asparagus by Jason Webber via MorguefileWhen most people think about protein, they think of meat, eggs, cheese and Greek yogurt. But every whole food contains protein, says vegan writer Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati.

From your morning banana to your evening salad, finding plants packed with protein is easy to do.

Plant-based foods are also cholesterol-free, mostly high in fiber, and alkalizing to the body rather than acidic. This helps increase oxygen and protect calcium.

Ten high-protein plant foods are profiled in this article, including pumpkin seeds, asparagus, cauliflower, peanuts, mung bean sprouts, almonds, spinach, quinoa (pronounced, keen-wa), and broccoli.

(READ more of the in the vegan website, Gentle World)

Photo by Jason Webber via Morguefile

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