How to get more protein without eating meat
Veganuary is among us! If you’re looking to boost your protein intake without eating meat, then we’ll show you how it’s done! First, let’s break down the two different kinds of protein found in diet shakes.
Whey Vs Plant Based Protein
There are typically two types of protein that protein powder is made with, whey protein and plant protein. Both offer the same benefits in terms of their general health benefits, but plant-based protein has become increasingly popular among those who are looking to supplement their diet with additional sources of protein without the use of animal products. If you want to cut back on meat and dairy but are concerned about not fulfilling your nutritional needs, do not worry! There is an extensive variety of plant based foods that are high in protein and easy to incorporate into your diet.
Benefits of plant based
One of the biggest benefits of plant based proteins is that they aid weight loss! Plant based protein increases satiety even more than whey, meaning it will keep you fuller for longer. This is because plant based protein is easier to digest, it contains a natural fibre content which will push your cravings aside for even longer. They also contain many health advantages!
- Fewer allergic reactions - safe option for lactose allergies and highly sensitive digestive systems
- Packed with soluble and insoluble fibre
- Filled with vitamins and minerals
- No growth hormones
- Low saturated fats
- Higher in fibre, vitamin C and flavonoids
Plant based protein shake
Vegan meal replacements are a great option for those looking to increase their protein intake without worrying about animal products. The Celebrity Slim Vegan shakes are made with soy protein that provide a source of essential amino acids and a blend of vitamin and minerals. Our shakes can be taken in between meals as a snack or after a workout as a meal replacement, and they are an ideal choice for those who are looking to lose weight but still get all the nutrients they need without eating dairy.
The dairy free shakes come in a variety of flavours, so you don’t have to worry about getting bored with the same old taste! They are convenient, tasty, and effective for those looking to support their weight loss goals or simply enjoy a nutritious diet shake.
Good Sources of Plant Based Protein
You can also get more protein into your diet without eating meat by adding plant based proteins into other meals. Lentils, beans, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of plant-based proteins that can be incorporated into many meals. You can add these proteins to salad, soups and smoothies. Not only will you boost the protein content but the nutrient content of the shake, making it even more filling! It’s also an easy and convenient way to get a nutritionally complete meal and add more protein into your diet without cooking a meal from scratch. Here are some examples:
Add a tablespoon of each of these high protein foods to shakes:
- Hemp seeds (10g protein)
- Almond butter (3.4g protein)
- Chia seeds (2.3g protein)
- Flax seeds (1.7g protein)
- Sesame seeds (1.6g protein)
Add 100g to salad:
- Lentils & beans (9g protein)
- Tofu (8g protein)
- Nuts & seeds (20g protein)
Add 100g to soups:
- Chickpeas (19g protein)
- Roasted nuts (20g protein)
- Bone broth (3.8g protein)
- Kale100g (4.3g protein)
- Broccoli(2.8g protein)
Which is better for weight loss? Whey vs. Plant based
When it comes to weight loss, both whey and plant-based proteins can be effective. Plant based proteins are typically low in fat and lower in calories than whey protein, so they are often recommended in a diet. It’s more a matter of personal preference! If your goal is to build muscle, then whey protein may be a better option. If you just want to boost your diet with protein without eating dairy, then vegan meal replacement shakes are your new best friend!
Check out our Vegan range here. The shakes are low in calories, high in fibre and contain 25 essential vitamins and minerals to ensure a nutritionally complete meal.