Easy ways to increase you protein intake.
Protein is an essential part of our everyday diet. General guidelines for protein intake recommend about 50-60 grams per day, but there are several people who need more than this. Those who exercise regularly, recovering from injury, are very active, or trying to build muscle all need more protein than the basic recommended level. So here we have a quick guide on how you can easily up your protein intake
1. Start your day with Protein
Getting into a habit of having protein in your breakfast will help up your protein intake instantly. Try adding in high-protein breakfast options like eggs, Protein shakes or Greek yoghurt. Head to our instagram for some simple protein recipes.
2. Add seeds for extra protein
Chia seeds and hemp seeds are great additional sources of plant-based protein that are also rich in fibre and healthy fats. Add hemp or chia seeds to things like smoothies or acai bowls, or as toppings on salads and soups.
3. Incorporate more dairy foods
Cows milk is packed with protein and a perfect addition to your protein shakes. If you can’t drink cow’s milk, try to find a soy alternative to still get a protein boost.
4.Replace rice or pasta with quinoa
While pasta and rice have some protein content, quinoa is a whole grain that is higher in protein, fibre, and overall nutrition.
5. On the go high protein snacks.
Items like protein bars, jerky, hard-boiled eggs, canned tuna and salmon all have high-protein levels and can be prepped ahead of time.
6. Add Protein powder
Our protein powder has 19.5g of protein in a 25g serving. Our vegan powder can help supply your body with the essential amino acids it needs to support protein synthesis in your body, including that needed for muscle repair and growth. It's perfect for adding to your shakes, oats, pancakes and more! shop here: VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER
7. Add more protein within your meals
If you’re used to an average 85g portion of protein with your tea time meals, why not try bump it up to 100g you will soon see how quickly your daily protein intake increases. But try stick with lower fat protein sources to keep heart health in mind.