15 Natural Protein Foods That Should Be In Your Shake
Protein powders and various other supplements can be an expensive hobby, especially in the current economic climate. In addition, you might be concerned at the ingredients of the powders you’re currently taking – many of them are ridiculously long words that look virtually unpronounceable.
Let’s say for arguments sake, you want to try and save a couple of bucks and are thinking about ditching the supps for a while. Or alternatively, you want to take a more natural route in your fitness regime.
If any of this sounds familiar, then this article will definitely appeal to you. Men’s Fitness has a great post which lists 15 natural proteins that are all packed full of flavour, nutrients and vitamins:
There are probably plenty of things you don’t know about kale. Case in point, just 1 cup of the nutrient-and antioxidant-rich vegetable packs 1 gram of fiber and 4 grams of protein—and comes in under 70 calories. Balance out the somewhat bitter taste by adding fruit.
Just because quinoa’s heyday has weaned a bit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consume the healthy whole grain (well, seed) on a daily basis. Just 1 cooked cup adds 8 grams of protein—an absolute game changer when it comes to reimagining the “protein shake”.
Normally reserved for sushi, seaweed is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Drop 1 tablespoon of dried Spirulina seaweed into your next blended concoction and you’ll add 4 grams of protein.
So instead of racking your brain or raiding your fridge for some alternatives, make sure to check out this carefully assembled list of natural protein foods. They’ll not only support your health, but will appeal to your taste buds as well.
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About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.