Deciding to go vegan isn’t easy. It’s a lifestyle choice that offers an ethical viewpoint on nutrition. Meat and dairy may be forbidden, but there’s still plenty of other foods for you to try. Fortunately, the world is waking up to what vegans are saying, nowadays there’s so much variety available. More restaurants and retailers serve vegan-friendly meals and convenience snacks than ever before, and there are even cookbooks devoted to the vegan lifestyle.
One of the most significant challenges vegans have with their diet is meeting their daily protein needs. Fortunately, we have the solution for this issue. Our recipe for vegan-friendly protein bombs ensures that you get enough of this vital nutrient in your diet.
Protein Bombs – The Perfect Vegan Energy Snack
Branch chain amino acids are the building blocks of protein, vital for the health of your muscular, neurological, and skeletal system. A lack of protein in your diet will force your muscles to wither away, giving you the appearance of a skeleton covered in skin. (1)
Our protein bomb recipe gives you all the protein you need, from plant-based sources. As a side bonus, they taste delicious as well. This recipe is ready in minutes; all you need are the ingredients a food processor.
The walnuts in the recipe provide you with over 1100 calories from healthy fat sources, as well as 18–grams of plant-based protein. Add six tablespoons of raw, organic almond butter to the mix and ½-cup of freshly shredded organic coconut. Marvel at the smell coming from the interaction of the ingredients. (2)
Seeds are one of nature’s superfoods. High in plant polyphenol antioxidants, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and high in protein. Add a few teaspoons of chia, flax, and hemp seed to your batter. Spice things up with some cinnamon, vanilla extract, and cacao nibs. By now the smell coming from the mixing bowl should be driving your senses crazy. (3)
Throw it all into the food processor and blend on high for a few minutes until you achieve a nice, even consistency to the dough. I the mixture looks dry. Add a little more almond milk to soften it up.
For this recipe, we’ll be using the fridge instead of the oven. Once your dough is ready, roll it into golf-ball sized portions and place them on a tray lined with wax paper. Leave them in the fridge to set for 2-hours before eating.
These protein bombs are the ideal grab-and-go snack for vegans. Enjoy them after your daily yoga class to replenish and repair your muscles.
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Vegan Protein Bomb Cookies – Protein-Packed, Fiber-Rich Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
1 ½ cup walnuts
½ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
6 tbsp natural almond butter
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp hemp seeds
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (more or less as necessary)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp cacao nibs
pinch of salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until you get a soft dough you can shape with your hands.
- Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for minimum 2 hours before serving.
- Store the cookies in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.