CategoryProtein

7 High Protein Vegan Recipes With No Soy

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Go look at any list of high protein vegan recipes, and you’ll see the same ingredients… Tofu, tempeh, edamame, and other soy-derived products. If you don’t like soy, want to limit your intake, or are allergic to it, it’s rough. To solve this problem, I put together a huge list of over 150 high protein vegan recipes, but with a twist. If you don’t like soy, go to filter above the table that...

7 High Protein Vegan Snack Recipes

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It’s always a nice bonus when your snacks have a good amount of protein so that you don’t have to rely on always having a high protein vegan dinner. Before writing this post, I collected over 150 high protein vegan recipes, many of which were snacks. If you go to that post, you can use the filters to only show snack recipes (hide the side dishes and meals/dinners). So that’s what I did, and the 7...

Does Vegan Protein Powder Cause Kidney Stones?

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If I had to give you a yes or no answer, I’d say that no, vegan protein powder does not cause kidney stones, especially for most vegan powders. But the whole kidney stone issue is pretty complicated. In order to know if consuming plant-based protein powders will increase your risk of kidney stones, you’ll need to know the rest of the story. I’ve been as brief as possible. Even though kidney...

Where Can You Buy Plant Based Protein Powder? – The Complete Guide

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Protein powder makes like for vegans and vegetarians so much easier, whether it’s for after a workout to build muscle, or just get a bit of extra protein. Finding vegan protein powder isn’t as difficult as it used to be, although there are still many more options for casein and whey protein powder out there. But, if you’re new to using it, I completely understand why you might not know...

Is Whey Protein Isolate Vegan Friendly?

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​Short answer: No. Whey protein isolate powder is NOT vegan friendly. Slightly longer answer, but still pretty short: Whey is a derivative of the cheese-making process. Protein is extracted from it and packaged into a powdered form to sell as a protein isolate powder. Technically, you can extract protein from whey that is made while creating a vegan cheese. However, I’ve yet to see a...

Milk Amino Acid Profile

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The following graph shows a typical dairy milk protein amino acid profile. It’s basically the combination of whey and casein, all in one. This graph was generated using our amino acid profile comparison tool. (Data Source) Here’s the data in table form if you prefer. Essential amino acids are marked with an asterisk (*).   % of total amino acids Alanine 3.4 Arginine 3.1 Aspartic Acid 7.4...

The 6 Best Vegan Protein Powder Waffles (Gluten-Free as well)

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Waffles have always been one of my favorite foods, both before and after becoming vegan. By adding a scoop of protein powder (with a few adjustments), you can not only make better tasting waffles, but also more nutritious ones that are low-carb. I find that the best protein powder flavors are simple vanilla and chocolate, but any good tasting vegan protein powder should produce great waffles. It...

Hemp Protein Amino Acid Profile

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Hemp is a common ingredient in many vegan protein powders. The following chart shows a typical hemp protein’s amino acid profile. Essential amino acids have a little asterisk next to their names. This graph was generated using our amino acid profile comparison tool. (Data Source) It might be easier to read in table form. Essential amino acids are again marked with an asterisk (*).   % of...

What is Vegan Protein Powder Made Of?

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Protein isn’t exactly the first thing you associate with vegans. It can be difficult to get enough, especially if you’re an athlete. But, just like anybody else, we can turn to protein powders for a solution. The only difference? These vegan protein powders are plant based, not derived from dairy. That might seem confusing at first. How on Earth can you extract enough protein from plant to make...

How Is Vegan Protein Powder Made?

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How do they turn plants into a concentrated protein powder? There’s not an obvious answer. But after doing some digging, it’s pretty simple. Let me break it down. If you’ve looked at what vegan protein powder is made of, you know that there are 4 main components in most powders: A protein isolate – pea, brown rice, hemp, or soy usually Nutritional ingredients – flaxseed, chia seeds...