Including all the necessary vitamins within a Vegan diet isn’t as hard as it may seem. High protein vegan foods come in several different forms and from several sources that are easy to incorporate into a vegan diet.
Avocados, are a staple vegan food and have so many health benefits. The trusty avocado cannot be underestimated – it’s stacked full of essential proteins and amino acids and hold a delicious taste and creamy texture!
Not only that, but avocados also boast a great number of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as a whole host of other health benefits. Best of all, you can do just about anything with this versatile fruit, with avocado recipes ranging from making sauces and stuffings to creating delicious snacks.
It’s hard to understate the power of this plant-based superfood, not only because you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy them, but also because they are particularly useful in a vegan diet. Beans are great sources of protein, calcium, zinc, fibre and boast a number of other nutrients. With so many different varieties of beans, from Kidney beans, black beans, and lentils and even edamame beans, you can bring any dish to life while keeping it healthy and enjoyable for all. Why not try creating your own vegan chilli or baked potato stuffing for a filling meal with great taste and texture.
Often thought of as the holy grail of the vegan diet, soy is one of the few vegan foods that contain all of the essential amino acids and proteins to help maintain and repair our bodies. Used with other vegan-friendly ingredients, soy really comes to life to create delicious dishes due to the wide range of products within this category, such as soy meat, soy milk and soy nuts, providing a wide variety of cooking options.
Soy can be used to create butter, milk, cheese, sauces and cereals. We’re big fans of sustainably sourced soy here at TREK, and love using it in our vegan-friendly snacks, like our delicious TREK flapjacks.
Above are just a few ways you can include more protein into a vegan diet! To ensure you are keeping a greatly healthy and balanced lifestyle, learn more about the importance of micronutrients and the best slow energy foods that will keep you going during the day.
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