These Vegan Post-Workout Energy Snacks are super delicious and a step up from any boring old protein shake! If you get snacky after your workout, but aren’t quite ready for a whole meal, these recipes are perfect. There’s everything from smoothies to bars to cookies! Whether you want something big or small, savory or sweet, cold or warm–we’ve got a vegan post-workout snack recipe for you! Change up your routine and make your snack something to look forward to! These recipes are all super delicious–you’ll want to eat them even when you haven’t exercised!
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1. Berry and Chia Pudding Smoothie
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Vicky Coates‘ Berry Layered Chia Pudding is phenomenal. Chia seeds transform into a delicious pudding-like texture when soaked in liquid. Take this superfood to the next level by layering it with delicious berry smoothie! A vegan and gluten-free recipe.
2. Yogi Date Balls
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Jesse Lane Lee‘s Yogi Date Balls are naturally sweetened with dates and full of delicious and nutritious seeds and nuts. They’re also packed with protein and fiber that will fuel your practice. The best part is you can make them in less than ten minutes with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Yogi Date Balls are raw; there is no baking required and the nutrients in the ingredients will stay intact.
3. Black Bean Chocolate Pudding
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This Black Bean Chocolate Pudding by Nikki Stokes is packed with nutrient-dense wholefoods, but no-one will care because it’s the best tasting chocolate pudding ever! This easy recipe is both high protein and super delicious!
4. Pink Hummus
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Because of their color, black eyed peas make a perfect base for this Pink Hummus by Lena Novak. They also taste delicious! However, you can also use Navy beans or chickpeas and it will be just fine. Then just make hummus as usual, adding in a roasted red beet to get that beautiful pink color. Pink hummus is so easy and makes eating lunch so much more fun! Eat it on toast, in a pita falafel sandwich, or with crackers! Pink hummus is the perfect high protein spread! Bring this aesthetically pleasing hummus to a party to impress the guests. It will be the star of their insta stories.
5. Salted Caramel Energy Bites
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Caroline Doucet‘s Salted Caramel Energy Bites made with dates for a caramel-like flavor, without the added sugar. These bites are packed with nutritious ingredients, including cashews, chia seeds and oats. Have them for a snack, dessert or even a quick breakfast on-the-go!
6. Pina Colada Protein Smoothie
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This flavor combination will make it feel like summer any time of the year. Typically a piña colada comes in pre-mixed and full of dairy and refined sugar, but this piña colada smoothie is made with simple and healthy ingredients! Pineapple, banana, protein powder, ice, and coconut chia pudding. That’s all you need! Make a big batch of chia pudding at the beginning of the week and keep it in your fridge for an easy breakfast, snack, or recipes like this one. Add a slice of pineapple to the glass and start your day right with a delicious and nutritious Pina Colada Protein Smoothie by Kennedy Kitchings.
7. Chocolate Banana Protein Oat Bites
Rich and fudgy, this banana chocolate baked oatmeal is supercharged with protein from a protein shake, spread and protein powder as well as being gluten free! You will love Vicky Coates‘ Chocolate Banana Protein Oat Bites!
8. Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips
Chips and dip get a healthy, even more delicious twist in this recipe! Rich sweet potato pairs perfectly with this adzuki bean hummus to keep you full. Tahini, salt, pepper, and garlic give the dip a flavorful kick, while added kale leaves give you a healthful dose of green veggies. You’ll love Sylwia Radzaj’s Adzuki Bean and Kale Hummus With Sweet Potato Chips!
9. Cashew and Lemon Balls
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10. Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes
These Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes by Taylor Kiser are soft and tender with caramelized edges and especially delicious when drizzled with a sweet-tart maple tahini dip with a squeeze of lemon juice. Top them with roasted, crushed cumin seeds and serve them at your next plant-based barbecue.
11. Pumpkin Oatmeal Lentil Cups
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These Pumpkin Oatmeal Lentil Cups by Larice Feuerstein come together quickly and easily, and are totally customizable. They’re a perfect make ahead option if you’re meal prepping for the week and need something easy to tote to school or work. If you’re tired of getting up in the morning and trying to figure out what to fix for breakfast, make these and you’ll be all set with delicious, nutritious plant-based oatmeal in a cup all week! One less decision to make in the morning!
12. Homemade Coconut Cashew Yogurt Parfait
The magic of cashews is what gives the yogurt in this parfait its dreamy, creamy texture. Although it’s not fermented like traditional yogurt, it still has that sweet and tangy flavor that we all know and love. Paired with crunchy granola and fresh fruit, this yogurt parfait is the perfect start to any day! You have to try Melissa Huggins‘ Homemade Coconut Cashew Yogurt Parfait!
13. Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Cookies
What’s so great about sunflower seed butter? It’s peanut-free, tree-nut free, and gluten-free, so it’s great for people with these types of food allergies. It also makes these Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Jennifer Strohmeyer taste amazing!
14. Gingerbread Flavored Energy Balls
Try these quick and easy Gingerbread Flavored Energy Balls by Nele Liivlaid! They are perfect as healthy snacks when you need a pick-me-up in the afternoon. You only need a food processor or a large bowl, a spoon and 25 minutes of your time.
15. Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding
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Chia pudding is an incredibly easy breakfast to prepare overnight. Creamy and nutritious, the vanilla beans give this Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding by Natalie Yonan that perfect touch of decadence. Chia seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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