On PledgeSports We take nutrition seriously, we’ve compiled a list of the best post-workout foods for vegetarians. As you may or may not know, you don’t need a protein powder to make sure it meets your needs. When it comes to post-workout meals, it is very important that you get your required carbs and protein. If you do not fuel your body at the right time and with the right foods then you can get compromised results and mediocre results. It’s no different for a vegetarian, if you don’t have the right food post-workout, you’ll delay recovery and suffer from muscle soreness.
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Protein is important in building and maintaining muscle mass. It is a common misconception that you need to eat meat and chicken to ensure your protein intake. However, people who follow a vegetarian diet can consume the same amount of protein and achieve their goals. Protein is found in a number of plant-based foods. The main sources of protein come from lentils and beans, tempeh, tofu, soy products, seeds such as chia seeds or sunflower seeds, whole grains and nuts. Eating enough protein can be challenging for vegetarians and even more difficult for athletes.
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Best Post Workout Foods for Vegans
Here is a list of what to eat post workout as a vegetarian. These meals and snacks are packed full of protein, carbs and of course nutrients.
1. Fruit Smoothie
An easy to make fruit smoothie, mix soy/walnut milk with a few tablespoons of soy/coconut yogurt to make a delicious post-workout drink. Try our best post-workout smoothies!
2. Whole Grain Toast / Cracker Slice
Treat yourself to a piece of toast or some crackers and add some natural peanut butter to make sure you get the right fats and proteins to help fuel your body.
3. Dried fruits/fruits
Perfect for a quick snack after a workout. Helps your muscles replenish quickly and helps relieve your fatigue.
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4. Salad Wraps
Is an easy meal and it is one of the best after workout as a vegetarian. You can add hummus and tabbouleh to it and enjoy it with a glass of soy milk.
5. Lentil Burger
A lentil burger fills you up with a lot of protein, add some salad to it and serve it between multi-grain buns and you have yourself a winner. Great food to eat after a workout.
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