Top 5 Time-Tested Vegan Proteins For Building Muscle



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What I am considering a vegan protein source is a food that has a higher per gram protein content than carbohydrates.

The vegan protein sources below are 6 of the most commonly used protein sources in the diets of the top, most winning vegan bodybuilders in the world. The foods are listed in no particular order and the grams of macronutrients are average estimations. There are many products with macronutrients that differ very slightly:

Tofu – 1 cup contains 20g protein, 4.6g carbs, 12g fat


Tempeh – 8oz (227g) contains 48g protein, 27g carbs, 7g fat


Seitan – 1 cup (85g) contains 63g protein, 12g carbs, 6g fat




Soy beans – 1 cup (186g) contains 68g protein, 56g carbs, 37g fat


Vegan non-soy protein powders – 1 scoop (22g) contains 16g protein, 4g carbs, 0g fat