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Vegan 16-Year-Old Keeps Surprising His Instagram Fans With His Stunning Desserts And Breakfasts

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You might already know about Jose, a 16-year-old vegan teen, who has almost 750k followers on Instagram because of his colorful and fun vegan food.


Jose’s motto is “Life is too short to eat boring food” so it makes sense that boy creates many different colorful food designs. His main shareable meals are smoothies, pies, and popsicles, mostly from frozen fruit and coconut milk.

Would you like to try any of these? Let us know down below.

More info: Instagram

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26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

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1. Vegetarian tofu scramble

It's filling, easy to whip up with whatever's in your fridge, and goes perfectly with starchy vegetables or wrapped up in a tortilla. Recipe here.

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It’s filling, easy to whip up with whatever’s in your fridge, and goes perfectly with starchy vegetables or wrapped up in a tortilla. Recipe here.

2. Vegan nacho cheese

An ample serving of nutritional yeast and a tablespoon of white miso give this vegan cheese the flavorful kick you won't find in many grocery store vegan cheeses. And of course, if you want something less intense, you can simply use less nutritional yeast. Recipe here.

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An ample serving of nutritional yeast and a tablespoon of white miso give this vegan cheese the flavorful kick you won’t find in many grocery store vegan cheeses. And of course, if you want something less intense, you can simply use less nutritional yeast. Recipe here.

3. Crispy falafels

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Have you heard the good news about pan-fried falafel patties yet? They’re crunchy, savory, and can be paired with just about any type of green to make a complete meal. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Chili

The ideal recipe for making in large portions and reheating later. Recipe here.

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The ideal recipe for making in large portions and reheating later. Recipe here.

5. Mac & Cheese

Replicates that tangy cheesy flavor of all the best boxed mac 'n' cheese. (God bless nutritional yeast). Recipe here.

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Replicates that tangy cheesy flavor of all the best boxed mac ‘n’ cheese. (God bless nutritional yeast). Recipe here.

6. Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables

The answer is yes, there is a better way to roast vegetables, and it involves all of the herbs. Namely, oregano, crushed rosemary, thyme, and basil. Recipe here.

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The answer is yes, there is a better way to roast vegetables, and it involves all of the herbs. Namely, oregano, crushed rosemary, thyme, and basil. Recipe here.

7. Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Texture is a huge part of the eating experience, and thankfully this sauce replicates the smooth and creamy feel of the non-vegan stuff pretty accurately. Recipe here.

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Texture is a huge part of the eating experience, and thankfully this sauce replicates the smooth and creamy feel of the non-vegan stuff pretty accurately. Recipe here.

8. Buddha Bowl

There's really no wrong way to put together a buddha bowl. Just throw in some protein, vegetables, and grains, and you're good to go. Here's one recipe to get you started.

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There’s really no wrong way to put together a buddha bowl. Just throw in some protein, vegetables, and grains, and you’re good to go. Here’s one recipe to get you started.

9. Miso, Spinach, And Mushroom Ramen

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Never underestimate the power of mushrooms and a miso slurry to transform a simple vegetable broth into a tasty, lick-your-bowl-clean ramen base. Recipe here.

10. Tempeh Reuben

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Vegans know that there are a ton of non-animal source of protein, with tempeh being one of the most flexible ones. Sweeten it up to make orange tempeh, or use liquid smoke to make the spicy, savory variation above. Recipe here.

11. Baked Tofu Nuggets

Crispy tofu cubes are great as a snack, or added to stir-frys, salads, and other bowls. Recipe here.

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Crispy tofu cubes are great as a snack, or added to stir-frys, salads, and other bowls. Recipe here.

12. Tortilla Soup With Avocado

A quick soup recipe that'll actually fill you up. Recipe here.

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A quick soup recipe that’ll actually fill you up. Recipe here.

13. Lemony Quinoa Brussels Sprouts Salad

Awesome on its own (maybe with a drizzle of tahini!) or as a base for all your meals. Recipe here.

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Awesome on its own (maybe with a drizzle of tahini!) or as a base for all your meals. Recipe here.

14. Cauliflower BBQ Pizza

Cheese is anything but essential to making a great-tasting pizza. This one's savory, sweet, and just a little crispy from the roasted cauliflowers. Recipe here.

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Cheese is anything but essential to making a great-tasting pizza. This one’s savory, sweet, and just a little crispy from the roasted cauliflowers. Recipe here.

15. Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, And Tomato Pasta

Heat + eggplants and onions = Delicious, sweet, caramelized vegetables that perfectly complement tangy tomato sauce. Recipe here.

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Heat + eggplants and onions = Delicious, sweet, caramelized vegetables that perfectly complement tangy tomato sauce. Recipe here.

16. Zuppa Toscana

Ideal for a cozy weeknight in (or when you just have a sack full of potatoes you need to get rid of 😅). Use full-fat coconut milk for the creamiest results. Recipe here.

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Ideal for a cozy weeknight in (or when you just have a sack full of potatoes you need to get rid of 😅). Use full-fat coconut milk for the creamiest results. Recipe here.

17. Fried Rice

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Take-out is great, but this healthyish dish with spicy peanut sauce is even better. Recipe here.

18. Sloppy Joes

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Add more cumin for extra smokiness. Recipe here.

19. Vegan Meatballs

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Twirling pasta around a fork and biting into a giant “meatball” has got to be one of the funnest eating experiences, and no vegan should go without it. Recipe here.

20. Italian Eggplant Sandwich

Because not every meat replacement has to involve beans. Recipe here.

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Because not every meat replacement has to involve beans. Recipe here.

21. Balsamic Roasted Potatoes With Asparagus

Add in sweet potatoes, parsnips, or other root vegetables to liven up this one-pan side dish. Recipe here.

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Add in sweet potatoes, parsnips, or other root vegetables to liven up this one-pan side dish. Recipe here.

22. Vegan Beef Stroganoff

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You can also opt for Gardein Beefless Tips or tempeh instead of seitan. Read up on all the vegan meat substitutes out there here. Recipe here.

23. Creamy Hummus

Hands down the creamiest and most addictive hummus recipe you'll ever try (The magic is in the tahini). Recipe here.

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Hands down the creamiest and most addictive hummus recipe you’ll ever try (The magic is in the tahini). Recipe here.

24. Lasagna With Hummus Tofu Ricotta

You could technically buy a vegan ricotta substitute, or you can make this lasagna with vegan tofu-hummus ricotta that is somehow able to perfectly replicate the dairy stuff. Pro tip: Make extra tofu ricotta to snack on later. Recipe here.

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You could technically buy a vegan ricotta substitute, or you can make this lasagna with vegan tofu-hummus ricotta that is somehow able to perfectly replicate the dairy stuff. Pro tip: Make extra tofu ricotta to snack on later. Recipe here.

25. Parmesan Cheese

Takes just four ingredients and less than five minutes of your time. Recipe here.

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Takes just four ingredients and less than five minutes of your time. Recipe here.

26. Potato And Onion Omelette

Thanks to chickpea flour, you can get a hearty serving of protein with every bite. (And have an answer for every time your friends ask you how you're getting your protein 🙃.) Recipe here.

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Thanks to chickpea flour, you can get a hearty serving of protein with every bite. (And have an answer for every time your friends ask you how you’re getting your protein 🙃.) Recipe here.

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These 10 elite athletes are vegan — here’s what made them switch their diet

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Improving everything from cholesterol and heart rate to concentration and a solid night’s sleep, there seem to be plenty of health benefits to ditching dairy, meat, and eggs.

However, one thing that many people worry about when going vegan is getting enough protein.

Surprisingly, many top athletes — including world champions, martial artists, and an Olympic weightlifter — don’t seem to be worried in the slightest about getting enough protein from their vegan diets.

Business Insider has compiled a list of world-class vegan athletes who are at the top of their game — and have a fully vegan lifestyle to thank for it.

From football strikers to weightlifters, scroll on to discover 10 athletes who are vegan — and what made each of them switch to a plant-based diet.

Venus Williams — tennis player

Venus Williams — tennis player

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Venus Williams is an American tennis player who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam Women’s doubles titles. She has also won the prestigious Wimbledon women’s singles title five times and has four Olympic gold medals.

Williams has an estimated net worth of £72 million ($95 million), and is the second highest-earning female tennis player of all time behind her sister Serena.

The tennis star adopted a raw vegan diet after she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome in 2011 and doctors advised it would relieve some of her symptoms such as extreme fatigue and joint pain.

In an interview with Health magazine about the disease and her raw vegan diet, Williams said: “I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and I wanted to maintain my performance on the court. Once I started, I fell in love with the concept of fueling your body in the best way possible [through raw, vegan food].

“Not only does it help me on the court, but I feel like I’m doing the right thing for me.”

Lewis Hamilton — Formula 1 racing driver

Lewis Hamilton — Formula 1 racing driver

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Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton won his fourth title this week after adopting a vegan diet earlier in 2017.

Hamilton is the world’s 10th highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes. Thanks to his endorsements and brand deals with L’Oreal, Mercedes, and Puma — amongst others — the Formula One driver has an approximate net worth of £131 million ($172 million).

Talking to the BBC about his recent transition to a vegan diet, Hamilton said: “As the human race, what we are doing to the world… the pollution [in terms of emissions of global-warming gases] coming from the amount of cows that are being produced is incredible. They say it is more than what we produce with our flights and our cars, which is kind of crazy to think. The cruelty is horrible and I don’t necessarily want to support that.”

Jermain Defoe — footballer

Jermain Defoe — footballer

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Defoe is the seventh best goalscorer in Premier League history, scoring over 150 goals in the league to date. He plays for Bournemouth FC and the England national team — both as a striker.

Defoe earns £65k a week on his current contract with Bournemouth. His net worth is estimated at $20 million (£15.2 million), according to The Richest. Defoe credited his “comeback” in March earlier this year to his vegan diet, according to Men’s Health.

On giving up meat, eggs, and dairy, the striker told the Guardian: “I don’t find anything hard to give up… because I know the feeling scoring goals gives me.”

David Haye — boxer

David Haye — boxer

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David Haye is a British boxer with world titles in two weight categories. In 2008, he won three of the four major boxing world titles at cruiserweight. He has an estimated net worth of $26 million (£19.8 million) based on Fight Saga’s recent evaluation and more recent fights.

Haye researched the benefits of a plant-based diet on healing rates and recovery time after a serious shoulder injury prompted surgery and meant he had to take a break from the ring. He has now been vegan for four years.

Talking to The Sun earlier this year about physical strength on a plant-based diet, Haye said: “[Apes are] 20 times stronger than humans and they don’t rely on a meat-based diet. They eat plants all day long. It’s a myth that you need meat for strength.

“I have a full-time chef and a good nutritionist who makes sure I get all the minerals and nutrients required.”

Hannah Teter — snowboarder

Hannah Teter — snowboarder

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Hannah Teter is an American snowboarder and three-time Olympic medalist.

She grew up in Vermont with her parents and older brothers (two of which are also Olympic snowboarders) in a fully sustainable house in the woods. Teter was taught to appreciate and love the environment from a young age, which brought her to vegetarian and vegan living after her gold medal achievement in 2010.

In an interview with Huffington Post, Teter said: “I feel stronger than I’ve ever been, mentally, physically, and emotionally. My plant-based diet has opened up more doors to being an athlete. It’s a whole other level that I’m elevating to. I stopped eating animals about a year ago, and it’s a new life. I feel like a new person, a new athlete.”

Kendrick Yahcob Farris — weightlifter

Kendrick Yahcob Farris — weightlifter

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Kendrick Farris is an American Olympic weightlifter and finished 11th in his weight class at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Farris made the decision to adopt a vegan diet based on religious reasons after the birth of his second son.

In an interview with Men’s Fitness, Farris said: “You can replace [meat with pulses and vegetables], and it can taste amazing, and be better for your body — it’ll help with recovery, reduce stress and inflammation in the body.

“We shouldn’t get so caught up with ‘protein, protein, protein.’ Because you can get an excess of protein, and most of it just gets passed through the body.”

Nate Diaz — mixed martial artist

Nate Diaz — mixed martial artist

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Nate Diaz is a mixed martial artist currently competing in UFC — the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organisation.

Diaz first became vegan aged 18, inspired by his older brother and former welterweight champion in Strikeforce and WEC, Nick Diaz.

“I think you’re a smarter and more intelligent fighter [when you go vegan]. Me and my brother are at the top of the game and have been for a long time. We’re obviously doing something right. Besides knowing how to kick somebody in the head, you should know how to feel good tomorrow,” Diaz told Men’s Journal.

Meagan Duhamel — pairs skater

Meagan Duhamel — pairs skater

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Meagan Duhamel is a four-time world champion and Olympic medalist pair skater. She is also a two-time Four Continents champion and a six-time Canadian national champion pair skater. Her career highlights so far include winning a silver medal at the 2014 Olympic games in the team event and winning every major championship (both national and international) in the 2014-2015 season.

Duhamel adopted a vegan diet in 2008 after reading a book about veganism she spotted in an airport lounge. She read it cover-to-cover that night and emptied her fridge of all animal products the very next morning.

In an interview with CBC in 2016, Duhamel said: “I just thought, ‘Wow, that seems so interesting.’ I woke up the next morning, cleaned out my fridge, and said ‘I’m going to learn about whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.'”

Jack Lindquist — track cyclist

Jack Lindquist is an American sprint cyclist and keen blogger. The cyclist adopted a vegan diet in 2005 after some close vegan friends explained the benefits of the regime to him.

“[My friends] asked me what the difference was between the love I had for my dog, The Reverend, and any animal that was on a farm ready to be slaughtered. I didn’t have an answer, so that was that,” Lindquist said in an interview with fellow blogger, Trevor Lucius.

“If nothing I am very driven by logic and reason, and not having a good reason to keep killing animals, whom I claimed to love, I stopped,” he said.

Abel “Killa” Trujillo — mixed martial artist

Abel “Killa” Trujillo is a mixed martial artist currently competing in UFC.

The American credits his titles to his vegan lifestyle — as well as compassion towards animals and the earth.

Trujillo frequently writes about veganism and compassionate living on his Twitter account. In July, the athlete wrote: “Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Compassion is the new cool.”

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Move Over McDonald’s, The Future Of Fast Food Is Vegan

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The shift towards a healthier and more mindful way of eating is well underway. In the past 10 years the amount of animals killed for human consumption was decreased by half a billion as the world has begun to wake up to the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Once a trendy fad, veganism is now one of the most up and coming diets, but it is more than that, it’s a lifestyle.

The 11 Vegan Food Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed (but You Totally Do)

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1. Banana + Peanut Butter + Cocoa Powder = Ice Cream

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We don’t need no stinkin’ ice cream maker.

2. Cake Mix + Can of Soda = Cake

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But about as healthy as it sounds.

3. Plate + Tofu + Paper Towel + Plate + Heavy Stuff = Tofu Press

Getting the extra water out will change your life.

4. Avocado = Mayo

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BUT BETTER.

5. Banana = 2 Eggs

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Perfect for pancakes.

6. Carrot = Hot Dog

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Marinate it, and you can’t tell the difference.

7. Any Soup/Chili/Sauce + Nutritional Yeast = Cheesy Goodness

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I can’t explain it. It just happens.

8. This Stuff = Vegan

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SNACKS!

9. Vegan Cream Cheese + Vegan Chili = Chili Cheese Dip

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Heat, mix, gorge.

10. Cake Mix + Can of Pumpkin = Pumpkin Cake/Cupcakes

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Like rilly rilly good.

11. Sriracha + Vegenaise = Heaven

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21 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

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If you’re vegan that you’ve probably received that look at least once. You know, the one of pure bafflement as someone looks at you and asks, ‘But where do you get your protein from?’ It’s a frustrating process trying to explain the many ways in which a vegan can get protein into their diet without the consumption of meat, but by then people have already made up their minds that you’ll be deficient in protein and become severely ill by living as a vegan.

How wrong people can be! Being vegan means that you’re probably putting so much more goodness into your body. For years now, we’ve had the ‘meat is the only protein’ myth shoved down our throats but very slowly, people are starting to learn that while protein is certainly an essential nutrient which plays many key roles in the way our bodies function, we don’t actually need huge quantities of it. Only about one calorie out of every 10 we take in needs to come from protein. Vegan athletes, especially in the early stages of training, may have higher protein needs than vegans who exercise moderately or who are not active, but even in those cases, protein supplements aren’t needed to get a decent protein intake.

Here 21 great high protein vegan recipes for all three meals of the day, allowing any vegan to stay as fit as a fiddle whilst following a healthy, cruelty-free diet.

1. The Ultimate Vegan Protein Burrito by Blissful Basil

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2. Chickpea Nuggets by The Kitchn

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

3. Vegan Breakfast Sandwich by Vegan Huggs

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

4. Almond Energy Bars by Eaten By Sam

Simple and healthy vegan almond energy bars

5. Vegan Chow Mein with Gluten Free Zucchini Noodles & Marinated Tofu by Abbey’s Kitchen

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

6. Chocolate Protein French Toast by Stephanie Goldmarie

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

7. Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito (30 minutes) by Minimalist Baker

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

8. BBQ Chickpea Salad by It Doesn’t Taste like Chicken

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

9. Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa by 101 Cook Books

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

10. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl by Minimalist Baker

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

11. Chickpea and Mushroom Burger (Trinity’s Kitchen)

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

12. Chickpea, Tofu and Eggplant Curry by The Endless Meal

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

13. Roasted Teriyaki Mushrooms and Broccolini Soba Noodles by Sobremesa

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

14. Chocolate and Almond Protein Bars by Popsugar

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15. Lentil Spinach Soup by The Garden Grazer

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

16. Chickpea Shawarma Stuffed Pita with Hummus by Naturally Emma

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

17. Vegan Curried Tofu Scramble by The Spruce

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18. Vegan Lentil Wraps by Beauty Bites

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19. Jumbo Chickpea Pancake by Oh She Glows

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

20. Chickpea, Mango, and Curried Cauliflower Salad by Cooking and Beer

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

21. Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Peppers by The Live-In Kitchen

50 High Protein Vegan Recipes for Athletes

Meat-eaters are being put off going veggie because of certain aggressive vegans, says survey

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Let’s just get this out of the way from the get-go. The stereotype of the shouty vegan isn’t true to all vegans. There are loads of vegans and vegetarians who aren’t at all preachy or judgmental, and will happily be buddies with meat-eaters and cheese-addicts alike. But there are some vegans and vegetarians who give vegans a bad name… just as there are some meat-eaters who give omnivores a bad name.  They do this by making the world of veganism feel exclusionary and harsh, scolding people for dipping their toe in through flexitarianism, or lecturing meat-eaters when they’re quite clearly not in the mood to be swayed.

VEGETARIAN DIETS CAN REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK BY ALMOST 50 PERCENT COMPARED TO EATING MEAT

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Here’s some news that will bring a sigh of relief to farm animals: Research from the American Heart Association indicates that plant-based diets might be the best choice to reduce heart failure, even for people that haven’t previously had cardiac conditions. Heart failure occurs gradually and doesn’t necessarily mean your heartstops working. Instead, the organ isn’t strong enough to pump blood throughout your body or is unable to draw in enough blood to supply your body with nutrients. Fairly common, the organization estimates that 6.5 million Americans, over the age of 20, have heart failure.

The preliminary findings were presented at the organization’s Scientific Sessions 2017, which brings researchers and clinicians together to discuss the latest heart health science, according to a release.

Scientists looked at five different dietary plans to determine which cut heart failure risk the most: convenience (including fast food and pasta), plant-based, sweets, Southern (which included sweet beverages and fried foods) and alcohol/salads. People who consumed mostly produce decreased their risk of heart failure by 42 percent, according to a release, compared to those who ate less fruits and vegetables. The other plans weren’t associated with better health. While some studies have shown that a good diet can help decrease plaque buildup in your arteries, this study shows that diet is important in preventing heart failure even for people who don’t already have cardiac concerns.

“Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don’t already have it,” study co-author Dr. Kyla Lara, an internal medicine specialist, said in a statement.

Using data from a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the team looked at data for 15,569 people who did not have coronary artery disease or heart failure. Then, researchers analyzed health records from 2007 to 2013, looked at diets as reported through questionnaires, assigned participants to one of the dietary plans and identified records of 300 hospital visits for heart failure.

While you don’t have to give up all animal products, cardiologist Dr. Gary Fraser believes that those who are the most strict, receive the most benefit. In a story on the NIH site, he explained, “The trend is almost like a stepladder, with the lowest risks for the strict vegetarians, then moving up for the lacto vegetarians and then the pescatarians and then the non-vegetarians.”

For those who really just don’t want to be vegetarian, Gianos said even incorporate more meatless meals into your diet a few times a week can help. Your heart, and cows, will thank you.

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21 VEGAN ONE-POT RECIPES TO COVER 3 WEEKS WORTH OF TASTY PLANT-BASED EATING

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1. 5 INGREDIENT BLACK BEAN CHILLI

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

 

Savory
Naturally sweet
Slightly smoky
Soul warming
Satifying
Healthy
& quick!

You’ll Need:

  • CHILI
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced ( + coconut or olive oil)
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean + chopped into bite sized pieces (organic when possible | ~4 cups)
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa (chunky is best)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans (with salt | if unsalted, add more salt), slightly drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock + 2 cups water

Recipe and image by MinimalistBaker, where you can find the rest of ingredients and full preparation instructions!

2. CREAMY POLENTA & MUSHROOMS

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A warm and cozy meal!

You’ll Need:

  • for the polenta:
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or vegan earth balance)
  • ¼ cup grated asiago cheese (optional), plus extra to go on top
  • salt, pepper

Recipe and image by Loveandlemons, where you can find the full preparation instructions.

3. BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAMEN BOWL WITH RICE NOODLES, TOFU AND PEA SHOOTS

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This recipe makes one delicious, super hearty serving for one, and of course is easily multiplied with the right math skills and an extra bowl or two!

4. CHICKPEA & ARTICHOKE ‘BLISS IN A DISH’ ONE-POT WONDER

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Toothsome chickpeas, soothing potatoes, filling black beans, Mediterranean seasonings and briny olives with a touch of sweetness thrown in. Need you know more? Get the recipe here.

5. AFRICAN PEANUT & SWEET POTATO STEW

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This delicious vegan and gluten-free stew is made of pantry staples. It’s hearty enough to hold-up on its own, or serve it with rice or quinoa and get more servings out of it.

Get the full recipe at Vegangela

6. SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA WITH OLIVES & ARTICHOKES

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This one pot spaghetti alla puttanesca packs a punch of protein & flavor with whole wheat pasta, olives, capers, chickpeas, and artichoke hearts, plus a little spice. It can be ready in under 30 minutes! It’s fast, easy, delicious, and pretty fun to make.

See the recipe and instructions here.

7. EASY CREAMY TOMATO BARLEY RISOTTO

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

You’ll need

  • 1 cup dry pot barley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1.5 cups canned pureed/diced tomatoes (15 oz can)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (provides the cheesy/creamy taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp Miso, mixed with 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste

Get the full recipe and instructions here

8. EASY LENTIL, SWEET POTATO & COCONUT CURRY

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Who’s in for a nourishing dish that requires minimal food preparation?

See recipe and preparation at Detoxinista

9. VEGAN EGGPLANT PASTA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This dish is:

Light yet filling
Fresh
Rich with tomato flavor
Full of good-for-you veggies
Vegan (and gluten free optional)
And best of all, EASY

Recipe by Minimalist Baker

10. KALE & CANNELINI BEAN SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Those simple pleasures in life… they do matter…

Recipe from Mayihavethatrecipe

11. INDIAN ALOO GOBI (POTATO & CAULIFLOWER)

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

The cashew cream and tomato sauce that creates the fragrant sauce for this bowl of noodles is savory and rich!

You’ll need

  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped into florets*
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped*
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced*
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger*
  • 20 raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours (a little less than 1/4 cup)
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 large red potato, Blade C, noodles trimmed*
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, to garnish

Full recipe at OnegreenPlanet

12. CAULIFLOWER, KALE & CHICKPEA CURRY

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Deep-nourishing and relatively quick comfort.There’s lots of vegetables, spice, stew-y tomato richness, tender greens, and the heft of chickpeas to fill it out.

Full recipe by Thefirstmess

13. VEGGIE & SOBA NOODLE SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Recipe from Theglowingfridge

14. GLUTEN FREE MEXICAN CASSEROLE

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Rice, beans and a blend of veggies make up the base of this casserole. Slow cooked with some traditional spices, the ingredients really have a chance to get all cozy with one another, resulting in a casserole that has incredible flavor, bite after bite.

Recipe from Glutenfreeveganpantry

15. ‘CHEESY’ BROCCOLI PASTA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This next recipe is perfect for when you’ve had a long, tiring day and all you want to do is crash! It’s healthy comfort food that tastes anything but good for you…

Full recipe at Euphoricvegan4

16. WEST AFRICAN PEANUT SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Yep that’s right! Can you ever resist anything that has peanut butter in it? This is creamy and comforting, spicy vegan soup with West African origins.

Get the recipe at Cookieandkate

17. SOUTHWEST TOFU SCRAMBLE

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A pinch of turmeric and spinach leaves give this recipe special healing properties. See why in the recipe here.

18. POMEGRANATE, KALE, AND WILD RICE SALAD WITH WALNUTS AND VEGAN FETA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This salad blows me away.The flavors and colors make me want to cry happy tears…

Recipe & Preparation at Pinchofyum

19. ONE POT TANDOORI QUINOA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A satisfying full flavor meal you’ll enjoy!

Recipe by Yupitsvegan

20. ONE POT VEGAN LENTIL CHILI

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Recipe by Thegarlicdiaries

21. SEITAN POT ROAST

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

The seitan is tender and delicious. Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and onions are all swimming in a thick, rich gravy. And it’s all ready in less than an hour! Get the recipe by Onegreenplanet here.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Succulently Nutrient Full Vegan Recipe Book, which features 145 whole-food plant-based recipes that are not simply delicious, but also nutritionally balanced to meet all of your body’s needs for a healthy, active lifestyle!

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41 Snack Foods That’ll Make You Say, “Damn, That’s Vegan?”

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A lot of people are surprised to find out how much of their “regular” snack food is actually vegan-friendly. Vegan food is just food that contains no products derived from animals. Find out what to buy for that one friend that only eats plants!

1. Ritz Crackers

This snack staple's original flavor is vegan.

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This snack staple’s original flavor is vegan.

2. Oreos

Vegans everywhere will tell you this.

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Vegans everywhere will tell you this.

3. Swedish Fish

Totally vegan!

amazon.com

Totally vegan!

4. Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos

The only vegan style of Doritos.

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The only vegan style of Doritos.

5. Twizzlers

All varieties of Twizzlers are vegan (and Red Vines are, too).

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All varieties of Twizzlers are vegan (and Red Vines are, too).

6. Fritos

The original and Bar-B-Q flavors are vegan.

veganfoodlover.com

The original and Bar-B-Q flavors are vegan.

7. Pillsbury Crescents

Original flavor only.

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Original flavor only.

8. Fruit By The Foot

Believe it!

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Believe it!

9. Duncan Hines Whipped Frosting

The Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Vanilla flavors are vegan.

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The Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Vanilla flavors are vegan.

10. SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels

More like Super Vegan.

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More like Super Vegan.

11. Brach’s Mandarin Orange Slices

Get your "fruit" on.

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Get your “fruit” on.

12. Smucker’s Uncrustables

Most of the Uncrustables varieties are vegan, but check the label just in case.

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Most of the Uncrustables varieties are vegan, but check the label just in case.

13. Wheat Thins

Fiber Selects, Garden Vegetable, Flatbread Tuscan Herb, Hint of Salt, Multi-Grain, Original, Reduced Fat, Spicy Buffalo, Sundried Tomato & Basil, and Zesty Salsa all make the cut.

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Fiber Selects, Garden Vegetable, Flatbread Tuscan Herb, Hint of Salt, Multi-Grain, Original, Reduced Fat, Spicy Buffalo, Sundried Tomato & Basil, and Zesty Salsa all make the cut.

14. Airheads

All varieties of Airheads are vegan.

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All varieties of Airheads are vegan.

15. Monster Energy Drink

Because energy drinks don't take sides.

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Because energy drinks don’t take sides.

16. Kettle Brand Potato Chips

The Maple Bacon, Sea Salt, and Sriracha flavors are vegan.

kettlebrand.com

The Maple Bacon, Sea Salt, and Sriracha flavors are vegan.

17. Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonades

All frozen Juice Bars, Soft Frozen Lemonades, and Soft Frozen Limeades are vegan.

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All frozen Juice Bars, Soft Frozen Lemonades, and Soft Frozen Limeades are vegan.

18. Cracker Jacks

Whether they come in a bag or a box, they're vegan.

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Whether they come in a bag or a box, they’re vegan.

19. Keebler Original Club Crackers

Keep the cheese away from your crackers and they're vegan.

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Keep the cheese away from your crackers and they’re vegan.

20. Haribo Sour S’ghetti

Who doesn't love candy for breakfast?

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Who doesn’t love candy for breakfast?

21. Bac-os Bacon Flavor Bits

You wouldn't think these are vegan, but they are!

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You wouldn’t think these are vegan, but they are!

22. SunChips

Only the original flavor is vegan.

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Only the original flavor is vegan.

23. Thomas’ Bagels

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In Cinnamon Swirl, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything, Onion, Plain, Plain Made with Whole Grain, and 100% Whole Wheat flavors. Also: Thomas’ Sahara Pita Pockets and Tortilla Wraps.

24. Kool-Aid

All varieties of regular Kool-Aid mix are vegan.

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All varieties of regular Kool-Aid mix are vegan.

25. Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars

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The 70%, 85%, and 90% bars are vegan.

26. Dots

Great for getting stuck in your braces, and also for not having dairy products in it.

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Great for getting stuck in your braces, and also for not having dairy products in it.

27. Mini Wheats (Unfrosted)

Sorry, but the frosting isn't vegan. You can add fruits and other fun things to your cereal to make it more fun, though!

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Sorry, but the frosting isn’t vegan. You can add fruits and other fun things to your cereal to make it more fun, though!

28. Lay’s Potato Chips

In the Classic, Deli Style, Lightly Salted, Wavy and Dill Pickle flavors.

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In the Classic, Deli Style, Lightly Salted, Wavy and Dill Pickle flavors.

29. Back To Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Back to Nature's California Lemon and Chocolate Chunk cookies and Chocolate Delight granola are vegan.

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Back to Nature’s California Lemon and Chocolate Chunk cookies and Chocolate Delight granola are vegan.

30. Ore-Ida Tater Tots

And the regular french fries are, too!

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And the regular french fries are, too!

31. Triscuits

The following varieties are vegan: Balsamic Vinegar & Basil, Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil, Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil, Fire Roasted Tomato & Olive Oil, Garden Herb, Hint of Salt, Original, Reduced Fat, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper & Red Bean, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Rye With Caraway Seeds, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Sugar, Sweet Potato & Roasted Onion, and Wasabi & Soy Sauce.

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The following varieties are vegan: Balsamic Vinegar & Basil, Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil, Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil, Fire Roasted Tomato & Olive Oil, Garden Herb, Hint of Salt, Original, Reduced Fat, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper & Red Bean, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Rye With Caraway Seeds, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Sugar, Sweet Potato & Roasted Onion, and Wasabi & Soy Sauce.

32. Thai Kitchen Noodle Bowls

The Mushroom, Hot & Sour, Roasted Garlic, Spring Onion, and Thai Peanut flavors are vegan.

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The Mushroom, Hot & Sour, Roasted Garlic, Spring Onion, and Thai Peanut flavors are vegan.

33. Pipcorn

All varieties are vegan.

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All varieties are vegan.

34. BelVita Crunchy Breakfast Biscuits

The following flavors are vegan: Blueberry, Chocolate, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Cranberry Orange Breakfast Biscuits, Golden Oat, Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter, Banana Bread, Mixed Berry, and Oats & Peanut Butter.

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The following flavors are vegan: Blueberry, Chocolate, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Cranberry Orange Breakfast Biscuits, Golden Oat, Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter, Banana Bread, Mixed Berry, and Oats & Peanut Butter.

35. Luigi’s Real Italian Ice

Don't tell Mario.

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Don’t tell Mario.

36. Stacy’s Pita Chips

The Italian Harvest, Multigrain, Veggie Medley, and Simply Naked flavors are vegan.

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The Italian Harvest, Multigrain, Veggie Medley, and Simply Naked flavors are vegan.

37. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars

In the Apple Crisp, Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, Pecan Crunch, and Roasted Almond flavors.

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In the Apple Crisp, Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, Pecan Crunch, and Roasted Almond flavors.

38. Simply Potatoes

The Red Potato Wedges and Diced Potatoes with Onion varieties are vegan.

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The Red Potato Wedges and Diced Potatoes with Onion varieties are vegan.

39. Red Bull

Red Bull gives you (vegan) wings.

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Red Bull gives you (vegan) wings.

40. Marie Callender’s Frozen Fruit Pies

All of the frozen fruit pies are vegan except Pumpkin and Southern Pecan.

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All of the frozen fruit pies are vegan except Pumpkin and Southern Pecan.

41. Sour Patch Kids

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Sour Patch Kids are vegan — happy Halloween!

Big thanks to PETA for keeping a running list of “accidentally vegan” foods! Always check labels because ingredients can be changed at any time.

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