Pumping Iron, Plant-Based Style: 6 Vegan Superfoods for Muscle Building!

Pumping Iron, Plant-Based Style: 6 Vegan Superfoods for Muscle Building!

It's a myth that you only need animal products to be muscled-up to the max, and I'm rocking the truth by tanking up on vegan options that will make your biceps as dense as your calorie count.

Doesn't matter if you're a vegan veteran or a newbie sprout, we've got the ultimate guide to help you level-up your dinners for a ripped physique.

Here's what's on the menu today: our top 6 superfoods that build lean muscle, coming at you from the soil to the spoon!

6 Vegan Superfoods for Muscle Building

1. Chia Seeds

First up, the tiny but mighty, chia seeds. These little wonders are jam-packed with protein and add a nice crunch to your meals. Just 100 grams of these seeds will give you a solid 17 grams of protein.

But that's not all. They're also loaded with heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids, which are just as important for your insides as iron is for your outsides.

At Power Kitchen, we have some delicious chia options. The mango chia pudding combines ripe mangoes with nutritious chia seeds, ideal for breakfast or dessert. Similarly, our red berry chia pudding is a blend of mixed berries and chia seeds, offering a delicious and healthy treat. These chia puddings are both tasty and packed with nutrients.

2. Lentils

Say 'bye' to beef and scoop up these legumes. Lentils are an excellent source of protein, offering from 9 to 24 grams of protein per 100 grams, depending on their type. They can be brown, green, red, yellow, black and french.

The best part is that they’re versatile, easy to prepare, and won't break the bank. Whatever way you serve them, trust us - your muscles will be grateful!

3. Chickpeas

Chickpeas are also a great option, they pack 19 grams of protein per 100 grams. And if you don’t know how to eat them, they’re perfect for hummus as well as curries, salads, and even cookie dough.

At Power Kitchen, we have our Chickpeas Daal, a flavorful and nutrient-dense dish packed with protein. This wholesome meal is carefully prepared with high quality ingredients, ensuring a hearty and satisfying taste with every bite.

4. Tofu

Regarding soy, tofu is a great option! It has about 8 grams of protein per 100 grams.

And it’s very versatile, this blank canvas is willing to absorb any flavor you chuck its way. Whether you scramble it or marinate and grill it, tofu turns meals into muscle-boosting masterpieces.

At Power Kitchen, we have some incredible tofu options. Teriyaki Tofu is a delightful mix of sweet and savory that will leave your taste buds craving for more. With its rich and robust taste, Sesame Tofu is a completely satisfying dish. They are prepared meticulously with a balance of taste and health and offer a unique blend of texture and flavor.

5. Kidney Beans

Kidney beans may not be the most popular food, but they are excellent for muscle building. Each 100 grams of kidney beans contains a substantial 24 grams of protein, making them a beneficial addition to your diet.

You can mash them to make nutritious burgers or add them to a spicy chili for a satisfying meal.

6. Quinoa

Quinoa is highly beneficial for bodybuilders because it contains around 4.4 grams of protein per 100 grams. This old seed, commonly misidentified as a grain, is not only rich in protein, but it also contains all nine essential amino acids.

Consider replacing your usual rice with quinoa, a nutrient-dense alternative that can provide the energy you need.

We also have awesome quinoa options at Power Kitchen. Our Lemon and Parsley Quinoa is a wholesome and zesty dish packed with nutrition and flavor. On the other hand, the Quinoa Pasta is a delightful twist to the traditional dish that offers the same satisfaction but with added health benefits. Both meals serve as excellent, nourishing options ensuring you enjoy every bite without compromising your health.

Patience and Discipline are the Keys

Muscle isn't built in a microwave, and a balanced diet is key, so mix up these superfoods for a varied and potent plant-based punch. Remember, the road to get ripped isn't a sprint, it's a marathon.

Time to restock that vegan pantry, pile up your plate, and give your muscles the ammo they need to push forward.

And if you want to make your journey as easy and delicious as possible, get to know our Vegan plan.

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