7 Vegan-friendly High-protein Post-workout Snacks

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If you're starving after your workout and feel the need to nosh on something healthier than your typical packaged protein bar, look no further! Here are 7 vegan, high-protein post-workout snacks to help you recover while keeping your taste buds happy.

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7 Vegan-friendly High-protein Post-workout Snacks

  1. 1. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks Marissa Vicario, Founder and Wellness Expert Marissa’s Well-being and Health www.mwahonline.com www.whereineedtobe.com © 2014 Marissa’s Well-being and Health
  2. 2. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 1. A Protein-packed Smoothie A creamy, blended smoothie is filling and easy to digest which makes it a perfect post-workout choice Choose a mixture of leafy greens, a little fruit, some non-dairy milk or coconut water and nut butter or plant-based protein powder.
  3. 3. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 2. Rice Cake with Nut Butter and Banana This high fiber snack is ideal anytime of day. Spread your nut butter of choice (almond, cashew or sunflower are all good choices) on a flaky rice cake and top with a few slices of ripe banana. Want some extra oomph? Sprinkle on shredded, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds and/or cinnamon.
  4. 4. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 3. Green Juice Instead of reaching for that bottled electrolyte replacement drink post-workout, grab a fresh, organic green juice instead. The nutrient-dense juice will rejuvenate your cells and replace the potassium and sodium lost during a sweaty, intense workout.
  5. 5. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 4. Chia Pudding or Parfait Super high-protein chia seeds are also the richest plant-based source of Omega 3 fatty acids. They absorb liquid to form a pudding-like consistency. Great on its own or assemble a chia parfait with fruit and granola for an amped up version.
  6. 6. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 5. Quinoa The whole grain is a perfect protein meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Cook it like oatmeal with your choice of non-dairy milk and stir in nuts and fresh or dried fruit for a wholesome treat perfect for cool Fall mornings or toss with raw or cooked veggies and herbs for an afternoon or evening salad or side dish.
  7. 7. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 6. Homemade Protein Bars One of the most popular post-workout snacks, packaged energy bars can be laden with additives, sugar, soy protein isolate and other potentially dangerous ingredients. Opt for an easy homemade option with dates, nuts, oats and dried fruit.
  8. 8. 7 Vegan-Friendly, High-Protein, Post-Workout Snacks 7. Protein Pancakes Pancakes get a bad reputation for being a carb-and-sugar fest but their latest high-protein makeover has transformed them into a nutrition powerhouse to refuel you!
  9. 9. Read the full blog post here: http://bit.ly/1cg2NcW Connect with Me! Facebook Linkedin YouTube Pinterest Twitter: @MarissaVicario Email: marissa@mwahonline.com

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