CategoryProtein

Is Seitan A Complete Protein? [Data]

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Summary: Whether or not seitan is a complete protein depends on the seitan recipe used Most seitan recipes will be low in lysine, because vital wheat gluten is low in lysine Adding ingredients like chickpea flour and nutritional yeast to seitan, which are both common, can potentially make it a complete protein When you think of complete protein, you think of animal protein sources like eggs...

100 Vegan Seitan Recipes (Sorted By Time and Meal Type)

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I found myself in a bit of a rut making the same seitan recipe over and over, so I thought it was time to try something new. I collected just about every seitan recipe that I could find that looked good and ended up with 100 (possibly more to come in the future). Obviously I haven’t vetted all of these personally yet, so if you find any that are amazing or terribly, feel free to share. By...

Is Tofu a Complete Protein? (i.e. Soy)

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Summary: Tofu has a relatively balanced essential amino acid profile While there’s no single definition of a complete protein, tofu is a complete protein by most standards Read the rest of this post to find out why… The most common examples of complete protein sources are animal products like meat, eggs, or milk. The majority of plants are not complete. That’s not a huge deal, it just means...

How to Get Enough Protein as a Vegan: The Complete Guide

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I went vegan in the middle of a semi-professional soccer season. I fully expected my performance to decline because: “How am I going to get enough protein as a vegan?” Spoiler: I found a way to get all the protein and nutrition that I needed and didn’t notice any negative impact. A few years later, I’ve put on roughly 25 pounds of (mostly) muscle. This guide will walk you through...

The 4 Best Vegan L-Glutamine Supplements

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Refresher: Glutamine is a “conditionally essential amino acid” – your body can’t produce enough of it in times of stress or illness (1) L-Glutamine is the useful form for our bodies, which is the form found in foods and made by our bodies The best food sources of glutamine are mainly animal products like eggs, beef, and milk, although some plant sources like tofu are also good (2) Research...

Naked Pea Protein Review

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  Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Unflavored Naked Pea is a vegan protein powder from Naked Nutrition. It’s big differentiator is that everything about it is “naked,” or minimalistic. The packaging, the marketing, and the ingredient lists are all simple, but well presented. It’s one I really wanted to try because of all this, so I bought a package. (Side note: only the 5 lb version is available...

The Best Vegan Protein Powder in Canada: I Put 16 to the Test

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I started looking for the best vegan protein powder over a year ago by buying and testing as many as I could find. I wanted to find a plant-based protein powder that was a complete protein, tasted good, and was reasonably priced. The results of several hours of testing and 100s of protein shakes are on this page. I live in Toronto, and quickly found out that many popular vegan protein powders...

10 Best Tasting Vegan Protein Powders in 2020 [Test Results]

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As I found out first hand, most vegan protein powders taste like dirt. Some even have loads of sugar and still taste bad. But I knew there had to some great protein powders out there, so I set out to find the best tasting vegan protein powder on my own. In total, I spent over 6 months buying, testing, and reviewing as many popular vegan powders as I could find. As of now, I’ve tested 23. If...

Clif Builder’s Protein Bar Review

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Where to buy: Amazon Everyone knows Clif bars, especially since many types of Clif Bars are vegan. The “Builder’s” bars are Clif’s highest protein bars, so they’re the ones I chose to test in my quest to find the best vegan protein bars. Each bar that I rate is tested based on 3 things: protein content, taste, and cost. Protein Content and Ingredients of Builder’s Bars Here are the...

Best Vegan Protein Bars in 2020 – I Tested 20 Bars

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After trying a few pretty gross vegan protein bars, I set out to find the best ones. I was hoping to find at least one that had a solid amount of protein, was low in sugar, tasted good, and didn’t cost too much. So I spent about 2 months collecting and testing vegan protein bars that had good reviews or were recommended by other vegans. I developed a testing process...