Must Try: Post Workout Vegan Meals
What you eat after a workout is super important because your muscles are repairing themselves. This means that they are using the nutrients they need in order to rebuild and strengthen the tissue. Energy (glycogen) is used up during a workout and it is important to replenish this so the muscles can strong and healthy.Carbohydrates will help the muscle tissue repair itself and the protein will help speed the process. Vegan recipes make for perfect post workout meals because they are jam packed with nutrients and flavor and tend to be much lighter on the stomach than meat based meals.
Grilled Zucchini & Corn Tostadas with Spicy Hummus
Zucchini is an amazing source of manganese and vitamin C. It is also the best source of dietary fiber that will keep your body in the best shape for the long run. Corn is rich in antioxidants, which helps protect the body from cancer and heart disease, and it is actually increased when corn is cooked.
Recipe and photo from nomingthrulife.com
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean & Corn Salad
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, vitamin D, and much more. In all they contain a good balance of most essential nutrients. Black beans contain fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient (help prevent diseases) content. The fiber in black beans helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Recipe and photo from alaskafromscrath.com
Tumeric Quinoa Power Bowl
Quinoa contains twice as much fiber as most other grains. It is also rich in iron, lysine, magnesium, vitamin B2, and manganese. Chickpeas provides you with a vegetarian-friendly source of protein, with each cup of cooked garbanzo beans containing 15 grams.
Recipe and photo from jaroflemons.com
Matcha Green Tea Chia Seed Pudding
Matcha is high in antioxidants and catechin. It is a great energizer and helps memory and concentration. Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, protein, manganese and magnesium.
Recipe and photo taken from thefullhelping.com