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 60 grams of protein total, which is more than enough for the average woman's diet.
Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Smoothie — 15.6 GramsSource: Leta Shy
No 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 GramsSource: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar
For 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.
Snack: Chickpea Cookie Dough — 11.1 GramsSource: POPSUGAR Photography / Lizzie Fuhr
This 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 GramsSource: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar
Salad isn't the only way to eat a quick dinner at the end of a vegan day. For a twist on the flavors of a classic burrito, give polenta and beans a try.
Dessert: Peanut Butter Brownie Bites — 5.1 GramsSource: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar
End the day on a sweet note with a peanut butter brownie bite. Decadent, chewy, and fudgey, no one will believe this sweet treat is 100-percent vegan.