Top 10 Best Vegan High Protein Snacks!
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Need vegan high protein snacks to keep you going between meals? We’re all over it! These Top 10 Easy Vegan Snacks Ideas all have at least 13g protein per serving, all from totally vegan sources.
We know it can be hard to get enough protein as a vegan – the obvious sources of protein are meat, fish, dairy and eggs, so when you cut those out, it can feel like you are destined to languish in a protein-less desert.
But that doesn’t have to be the case! There are lots of ways to get protein in a vegan diet.
Vegan protein sources for high protein vegan snacks
Now, where does the protein come from in these snack recipes?
Good vegan protein sources include legumes, nuts and tofu. For example, in our black bean dip, the protein all comes from, yep, black beans.
There are also some hacks to getting protein as a vegan, such as trying vegan protein powders. We would be careful with exploring high protein snacks for vegans that include protein powder, as some can be highly processed and full of strange ingredients that won’t do you any good (if you want to avoid protein powder, try these high protein breakfast ideas without protein powder).
However, protein powder is a good way of getting plant protein in a condensed form (pick a natural one and try out our fave veggie protein powder ideas). So stick to the natural options, like these top 12 vegan protein powders, free from additives and artificial flavours, and you should be fine!
Why eat vegan high protein snacks?
Protein is an absolutely vital part of any diet. On a super fundamental level, protein contains amino acids, which are the very building blocks of cells.
On a more day-to-day level, protein helps to build and maintain muscle mass and regulate appetite. So it’s important to eat plenty of protein, both if you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle!
Basically, healthy vegan snacks for weight loss should be high protein (like these delicious protein balls)!
Overlapping diets – keto & gluten-free!
Among these vegan protein snacks are options for those whose veganism overlaps with other diets, be they voluntary or medical!
If you’re following a keto diet, try this protein smoothie out! If you are avoiding gluten, most of these recipes are gluten free – try these peanut butter energy balls or these almond coconut protein bars.
Bonus: high protein, comfort food
442 calories per serving
15 g protein per serving
Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich. Simple to make and refuels those important nutrients and amino acids to have you feeling better in no time.
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Protein Smoothie RecipeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: WholesomeYum
Bonus: keto-friendly, super speedy
230 calories per serving
15.7 g protein per serving
An EASY berry protein smoothie recipe made with just 7 simple ingredients and no added sugar (for more plant-based smoothie ideas, try these). Try this collagen smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack!
Bonus: versatile, simple
474 calories per serving
23 g protein per serving
A revolutionary high protein black bean lime dip. Perfect for parties, snacking, dipping or post-workout. Simple and with crowd-pleasing results every time.
Homemade Peanut Butter Protein BarsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: JarOfLemons
Bonus: gluten-free, low carb
258 calories per serving
16 g protein per serving
Homemade Protein Bars that are made with peanut butter, protein powder, and agave. These peanut butter protein bars are vegan, gluten-free, easy to make, and delicious! With 14g of protein, they’re the perfect healthy, lower-carb snack for busy days.
Bonus: full of iron, super speedy
310 calories per serving
14 g protein per serving
A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realise you’re eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).
Almond Coconut Protein BarsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: gluten-free, naturally sweet
400 calories per 2 bar serving
18 g protein per 2 bar serving
Wholesome, 7-ingredient, vegan protein bars with almonds, coconut and chocolate chips. Inspired by GoMacro’s Everlasting Joy bar. Gluten-free and sweetened with brown rice syrup.
Bonus: super speedy, naturally sweet
431 calories per serving
17.2 g protein per serving
This deliciously smooth cashew milkshake can be made any way you like – just follow the simple instructions and you’ll be drinking a mega shake in five minutes!
Protein Overnight OatsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 minutes (plus overnight soaking)
Recipe by: SavorTheSpoonful
Bonus: filling, adaptable
341 calories per serving
16 g protein per serving
These protein overnight oats are vegan and made with dairy-free greek yogurt and plant-based protein powder (more protein powder oats over here!). Each serving packs more than 16g of protein and 11g of fiber to keep you full until lunch (when you can try a tasty plant-based protein lunch!). Mix in blueberries, strawberries, almond butter, or chia seed jam. The flavor options are endless with these overnight oats!
Steamed Edamame with Everything Bagel SeasoningCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: JerseyGirlCooks
Bonus: light, speedy
226 calories per double serving
16 g protein per double serving
Steamed Edamame are seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning for a delicious and healthy snack or appetiser. This edamame recipe takes only 10 minutes to make!
Bonus: quick, versatile
327 calories per serving
13 g protein per serving
Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté). A super fast recipe that works as an appetizer, snack or party dip. Surprise your guests with this awesome spread!
Give it a try right now!
- 1 can white beans (drained and rinsed) (1 can = 15.5oz)
- 2 tbsp capers
- 2 tbsp black olives
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp whole grain mustard (This recipe is just as delicious if you only have one mustard available, but if you have more then throw them in! Each will change the taste in its own subtle way)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 clove garlic
- Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water and shake the water off in the sieve.
- Put them into a bowl/dish and mash them roughly with a fork.
- Dice the capers and olives. Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and the mustards, salt and pepper in a bowl. Peel and crush the garlic and add it with the olives and capers to the bowl.
- Finally add the mashed beans and mix well.
- If you want the flavours to develop a little stronger leave the mix for a while.
- Bon appetit!!
We hope you enjoyed tucking into these vegan high protein snacks (and if you did, why not try our vegan low calorie snacks next!)!