Do you know we need between .8g-1g of protein per kg of our body weight daily? And that many of us eat way too much unnecessary low-nutrient carbs? Here is a list of some great vegan proteins showing exactly how much per serving and a smoothie recipe to try out…
VEGAN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
|Protein/100 g||Protein per serving||Calories/10 g|
|Sun Warrior||71.9g||21g scoop = 15 g||80 kcal|
|Hemp||46g||10g heaped tablespoon|
|Pea protein||80g||10g heaped tablespoon|
|Peanut Butter||29.6g||10g heaped tablespoon|
|Moringa||23.8g||10g heaped tablespoon|
|1 banana||1 medium banana|
|Raw cacoa beans||12g||10g heaped tablespoon|
For Vegan Protein smoothie, just blend powders, banana, water and ice. Mix and match to meet protein/calories levels that you need. To add of the powders, you will be making a very filling smoothie. Feel free to leave one or two of the powders out. Also please note the Sun warrior has added stevia, a natural sweetener. It tastes like an artificial sweetener but it very natural. If you don’t want added sweetener, I recommend a double spoon of the Pea Protein instead. For my own body weight this smoothie (even with 3-4 protein powders) is more than 50 % the RDA of protein and I like to take this in the morning with any other vitamin supplements I am taking to have it done and dusted for the day.
P.S I have included Peanut butter cos it tastes great, but it often contains a fungus called Aflatoxin which depresses the immune, so I limit it and add in other nut butters as options.
Now lets compare to the average veggie breakfast….
|Protein per 100 g||Protein per serving||Calories per serving||Calories for breakfast|
|Egg||13g||1 egg = 6 g||80 kcal||2 eggs = 160 kcal|
|Toast||2.5g||65||2 slices = 130 kcal|
|With butter||.04g||36 per pat||2 pats= 72 kcal|
|Protein per serving||Calories per serving|
without pea protein
|Eggs n’ Toast||8.54||362 kcal|
Result : Protein Smoothie has roughly the same amount of calories and over 3 times more protein than the average veggie breakfast.