A common concern about vegetarian and vegan diets is that they might lack sufficient protein. However, many experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you with all the nutrients you need.
That said, certain plant foods contain significantly more protein than others. And higher-protein diets can promote muscle strength, satiety, and weight loss.
To make a protein bar you need a wet or sticky base, you can use dates, figs, raisins, nuts, seed paste, or syrups.
Then you add in some Brown rice protein powder or hemp protein or pea protein which provides a convenient source of protein nutrients for those who are lactose intolerant and trying to go plant-based.
Since brown rice protein powder is considered hypo-allergenic, it may also make an excellent choice for individuals with dairy, soy, and/or gluten allergies.
Vegan protein powder is just like regular protein powder except that the ingredients listed adhere to the standards of a vegan lifestyle.
That means no dairy, no eggs, and no meat. One question that gets asked a lot; is whey protein powder vegan? The answer is no because it is made from milk obtained from cows.
Lastly, chia, quinoa, and other ingredients proteins added to the bar deliver texture and complete the amino acid profile.
This is where vegan protein bars can be an awesome resource to help get higher amounts of protein conveniently.
If you are in the mood to whip up some no-bake protein bars, this recipe blog from the Huffington Post is awesome!
This blog from One Green Planet is a great resource for listing top vegan protein bars with 15 grams or more of protein.
A really simple way to get extra protein with your vegan protein bar is to use it as topping on your vegan protein smoothie. We have a great recipe of superfood greens.