mineral rich. It also contains good amount of omega-3. Lately Hempseed have become very famous amongst health freaks. It’s a superstar seed! Small in size and big in benefits. Consumption of three tablespoons of Hempseed gives you almost 10 grams of protein.
One of the most popular and consumed form of vegetarian protein is Soya Bean. They are an amazing source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. One cup of cooked beans contain around 15grams of protein. You can have it on top of your salads, consume as a taco filling, make loafs or burger etc.
Quinoa is a gluten-free grain which is a great source of carbohydrate, protein, and fiber. Also, it is a rich source of iron, fiber, magnesium and manganese. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa contains almost 7-9 grams of protein. It can be eaten in various forms like having it topped on cooked veggies, make a bed of quinoa instead of rice for stir-fry dishes, or quinoa patties etc.
Nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts are not only great source of proteins but they are also rich in minerals, Vitamin E, and healthy fats. Consumption of 1/4 cup of nuts can give you around 7-9 grams of protein. You can have it in various forms, by adding it into your desserts, snacks, truffles, raw bars, granola, or just add some nuts in your oatmeal, porridge, or cold cereals as toppings.
Chia seeds are amongst those ancient seeds which have been praised even in the Mayan and Aztec cultures. It’s called a super food as it does not only have proteins but also consist of additional vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and beneficial fatty acids. Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contains 4 grams of proteins. There are many ways to incorporate into your diet; sprinkle on top of your porridge, oatmeal, or cold cereals for that extra crunch, or soak the seeds in water and mix it with your milkshakes or fruit juices, or soak in almond milk for basic Chia seed pudding.
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