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The 10 finest vegan protein sources for building muscle on a plant-based diet

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Spirulina is protein king and blue-green algae. Its 70% protein content is high. This means it has more protein than dairy and meat.

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Seeds and kernels

Hemp, pumpkin, sesame, and chia seeds have 20–30g protein per 100g. For crunch, make your own seeds/kernels mix and sprinkle it on coconut yoghurt or salad. 

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 Peanut butter

It is protein-rich, delicious, and healthful. Peanut butter has 25g protein per 100g. The majority of peanut butter is vegan.

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Nutritional yeast

Vegans know nutritional yeast flakes. It looks like dry sawdust, yet this yeast tastes like cheese and can replace grated cheese.

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 Beans and Legumes

Choose beans and legumes sensibly as substitutes. Soy beans, kidney beans, split peas, mung beans, lentils, and chickpeas excel in protein with 20–25 g per 100 g.

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 Porridge oats

Protein-rich oatmeal is great for breakfast or post-workout. It has 13 grams of protein per 100 grams and mixes well with other vegan proteins.

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 Tofu and tempeh

Both meat replacements have 12g of protein per 100g and are versatile. They can be used in stir-fries, curries, salads, or loosely fried with veggies and rice.

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Fresh (green) veggies have less protein than the other selections, but they should be part of your meal. T

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 Vegan protein powder

Try one of the many vegan protein smoothies available today if you need an extra boost.

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