Uploaded by: Stephen Dent
Do you still want to put on muscle but think you can’t if you don’t eat meat? You’re dead wrong. Here is the list of vegan food that you can add to your diet and still put on muscle without harming innocent animals.
1. Soy Beans
1 cup of soybeans is worth 33 grams of protein. Wowza! And to top this off these are complete proteins which means they have all 9 essential amino acids that you need for muscle building! Some people might argue me on this because findings have pointed to soy causing estrogen levels to rise, although the rise has been minimal. You just can’t get this value of protein in other vegan foods though guys! Give it a try!
2. Black Beans
This means you can go to Chipotle more often and get that burrito bowl you’ve been craving right?! A cup of black beans is worth 39 grams of protein! Keep in mind this is considered an incomplete protein. Mix with Rice to make it a complete protein though.
18 grams of protein per cup and you are good to go. This makes Lentils one of the highest sources of protein in your vegan arsenal. Perfect in a soup.
Quinoa is only 8 grams of protein a cup but it is a complete protein which means it contains all essential 9 amino acids. Eat up! This stuff is very yummy – think Grab a Green.
My number 1 guilty pleasure; I just had to put this on here. 2 tablespoons gives you 8 grams of protein. My favorite is to eat this in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and throw in some soy milk to boot!