BUFFYSUMMERS81: The 'Calling All Vegetarians and Vegans' team has many discussion threads about protein. There is much controversy about the high protein levels SP asks one to meet. One often hears that the World Health Organization gives a much lower protein minimum to meet. That being said, listen to your own body. Be aware of your own activity level. I am very active. I am a plant-based eater and I don't eat any animal products. In addition to a nutrient dense diet, I make sure to have beans, nuts, seeds, sprouts, chia seeds, spirulina, hemp seeds and hemp protein powder. Oh, and a vegan protein powder. Dark leafy greens have protein. Hemp is great stuff. It is not only full of protein but it is one of the few plant based complete proteins with all the essential amino acids. Tempeh is also a complete protein. I make protein bars with hemp seeds and powder. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
From this recipe I have made many modifications. It is just an idea.
Bottom line, if you feel good, I'd say don't worry about protein. If you're feeling energy-less, there are a lot of things besides protein which could be the source of the problem.
Edited by: PETALIA at: 6/1/2013 (21:31)