8 plant-based superfoods you should eat regularly
Do you want to lose weight or build muscle? These plant-based protein rich foods are also full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that give your body a healthy boost.
Add these super foods to your daily diet and you are fastly on your way to results!
1. Peas (pea protein)
Peas contain lots of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, zinc, iron and magnesium and are easy to add to salads, wraps and curries. They also contain a good amount of protein.
In particular yellow peas are a great source of complete plant protein and you can easily add this to your diet by using our plant-based protein shake. Great for recovery and building muscle after training or intense exercise.
Quinoa is often seen as a (whole) grain, but actually a starchy seed. It is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and a complete source of protein and contains a lot of fiber, iron and magnesium.
3. Hemp seed
These seeds have over 5 grams of complete protein per tablespoon and are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. You can easily add them to salads or just stir a couple of tablespoons of hemp seeds through your (soy) yogurt or cottage cheese.
4. Peanut butter
A great addition to your protein shake or spread on some apple slices. Peanut butter is a good source of fats and protein, rich in magnesium and a great source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, that can prevent muslce damage.
You are best of choosing a natural peanut butter, without any added oils or sugar.
Did you know that -per calorie- there is more protein in a broccoli than in a steak? Besides that, it is also rich in fiber and a good source of vitamin C.
300 grams of spinach provides nearly 10 grams of protein. It is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and rich in fiber that helps to lower estrogen levels in the body and minimizes the storage of fat.
Beans and other legumes are some of the best sources of plant protein (7 grams of protein per 100 grams).
They also contain a lot of fiber that helps to reduce high cholesterol levels and are full of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper and iron.
8. Sweet potato (Yams)
Sweet potatoes contain a lot of vitamin A that can help your body to synthesize the muscle-building hormone testosterone.
They are not only healthy, but also very versatile and super tasty.
You can roast them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil, or slice them up and add them to wraps, curry dishes and burrito's.