When I first went vegetarian the question I got the most was, “so where do you get your protein?” All my veggie friends know what I mean, and I’ll spare you the boring details, but I do want to say that when I was a 17 year old-brand new vegetarian, my idea of good protein was dairy, dairy, dairy, and more dairy.
Now that I don’t eat dairy, I still get the question, but my answers are a bit more refined.
Proteins I eat anytime, and anywhere. Usually daily.
- Nuts (and nut butters..lots of nut butters.)
- Hemp Seeds
Proteins I limit, and consume in moderation.
- Sprouted Tofu
- Field Roast Vegan Sausage
- Vital Wheat Gluten/Breads *
- Protein Powders
*I have noticed when I eat too much bread (ie. bagels, large sandwiches) I feel like a total bag of ass, so I have cut out A LOT of my bread intake. I’m eating as close to the earth as possible, with the exception of baked goods of course. Let’s not get too crazy.
Protein powders have always been on my “in moderation” list simply because I want to get my main nutrients from real food. However, along with cutting down my wheat/gluten intake..I have been trying to up my protein intake, and I can only eat so many beans.
Insert Sunwarrior Protein. Some of you have heard of them, some of you may have not. Before I tried Sunwarrior I used a basic rice protein. I still use the rice protein, but on the occasion that I don’t want to feel like I’m licking the inside of a cardboard box I use Sunwarrior..or Vega..but this post is about Sunwarrior. 🙂
With an array of products listed aside from protein, you’re bound to find a product you love. My go to is the Warrior Blend. There are three different flavors, & I love chocolate. The Warrior Blend is a complete protein, which is vital for those of us that don’t consume meat. It also helps calcium absorption, boosts immune system, and helps build muscle.
For a raw, natural vegan protein with excellent nutritional stats, Sunwarrior is definitely my go to choice over the rest. The flavor is great, and the benefits are greater. Fuel your body right, and it will last you a lifetime. No pun intended..well, maybe a little.
Q: What’s your favorite protein powder?