National Protein Day is today and while your social media feed is likely going to include restaurants touting their protein options, we wanted to answer the age old question:
You’re vegan? But where do you get your protein?
So, we asked our favorite Vegas nutritionist/personal trainer/meal prep goddess, Roxanne Lavin, to share her picks for vegan foods high in protein. So, pass this along to the next person who asks you where you get your protein from if you’re vegan.
Here’s what Roxanne had to say:
Where vegans can get protein
All plant foods contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein! But some plant foods have lots more protein than people realize. These foods also contain fiber and are patched with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
My top five favorite high protein plant foods
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.