Top 10 Plant Based Protein Sources

Kale and Leafy Greens

Why do we need protein? All living cells use proteins (amino acids) for tissue growth and repair, and an array of other vital functions. Proteins are often referred to as “the building blocks” of life.

The good news is that our body naturally pools amino acids together throughout the week from all of the foods we eat and naturally creates proteins for us. Simply put, we can eat fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds all through out the week without worrying about combining things properly to create complete proteins, and our body will do the work of pooling the amino acids together to create the protein for you. 

If you’re eating a vegetarian or vegan meal, you shouldn’t need to worry about properly combining foods to create a “complete protein”, and generally the most important rules in nutrition are to eat enough healthy fats and get enough calories from whole foods. If you’re doing this, protein usually isn’t something you need to be concerned about.


Top 10 Plant Based Protein Sources 


2. Blue Green Algae

3. Sprouts of all kind! (most are between 20-35% protein.)

4. Maca

5. Dark Leafy Green Vegetables (parsley, spinach, kale, cabbage etc.)

6. Hemp Seeds

7. Bee Pollen (not vegan)

8.  Pumpkin Seeds

9. SunWarrior Protein

10. Almonds



Sheleana Aiyana

Sheleana is passionate about getting back to nature through real food and empowering women to walk the feminine path of self-care and deep self-awareness. She's a birth doula in Vancouver, BC where she lives with her partner. She's an avid reader, intuitive culinary goddess and cat lady in the making.

Their life together is centered around real, whole food living without restricting oneself to dietary labels or dogmas. Sheleana believes resetting the body through cleansing is one tool for spiritual awakening in a time where we've slipped so far away from what real food truly means. Her hopes are that through this channel, more people can find what eating path suits their beliefs and bodies best, while honoring the laws of nature and themselves.