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Protein is found in all veggies and fruit, all produce.
While sprouting beans and grains are recommended, I can't eat them. I will eat them cooked sometimes.
I get about half my protein from veggies and fruits, then about half from cooked seitan. Yes, it's cooked but I need a lot of protein with my chronic injury, and a lot of iron (I tend to become nutritionally anemic), and I need a low-starch, low fat, eating plan - so it works for me.
I also supplement with raw hemp protein powder, and I've heard of lower calorie, lower carb, raw rice protein powder ... I'm looking for it.
I don't know anyone who is 100% raw ... even some raw chefs I know sometimes eat cooked brown rice on occasion.
Oh, and be sure to find a way to get adequate B-12 through a supplement, cooked nutritional yeast, enriched (cooked) soy milk, or raw Pure Synergy or something like that - B-12 is critical.
Or bugs - many raw vegans get their B-12 from the insects on unwashed organic produce. Not my thing - I'd rather have those vegan options I mentioned.
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Sprouting is what is recommended for eating grains and beans raw. Here's a brief guide on sprouting: http://www.primalseeds.org/sprouting.htm
Also, are a couple of raw recipes using quinoa:
Here's a recipe using sprouted barley:
A delicious granola using several sprouted grains:
A salsa using sprouted lentils:
Nuts and seeds are also good sources of proteain, especially almonds, flax seeds (which contain both omegas), chia seeds and hemp seeds.
Hi everyone! I am interested in eating more raw foods, but I'm curious to know from those of you who are totally raw, how do you make sure you get enough protein and iron everyday? I know that quinoa is a great source of both and the only complete protein in the grain world, so does anyone have recipes using this or barley that are raw? I also would like recipes using beans of all kinds, ie; garbanzo, red, pink, lentils etc. Can these grains and beans just be soaked and then eaten raw once soft? Thanks for your help!
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