3. Chia Seeds
This ancient seed has found many uses over the years. It has an amazing ability to absorb water and turn into a gel-like substance because of its fiber content. They are also good for their protein, of course, and their healthy fats, mainly omega-3’s. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 4 grams of protein. They add a great crunch to many different dishes.
Quinoa has become very popular over the last couple of years. It is a gluten-free grain that can be used as a carbohydrate and is loaded with proteins and fiber. A ½ cup of cooked quinoa contains 7-9 grams of protein. Quinoa has found a home on many dishes and is known to be a very versatile food.
Spirulina is very rich in proteins and is one of the only plant-based proteins that are mostly protein by dry weight. It looks great mixed with dishes and has a sweet and nutty taste, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Two tablespoons of spirulina contain 8 grams of protein. It can be used for smoothies as well as many dessert recipes.