Avocados are a favourite among vegans for their delicious taste and texture, but also because they are packed with essential proteins and amino acids to keep you feeling great. Avocados also boast a whole host of other health benefits and have a good number of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory elements. The best part is you can do just about anything with an avocado, from hollowing it out and making sauces and stuffings through to creating delicious desserts and healthy snacks. To get you started, check out our recent recipe for Avocado Mousse and let us know what you think!
Beans are a superfood that just about everyone enjoys and are especially useful for vegans. They are all brilliant sources of protein, fibre, calcium, zinc and have a whole host of nutrients to keep you fit and healthy. Kidney beans, black beans, lentils, lima beans – there are so many different types to try and bring to life in your own dishes. Why not make yourself a delicious baked potato and stuff it with beans for a really filling meal, or add them in your own vegan chilli dishes for brilliant texture and flavour. It’s hard to go wrong!
The power of soy protein
Soy is the holy grail of a vegan diet because it’s one of the only vegetables that contain all of the essential amino acids to help our bodies maintain and repair. Soy really comes to life when used with other vegan-friendly foods to create delicious and textured dishes and opens up cooking options as it can be used in so many ways including butter, milk, sauces, cheese, cereals and even yoghurts. At Natural Balance Foods, we are big fans of sustainably sourced soya and love using it in our vegan friendly snacks including our brilliant Trek flapjacks and Nakd crunch bars.
The above are just a few of the ways you can get more protein in your vegan diet - If you have any suggestions for vegan protein sources, get in touch and let us know; we might even publish your recipe in our community section!