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Protein For Vegans

Protein is essential for life. We all need sufficient amounts of protein!

Protein is broken down into what’s called amino acids. These amino acids are used in our bodies for tons of different processes including hormone production, repairing and building muscle, and protecting our immune system.

Vegans especially need to monitor their diet and make sure they are getting sufficient amounts vegan protein since they are more likely to be deficient.

Many vegan proteins, sourced from plants, are complete proteins. This means that they contain all of the essential amino acids, or amino acids that the body cannot produce.

What are the best vegan protein sources?

Since Vegans don’t eat meat or animal products, they must get their protein from plant-based sources.

Here are some of the best sources of protein for vegans:

  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Tofu
  • Amaranth
  • Peas
  • Black beans
  • Flax seed
  • Brown rice

Many of these sources are considered complete, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids, while a few are not complete. It’s important that vegans get a variety of these vegan protein sources so they can get all essential amino acids.

If one source of protein is not complete, like black beans, they can pair it with another food to create a complete protein, like adding rice.

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Vegan Protein Shakes

If vegans struggle to get their protein from whole food sources, they can incorporate a vegan protein shake to help fill in any gaps.

Vegan protein shakes are sourced completely from plant-based proteins and are typically free from chemicals, artificial ingredients, or sweeteners. They make a great addition to the diet because they can provide a source of complete protein.

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Best Vegan Protein Powder

IdealRaw Organic Protein is an excellent vegan protein powder option. Sourced from seven different plant-based and vegan protein sources, it contains all of the essential amino acids.

IdealRaw has a smooth, creamy taste, unlike many vegan protein powders. It’s made with USDA approved organic ingredients and contains nothing artificial. It’s sweetened with organic stevia and uses real and natural flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most plant protein powders taste bland or worse, like the dirt the plants came from. IdealRaw is anything but earthy and gritty. It’s smooth, mixes easily, and tastes delicious! We proudly back up the taste with our Flavor Pact. If you don’t like it, send it back for a full refund. 

Choosing a vegan protein not only means you’ll get the protein and amino acids your body needs, but you’ll also get certain vitamins and minerals unique to the plant sources in the protein. You’ll also get all the benefits that come from fiber and healthy fats.

IdealRaw has passed the highest form of organic inspection and is certified organic by the USDA & CCOF. This means every ingredient passes the strict production requirements of these organizations.

Many people think that meat and other processed animal/dairy products are the only sources of protein out there. But did you know that many plant proteins contain the same range of nutrients and benefits as animal proteins?

For a lot of different reasons, from ethical and personal choices to a doctor's or nutritionist’s advice, plant proteins are preferred for many individuals. Some benefits of switching to/starting plant-based protein could be:

Easier Digestion — many people are sensitive to whey protein (most common) and other similar products. 

Complete Protein — by combining several plant proteins, IdealRaw Protein contains all the essential amino acids for muscle-toning and building.

Reduced Environmental Impact — Raising animals and animal products use large amounts of resources, including 1,000’s of gallons of water and produces lots of CO2. Plant protein consumes far less water and produces only around 1/10th of the carbon emissions.

What makes IdealRaw unique from other brands is its emphasis on quality, taste, and ingredients. IdealRaw protein is sourced from 7 different organic plants to bring make sure you are getting all the essential amino acids and nutrition your body needs. IdealRaw also contains a superfood blend of 5 different fruits and veggies for an extra health boost.