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Post Workout Meals for Vegans – Muscles Don't Always Need Meat

Thinking 'vegans' have a bad deal, is a misconception; a fact established by record-breaking 'vegans' in the fields of sports and other endurance tests. Here are some excellent post-workout dishes.

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Delicious Roasted Teriyaki Mushrooms with Broccoli Soba Noodles

A complete source of protein Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and have that 4:1 ratio. By pairing this favourite Japanese staple with delicious teriyaki mushrooms, you create the perfect meaty element which not only tastes heavenly but, is an anti-inflammatory agent due to the broccoli and chilli. Besides, these are very simple ingredients which can be ordered the next time you place an online order with Keells Super; easy to whip up, this is the perfect post-workout meal.

2

Wholesome Lentil Spinach Soup

This dish offers a 4:1 ratio of carbs to proteins, and may not be the favoured 2:1 ratio of a post-workout meal which many consider ideal for recovering. However, it is important to note that lentils offer 2.2 grams of carbs for every gram of protein that is consumed. This flavoursome Mediterranean soup is a fresh combination of tomatoes and spinach which offers that extra punch, with added minerals and vitamins as well as, proteins. All these ingredients can be easily obtained when shopping for Sri Lankan vegetables which are perfect for a rich, nutrient-packed soup.

3

Steel Cut Oats, Chocolate and Cherry in a Slow-Cooker

Although steel cut oats require a slightly longer cooking time, they offer a 4:1 ratio and are easily available at your nearest supermarket. Perfect for the slow-cooker, the meal made in combination with cocoa powder, the perfect anti-inflammatory ingredient and cherries which are known to reduce muscle soreness post-workout, offers an excellent recovery boost to the body.

4

Appetising Chickpea, Curried Cauliflower and Mango

Apart from their properties of having absolutely no fat, chickpeas offer the perfect 3:1 ratio for that complete re-fuelling quality one looks for post-workout. The dressing is very flavoursome consisting of lime juice which offers vitamin C, an agent that helps muscles to easily absorb iron found in the chickpeas; while spinach gives, you that added boost of iron and minerals.

5

Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

Mexican food is very vegan-friendly, especially with all those beans, onions and peppers offering the perfect combination of proteins, vitamins and minerals. You only need to avoid the cheese and the tortillas should not be cooked with lard. The above meal is a southern favourite, which is given an interesting twist, with the inclusion of Quinoa. Add to that the high-protein black beans and you have the perfect balance of proteins and carbohydrates for the ideal post-workout recovery plan.

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Wholesome and Creamy, Asparagus and Pea Soup

Peas are a rich source of 'branch chain amino acids' and are now a hot favourite amongst vegans and even the non-vegans; besides, its gluten and lactose-free and is easy to digest. Peas in their whole form offer a 3:1 carbs to protein ratio, making this easy to prepare, very simple soup a marvellous antioxidant, due to the cauliflower, garlic and spinach.