This is a video I made showing a list of plant-based foods that are highest in protein. These can all be good protein sources if you are plant-based, vegetarian or vegan.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get protein on a plant-based diet. Actually, a lack of protein is usually not a concern, and is rarely something to be worried about. This is especially true in countries like the U.S. where food sources are in abundance.
What do we really need to be concerned about? It’s the amount of fiber we get. Most people in the U.S. are deficient in fiber, not in protein. But even though this is the case, there still exists a protein myth in today’s culture, which is led by a fear that not enough protein will be consumed.
This fear becomes seen especially when people think about eating a plant-based (WFPBD), vegetarian or vegan diet. They are usually afraid that they won’t get enough protein if they cut out or limit meat and animal products. But the truth is, there is plenty of protein eaten on a plant-based diet. These foods all show you that plant-based foods are rich in protein.
In the same logic, we can look at animals that only eat plants. These animals only eat plants and yet are able to maintain normal and healthy bodily functions. In the case of gorillas, bulls, and horses just to name a few, they are not only very healthy, but they are also very strong and muscular as well. This is because plants naturally have protein in them.
Although plant foods individually, usually do not have all the complete amino acids, when two or more plant-based foods are combined together, all of the complete amino acids are usually consumed. This means this is not a problem when you are eating plant-based, since you will eat different foods and not the same food all the time.
High Protein Plant-Based Foods List
These high protein plant-based foods include:
- Peanut Butter
- Nutritional Yeast
- Soy Milk
- Wild Rice
- Hemp Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Brussel Sprouts
These foods are great sources of protein for vegans and vegetarians or those on a whole food plant based diet (or WFPBNO diet).