HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD THAT WILL KEEP YOU ENERGIZED

HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD THAT WILL KEEP YOU ENERGIZED

HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD THAT WILL KEEP YOU ENERGIZED

Do you have that feeling of not being fully satisfied after a meal? You just had lunch 1 hour ago and you are still hungry? It might be because you are not eating enough but it could also be related to your protein intake. The recommended daily allowance for a healthy adult with minimal physical activity is currently 0.8 g protein per kg body weight per day. But how do we translate that into our daily meals? In this week’s blog I’ll share with you a simple high protein vegan salad that will fill you up for the long run!

We don’t usually associate protein with a salad dish. This is because vegetables don’t contain a lot of protein.

Nonetheless, there are tonnes of delicious ingredients that we can add to our salad to make them super satisfying. This week’s recipe is a simple lemony broccoli quinoa salad that contains 17.7 grams of protein per serving.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients to identify which ones can keep you full and energized.

HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD INGREDIENT #1 : QUINOA
1 cup of dry quinoa provides 11 grams of protein.
It’s gluten free
Great source of iron, manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus
HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD INGREDIENT#2 : CHICKPEAS
1 cup of cooked chickpeas provides 14.53 grams of protein. The recipe requires one can of 398 ml for a total of 23.25 grams of protein.
Great source of iron, vitamin B-6, magnesium and calcium
HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD INGREDIENT #3 : SUNFLOWER SEEDS
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds provides 13.54 grams of protein
Great source of vitamin E, manganese, thiamin, copper, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B-6 and folate
HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN SALAD INGREDIENT #4 : BROCCOLI
1 cup of broccoli provides 5.70 grams of protein. We use 4 cups in the recipe for a total of 22.8 grams of protein.
Great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, folate and potassium
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I hope you enjoyed my high protein vegan salad recipe. As vegans it is normal to be concerned by our protein intake. But there is nothing to worry about if we choose to incorporate high protein vegan foods in our meals.

High Protein Vegan Salad That Will Keep You Energized

Quick & easy high protein vegan salad made with quinoa, broccoli, chickpeas, sunflowers seeds, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh dill and parley. This healthy recipe will fill you up and keep you energized.

Ingredients
1 cup dry quinoa
2 tbps olive oil
¼ cup red onion
4 cups broccoli florets
1½ cup chickpeas (1 can of 398 ml)
juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh dill
1 handful fresh italian parsley
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
½ cup sunflower seeds
salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
Cook quinoa according to the package instructions
In a medium skillet, combine the olive oil, red onion and broccoli florets over medium heat.
Simmer 5 minutes or until the the veggies have softened.
In a large salad bowl, add cooked quinoa, cooked broccoli and red onion, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh dill and parley.
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon.
Toss to combine
Season with salt and pepper to taste