Many meat- and dairy-eaters can't fathom how a vegan manages to fit in the recommended amount of protein into her daily diet. This full day of delicious and nutritious vegan meals is proof that plant-powered high-protein food is possible. These four delicious recipes boast over 56 grams of protein total, which is more than enough for the average woman's diet.
Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Smoothie — 15.6 GramsNo need for scrambling around the kitchen first thing in the morning. Blend up this overnight apple flaxseed smoothie and enjoy it the following morning stress-free.
Lunch: Lentils With Quinoa — 18.7 GramsFor a hearty lunch, cook up a big bowl of cumin-spiced lentils with quinoa, a protein-packed meal that also brings 19.5 grams of fiber to the table.
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Snack: Chickpea Cookie Dough — 11.1 GramsThis chickpea cookie dough might look complicated, but this quick recipe comes together with just five ingredients. It's a sweet, healthy treat that feels like an indulgence; be sure to serve with fresh sliced apples.
Dinner: Polenta and Beans — 11.1 GramsSalad isn't the only way to eat a quick dinner at the end of vegan day. For a twist on the flavors of a classic burrito, give polenta and beans a try.