Vegan Powerlifter Meals: Breakfast

Vegan Powerlifter Meal

I eat a vegan or vegetarian powerlifter diet broken up into a few meals throughout the week to take a break from the saturated fat and LDL cholesterol content of eating whole dairy products and meat. I know there's many other ways to reduce the intake, but this is the way that I do it...


Vegan Powerlifter Meals: Breakfast

This is my main vegan breakfast / pre-workout meal packed with protein and energy to start off the day or have a great training session.


Proteins

- Taho (recipe below)
- Unsalted Peanuts or Peanut Butter
- Soy Milk


Carbs

- 3-4 pieces of toast or 2 bagels
- 1.5 cups of fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.



Taho Recipe

Taho

Taho is a Filipino snack food made of silken tofu, brown sugar sweetened flavouring and sago pearls (which is like tapioca pearls in bubble teas). I don't usually use sago because I don't always have it in the kitchen so it's ok to omit it. You mainly want the tofu in there for the protein though.

I remember visiting the Phillipines as a child and hearing the Taho vendors calling out "Tahoooooo!" as they walked down my grandmother's street in Manila. My cousins and I would rush out with our cups and a few pesos to get our fix.

To make it at home, you'll need:

1. Silken or Soft Tofu
2. 3-5 tbsp. of brown Sugar
3. 1 cup of water
4. Vanilla Extract (optional)


Directions

1. Boil the water and melt the brown sugar into it
2. Taste it for preferred sweetness. Add a splash of vanilla extract (optional)
3. Break up the tofu in a bowl and pour the brown sugar mixture over it completely submerging it. Eat it warm.


Words by Dan Profane

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2 comments:

Will said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've never heard of Taho before but I have to say it looks absolutely ruddy delicious! I'll have a go at cooking it and get back to you :)

Anonymous said...

Thx for making this beautifully written article!!