One of the questions that non-vegan people have is “If you eat plant-based, how can you be energetic?” and in fact, that can be challenging.
The most important part of having a plant-based diet is to consume the right foods and combine them properly to maintain your well-being and energy levels.
To start with this vegan journey is constant learning, the good thing is that we’re all have access to infinite information to keep us informed, to learn everyday and to have a better diet being conscious of how is affecting our body.
After that, combine, play and experiment with foods it’s gonna be so fun! And you won’t believe how flavourful vegan food is.
So let’s start!
It’s a great source of protein. Tofu is made with soybean curds and it’s naturally low in calories and gluten-free. Tofu is also rich in iron and calcium.
Research has linked Tofu with high levels of isoflavones and it serves as antioxidants.
Tofu is great to enhance your hair and skin health, they help to maintain a healthy weight and of course, they boost energy levels. One of the greatest things that Tofu has it’s so easy to combine and to cook.
Avocado is incredibly nutritious and it’s one of my favourite because of its delicious flavour. There are many types of avocados but the most popular variety is the Hass Avocado.
They contain a large variety of nutrients including different vitamins and minerals, like Potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E.
Avocados are creamy and you can add them in your salads or scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain.
They’re gluten-free grains and they’re a great source of vitamins and minerals. They have many benefits and they help to reduce the risk of heart disease, lowering blood sugar levels and weight loss.
They’re also rich fiber, carbs, and protein, in fact, more than many other grains, so they’re great to start your day with energy.
Aside from its culinary uses, they’re super healthy and they’re rich minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin B6 and thiamine (Vitamin 1) and they’re also rich in anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fats.
Tahini is also rich in antioxidants, it contains an antioxidant called lignans that help with free radical damage in your body which are unstable compounds and high levels in your body can contribute with the development of diseases such as Type-2 Diabetes and heart diseases.
And finally, Smoothies, that is a great option as an on-the-go snack. You just need to take into account the fruits and vegetables that can speed your energy.
To name some you can use bananas, berries, kiwis, apples, mango, spinach, kale. You can blend your favourite fruits or vegetables with vegetable milk and if you add chia seeds, you’ll have the perfect mixture to maintain yourself with energy.
As a tip try to limit your fruits to no more than one cup, so you can consider adding more green vegetables to your smoothie.