5 High-Protein Seeds To Add To Your Diet

Happy Earth Day!

At R3 Labs, our motto is Reset, Repair, Recover. We believe that this applies not only to our bodies, but to the environment we live in as well. By protecting our planet and keeping our environment healthy and green, we’re also protecting our bodies from the harmful toxins and pollution that wreak havoc on our world and our bodies.

Looking for ways to help our planet today? You can plant a tree, commit to using a reusable water bottle, recycle and compost, walk or bike to work, or buy local produce.

Adopting a plant-based diet consisting of locally grown, whole produce and goods is a great way to eat consciously and participate in a more sustainable food system. Even committing to eating plant-based once a week has the potential to make a huge impact on our world.

Earth Day has inspired us to share 5 types of seeds that are excellent sources of plant-based protein. You can go green today by taking a seed and planting a tree, which will grow and provide our world with more clean air -- and you can also go green today by using seeds as your plant-based source of protein.

You have two homes: Planet Earth, and Your Body. By taking care of one, you can take care of the other.

5 Types of High-Protein Seeds

1. Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds offer a whopping 13g of plant-based protein per ¼ cup. Throw these in a smoothie or oatmeal bowl for a protein pop.

2. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have recently grown in popularity, and for good reason too. These seeds provide 6g of protein per 3 tablespoons, and are a delicious addition to smoothies and yogurt bowls, or you can whip up a homemade chia pudding for a deliciously creamy treat.

3. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds offer 7g of protein per ¼ cup. These are delicious on their own or mixed into your favorite trail mix.

4. Flax Seeds

You can easily add flax seeds to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt bowls, and baked goods. These seeds bring a protein boost at 6g of protein per 3 tablespoons.

5. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a delicious way to satisfy your sweet & savory cravings. Enjoy these seeds roasted, salted, or with a dash of cinnamon. Alternatively, they are delicious in oatmeal and trail mix!