Ask the Nutritionist

Best Plant Based Protein

Ask the Nutritionist

Posted by Apple-A-Day on 6 years ago Hi Stacy, I have been doing a juice only reboot since Dec 31 and I am VERY happy with the results. I have lost almost 50 pounds, my A1c is down to 5.9 (from 8.9) and I feel great! I just saw my physician to go over my blood test results and, because of a low count on my results, she would like me to increase my protein. Is there one veggie that is better for protein than another? My favorite juice is Joe's Mean Green, so I end up with that juice the majority of the time, adding spinach and chard to the mix. Anything I should do differently? Thanks, Beth

This topic contains 9 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Apple-A-Day 6 years ago.

Replies To Best Plant Based Protein

  • lela999

    6 years ago
    I recently read Peas are high in protien.
  • GreenGrrll

    6 years ago
    You can add Spirulina to your juice or shakes. It is really high (see this webpage http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-011078000000000000000-w.html). Oddly, sweet peppers were high on that list as well as parsley. I just thought of a high protein juice, hold on... From WebMD "How Much Is Enough? Protein requirements are complicated because the amount we need changes with age. Infants require about 10 grams a day. Teenage boys need up to 52 grams a day. Teenage girls need 46 grams a day. Adult men need about 56 grams a day. Adult women need about 46 grams a day. One important exception is pregnant or lactating women. The recommended intake for them rises to 71 grams of protein a day. Another way to look at protein requirements is as a percentage of calories. The Institute of Medicine recommends we get at least 10% and no more than 35% of calories from protein.
  • judithh

    6 years ago
    Hi: check out www.healthaliciousness.com for list of 34 veggies highest in protein. Chia seeds and flax seeds are sources of complete protein. I soak chia seeds in coconut water, whisk, let sit a few, whisk again and put in glass jar in refrigerator. Will keep two weeks but I use them up - a spoonful in most juices and a spoonful occasionally cuz they feel like jello and energize. Am going to grind the flax seeds and sprinkle on juices for a change of pace. I am on day 6 and feel great. juice on, one and all.
  • leatha.robinson

    6 years ago
    Here is another link that has a whole list with the grams of protein. http://www.theholykale.com/plant-based-protein-chart/
  • chery.zheng

    6 years ago
    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-p-word-protein-during-your-reboot/ I'd suggest you widen your range of veggies.
  • Apple-A-Day

    6 years ago
    Thank you SO much everyone for your great advice! Any thoughts on how adding seeds, etc may change the way the juice digests? (juicing as opposed to leaving the pulp in) Again, thank you and I will let you know what I did and what the results are on my next blood test. This is the best group of people for support - so happy to be a part of this "good thing"! Beth
  • Ksmith5280

    6 years ago
    I do pretty intense workouts 5 days a week so I've been adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to all of my juices. Chia seeds have 500% more protein than kidney beans!!! They are packed with a ton of good stuff and they give you extra energy. I'm not sure of its impact on digestion but my extra weight is coming off easily and I feel great!
  • Apple-A-Day

    6 years ago
    Thanks so much, Ksmith. I'll give it a try. Beth

*Individual results may vary. Reboots are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any medical or health condition. Reboots are not recommended for everyone, and before commencing a Reboot or any other nutritional or dietary regimen, you should consult with your qualified health care provider in order to assess any potential benefits or risks to you with consideration of your personal medical situation. You should also continue to work closely with your qualified health care provider if you intend to engage in a long-term Reboot. Our Guided Reboot Programs are not advised for women who are pregnant or nursing.