Vegan versions of animal products still often lack something that the non-vegan version has – at least where I live, down here in The Netherlands. Whether it be taste or nutrient composition, plant-based wannabe products are commonly summarized as ‘mweh’, especially by non-vegans.
If we zoom in on the macro nutrients – carbohydrates, protein and fat – we will arrive at the conclusion that the grand majority of veganized products contain far less protein than its animal counterpart.
And that is a party pooper for our somewhat protein-obsessed society nowadays. It is one of the main reasons for many people to stay away from a fully vegan lifestyle or diet. A real shame, since you automatically get more than enough protein on a vegan diet. If, for some good or bad reason, you have the ambition to eat a lot of protein, then you will struggle more as a vegan then as an omnivore. Especially if you are keeping an eye on your calories, carbs, fats or wallet.
I’ll give you some examples of vegan and non-vegan products, per 100g:
Soy quark (brand: Provamel):
Quark / Greek yogurt (brand: Albert Heijn):
You also pay more than double the amount for the vegan quark than for the dairy one. And if you buy your quark at some budget supermarket, you’ll pay even less (not to speak of your contribution to the maltreatment of living beings for this matter). To make matters worse, the newly introduced yogurt from Iceland – “skyr” – contains as much as 11 grams of protein per 100 grams.
And there are loads of other vegan products that are fighting the protein battle with their animal varieties. Protein powder, (mock)meat and fish, cheese, eggs and egg-replacers.. the list goes on.
But, dear people, for this one time there is an exception to the rule. Together with my fit and plant-based friend Jessica I invented something with which we unite vegans, fitness junkies and health-freaks. Standing side-by-side, cheering at this one dip. We introduce to you:
High Protein Vegan Mayo – The Macro’s
Finally, a plant-based variety with better macro’s than the original animal product. And whether you have zero kitchen skills, following a calorie-restricted or low-fat diet, or suffer from an empty purse: this vegan mayo is the one for you. This mayonnaise is plant-based, high-protein, low-fat, clean, wholefoods, no-soy, easy and cheap. It almost sounds too good to be true, but I’m being honest. See for yourselves:
High protein vegan mayo:
• 1 jar of white beans (240 gram)
• 3 tbs mustard
• 2 tsp lemon juice (not on the picture – oops)
• 1 tsp ketchup or tomato purree
• royal amount of black pepper
• equally royal amount of salt
How to make High Protein Vegan Mayo:
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or get your hand mixie.
- Mix it all to a smooth substance, like the thickness or ordinary mayonnaise.
- Is the mixture too thick? Then add a bit of water. Tasteless? Add a bit of pepper or salt.
- Dip your fries in it, put it on your sandwich, mix it through your salad or fill your bathtub with this heavenly goodness. Enjoy.
Note: I didn’t mention the micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fibre in vegan vs. non-vegan products in this article. I am convinced that the non-vegan options in most cases outweigh the animal products on micronutrients, and that a vegan diet is the only way to go for a better future, planet and sparing the animals 😉
This post is also available in NL