High Protein Vegetarian Meals Bodybuilding – Can You Build Muscle on Vegan Diet?


High Protein Vegetarian Meals Bodybuilding - This protein-packed pumpkin almond butter is the perfect spread for a hearty sandwich before or after a workout that demands serious fuel. And let’s be real here, it almost feels like cheating, because of the creamy flavor. In fact, this recipe is: vegan, no bake, sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, and low calorie.
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High Protein Vegetarian Meals Bodybuilding – PROTEIN-PACKED PUMPKIN ALMOND BUTTER

This protein-packed pumpkin almond butter is the perfect spread for a hearty sandwich before or after a workout that demands serious fuel.

And let’s be real here, it almost feels like cheating, because of the creamy flavor. In fact, this recipe is: vegan, no bake, sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, and low calorie.

Pumpkin and cinnamon is a sublime combination alone, but the addition of almonds and maple syrup really set it off!

I used cinnamon not only for the taste, but because it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and is well-known for its anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-lowering effects.

Chia seeds are used because they are nutrient-dense and have energy-boosting power. They are also protein-rich and loaded with fiber and omega-3 fats.

Makes: 4.5 cups
Serving Size: 2 tbsp*
Protein: 10 grams
Calories: 110

*I tend to use 4 tbsp on my sandwich because I can’t help myself. I also like a thicker sandwich, and it gives me over 20 grams of protein depending on the bread I use (quinoa bread has a lot of protein).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almond butter
  • 2 cups pure pumpkin puree, canned
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp organic maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon (or to your liking)
  • 1/4 cup ground chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients well. Add vanilla almond milk to adjust the consistency if it’s too thick.
  • Taste, and add flaky sea salt if desired.
  • Put the pumpkin almond butter into sealable jars, and refrigerate.

This creamy pumpkin almond butter tastes so good, you wouldn’t guess that it’s sugar-free and has half the calories of other nut butters. To put this in perspective, two tablespoons of natural peanut butter will have 160-220 calories.

I like to put this protein-packed pumpkin almond butter on carrots, celery, pancakes, waffles – you name it.

High Protein Vegetarian Meals Bodybuilding – High-Protein Recipes

Although it’s customary to include directions with recipes, we wanted to try something bold and offer recipes so easy and intuitive to make, that the directions* are simply not necessary. That being said, we are still here to help if you have questions.

*The more challenging ones provide a link to directions.

All of these recipes serve 4 people (unless otherwise specified).

VEGETARIAN

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes 

Carbs: 65.5 | Fat: 9.5 | Protein: 17 | Calories: 397

*serving is 2 pancakes (4 tbsp of batter = 1 pancake)

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 6 large organic egg whites
  • ½ cup canned organic pumpkin
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • coconut oil for coating the pan

Directions

  1. Mix* canned organic pumpkin, organic egg whites, coconut oil, and protein powder together with a spatula.
  • Stir in the baking powder and wheat flour.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of almond milk.
  • Continue to stir as you add in the pumpkin pie spice, sea salt, vanilla.
  • If you want to sweeten it up a little, add organic raw sugar, coconut sugar, Stevia, or honey.
  • Slowly add more 1 cup of almond milk. You can add a little more if needed, just be sure the batter stays thick.
  • Turn your stove on medium heat.
  • Coat your pan generously with coconut oil using a spatula.
  • Pour in the batter and cook for three minutes.
  1. Flip your perfect looking protein pancake, and lower the heat a little. Cook until desired fluffiness.

*Mix by hand with a whisk for a slightly lumpy batter or use a blender to for a smoother consistency.

Quinoa Egg Salad

Carbs: 25 | Fat: 26.5 | Protein: 27.5 | Calories: 553

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 hard boiled organic large eggs, cubed or sliced
  • 4 tsp minced parsley
  • 2 ounce feta cheese
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 3 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • flaky sea salt, as needed

Couscous and Lentil Salad

Carbs: 126 | Fat: 32 | Protein: 38.5 | Calories: 925

  • 2 cups pearl couscous
  • 2 cups organic green lentils
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 6 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 6 ounces feta

Quinoa Apple Salad

Carbs: 22.5 | Fat: 12 | Protein: 10.5 | Calories: 204.5

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 green apple, sliced or cubed
  • ½ cucumber, sliced or cubed
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp each of turmeric and paprika
  • flaky sea salt and pepper, as needed

Broccoli Barley Bowl

Carbs: 35 | Fat: 15 | Protein: 17.5 | Calories: 301

  • 4 cups organic broccoli, steamed
  • 3 cups barley, cooked
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ounce goat cheese

Buffalo Lentil Sandwich

Carbs: 15 | Fat: 6 | Protein: 8.5 | Calories: 262

  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • fresh thyme, pinch
  • flaky sea salt and pepper, as needed
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • +Buffalo Sauce
  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot®
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Chipotle Black Bean, Quinoa, and Egg Skillet

Carbs: 36 | Fat: 19.5 | Protein: 17.5 | Calories: 383.5

  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ounce goat cheese
  • 1½ cups spinach
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 coconut oil
  • 5 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 organic avocado, sliced or cubed
  • flaky sea salt, as needed

Acorn Squash, Quinoa, and Pomegranate

Carbs: 47 | Fat: 11 | Protein: 11 | Calories: 304.5

  • 1 acorn squash, bake at 400 degrees for 25 min
  • 2 cups of quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp minced fresh parsley
  • 4 tsp raw organic spirulina powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 lemons, squeezed
  • ½ tsp each of turmeric, paprika, and garlic powder
  • flaky sea salt, as needed

VEGAN

Kidney Bean and Edamame Salad

Carbs: 162.5 | Fat: 4.5 | Protein: 52.5 | Calories: 861

  • 4 cups kidney beans
  • 1 cup organic edamame
  • 3 large cucumbers
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • flaky sea salt and pepper, as needed
  • dressing of choice, drizzle (raspberry vinaigrette perhaps)

Tofu and Spinach Scramble


*Makes only two servings

Carbs: 27.5 | Fat: 14.5 | Protein: 21 | Calories: 317

  • 14-ounce package firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper, optional

Avocado Chickpea Salad

Carbs: 50 | Fat: 9.5 | Protein: 11 | Calories: 317

  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 organic avocado, sliced or cubed
  • 1 organic tomato, cubed
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 3 tbsp minced cilantro

Butternut Squash Tofu Jambalaya 

Carbs: 53 | Fat: 7.5 | Protein: 17 | Calories: 338

  • 4 cups butternut squash
  • 2 cups of organic firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce of choice
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups organic vegetable stock (Emeril)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (Hunts)
  • 1 tsp paprika and oregano
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp raw organic spirulina powder
  • flaky sea salt and pepper, as needed

Possible Modifications

You can add some broccoli for some greens or you can swap the brown rice with quinoa for added protein.

Directions

  1. Get out a large bowl for the veggie prep. Dice the tomatoes. Peel and cut the butternut squash into ½ inch cubes. Cut the tofu in ½ inch cubes, as well.
  • In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add garlic, squash, tomatoes, and tofu.
  • Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes then pour in the vegan Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and rice. Cook rice in mixture for 1-2 minutes before adding liquids.
  • Finally, add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and reduce to let it simmer. Keep stirring off and on until the rice absorbs most of the liquid (approximately 20-30 minutes). Remove from heat and serve.

Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers 

Carbs: 60.5 | Fat: 16.5 | Protein: 24.5 | Calories: 454

  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne (as needed, start with 1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp black pepper (add to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Farro and Banana Breakfast Bowl

Carbs: 78 | Fat: 9.5 | Protein: 10 | Calories: 431

  • 4 cups farro, cooked (Simply Balanced)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • ¼ cup pistachios, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • flaky sea salt, as needed
  • organic maple syrup, drizzle (tbsp per serving)

Guacamole with Chia Seeds and Spirulina

Carbs: 27 | Fat: 11 | Protein: 8 | Calories: 270

*Serving equals 4oz

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or blended
  • 2 chiles, finely chopped or blended
  • 3 organic avocados, mashed
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped or blended
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped or blended
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds, allow them to expand after mixing by placing the guacamole in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • 2 tsp spirulina
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • flaky sea salt, as needed

Bean and Soyrizo Tacos

Carbs: 35 | Fat: 10.5 | Protein: 18 | Calories: 241

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 jalapeño chile, chopped seeded
  • 12-ounce package soy chorizo (also labeled Soyrizo), casing removed
  • 16-ounce can vegetarian refried black beans
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro

*Tortillas of choice

To get more ideas about high protein vegetarian meals bodybuilding, watch this video – BEST MEAL PREP FOR FITNESS | CHEAP & EASY HIGH PROTEIN MEALS

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – High Protein Vegetarian Meals Bodybuilding

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