I know what you are thinking. It might seem counterintuitive. It might seem deranged. In fact, it might seems like the most counterintuitive and deranged end to seek out vegan food. After all, one of the main attractions of veganism for the masses is that it allows them to shed some serious pounds. So what gives?
Nothing really. There’s no big mystery nor agenda to solve here. There are some vegan foods more suited than others to get you little gains in the weight mass department. For any vegan that wants to put on some pounds, be it for muscle building or simply to be little less skinny, these are the foods for getting the job done.
Avocados are high in healthy fats and a good choice if you’re looking to gain weight. Their high fat content makes the calorie-dense, but they don’t contain any of the unhealthy fas that can cause serious health problems. Instead, they are rich in monounsaturated fat that actually helps to lower cholesterol. Avocados are also extremely rich in healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds to keep you fit and well.
Nuts like cashews, almonds, and peanuts are filled with protein and healthy fats. They are also dense in calories and still support a vegan diet. You may also want to try vegan-friendly trail mix options, which tend to also be filled with proteins but dense in calorie per serving. This is a healthy alternative and vegan-friendly option that supports weight gain.
Spreads like hummus and peanut butter (especially all-natural peanut butter) are dense in calories but high in protein. They are vegan-friendly but high in calories per serving, so they support a healthy weight gain diet. You can pair them with pita chips or even homemade vegan bread options.
You can make your own smoothies at home using fresh fruits and even add in some almond butter or peanut butter to add in healthy fats and extra calories. This is vegan friendly and a great way to gain weight in a healthy way. It’s also quite tasty and you can personalize your smoothie or fresh fruit drink using whatever ingredients you prefer!
Buckwheat is on par with quinoa with protein content, is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese. Delicious grain, popular in Eastern Europe, should be welcomed in your diet. Buckwheat has 74.95 grams of carbs per 100 grams.
Coconut – coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut yogurt. With 64.8 grams of carbs per 100 grams, coconut flour. Coconut oil has a saturated fat content of 90 percent. It can help control blood sugar, improve skin and hair – and who doesn’t want extra beauty benefits?
Common additions such as olive oil and tahini can add about 100 extra calories per tablespoon of these ingredients.