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Does anyone have any quick, easy, high protein vegan breakfast recipes?


Posted by amanda_36broadway

I've been cheating and having eggs because I can't find any hi-protein, low carb options! Help!
 
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HI Amanda! My friend Chef Dave Choi used to make these for the Chicago Bulls. They taste great and really keep you on your game all day. Happy shakin! 

 

Chef Dave Choi’s energy shake for athletes contains simple whole foods

(used by athletes like top members of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls) 

  • try to use organic  ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups almond, or rice milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/5 of brick of tofu** (silken is best but you can use firm too)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of mango/papaya/peaches/persimmon (include one or more of these as they are “low acid” fruits)
  • you can add 1/2 cup blueberries or strawberries…… (I used frozen to give the shake a cold chill) these types of fruits are high in natural sugar and acid and should be taken in the morning so they burn off before bed time
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or 1-2 tBs pine nuts
** high in protein
Makes one 24 oz shake. Nutritional info based on using soy milk, walnuts and berries
calories: 735, protein: 26.2 g, fat: 43 g, carbs: 80 g, fiber: 20.5 g
if you sub out 2 TBS pine nuts for walnuts  and almond milk for soy milk:
calories: 670, protein: 11.7 g fat: 30 g, carbs: 64 g, fiber:  17 g
It is important that you include all the ingredients, but you can choose the type of milk, fruit and nuts, and adjust the taste for your preference.
The avocado is loaded with GOOD fatty acids..it is high in  antioxidants and will give you fuel and strength as will the fruits.
This shake is high in natural protein, gluten-free and no yeast. It will give you energy and build muscle and is good for endurance athletes such as swimmers, runners, bikers, moms and dads trying to keep up with their kids :) ….

This shake was amazingly smooth

Give this shake a try.  You can use this shake to sub for a meal or, if you’re an athlete, use it in addition to a healthy diet.  (preferably a plant-based one)
You only get one body…….fuel it right!
This shake sounds awesome! I might tell my hubby to try it! For me, I honestly am so boring and just stick to toast and PB, but I was doing the calculations today and it probably provides me around 20g of protein for 2 slices. Each slice of the bread I use has 6g and then I noticed that 2tbsp of PB has 8g of protein. I feel like even then, I use more PB then that because I love it so much, so maybe my breakfast is over 20g!!

You may want to try almond butter as it has many more benefits than peanut (as peanuts aren't nuts)

The shake offers not just protein but beneficial fats from the avacado and vitamins from the fruit.  As you know, eating vegan is about eating healthy.

Peace!

I'm a fan of tofu scramble. It keeps well so you can even make it in advance and warm it for breakfast as an entree or in a wrap as a burrito or something! Here's the recipe I use:

 http://vegetarian.about.com/od/tofurecipes/r/Easy-Tofu-Scramble.htm 

I just signed up today for this community and found your post.  I am not a vegan but am exploring the idea.  I work out with a trainer and they really push protein.  This sounds yummy but I can't afford 735 calories for one meal!  My allotment for a day is 1200.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

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