Pre-workout is just as important as workout recovery. The two go hand in hand. As an athlete, you need to recover in between workouts to achieve your best performance. Lifestyle choices, mental well-being, and the type of training performed, all play a role in recovery, but quality nutrition is also vital.

The main nutrient, found exclusively in plants that help combat inflammation are phytonutrients. These phytonutrients, including antioxidants and polyphenols, exert anti-inflammatory properties by regulating activity in inflammatory cells while preventing the production of pro-inflammatory molecules.


In fact, recent evidence indicates that following a vegan diet can significantly reduce recovery time between workouts. These are the recipes in a Vegan Diet That Can Improve Workout Recovery.

1. Healthy Quinoa SaladHealthy Quinoa Salad

This Healthy Quinoa Salad is the perfect light lunch. You don’t even need to measure, unless that’s your savvy style. Go ahead and give yourself the freedom to chop and throw in the pot.

2. Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette

This beautiful and tasty Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette is pure vegan perfection. The whole thing is drizzled with a tangy, lemony dressing that will rock your socks.

3. Spicy Vegetables and Chickpea PastaSpicy Vegetables and Chickpea Pasta

This Spicy Vegetables and Chickpea Pasta is simple and truly starts with the beauty of vegetables and their ability to completely transform a dish by simply adding beautiful spices and creamy coconut milk.


4. Green Juice DetoxGreen Juice Detox

You can’t ever gone wrong with a healthy juice. This Green Juice Detox contains green leafy vegetables rich in chlorophyll . Chlorophyll is very similar in molecular structure to the hemoglobin in our blood, the only difference is that chlorophyll contains magnesium, whereas hemoglobin contains iron.

5. Roasted Veggie Noodle Bowls With Lemon Tahini DressingRoasted Veggie Noodle Bowls With Lemon Tahini Dressing

This Roasted Veggie Noodle Bowls With Lemon Tahini Dressing is hearty and tasty. The roasting tray for this bowl was filled up with butternut squash, potatoes, broccoli, and onion. They’re fast and totally righteous.


6. Super Protein Kale Caesar SaladSuper Protein Kale Caesar Salad

This Super Protein Kale Caesar Salad is an excellent source of protein for vegans. This is a salad that is definitely not lacking in protein, taste or vital nutrients! It’s fresh, quick, easy to make, filling and oh so good for you.

For information on post-workout fuel like Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for the Vegan Athlete, we recommend downloading this Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!


Lead image source: Spicy Vegetables and Chickpea Pasta