36 Protein Sources That Are Not Protein Powder

I’ve never been one to obsess over my protein intake, but protein is a very important nutrient we all need.  To sum it up, protein pretty much keeps our bodies working.  Eating too little protein can result in a condition called Kwashiorkor, a form of malnutrition, as well as growth failure, loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, weakening of the heart and respiratory system, and even death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the recommended amount is 46 grams per day for women and 56 grams per day for men.

The recommended amounts for children are as follows:

  • ages 1-3, 13 grams a day
  • ages 4-8, 19 grams a day
  • ages 9-13, 34 grams a day
  • ages 14-18 (girls), 46 grams a day
  • ages 14-18 (boys), 52 grams a day

Do you and your family eat enough protein?

According to the February 2016 Idea Fit Journal, most experts agree that the average person does not need to supplement their diet with protein powders.  Active individuals can easily get what they need from food resources.  And I completely agree.  Once you figure out the average for you, then you can use various sources to get what you need.  And when making a smoothie the best part is you can use a nice variety of things to help reach that number.

If you’re not a fan of protein powders there are at least 36 ways to get protein in your smoothie WITHOUT using one: 

(this list does not include the endless choices of fruit that also contain some protein, like banana and avocado)

  1. Almonds – 1 tbsp =  3g of protein
  2. Almond butter – 1 tbsp = 3.4g of protein
  3. Almond milk – 1 cup = 1g of protein
  4. Broccoli – 1/2 cup = 1.2g or protein
  5. Brussels sprouts – 1 cup = 3g of protein
  6. Cabbage – 2 cups = 1.8g of protein
  7. Cacao powder (raw) – 1 tbsp = 1g of protein
  8. Cashews – 1 tbsp = 2.5g of protein
  9. Cashew milk – 1 cup = 1g of protein
  10. Chia seeds – 1 tbsp = 1.5g of protein
  11. Cocoa powder (unsweetened) – 1 tbsp = 1g or protein
  12. Coconut milk (canned) – 1 cup = 7g of protein
  13. Cottage cheese – 1/2 cup = 14g of protein
  14. Flaxseeds – 1 tbsp = 2.4g of protein
  15. Hemp milk – 1 cup = 3g of protein
  16. Hemp seeds – 1 tbsp = 3.5g of protein
  17. Kale – 2 cups = 6g of protein
  18. Kefir – 1 cup plain = 9g of protein
  19. Milk – 1 cup whole = 8g of protein
  20. Oats (old-fashioned rolled) – 1 cup = 14g of protein
  21. Peanut butter – 1 tbsp natural peanut butter = 4g of protein
  22. Peanuts – 1 tbsp dry roasted =  4g of protein
  23. Peas (green) – 1 cup = 8g of protein
  24. Pecans – 1 tbsp chopped pecans =  3g of protein
  25. Pistachios – 1 tbsp = 3g of protein
  26. Pumpkin seeds – 1 tbsp whole roasted =  3g of protein
  27. Quinoa (cooked) – 1 cup = 8g of protein
  28. Romaine lettuce – 2 cups = 1.2g of protein
  29. Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp = 1.5g of protein
  30. Silken tofu – 1/2 cup = 5g of protein
  31. Spinach (raw) – 2 cups = 2g of protein
  32. Sunflower butter – 1 tbsp = 2.8g of protein
  33. Sunflower seeds – 1 tbsp, hulled =  4g of protein
  34. Swiss chard – 2 cups = 1.5g of protein
  35. Walnuts – 1 tbsp, chopped =  1.5g of protein
  36. Yogurt – 1 cup plain Greek = 22g of protein / 1 cup plain non-Greek = 8.5g of protein


Check out the Vibratory Energetics Course where Sevan Bomar talks about the Ancestral Approach to Health and Wellness and the primary aspects of perfecting one’s intake.



Bruce Lipton – Great Keynote on Mind Over Matter

Hands down, this is one of the most inspiring and detailed Bruce Lipton lecture out there. Mind Over Matter teaches about presence in the moment that creates conscious living and debunks some of the most common misconceptions of modern medicine.

Natural Gout Remedies, Arthritis Associated

Gout is a associated with arthritis where uric acid creates crystals and builds up in various joints, often most painful in the large toes.

gout symptomsGouty arthritis comes when the body is unable to digest protein, and the kidneys are unable to get rid of uric acid. Uric acid crystals may end up in the joints of the large toe, ankles, knees, and other parts of the body. The causes are often dietary. Remove meats, especially pork and red meat. Tobacco, alcohol and coffee may contribute.

Modern medicine uses drugs that help with symptoms but may have toxic side effects.


Herbs for Gout

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Digestive Formula – improves digestion, rich in celery seed which helps the kidneys to remove excess uric acid.

Cell Salts to Help with Gout

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – swelling, mucus
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp pains, cramping
#10 Nat phos 6X – to reduce over acidity, balance body pH

Gout Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Colchicum (#1) – kidney problems. Weak, tingling, cold, lame, stiff joints. Gout typical in big toe. Can’t touch or move it.  Swelling of limbs with stinging pains. Finger joints distorted. Top remedy for gout.

Apis mellifica – hot swollen joints that respond to cold application. Stinging and burning sensations. Upper eyelids may also be swollen.

Benzoic acidum – strong urine odor. Cracking joints, and nodes. Sharp pains. Achilles tendon painful. Arthritis of the wrists and ganglion cysts. Big toe pains. Emotionally sensitive. Feels depressed.

Causticum – emotionally over-sensitive, especially to social injustices. Thinking of problems increases pain. Paralyzed individual muscles. Tendons are painful and feel too short. Burning of joints. Deforming arthritis. unsteady gait. Cramping of feet or hands.

Guaiacum – aching in upper neck and shoulders. Deforming arthritis. joints are swollen, hot, painful, stinging. Hamstrings feel short. Needles in buttocks sensation. Stiffness. Joint pains from the ankles upward.

Kali carb – sharp stitching pains. Muscle twitching. Swollen limbs. Back is weak and legs give out. Fingers burn and pains from hops to knees. Sciatica pains. Emotionally feels duty bound and is exacting.

Rhus tox – sensitive to cold and damp conditions. Stiff in the morning or after sitting. Painful upon first movement but better from continued motion. Joints and gout worse from weather changes. Tearing pains of the tendons and ligaments. Ankles are swollen after an injury.

Sepia – low sex drive. Severe hormonal disturbances. Wants to be alone. Lame, stiff, shortened, bruised sensations. All limbs are restless. Hands or feet cold and the other hot. Limbs feel heavy.

Urtica urens (Nettles) – in a tincture for immediate relief to dissolve uric acid and normalize the pH. Temporary relief.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Complete Vegetable Protein

Wholeness Tribe!
Many have inquired about obtaining a complete protein for the vegatarian diet and while I have given this information directly I wanted to be sure to post it here for those still inquiring.

The need for a complete vegetable protein arises in the fact that there is no vegetable that contains the proper profile to be consided a complete protein by th body. There is no specific diet for everyone, each person has a different environment, genetic makeup, and dietary history.  Presented here is a variety of complete vegetable protein mixtures that can be obtained via Amazon. 

The products you find that are the same just have flavor variations so you need to choose your flavor. The others that have only one flavor like Hemp Seeds you need to acquire. When finished you will have (4) Proteins. These can be mixed with less than half a scoop per product in to your smoothie or preferred drink.

Plant Fusion – Rice Protein – Pea Protein – Hemp Protein

Growing Naturals Organic Rice Protein Powder, Vanilla

Growing Naturals Organic Rice Protein Chocolate Power

Growing Naturals Growing Naturals Yellow Pea Protein Powder, Vanilla Blast

Growing Naturals Protein Powder, Original Yellow Pea, 1 Pound

Hemp Seed Hearts

Plant Fusion Vanilla

Plant Fusion Unflavored

Plant Fusion Chocolate

If you have further dietary concerns check out our courses in the Innerversity such as:
Internal Cleansing and Purification S1
Balancing Your Vibratory Energy S1
Vibratory Energetic and it’s Variant S2
Ambassador Training – Revisiting Veganism w/ Sevan Bomar

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