A favourite among vegans, avocados are loved not only for their delicious taste and creamy texture but also because they are full of essential proteins and amino acids that help to keep you feeling fit and healthy. Not only that, but they also boast a great number of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as a whole host of other health benefits. Best of all, you can do just about anything with this versatile fruit, from making sauces and stuffings to creating delicious snacks, like our Avocado Mousse. Try it out and let us know what you think!
It’s hard to understate the power of this superfood, not only because you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy them, but also because they are particularly useful in a vegan diet. Beans are great sources of protein, calcium, zinc, fibre and boast a number of other nutrients. With so many different varieties of beans, from Kidney beans, black beans, lentils and lima beans, you can bring any dish to life while keeping it healthy and enjoyable for all. Why not try creating your own vegan chilli or baked potato stuffing for a filling meal with great taste and texture.
The power of soy protein
Often thought of as the holy grail of the vegan diet, soy is one of the few vegetables that contain all of the essential amino acids to help maintain and repair our bodies. Used with other vegan-friendly ingredients, soy really comes to life to create delicious dishes and a wide variety of cooking options. Soy can be used to create butter, milk, cheese, sauces and cereals. We’re big fans of sustainably sourced soy here at Natural Balance Foods, and love using it in our vegan-friendly snacks, like our delicious TREK flapjacks and Nakd crunch bars.
Above are just a few ways you can include more protein into a vegan diet, but if you have any suggestions for vegan-friendly sources of protein, get in touch and let us know, your recipe could even end up in our community section!