From smoothies to plant-based burgers and pizza, getting your vegetarian protein fix has never been easier or more delicious. After completing a Tough Mudder, your body needs to refuel with a protein-packed meal, and these eight vegetarian protein options offer the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition.
Wild Friends Oatmeal
A protein-packed breakfast is the best way to begin your day. Bursting with 14 grams of nut butter protein per serving, Wild Friends oatmeal is a great option for getting that boost of energy in the morning. Just cook the oatmeal and pour that delicious nut butter packet on top!
Rebbl Protein Elixirs
Conceived with the goal of creating a sustainable business solution to combat the human trafficking crisis in Peru, Rebbl created a series of protein elixirs that help the local community. With mouth-watering flavors like mint chip, banana nut, and hazelnut chocolate that are all packed with at least 12 grams of protein per serving, Rebbl is not only an easy source of protein after a tough workout, but also a great way to contribute to an important cause.
Sweet Earth Protein Lover's Pizza
While Sweet Earth offers a range of tasty plant-based meats, the Protein Lover's Pizza kicks the veggie protein initiative into high gear. Made with delectable vegan pepperonis, roasted bell peppers, and smoked mozzarella on a crispy grain crust, this pizza satisfies your Italian food craving while delivering high protein (16 grams), fiber (6 grams), and iron (10%).
RX Nut Butter
The simple yet delicious protein bar brand just added another tasty product to their line-up. Made with just five ingredients–egg whites, dates, almonds or peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt–the RX Nut Butter delivers with 9 grams of protein per serving, perfect for spreading on toast or dipping your favorite fruit.
Beyond Meat has developed a series of plant-based protein options that critics are raving about. Sourced from pea, rice, and mung bean proteins, Beyond Meat has developed healthy meat alternatives that deliver in a range of recipes. From burger patties to sausages and ground beef, Beyond Meat provides a tasty vegetarian protein option that’s even available at major fast-food chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, Del Taco, and Carl’s Jr.
Hodo’s Yuba Noodles
If you’re in the mood for some spicy, Asian-inspired recipes, look no further than Hodo’s Yuba Noodles. Tossed in a handmade spicy teriyaki sauce or nutty tahini flavors, these noodles come ready to enjoy right out of the package and provide 16 grams of soy-based protein.
Sambazon Açaí Berry Protein
Made with a blend of Açaí with strawberries and 12 grams of plant-based, vegan protein, the Sambazon Performance Protein Superfruit Packs take the traditional smoothie to the next level. Just mix in a packet with frozen fruit and soy, coconut, or almond milk for a sippable smoothie, or use the packs in traditional Açaí bowls and top with oatmeal, fruit, or peanut butter.
Soy and potato proteins combine to create the Impossible Burger, a plant-based meat alternative that tastes almost exactly like the traditional beef burger. The key ingredient, an essential molecule called heme (and what makes meat taste like meat), offers that craveable protein taste without the animal products.
Taylor Dutch is freelance writer who loves a good Açaí bowl.