Unlikely Sources of Plant-Based Protein

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Whether you like to live a plant-based lifestyle or close to it, most people know the typical ways to get protein. Nuts, legumes, and soy are the most well-known culprits, but there are actually a lot of other ways to get protein that a lot of people don’t think about. Here are some unlikely sources of protein from vegan ingredients.




Although it has the name wheat in it, buckwheat is not a grass but rather a seed! A lot of people think buckwheat is a grain, because it can act like one, but in reality it’s a seed. This means that it also has protein in it, which is an awesome reason to try it. Whether you use the flour to bake or buckwheat noodles in your cooking, give it a try!



People are surprised to hear that quinoa also has protein because, just like buckwheat, it’s a seed! Quinoa is a great way to swap out all sorts of grains from your diet, and not only is it better for you, it will give you protein and strength all at the same time.

Dark Greens

Everyone knows that dark, leafy greens are crucial to a well-rounded diet, but did you know that they also provide protein? Your favorite vegetables like kale, broccoli, spinach, and more all have protein along with amazing vitamins and minerals.