There is this HUGE myth that somehow being a vegan or eating plant-based diet means you won’t get “ENOUGH” protein. Listen, some of the world’s largest animals are thriving off non-meat sources of protein. Did you know that, hippos, rhinos, cows, and gorillas are all on plant-based diets. Plus, gorillas actually love bananas. So, it’s only right I share my favorite banana based protein smoothie recipe with you. But first, I’m giving you a quick little breakdown on the basics of protein.
What exactly is protein?
These are building blocks, they are made up of amino acids. “Our skin, muscles, tendons, cartilage, even hair and nails, are all thanks to protein. Protein helps form enzymes, hormones, antibodies and new tissues. It replaces old cells with shiny new ones, and it transports important nutrients in and out of those cells.” – Yumuniverse.com
Does protein really come from plants?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Whole plant-based foods contain more protein than we’ve been told. In my post, Plant Based Sources of Protein I list out ALL the protein rich foods that may already be in your diet. If not, you might really find some good little nuggets to take with you on your next grocery shopping trip.
At the end of the day, if our diet is rich in vegetables we don’t have to be worry about a protein “deficiency“. All we need is in every colorful plant based meal! However, if you’re concerned and want to increase your protein intake, you can try working more spirulina into your diet, or try this EPIC banana based protein smoothie!
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