So after writing about the born-again carnivore yesterday, I wanted to write a post that promotes a vegan diet tonight. This is a vegan blog after all!
So what's the first thing people ask you when you say you've gone vegan? Where do you get your protein? Jack Norris, co-founder and current president of Vegan Outreach, and Registered Dietician, is authoring a blog of his own... JackNorris.com. Fittingly, his first (real) post talks about protein.
According to Norris, if you eat 3 servings of proteins per day, your protein needs should be taken care of. He suggests not eating more than 2-3 servings per day of soy or wheat gluten products.
So, where do you get your protein? We get ours from a wide variety of foods.... Beans and legumes mostly (lots of chickpeas), followed by soy and nuts, and seitan. And almond milk, and quinoa... I also start my morning with a smoothie made of almond milk, almond butter, a banana, and rice protein powder.
And a special thanks to Joe H. of Temecula, CA who's email alerted us to Norris's new blog.