I use Perfect Fit Protein. It has only 70 calories, 3g of carbs and 15g of protein in one scoop. It is a pricey ($45 for 50 servings) but it is vegan, organic, non GMO and gluten free. I add it to a green smoothie everyday plus it has a light flavor so I add it to baked goods/pancakes as well. There are recipes on the products website. perfectfitprotein.com/
Well i'm guessing as a vegan, you won't want whey-based protein, nor eggs. However the hemp and chia are good suggestions. There's lots of soy-based protein supplements out there, but whether so much soy is ideal? I am not sure.
Yes, it is hard to get sufficient protein when eating a calorie-restricted plant-only diet... you really have to pay attention every day, and it can be a bit of a puzzle how to get in the protein without consuming too many carbs/calories (i.e. when you rely on beans) or too many fats/calories (i.e. when you rely on nuts).
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GDBEAR65, eggs aren't vegan.
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You also have not mentioned eggs. Quinoa and hemp seeds are great sources of complete plant proteins.
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I think protein powders (including whey) are just fine. Also, what about soy products - tofu, etc? You didn't mention them, so just checking.
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you may find more help on a vegan website
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I am not getting enough protein. According to SP I should be getting 60-159, but I'm only getting around 30 per day. I am vegan, and not willing to incorporate meat or dairy. I do eat beans frequently, but I can't have too much in a day because that will push me over my carb limits. I do eat veggie burgers and seiten, but that only adds so much. Is protein powder a safe way to get protein? I have been tempted to add some to my breakfast smoothie, but I'm not sure how safe they are. Any suggestions?
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