Protein-packed foods are essentials in any vegan or vegetarian diet. Foods rich in protein should be eaten to fulfill nutritional needs as they are the building blocks of the body. Here are some of Naturade’s top picks for delicious foods that are loaded with protein that you can easily incorporate into your daily meals.

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1. Avocados

One avocado has around 7 grams of protein! Spread it on whole grain toast for a tasty, energizing snack.

2. Almonds

Half a cup of almonds have nearly 16 grams of protein! This is a perfect on-the-go snack to keep in your bag, at your desk at work, or eat on the way out.

3. Brown Rice

One cup of brown rice has 5 grams of protein. You can also try Naturade Brown Rice Protein in Vanilla which has 12 grams of protein in each serving. This is a simple way to drink your way to reaching your daily value of protein!

Brown Rice Protein

 

4. Lentils

One cup has about 18 grams of protein. Lentils are very versatile. You can use lentils in soup or to make vegetarian burgers or meatballs.

5. Chia Seeds

There are around 4 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. Add these to your VeganSmart Nutrional Shakes for an extra boost!

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6. Beans

There are nearly 15 grams of protein in one cup of beans. Mix these with quinoa for a healthy, protein-filled meal.

7. Peas

There are around 8 grams of protein in one cup of peas. Peas are a great side dish or can be incorporated into many rice or pasta-based meals. In 1 serving of Naturade Pea Protein in Vanilla, you get 20 grams of protein! Start making those pea protein shakes for an added protein boost to your day.

Pea Protein

 

8. Quinoa

Cooked quinoa has around 8 grams of protein per cup. Quinoa can be used as a substitute for rice or pasta, which will boost your protein intake and also vary your recipes!

9. Peanut Butter

Just 2 tablespoons of peanut butter will give you 8 grams of protein! We love adding a few scoops to a smoothie along with Naturade Pea Protein in Chocolate. This is the perfect sweet treat and a delectable combination of chocolate and peanut butter goodness.

Pea Protein Chocolate

 

10. Spirulina

With 8 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons, this plant-food is packed with protein. A simple way to incorporate spirulina in your diet is to use Naturade Soy-Free Veg which has 20 grams of protein per serving.

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And this is just our top 10! There are so many protein-packed foods that make it easy to be a vegan or vegetarian and still nourish your body.

 

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