Vegan Protein: 24 Plant-Based Protein Sources


Jul 28

As a plant-based eater, I feel like I get asked constantly if I get protein, how I get protein,Β from what, from where, how much, etc… so I thought I’d make a little collage of my personal favorite sources of vegan protein Β πŸ™‚ I eat all of these items on a regular basis, they have become staple foods for me in my diet!

I should also note, that in addition to getting protein from the foods pictured in the collage, I also make sure to always drink a vegan protein shake after my workouts to fuel up! My favorite vegan protein is the vanillaΒ Vega Sport Protein Powder; 1 scoop (FYI: 1 scoop serving size is 41g) has 30g of protein in it! So yes, you can be vegan and get plenty of protein!

Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein

Below you’ll find each of my favorite high protein plant-based foods, the serving size and protein value!

vegan protein powder

Tempeh: 1 package (226 g)= 40g

Pistachios: 1 cup=25g

Almonds: 1 cup= 20g

Lentils: 1/4 cup= 13g

Pumpkin Seeds: 1 cup=12g

Hemp Seeds: 3 TBSP=11g

vegan protein sources

Tofu: 1/2 cup= 10g

Mung Beans: 3 TBSP=9.6g

Edamame: 1/2 cup= 9g

Sunflower Seeds:Β 1/4 cup=7g

Quinoa: 1/4 cup=6g

Garbanzo Beans: 1/2 cup= 6g

Flax Seeds: 3 TBSP=5.7g

Cashews: 1 ounce=5g

Oats: 1/2 cup= 5g

Walnuts: 1/4 cup=5g

Sesame Seeds: 3 TBSP=4.8g

Spirulina: 1 TBSP= 4g

high protein vegan foods

Chia Seeds: 2 TBSP=4g

Sprouts: 100g=3.8g

Nutritional Yeast: 1 TBSP= 3g

Broccoli: 1/4 cup=3g

Spinach: 3 cups= 2.7g

Brussels Sprouts:Β 4 sprouts =2g


If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment, I am happy to share everything I know!